Almost everything here is handmade, with an emphasis on the art of songwriting. Scot Pete MacLeod has released his music on his own label ModRock Music so far, which earned him recognition, but not too much fame. The guitarist and singer plays a highly melodic singer-songwriter with an unmistakable shot of Americana. Sometimes it sounds a bit like the early Byrds ("Let It Shine"), then again like one of the better Britpop bands ("Keep Your Dreams Alive", "Hold Me Now"). But a little Bruce Springsteen ("God Speed") is part of the program. Although Mac Leod's music also works with thrifty arrangements ("Panic"), the more successful pieces are the lively band recordings with which he optimally implements his ideas. Very appealing music that lingers and proves that there are still so many unwritten melodies. And artists who repeatedly embark on a journey of exploration and stake out new territory.
Top Track: Let It Shine