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...