Journeyman - Songs Of Gladness

Published Thursday 20th February 2020
Journeyman - Songs Of Gladness
Journeyman - Songs Of Gladness

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 179591-29340
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD EP

Reviewed by Stephen Luff

This is the debut release from Journeyman (aka Clive Pattinson) and was recorded in Ashburnham, Kent by an artist who was taught the rudiments of classical music before finding his niche on the rave scene. With the passing of time and a journey into Christian faith, Journeyman/Clive was approached to record some songs and the result is this acoustic four-track release. Musically, there is no discernable influence from Journeyman's past but he does present intimate, honest songs in a beautiful stripped back acoustic framework, which to me resembles some of the work of David Gray. The title track is the most upbeat of the songs, with the appearance of a French horn no less, while the more typical "God Sits Enthroned" features an accordion. Otherwise it is deftly-played acoustic guitar providing these finely-crafted songs with their instrumental undergirding. This is a collection that engages the heart, and I for one am grateful he was persuaded to make the recording.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Edward Watt in Bo’ness @ 23:28 on Feb 24 2020

This is a brilliantly soothing approach to worship and there are some genius acoustic rhythms to sooth the soul and calm the mind in an otherwise crazy mixed up world. Well done Clive (journeyman)



Posted by Claire Burford @ 09:42 on Feb 21 2020

Great review, well deserved Clive. Well done mate.



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