Ian C. Bouras Two Sides to Every Sunset CD Review

Ian C. Bouras has released his latest album, Two Sides to Every Sunset. The six tracks that comprise Bouras’ latest effort will take listeners on a journey through new age, reggae, rock, and electronic genres over the space of a half-hour. The album begins with The Light That Swims in the Darkness (A Bird’s Tale), a track that crams in a number of twists and turns over the course of three minutes. The different influences that are weaved in during this introductory track may come from disparate styles, but Bouras’ steady hands make this into a tremendous introduction to Two Sides to Every Sunset.

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This Lonely Life (A Farewell to Love) is a slower, more inwardly-focused composition. The more naked and stark opening gradually fills in until one is greeted with a blend of desert rock and a more tropical sound.

Regarding Volution possesses a much more chunky sound that bounces between gritty guitar line, Creep-era Radiohead riffs, and something that is more primal and bassy. The three modes of the track strive for dominance; the narrative told in the track’s 6 minutes is voluminous. This Lonely Life (A Farewell to Love) [Reconstruction] wholly recasts the original composition into a darker, more brooding sound. Each element on this cut seems to be working on its own until a shambling mass abducts listeners; the groove achieved here is one of the best on Two Sides to Every Sunset.

Two Sides to Every Sunset . Check out Ian’s websites and social media profiles for the latest in music and news from this complex and interesting performer.

Top Tracks: The Light That Swims in the Darkness (A Bird’s Tale), This Lonely Life (A Farewell to Love)

Rating: 8.7/10

Ian C. Bouras Two Sides to Every Sunset CD Review / 2014 SDMP Records / 6 Tracks / http://www.sdmprecords.com/ /

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