Tonchi Macintosh and Andrew Hull - Firestone
Order Number ind188
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Australian stories written and sung by one of the better of the current crop of Australian songwriters - and that's a major compliment considering the depth of talent on offer just now. "What a groove! This set will get you bopping, smiling and grinning with its intentional and joyous heart. Everyone on this CD loved what they were doing. It?s infectious. You?ll love it too.
Once you?ve taken in the clever arrangements and playing the songs have a soul of poetry in their lyrics. These are stories worth unraveling. The intensely live feel of the performance is enhanced by a surprising wash of atmospheric sounds. It?s a unique vibe, which holds your concentration. The whole effect is to commit the listener to a journey you?ll be glad you took. The stories are richly Australian, smack of wonderful originality which emanates from McIntosh and Hull. But this is not a parochial experience. The journey has resonance for the world. The busy texture of some tracks might overwhelm the vocal. However there is a clear awareness of the need to keep the vocal stable when everything else if so lively. This keeps the story intimate and richly present. A very clever understanding of their music is quite apparent in the delivery of each gem of song and music. You?ll play it a few times before you take it all in. The effort and reward for your patience is a CD experience that enlightens you.
Highlight tracks (1) River Roads, (2) Fire Stone and (5) World of Men." - review by Ian Paulin for indie-cds.com 2005