STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING 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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