Well, I wasn't expecting that
And just as I got a handle on it, I wasn't expecting that
Again, you start off, kind of Brendan Perry, but you change in to Mark Hollis. Nice.
I love this kind of music.
So I'm going to be hyper-critical here. I think your best work has not been shown. Maybe not even created yet. Why do I get the feeling you are holding out on us?
This was a perfectly fine song. Excellent even. But I get the sense you are capable of a whole lot more. I imagine if I listened to your entire back catalogue then I would find something there. But I also get the impression that your best work is yet to come. That's a good place to be. A good impression to make.
This was a very moody track. I like that. And while the voice is more Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance), the song is very much later era Talk Talk as in Spirit of Eden. The music as well. "Oceanic" was it they labeled it as? Whatevs, let's not get in to labels.
Your production is first rate. Your voice is excellent. I'd like to hear something though where you really hit the mark.
A bit more.
Spirit of Eden was an indulgent exercise in many ways for Talk Talk. Mark Hollis had done everything he wanted to do and hit every mark he wanted to achieve by that point. And I find a lot of it, he doesn't hit the mark either. But it's not about hitting the mark, as such.
In that regard, you have achieved something very similar. I get it that you aren't trying or pandering and just letting it all out. In that, you have very much hit the mark.
Awesome work of the highest calibre.
On second listen, it reminds me of the single off of Spirit of Eden:
I don't think there can be any higher praise than that.
Still, you can do better.
Back to the woodshed, young man!