the music reviews
"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash." -Leonard Cohen Substitute the word "music" for the word "poetry" and you have my opinion of the music of Precious Fathers. This Vancouver group has done many things well. Music is made up of sounds and the spaces between sounds. These guys are aware of the spaces and their importance. The music is immediately accessible, but reveals many subtle delights to the listener. The arrangement of the compositions is very intelligent. The mix of instruments is refreshing. Brass is used sparingly and is akin to the aftertaste of a good wine. All the compositions are imbued with potential energy and this is its appeal. Rather than exploding, these songs are like a fuse burning. Avoiding the explosion allows the listeners to engage their imagination. The tunes seem simple, but they are gently unpredictable. Like clouds. We see them all the time, but if you watch one cloud, it will change in unpredictable ways. Listen to this music on your next road trip.
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Michael Hawes was born in Texas, raised in Louisiana and lives in British Columbia.