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One Adam One

Where Do I Begin

Review by Gary Hill

One Adam One is the name of an act featuring Adam Reichmann and Todd Schnitzer. This EP features an intriguing mix of music. There is a healthy helping of Americana throughout, but it does have other angles at play. It's a bit uneven, but there are some exceptional tracks here, and nothing really misses the mark completely.

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Track by Track Review
Where Do I Begin
A clean acoustic guitar sound brings this track in. When the rhythm section joins, I find the drums to be annoyingly high in the mix. I find that to be really distracting. Beyond that, though, this is a folky soft rock piece in the vein of America and Neil Young. I really like the song a lot. I just wish they had pulled back on the drum mix a little. As other layers come across later, it manages to balance out a little better.
Living Between the Lines (Radio Edit)
More alternative pop based, leaning toward shoegaze in some ways, this cut is quirky. It's not nearly as effective as the opener was, but it is more creative. It does have some decent hooks in places.
Hollywood Ending
This seems to fall somewhere between the two songs that preceded it. The more quirky parts here don't work as well, but when it leans more heavily into Americana, it excels. The almost symphonic section also shines.
Cold Murmurs
Now, this is more at the level of the opener. It does a great job of bringing more artsy, symphonic elements to bear, but in a very strong way. this is such a great song. It still has plenty of Americana in the mix, too.
Platte River
We're back into more fully Americana based music. Some of the added layers here bring a majestic, almost symphonic element. Overall, this is set in folk zones with some country leanings, though. It's another winner.

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