I’ve promised you all another music review and here it is, this time it’s a review of the The Heart EP by Heart Kill Giant.
It’s always nice to get an email from a band I’ve not heard of with a link to their music to download and check out, you know me, I just love music
So it was a refreshing change to get some soothing music to listen to and Heart Kill Giant is just that, looking at the tags on the Heart Kill Giant BandCamp page, I wasn’t sure what this would sound like with the tags “acoustic, downtempo, folktronica”.
I think it was the “folktronica” that got me thinking, so I downloaded the EP and put it on my iTunes/iPod handy for me to listen to music were ever I am.
Right from the very start from the first track “A Hymn For Her” I was fixed with its wonderful, clear, acoustic guitar with the inclusion of the vocals that have a slight effect on them, which has to be heard to be explained. Now if the other tracks could have the same effect over me, we’d have a winner
So after a four minutes, it was on to track two, “Sounds Silly But…“. Only a short track this one, with a bit of a strange start, but then leading on to some more wonderful work. Again lovely acoustic work with clear precise vocals.
The Third track “Tangerine Dreams” still kept my attention, as with the previous tracks all the acoustic work is just spot on and clear, I specially love the way the vocals are recorded on this track with a lovely chorus style effect that just makes them sound so dreamy, certainly Tangerine Dreams
“Christmas In China” seems a little bit more upbeat, but not that much, this is the longest track on the EP running at just over seven minutes, but don’t let that put you off, it’s still a joy to listen to, Soulful, hypnotic harmonica drenched blues. A delve into the mind of a desperate man, let down, used and abused one too many times. The use of the harmonica in this track is quite up front, who’d of thought that the trusty old harmonica could make a comeback, well it could with this track
Now on Heart Kill Giant’s BandCamp page it does say that this is the first of three EPs to be released, I’m going to be looking out for the other two, ready to download them, play them and hopefully give those the music review treatment as well
So for this music review I’m giving Heart Kill Giant the thumbs up and looking forward to more music from them and don’t forget check them out on MySpace
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