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ARTIST
TITLE
Brotherocean
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
BEC 5772785 BEC 5772785
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/2/2011

2010 release. Syd Matters, whose real name is Jonathan Morali, combined the names of two members of Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett and Roger Waters, to create his stage name. For songwriter Jonathan Morali and his band Syd Matters, song-writing can best be described as an adventure. Listen to the gentle persistence of "Wolfmother" or "River Sister" as they instill their entrancing melodies, reaching deep into the soul, while "Hi Life" and "Lost," thanks to their arrangements, both sound like instant classics without forsaking any of their unquestioned originality. The use of a simple change in harmony coupled with a burst of chorus song in "Halalcsillag" shakes up the listener's internal compass, sending him spinning into unknown territory. The songs "We Are Invisible," "A Robbery" and "Hadrian's Wall" drift out in such a pure and simple way, but are anything but ordinary. This is song-writing that breaks with the mundane whilst managing to avoid falling into the trap of trying too hard to be different or obtuse. Song-writing that, in the words of Jonathan Morali, moves between the familiar and the unknown as easily as one drifts from reality into dreams. All the artistry of Syd Matters is summed up here: the extraordinary accomplished with ease, genuine originality free of any artifice, a voice of confidence that is healthily indifferent to known musical genres and fashionable gimmicks. The five travelers in Syd Matters chose not to weigh themselves down with any unnecessary baggage and their album only goes to prove how right they were. Includes a download card for the mp3 version of the complete album.