Friday, April 11, 2014
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: KEIFFER MCLEAN - DRAMA IN THE ATTIC
Several of the songs have a lo-fi feel, slightly over-recorded vocals give them a demo feel, bedroom music rather than studio clean stuff. It adds to the intimacy, even with all those various sounds coming at us. Lyrically the playfulness continues, at times recalling the sillier side of Beatles White Album era, or McCartney's fragments from Ram. The lovely melodies only add to that. McLean has some chops on acoustic as well, lots of nice finger work fills in the space before yet another fascinating part drops in, whether its a clarinet line or trumpet solo. The words come thick and fast and interesting, all in all a wonderful listen.