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John Bassett - Unearth (2014)

18-10-2014, 14:16
Music | Folk | Rock

John Bassett - Unearth (2014)

Artist: John Bassett
Title Of Album: Unearth
Year Of Release: 2014
Genre: Rock/Folk/Progressive
Label: Stereohead Records
Quality: MP3 320 kbps
Total Time: 45:18
Total Size: 105 Mb

1. Stay Away From The Dark (4:05)
2. Survival Rate (4:47)
3. Nothing Sacred (3:33)
4. Unearth (3:40)
5. Pantomime (5:39)
6. Kylerhea (4:38)
7. TV Is God (3:44)
8. Keep Dear (4:01)
9. Something That's More Worthwhile (7:41)
10. Comedian (3:25)

‘Unearth’ is the comparatively unpretentious debut solo album from Kingbathmat singer-songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, creator and producer John Bassett. Multi-instrumentalist Bassett gives full reign to his undoubted talents here and plays everything on the album except some of the drums! I braced myself and prepared to give Bassett another go.

And I’m glad I did. The less noisy environment and shorter songs seem to suit my taste. The lack of musical clutter gives the songs more room to breathe and Bassett’s voice (of which I was critical in the aforementioned review and still regard as one of his lesser talents) seems better suited to quieter material.

Not that quieter and less cluttered means ‘less weighty’ by any stretch of the imagination. Lyrically, ‘Unearth’ “depicts the dark substratum of modern life”, taking in social engineering, existential contemplation, childhood trauma, love and despair, and, apparently, “everything in between”. There is plenty here, then, for those inclined towards the deep and meaningful to get their teeth into.

Purportedly combining elements of progressive rock and psychedelic folk, ‘Unearth’ ebbs and flows smoothly, forming a coherent and unique sounding whole. Opener ‘Stay Away From The Dark’ has an easy on the ear melody and a ‘medieval folk’ influence. ‘Pantomime’ boasts the album’s catchiest chorus. ‘Nothing Sacred’ and title track ‘Unearth’ clearly display further folk influences, while the psychedelic (early Pink Floyd?) influence is most explicit in ‘TV is God’ and the gentle ‘Keep Dear’. In song construction and length ‘Something That’s More Worthwhile’ is probably the proggiest track on offer.

So, an album from John Bassett that does what it says on the tin, and it’s a thoroughly accessible, engaging and enjoyable one at that. Throughout there are pleasing songs, intriguing melodies, surprising chord changes and neat vocal turns. It seems I’ve finally overcome a monster of my own.

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