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Tricks of the Light

Artwork by your humble Devil...

Andrew Ian Dodge reviews my brother's latest download-only album.
Gronk: Tricks of the Light

There is an almost David Gilmor quality to the songs on this album. The lush songs just ooze with feeling and pathos.

It's hard not to be moved by such tracks as Every So Often, which has an almost epic feel to it.

While the orchestration is quite big the songs sound basic and approachable. A lot of effort clearly went into the tracks on this album and it shows.

There is a soundtrack element to this CD that just screams for some of the tracks to be included in the latest American drama. They would work especially well as the show ends in those dramatic emotional scenes.

Why Gronk does not have a deal is beyond me. He clearly has the talent that should warrant such an event.

There is something for everyone on here. Mellow yet still atmospheric and interesting, it's quite an enjoyable trip. Wanderlust would be perfect head-phone as you drift off to sleep on an over-night flight.

Should any of you like the sound of the album (and it is really good), it is only available for download from Gronk's website.

I haven't got around to automating the process yet, but you simply pay your £5 (for fourteen tracks) via PayPal, and you will be sent a link to the download within minutes...

Comments

I'm a big fan of Pink Floyd/David Gilmour. Sure, I'll toss a fiver your way.
Damo Mackerel said…
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Damo Mackerel said…
OK, I'm going to buy this Album. What with the Pound being so low it's great value for money. See I told you there are advantages of sterling devaluing!
Anonymous said…
"David Gilmor (sic) quality" is a contradiction in terms.
Anonymous said…
Is there no way of being able to listen to some/all tracks via streaming before committing to buy? I know many bands have Myspace pages where you can listen to their stuff (but not download it). Some websites put up versions of songs with gaps in so you can listen to get a feel before buying too. Just a thought as I suspect more people would buy if they could listen first.
amral said…
I'm a big fan of Dave Gilmour, am impressed by the samples I heard from other tracks on the Gronk site.

I'd like to buy the album, but I don't have a PayPal account.. is there any other way of buying the album?

By the way .. I can't help but feel that the name 'Gronk' is losing your brother at least 10% in sales.

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