Monday, November 2, 2009

The Morning Birds - Inspiration Point

Hollywood's, The Morning Birds, are a polished and professional band spouting art at every turn. Its part folk, part rock, and all accessible. Their 2009 release, Inspiration Point is an impressive work of music - 16 tracks (so i'll try and focus on my favorite songs).

Seed of Life comes at you like a folk piece reminiscent of a commune experience. Its easy with layered vocals and smoky with emotion. Bag Full of Emotion is in the same vein. Its a bit more atmospheric as it lends itself to a true psychedelic quality. If the Doors were still releasing albums, this song would be on it.

Heart Connection is a Dylan-esque song that uses their strong asset of layered vocals and simplified percussive grooves. The focus clearly being the vocal melody lines, this one rises.

It's great to hear varied production tactics, and these guys employ them nicely. Catch a show the next time you're in California!

RATING: 4 of 5 stars

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