Sunday, June 9, 2019

"Entwine" by singer-songwriter John Lowell Anderson carries emotional resonance throughout

The track Entwine by San Clemente, California singer-songwriter / composer John Lowell Anderson is one that from the onset feels comfortable and intimate. As someone who is asked to review music I some times am not easy to please. It is both a blessing and a curse to listen to a lot of music because as a whole human beings all have a familiarity with popular sounds and it seeps into their creative process. Consequently you will hear a lot of the same progressions and even melodies. It is something that you expect in certain genres like the blues for example. There are blues patterns that are almost a staple of that genre and an accepted musical trope to build off of. So while I want to be surprised and my creative and emotional self be pushed and pulled in new and interesting directions I can revel in comfortable sounds as long as there is heart and earnest emotions on the surface or buried in between the lines. 

Anderson's soul saturates this track from the onset. You can hear it in the hesitant cadence of the guitar and the emotional resonance of his words. The emotions puddle and rest at the end of each resting phrase. The mantric cadence builds as drums, bass and piano overtake empty spaces is beautiful. The sound builds and makes your heart swell. This feels like a classic born. 

Robb Donker

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