Song Review – Julian Taylor  “Murder 13” from the album Beyond The Reservoir

Somehow along the line…I have managed to miss out on Taylor’s music up to this point.  Beyond The Reservoir came across during one of my recent journeys through Bandcamp, mostly looking for tracks from artists north of the border.   Since then I have continued checking out his music…quite an enjoyable journey so far.  

Now some will say I am highlighting this one due to its baseball reference…and yes, great historical baseball flashbacks are cool…but it is actually the vocal quality and storytelling that make this a notable song.  The mastering on the vocals, at some points anyway,  seems to be right at the point of pegging out which works really well given the quality of Taylor’s voice.  It stays truly front-and-center with the bass inserting periodic exclamation points along the way.  The guitar is clean and simple, providing just enough accompaniment to give underlying substance to the music.  And the story itself…great details and what an unexpected turn at the end.  

Now I just have to figure out how to see this live…

You can check out more of the music and information on the Bandcamp page

As always, remember to support your local businesses & musicians – community it powerful! 

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