donderdag 19 maart 2015

Arthur Channel – Arthur Channel

Arthur Channel – Arthur Channel
The End – 2014
Rated: ****

Drummer Jack Irons, bassist Greg Richling and multi-instrumentalist Alain Johannes know each other from bands like Eleven and The Wallflowers. But it is the unknown singer/guitarplayer Jon Greene that launched this new project known as Arthur Channel. He was the guy who was writing the tunes in a little mountain cabin somewhere in the bushes of California. And he was the guy who just sent them to Irons and prayed for something. Who in turn immediately fell in love with the songs and got Richling to participate and Johannes to produce and add color. On guitar we also hear Lyle Workman (Frank Black, They Might Be Giants) and Zach Irons (Irontom). The sum of these musicians give us a magical total: highly atmospheric and emotional alternative rock with moments of hunted folk and natural melodies. But still, the most impressive part is the fact that the amazing collection of music by the different musicians almost pale in comparison to the fantastic voice by rookie Jon Greene. What a find!

(Written by JK)

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