Saturday, May 1, 2010
“The Answer” is not bad, in fact it is actually very good, but unfortunately for this style of music, it does not fit in any current radio market except maybe in the retro arena.
Much of the music from the album, 11:24 Reatoration are very similar with each other with cascading melodies of multiple cords of guitar, piano, basic percussions, and acoustics to make up the complex sound of McCabe’s work. However, the sound quality in some of his other tracks are in desperate need of remastering, not to mention that the use of vocal echoing is a tad bit overdone, perhaps misused in “Love is Here” and “God Does”.
Brimming on an indie rock style, Joesph James McCabe leans more towards a mid-60’s and early 70’s genre. Be prepared to be “wowed” then quickly falling into a bit of disappointed from other works. Overall, there is a missing element that holds this album from taking this artist from unnoticed to stardom.
I am curious how the rest of his musical works will pan out, because I see more good sounds coming from this artist.
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-by Michael J