It’s fascinating, and incredibly impressive, to note how accurately Darren manages to portray each experience as indicated by the title. The detail and authenticity of the sound is stunning.
Emerging complete with an accomapnying video loaded with high energy good vibes, performance shots & summertime scenes, Island Way proves the perfect antidote to a long winter.
“Touring the US and getting to meet and work with some of the real blues musicians is a real buzz. I learn so much working with them. More than you could learn than listening to a 1000 albums. It’s hands on stuff, you really can’t learn any other way.”
The audio in full has the effect of creating a cinematic experience for listeners, guiding you down these smokey back streets as hints of a story-line and imagery rain down softly around you.
Songwriting stands tall on this one, short lines walk you through a long-form yet rhythmic melody, by means of a surprisingly gentle leading voice – a quality that proves recognisable and unique to the Plastic Barricades sound.
Creep deals partly with what the title promises, though topics vary to keep things interesting, and it delivers consistently with this familiar Nirvana-style set-up and the unmistakable yet ever-unexpected innocence of that leading vocal tone.
A short collection of covers such as this really reinforces the fact that Andrew Farstar is easily the right choice for anyone looking for a singer with a genuine and deep-running passion for performance and music; regardless of genre or era or style.
Andrew Farstar presents a refreshing look at some timeless and heartfelt songs on this project, each delivered with genuine passion and appreciation for the music and the audience who’ll share it.
This entire experience is the sort that can aid the listener with deep meditation or calm – a lyric-free environment, layered with subtle intricacies and effects that take you out into the world and simultaneously further within yourself as they fill the space around you.
I try to stay a bit away from the realism of life, that’s not what music should be, it’s should be about the beauty and magic of it.
Love lifts us up in often unpredictable ways, and this album is a testament to that honor. Undoubtedly one of the most eclectic and enjoyable releases of Imbred’s to date.
So many of these songs are a sheer joy to have fill them room, particularly as the winter nights close in and Christmas is on the horizon.