Dan Crisp – Far from Here

Posted in Music Reviews on September 3rd, 2010 by Editor

Dan Crisp – Far from Here – New release on est 1954 records, august 2008

I have heard a few accoustic artists, some famous, others not so. This album as a very dyamic warm sound in the recording. Although a solo album there are additional musicans making it a fine listen to the ears. This is all laid back music, very lounge, from an open mic night background. Various twin channel vocals, piano, sort drums and clean, well written lyrics.

You sometimes here music like this and yes, maybe it  does get a bit tedious after a few plays, but Dan crisp has got a fine voice, that captivates you, draws you in, makes you listen, which is the entire entice of the album. It starts off with the song hollywood and if you have never heard dan crisp before, you wonder whats going to come.  Fantasic CD sleeve artwork, pictures of distance / man of his travels, which is what the album also projects, someone on a journey. Well song 10 maybe Journeys End, but thats not the end of the album, or the story and with some addition electric guitar introduction.

What makes these songs stand out is the clear sung words, the way dan projects and a fine electric accoustic, which always has a warm feel to it when you hear one or play one. If you not into this soft accoustic music, i would say try it out, because i’m not into this all the time myself and it has certain mood all the way though the album. You maybe suprised. Aside from obvious accoustic artists that makes you think when you here this, some of this recording dynamics remind me of the song angels by Robbie Williams. Simon and Garfunkle might spring to mind, but its a different tone and sound.

The last album i heard like this is the Tim Matthews album, which all accoustic, but thats i more lent towards the rock audience, this has a completely different tone. Fine work by the recording studio, its it has fresh air feel to it, besides the photos on the album, but you can easily escape just by looking at the pictures when the music is playing. You can play this though anything, but if you a hifi purist, get your jamo’s out, you can hear it a lot clearer


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