Be
“ A treasure” “ A huge work of intimate sonic maturity” “ Brilliant” “ Much like a male and slightly psychedelic version of the great Lucinda Williams, or the more taciturn face of the last few R. E. M. albums sprinkled by the spirit of the Velvet Underground...” “ As a kind of personal catharsis, the disk comes loaded with tension and flows in the middle of a tangle of sound textures that draw the listener in...this is pure chamber rock” “ The delicacy and introspection everywhere combine to make a fabulous debut disk that dwarfs anyone who thinks he has a vast musical culture when he realizes how much talent there is to discover here” “ ’That Song’ is the perfect single” “ 'Be Free' shakes the disc up with its dyes of the Velvet Underground; psychedelic at the same time fragile, with its sharp and accurate trumpet lines” "Much like a male and slightly psychedelic version of the great Lucinda Williams, or the more taciturn face of the last few R. E. M. albums sprinkled by the spirit of the Velvet Underground, David Hawkins has published a treasure that truly deserves widespread recognition on both sides of the pond. A relative newcomer to Spanish audiences, this singer-songwriter and musician releases a new full-length under the project Be after his interesting work with Hawk, the latest, “Rock 'n Roll” (2007), which, as its title indicates, honors the best tradition of the genre, with very powerful themes in the vein of the Rolling Stones of the Seventies. Now with Be, Hawkins has made a huge work of intimate sonic maturity, clearly paying great attention to the details of the instruments and arrangements. As a kind of personal catharsis, the disk comes loaded with tension and flows in the middle of a tangle of sound textures that draw the listener in. In ‘Adventurine ' and 'Walk with me', the music is deeply romantic , with the violin sliding and flowing through the depths of their beautiful melodies. 'Rain Comes Down' is as bucolic as a rainy day, with lush violins and a dreamy and dreamlike atmosphere . The disc is shaken up with 'Be Free' and its dyes of the Velvet Underground; psychedelic at the same time fragile, with its sharp and accurate trumpet lines. Also with 'Temple' and its harrowing and haunting melody that evokes ghosts in its notes, and the baroque style put 'Blue Day' and 'Where is Love' in their own class with full ownership of emotive and scraped strings . This is pure chamber rock. The enticing album also brings forth the great 'That song', serene with a catchy guitar riff; a perfect single. And finally, 'Song without words', which Josh Rouse would kill David for; the delicacy and introspection everywhere combine to make a fabulous debut disk that dwarfs anyone who thinks he has a vast musical culture when he realizes how much talent there is to discover here. It is the perfect ending for an album that makes you believe that there are still brilliant authors out there. You just have to reach out and find them." -Alex Guimerà, Paisajes Eléctricos Magazine, Spain
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