Don’t know if “Dubhe” refers to the Imperial Black India Pale Ale, but the four minute sixteen song has a groove and strong melody that needs no re-recording. The music Steve Dennis captures has an allure where the magic is isolated without a full band or choir or massive production, the tunes innocently show themselves to be complete in this simple setting. Both “Your Garden” and “Reboot” as carefree and to the point as 1960s folk/pop star Norma Tanega.
“Reboot” especially works from the perspective of a singer/songwriter giving his point of view and reflections. “The King” stays with the guitar and vocal approach with the singer’s style shining through – it’s his delivery that brings the message forward in almost four and half minutes. “Any Time Now” keeps things short and sweet, sketched out with an uptempo, happy-go-lucky feel…with some reservations.
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