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CD REVIEW: Brian Deer - "black cloud talk"
By Stacey Board - 02/28/2005 - 12:47 AM EST

Artist: Brian Deer
CD Review: It’s a little alt-country, a little pop and a little rock and roll. And it is all very good.

Deer has all the tools he needs. This includes foremost, talent as a songwriter and singer. The songs are intelligent, funny, sweet and engaging. His voice is a simple canvas on which he lays the melody. As a writer he has a large palette also and is refreshingly unpredictable.

Deer also has a good ear for arrangement and made a great choice in Matt Thompson. Thompson produced the CD and co-wrote two of the songs. The songs have many personalities yet they all coexist happily on this CD. Not one song is overdone. They hit the right mood with arrangement every time and that is quite rare.

“black cloud talk’ is a great CD for those that appreciate top quality sophisticated songwriting that is perfectly well-done.

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