Andrew Muse is a twenty-three-year-old musician who released a demo entitled The infinite In Words. The recording quality is certainly that of a demo and contains vocals and guitar. The guitar consists mostly of chords. It’s a good thing he has such a soulful, enjoyable voice. I think once he gets in a proper studio his potential could be reached.
He opens with “Some Country Tune.” It’s a solid introduction to his singing style. His vocals carry the song. I liked the first song but thought the second song “Paul n' Linda” worked even better. The guitar picking was light and beautiful but again similar to the first track it's all about the vocals. It has a bit of ’70s folk vibe that worked quite well. The lyrics are also thought provoking .
Muse gets a little experimental on the title track. There are some effects on the guitar and his vocals. Pretty standard reverb and delay but it works. He asks the question, “where do we go from here?” The track spews nostalgia and was a highlight. Up next is “A Stand In The Schoolhouse Doorway” which reverts back to a folk vibe while “Paraded Vices” closes out the album.
The production is varied on this demo. Some of the songs are significantly louder than others. For example the closing track sounds thin and soft compared to some of the other tracks. This is after all a demo.
Muse does have talent and his voice really is quite exceptional on these tracks. I’d like to hear his voice supported by fleshed out songs and better production. Muse is an artist we should definitely be keeping an eye on.
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