Owen Tromans - Golden Margins

English troubadour Owen Tromans has had this little gem out for a short while. It's a fine display of stern acoustics over an emotional vocal base. He makes music you feel, and maybe get a little uncomfortable with.

My favorite track just happens to be the longest on the album. It's got some nice time changes thrown in there, but for the most part it's easy on the ears both with melody and vocal prowess. Hit play, get ready for the ride, and enjoy 1682.

It starts ordinarily enough, pleasurable and understandable. Give it about a minute and a half to work up some true feeling. Take that special gist and watch it guide you through the solos, slight tempo changes, and that last powerful gust of wind.

Granted, this is my preferred track. It's a happily snug fit, and it feels like it was all thought out and achieved through a calculated system. The rest of the album, beautiful as it can be, often sounds darker than the messages it provides.

Stream/Buy @ Bandcamp
The best way to understand the album is to stream it yourself. If you want a quick fix, here's the lead single and here's one of my preferred uncomfortable songs. Those of you willing to take the time will notice that, though it all blends together really well, the album feels like a jagged cut. A little rough around the edges with the potential to be deep and powerful.

When you've replayed the album enough to realize you love it, support the artist and grab it. If you're a fan of holding your music, the physical album should be out May 5th. Keep up with Owen on Facebook and Twitter to grab a CD as soon as it's out, or check out his Youtube for a little more persuasion.
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  1. This has a real "feel" to it that I like. It reminds me of someone I used to listen to when I was a youth, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

  2. Definitely one that needs more than one listen.


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