Sunday, November 10, 2013

Humming Towards the Sublime

I don't usually post about CDs, but I've been listening to Mark Ettinger's Humming Towards the Sublime and just had to write something about this wonderful album.

The ten bluesy songs are all suffused with a lovely sweetness of spirit, from the more uptempo ones to the softer more gentler songs. They all communicate the importance of taking joy in life and finding beauty in small moments.

The playful "I Don't Need Alcohol" is rich with fun lyrics expanding on a single metaphor. The dreamy "Mother" looks nostalgically at the past and wistfully at the future.

Throughout the lyrics merge idioms of both religious and romantic love, exploring earthly, meaningful, secularity. Can't stop listening to it.

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