Christopher Harmason is an artist who recently released an album called Wanderings. The album consists of a lo-fi recorded single guitar that is maybe trying to be an art project. It reminds me of being in high school and one of my friends was tinkering around on the guitar while I was playing Soul Caliber. I felt like there were a lot of ideas that could have potential especially with more instrumentation.
Up first is “Wandering Via” which is just distorted lead guitar sort of. Harrison takes his time messing around with dissonant sounds. It's not a song you could hum a long to just a collection of tones which has some aesthetically pleasing qualities. Up next is “Found Another Day You Lost You Way To” where he lightly strums a couple of basic chords with intermittent pauses.
“Sounds of the Walk From the Other Side of the Tracks” is him loosely fiddling around on an acoustic guitar with some success while “Another Step for Miles” contains his most engaging strumming pattern.
That's more or less the remainder of the album - Harmason playing around on the guitar with some degree of success. There aren’t any vocals and the guitars are not recorded well. Suffice it to say that Harmason has a long road ahead of him to be competitive with professional recordings. There are a lot of things technically that he needs to improve upon as a guitar player which could take him to the next level. I’m not really sure what these “songs” were going for other then being kernels of ideas.
Either way the music has a foundation but needs to fill the walls with more substance. Harmason may have some potential and I would encourage him to keep at it on the guitar and learn a little more about songwriting. As I mentioned before it sounds like he is mostly just tinkering around on the guitar. On that note it will be interesting to see where he goes from here.
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