Saturday, July 30, 2011

Acoustic Brain Hemmorage - Half Stoned On A Sunday

Hear The Track Here

Who waits for a Sunday to be half stoned? More to the point isn't being half stoned kind of like being half pregnant. You either are, or you aren't. There again you didn't come here for a mass hair splitting session, so lets talk about acoustic strokes. OK, maybe not then. Acoustic Brain Hemmorage lumbered into my view with Frustrated by Conversations Lost In Translation (October 2010) and probably avoided me ever since because, when all is said and done, there isn't much you can say about a guy, a guitar and a song.

Rudimentary is today's word kids...

To be blunt, Half Stoned isn't anything like as interesting to me as the first track was. It's a song that actually sounds as if it were indeed composed and performed on a Sunday, half stoned. Therefore it stands to reason that this won't appeal to the vast majority of listeners, even if the acoustic tag didn't put them off in the first place. However, the question you need to ask is whether Acoustic Brain Hemmorage cares what any of us think, maybe he just wants to put his music online because it can be done.

Whichever it is, there are some bright spots because - like the previous track - the bare bones of some good ideas peek though every once in a while and that makes me think of what emerge once reality sweeps in. See, as much as we might all think that releasing our 'hobby' music is all a bit of a lark, it actually gets harder and harder because the competitive standards are just so high these days - even in acoustic music. Maybe even more so with acoustic music because the song really IS the thing...

1 comment:

Charlie said...

pretty clear and concise review. good job.