Friday, February 15, 2013

Honest Haloway - 2011 - The Towns

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Another musician that does not deserve their level of obscurity. A calm and sympathetic voice on catchy electronic sounds. If this EP is anything to go by, this band has a LOT to offer and I cant wait to get my hands on a full record. Most of the time calm, this EP definitely goes well together and shows a promising and coherent band concept. Honest Haloway shows with tracks as "Pouring Rain" and "Closer", that he has huge potential and is already able to put out tracks that dont need to hide themselves before the bigger names in the genre. The last track offers a slightly different approach to his songs with a big focus on some disharmonic sounds and a faster pace. While I applaud musicians experimenting with their sound, I get the impression that his calmer tracks are better suited to him and manage to grip the listener on a rather emotional level. At its best, this record gives you a glimpse of another world. A mysterious, closed door in front of the listener, stirring curiousity and waiting to be opened. Once it is opened, the listener gets 3-4 minutes of impressively well done music that show the appreciation the musician has for his art. After listening to the EP once, it got me intrigued. The third time listening left me with wonder. At the time of writing this review, this EP became a friend, whom I will definitely continue to pay a visit once in a while.

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