Sunday, December 23, 2007

Superbron - Song Of The Last Whale

Hear The Track Here

Superbron=pop artist from the Netherlands (that's Holland to those who are geographically challenged). At this stage of the game I have heard three of this artists tracks but could only really get behind one enough to give it a decent rating - at least by my standards. I don't have a problem necessarily with what Superbron does with the tools of his trade, more the lack of thought and foresight into the finished product (if that doesn't make me sound too much of a capiltalist). Sorry, but the truth of the matter is that the internet is EXACTLY the same as the real world in that respect. It doesn't matter that your music is downloadable for free, what matters is that most people choose not to download it, whatever the cost.

OK, so a lot of choice is down to personal feelings about this or that style of music, but it would be foolish in the extreme not to notice the sophistication and technical excellence of what is available - for free. What I am getting at is that upping the game IS the name of the game. You don't get popular on the internet unless you strive to be as good as you can be whether you get paid for it or not. Superbron has certainly got the musical expertise to do better and that is why I have been vague about his work in past reviews. Song Of The Last Whale, like previous tracks, comes under the heading of Film Soundtracks and you know I have problems with the genre. There again, I've also reviewed some stunning tracks in the genre and rated them accordingly - predjudice or not.

For sure this track is going to do better than others for me, but that's got a lot to do with the spare, just-hanging-together tempo this is paced at. I like stuff like that; the kind of instrumentation that unfurls rather than chops. Basically a guitar instrumental, Song Of The Last Whale does manage to capture some of the majesty (and underlying pathos) of the species and is actually a very listenable track with some IMHO. The delivery is still a little flat and understated - especially given some of the excellent sounds used; which is yet another point in its favour. All in all, I would imagine this will help Superbron somewhat but getting that production sound right would do a lot more. Nonetheless...

Very good guitar instrumental. Recommended.

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