This week's "Album Impressions" iteration brings us to the gorgeous soundscape laid out in Brighton-birthed Indie-Folk band, "Hetton's" EP, 'Through the Cracks.'
Their 4-track offering gives us but a glimpse of their musical capabilities, yet does so with astonishing charm and elegance.
A gorgeous sampling of tracks, "Through the Cracks" proves the importance of poetic delivery and atmosphere in music.
Bobby's unique guitar-playing style and exceptional lyrics move listeners to feel what we otherwise wouldn't for places we've never visited and people we've never met.
Planning a recording stint at Abbey Road, Hetton are sure to take unsuspecting music-lovers by surprise.
Check out my impressions of the tracks featured on "Through the Cracks" below along with each of the tracks themselves and be sure to connect with the band on their site.
The beginning of something unique.
Bright shimmering over waves of sound, then quiet.
Our first destination awaits...
Rhythmic acoustic guitar plucking greets us, welcomes us into a quiet home.
Airy reverberations frame the vocals and a deep-set rumbling surfaces to our attention.
We're invited on a sentimental tour of Bobby's hometown, where weeds sprout like memories in the sidewalk's cracks.
A steady stomping beat leads us through to a buildup, then echoes in emptiness.
Full spectrum sound returns with harmonized choral voices spaced out at our sides.
The lead singer pleads with us. "Some things I'll always remember..."
Melodic picking on guitar, emotive vocals and brilliant dynamics.
This track has us bearing auditory witness to a man vanishing - appeasing a troubled conscience.
An on-and-off-again bass sets the song in motion, then rests.
Waves of sound return, brushing reverb-soaked cymbals against our eardrums. But just for a moment...
"F@#$, it doesn't matter," our disappearing narrator assures us at a pause.
The tempo jumps up, he's become invisible.
Another pretty guitar intro precedes a bouncing beat.
Bobby's ethereal voice questions itself thoughtfully; on love, on life...
Violins drone in from the edge of perception before joining in.
The harmony between bass and vocals truly shines in this track.
A chorus of sounds comes together gorgeously; trumpets sounding us off right at the end.
"It was everything..."
This is a great album, all around. Check it out when you get the chance... Like right now!
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