Hi there guys, another day another review for you. This time of something a bit more unknown. I have been following Josh Record for the past 12 months and am really loving his music. His debut album ‘Pillars’ has really impressed me. I first was introduced to his music when Bondax collaborated with Record on a track titled ‘Fires’. This is a classic Bondax track and Records vocals, create a ambient / soulful feel, giving shed loads of depth. Have a listen here:
‘Pillars’ which was released on July 14th but was released to his SoundCloud followers two months pervious.
The first track on the album ‘Bones’ sets us up and gives us a feel for what we could expect. Its beautifully written, beautifully performed and beautiful to listen to. A euphoric undertone is with us throughout the track and Records vocals draw us through the track. We can see from the outset hints of Records influences, the likes of Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes. A great song to introduce the album.
Next we are brought into ‘Pictures in the Dark’ are more upbeat track which like most of Records track have lyrics which instantly paint us a story. What I love in this track is the diversity of Records musical mind. Starting with a folky euphoric sound and suddenly dropping us into a snare and bass beat which unsurprisingly complements the sound perfectly.
One of my favourite tracks of the album is ‘Wide Awake’. The acoustic guitar, piano, synth sounds, drums and then the clavichord all mingle and merge to create this sound that makes me want to listen over and over again. All of the tracks for me are memorable in their own ways, some more than others, but this is a stand out track for me.
Trust me on this one, Josh Record is a name to note and remember. With the UK’s love for this kind of sound becoming more visible over the last five years, this guy is going to go far.
Listen to the full album here.