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RISE TWAIN

(UNITED STATES)

TITLE:
RISE TWAIN
RELEASE DATE:
2019
LABEL:
INSIDEOUT MUSIC
GENRE:
PROGRESSIVE ROCK
"Impeccable in terms of production and interpretation, Rise Twain's compositions are difficult to captivate"
TONYB - 01.08.2019 -
Rise Twain is the meeting between Brett Kull, Echolyn's mastermind, and J-D Beck, singer-songwriter of Beck-Fields and The Scenic Route, an encounter that dates back to 2007 but which had not yet had the opportunity to materialize into a joint work. It is now done with this first album produced under the name of Rise Twain's stage, featuring our two accomplices for a collection of 10 tracks with no other common thread than the enhancement of J-D Beck's voice, which his playmate compares to that of the late Jeff Buckley.

And indeed, the vocal performance throughout the album is simply remarkable. Whether in the bass or treble, with regular use of his head voice to go even higher ('Golden'), or in the variations of intensity, sometimes within the same title ('Everspring'), J-D Beck literally breaks the screen of our ears, with an organ that can trigger shivers along the spine. Choir lovers will also have something to look forward to, both the duo use (and sometimes abuse) the process.
For his part, Bret Kull is in charge of all the instrumentation, bringing his technical background both in the performance (a few furious guitar solos, for example in'Golden') and in the composition, with for example the setting up of complex syncopated rhythms, but also frequent variations within the different compositions.
On reading all these elements, the menu seems more than appealing, but unfortunately, from my point of view, the whole thing has trouble convincing and the soufflé s quickly. The fault lies mainly in compositions that almost systematically favour mid-tempo, which in the long run turn out to be a little dull, if not boring ('Prayers','Falling Skies'), and melodies that fail to captivate, despite some accents reminiscent of Mark Hollis.and Talk Talk Talk second version. The counter-example is however provided by'Into a Dream' which, with rather simple elements, is a superb ballad magnificently interpreted and accompanied.

Impeccable in terms of production and interpretation, Rise Twain's compositions are difficult to captivate, which is a pity given the pedigree of his two protagonists. Nevertheless, there is still one album to discover, and which will perhaps fascinate those who will be more attached to the form than to the content.

More informations on https://www.facebook.com/risetwain/

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ECHOLYN, JEFF BUCKLEY

TRACK LISTING

01. Everspring
02. Golden
03. The Range
04. Lit Up
05. Death of Summer
06. Oh This Life
07. Prayers
08. Falling Skies
09. Into A Dream
10. That Is Love


LINEUP

Brett William Kull: Chant / Guitares / Basse / Claviers / Batterie
J.d. Beck: Chant / Piano


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