Small Compromise is a richly emotive composition that elicits comparisons to performers like Sean Lennon and Rufus Wainwright. The pianos and drums provide a counterpoint to these vocals, establishing a secondary narrative that listeners can follow. The strings on Small Compromise are beautiful, playing well with the piano and bass. The depth of this cut is considerable and listeners will continue to find new twists and turns to the composition even after five or ten spins. Historian make an engrossing effort that will stick with fans long after the cut concludes; Small Compromise is the lead-off track for the band’s new LP, Expanse.
Historian – Small Compromise / http://historianreal.bandcamp.com