ARTIST - FLOWERGLASS
ALBUM - THE LIONS
ALBUM - THE LIONS
Genre: Alternative Rock, Folk, Rock,
Sounds like: Neil Young, Patsy Cline
The Good Amazing Couple Duo, Songwriting
The Bad Nothing to Report
The Ugly Nothing to report
The Band5 out of 5
The Music4 out of 5
The Songs5 out of 5
The Vibe 5 out of 5
The Production 5 out of 5
The Verdict 5 out of 5
The Artist I recently checked out the latest self titled CD from coupe duo Flowerglass based out of Los Angels, CA. Flowerglass consists of 2 core members: Trevor Smith (Vocals, Guitar, Lap Steel, Piano, B3 Organ, Percussion). and Scarlet Moreno (Vocals). These 2 met in the land of the Ozarks.
The band The playing abilities of Flowerglass is spot on. I would say they possesses intermediate playing abilities with advanced songwriting skills. Timing seems to be spot on within the Alternative Folk grooves. Vocal abilities from both Smith and Moreno works well as they manage to bring their best ear and eye candy to the table. Together they make a great vocal pairing. I especially like how much of the material matches both duet-style and non-duet style format. This approach matches this music perfectly. The music The music possesses an earthy, folk alternative rock edge that is highly captivating and uplifting. Lyrical content is very passionate and is very entertaining overall. The songs All pieces strike the prefect balance between Alternative Rock, and earthy Folk-Rock. The songs are fun, entertaining, marketable and captivating The vibe simply put - this CD possesses a gold standard vibe that is captivating, and compelling - almost like reading an openbook. This is Patsy Cline meets Neil Young. The production is professional grade from start to finish. The good Honorable mentions go out to Smith and Moreno for sharing their love and music with us. Not in a cheesy way, but in a way that is 100% pure and genuine. These 2 are not trying to be some popish artist striving for mass appeal, instead they are clearly just being themselves. My favorite track on the CD is "Fake Stars" The bad Nothing to report. The ugly Nothing to report.
The verdict If there was one phrase I would use to describe Flowerglass it would be "Genuine Article" The debut CD is a very entertaining indeed, but actually it transcends this review. When 2 people are madly in love it shows in every conceivable way. It's something special that cannot be faked and it when transcends into music expression - can be a very special and powerful thing. The Bottom Line In this world of overly corporate musical entertainment it's nice to know that there are artists out there like Flowerglass who represent everything music is supposed to be.
Indieshark Music Critic
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