MacGregor Burns – This Is Gonna Be That Kind Of Party
Environmental Aesthetics 2010
[tags: lo-fi, acoustic, folk, 2010]
Listen while reading:
Home Sweet Tomb (from This Is Gonna Be That Kind Of Party)
You Sold It (from This Is Gonna Be That Kind Of Party)
Way Out There (from This Is Gonna Be That Kind Of Party)
Even though MacGregor Burns’ CD This Is Gonna Be That Kind Of Party maybe deserves more words than are written here, I will keep this review as lo-fi as the the music itself. As far as I can see, the record is Burns’ debut, but yet he must be well known in the street s of Baltimore/Maryland for he seems to be a regular act there; and if you look at the bands he played with, you see that many names are very alien and unknown, but more important, you see that it’s a huge number. The actual tracks on the album are acoustic folk in its purest form: vocals and acoustic guitar – recorded with a Fisherprize Recorder that adds lots of lo-fi-ness to the music. And some lo-fi folk never could be wrong on Sunday afternoons I guess. The reduced instrumentation is no problem for MacGregor, because he did a really good job writing varied melodies and songs with different moods. Overall it’s quite pleasant listening to the album, though it seems that I’m not really into this full on lo-fi stuff anymore – at some points I just wished that the sound would have been a bit clearer. But for all you hometaping and lo-fi lovers this should be the real deal. The album seems to be released via Environmental Aesthetics, but I have no exact release date, as well as I don’t have the cover artwork for the record. If you’re really interested in the music, you should contact MacGregor Burns personally via his MySpace site.