Title - 'Melancholy Sea'
Artist - The Pinder Brothers
Sacramento, CA‐based duo The Pinder Brothers are not new to the scene, not by a long shot, but this brand new album from them, Melancholy Sea is something vibrantly new in its orchestrations - and belief.
Renowned for their songwriting and instrumental savvy, these guys have a massive musical legacy behind them. For they are the sons of rock legend Mike Pinder, one of the founding members of The Moody Blues.
The trippy, Beatlesesque musical start to 'Same Mistake' starts us off on this musical adventure, that for love nor money, I cannot locate any "melancholy" aspects to! Well, save for one or two lines (dotted about the album) such as, "Feel like I'm playing the clown, and my smile is fake," and "Hold a candle to the sky, as the world dies," of course!
The acoustic brilliance of 'Pale December' is another outstanding cut here, and allows the vocals to rise high, as crisp, and as honest as ever. This 11 track collection showcases keen lyrical observations on the serenity of our world, all entwined amongst the duo’s sing-a-long pop melodies.
If you asked me to choose some of my favorites from this excellent new album, the first I'd have to go with is the raw, tin mic blues and slide sound of 'Crash Down.' A true foot tapper, it showcases the brothers at their musical finest, in my book, of course. Alongside that I would also choose the slow motion storytelling of 'Last Days of Summer,' which, as you would expect from its title, is going to be a joy to listen to in the car, top down (or windows open) this summer.
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