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Bonomo

Phases

Review by G. W. Hill
There are definitely roots music elements at play here. This has a lot of John Mayer built into it, too. It's reasonably mellow music. It's fairly strong, but does suffer a bit from being rather monolithic. Still, a lot of people listen to single songs these days rather than whole sets, so this would benefit from that phenomenon. All in all, this is solid, but not what would consider great.
Track by Track Review
Home

This arrangement is fairly stripped back. There is a lot of jazz along with modern pop music here. Slightly left of center, this is fun and classy.

Water
An upright bass starts this. The cut works out from there with another jazzy arrangement. If anything, this is even more closely tied to old school jazz. This is very much the kind of thing John Mayer does. It's another solid tune.
Redshifted
Piano start this. The cut is much more of a rocker. It's a cool piece that provides some variety and works pretty well. It works out later to more of a bluesy kind of mellower approach. This is classy stuff with a real retro vibe.
Do Need
Much more of a mellower, jazzy kind of thing, this is another that makes me think of John Mayer quite a bit. It's one of the most effective pieces here to me.
Show Her Love
A jazzy tune, this is catchy and pretty cool. It's all getting to seem a bit samey by this point, though.
Repeating
A stripped back, particularly mellow tune, this does bring some variety. I don't really like the tune that much, though. It's very slow and seems a bit boring. Yes, it has some emotion built into it, but it's not really enough to hold the song.
Baby’s Alright.
Another that's more stripped back, this is slow moving and a bit bluesy. It manages to bring some variety to the proceedings and stand pretty tall. In fact, I'd consider this to be the highlight of the disc. It's just very tasty.
 
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