A Traveler CD Review

A Traveler is a tremendously emotional and touching composition that links together the singer-songwriter tradition with emotive rock and alternative styles. A smart production ensures that listeners will be able to pick out the vocals, drums, or horns and be able to wholly enjoy what is being laid down.

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The track (and the whole of A Traveler) will draw listeners in through the sheer amount of care taken in laying down these fifteen tracks.

Nothing is a very cozy sort of composition that combines the vocal and instrumental sides of the composition into a feel-good track. The twinkling arrangements that are laid down are rich and fulfilling, and while the track has a meandering, slow demeanor the ability of the act to tune listeners in ensures that the listener is wholly engrossed. Nothing is a late-album track that furthers the album’s narrative through a dense and detailed instrumental opening. When Henrik’s vocals begin, the track (and the track’s listeners) are transported into an entirely new realm. A Traveler is able to ride the good vibes into Oscar Wilde, a cut that is folksy and bouncy, tattooing itself upon anyone lucky enough to listen in.

A Traveler ends with a duet of tracks – Listen to the Silence and A Kingdom Inside Me – that provide listeners with a microcosm of the styles and sounds that were broached during the earlier registers of the album, while providing fans with some semblance of where A Traveler will ultimately go in subsequent releases. Make sure to visit the A Traveler website for samples of music from this album, lyrics, and further biographical information about the act. The title can be purchased from iTunes, emusic, and Spotify.

Top Tracks: A Traveler, The Season

Rating: 8.6/10

A Traveler CD Review / 2014 A-Stream Productions / 15 Tracks / http://www.a-traveler.org/

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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