AIDAN KNIGHT - Small Reveal

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Singer-Songwriter | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Outside | Autor: SaS

With "Small Reveal" the Canadian singer-songwriter Aidan Knight presents the second album together with his accompanying band. They recorded it in a hut in Canada's no man's land, without running water or other achievements of modern civilization. In this rustic atmosphere an intimate album was created, which above all distinguishes one thing: the outstanding arrangements of the Song-Petitessen Knights. Congenially, this quiet melancholic intimacy alternates with rich instrumentation, which, however, is always used in a reserved, almost shy manner. The exciting thing about it is that sometimes the flugelhorn becomes the dominant instrument, because it gives the acoustic-arranged songs new melodic turns again and again. In addition, we hear cellos, trumpets, tubas and flutes that never seem intrusive, but always set the tone from the background. Unfortunately, Knight's compositions are not quite at the level of these fine arrangements: When he sings, and this often happens, to the acoustic alone, the songs do not ignite such an earthy fire. Still a mature achievement.

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