CD REVIEW: David Aaron – “12:00 Scenery”
By Stacey Board - 06/23/2004 - 07:38 PM EDT
Artist: David Aaron Album: “12:00 Scenery” CD Review:
This is a very ambitious CD and Aaron pulls it off quite well. He’s got many pop tricks up his sleeve but he also has the ear and skill to weave them all together successfully. It could sound like a train wreck but it sounds like a well-crafted work of pop.
Aaron himself does the writing, plays guitars, bass, piano as well as the programming and lead singing. He has some help on drums, keyboards and backup singing but the project is very much Aaron’s project.
His vocals remind me of Alice in Chains. The subject matter starts off positive enough but then goes straight to angst and stays put. Regardless, Aaron writes it well and arranges it more interestingly than most out there.
Aaron fuses acoustic, electric, sampled and programmed sounds into a very atmospheric soup. This is not high intensity rapid beat electronica noodling, it's thoughtful moody layered unusual pop.
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