As you all may have noticed, my past several posts have dealt with music that I, regretfully, am not as familiar with as I would like to say that I am. So, with that being the fact, I haven’t really known what to say, how to respond, or react. I just liked the music. Forgive me, but I’m trying to branch out! Now, I have the opportunity to review an album that showed up a few weeks ago, and I must say, I love it.
The project is called Identical Homes and the album name is ‘A Hydrophelia’. The mind behind it all is a man named Daniel McKenzie, who, strangely enough, was the front man of a band I have really enjoyed in the past, The Rum Diary. He was also part of another band that I’m a fan of called Built For The Sea.
Within seconds of the opening track, ‘Old Game’, I was hooked and didn’t stop listening until the last seconds of the closer, ‘New Year’s Eve’.
There is a certain softness but a certain intensity to these tunes. A certain beauty but a certain edge. And it doesn’t hurt that McKenzie’s voice is spot on and beautiful.
‘A Hydrophelia’ is, by a long shot, one of the best albums I’ve heard in 2014.
It’s time to get your hands on it!
*NOMINEE FOR LOVESOUND ALBUM OF THE YEAR
LoveSound Rating – 8/10
Favorite Tracks – ‘Old Game’ & ‘Miles And Miles’
Identical Homes – http://identicalhomes.bandcamp.com/