Andrew Combs :: Ideal Man

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Andrew Combs bracht zijn jeugd door in Dallas, verhuisde in 2006 naar Nashville, maar vond dat hij zijn nieuwe plaat moest opnemen in Brooklyn. Op Ideal Man zit zijn stem nog steeds ergens tussen Roy Orbison en Neil Young in, maar qua emotionele impact doet hij nu sterk denken aan Marlon Williams. Hij is niet langer in te delen in de categorie singer/songwriters, daarvoor is het allemaal te stevig en zit er teveel soul in. De liedjes (hier en daar met wat hulp, bijvoorbeeld van Joe Henry en Dylan LeBlanc) verraden dat hij recent vader is geworden en nu pas beseft wat er echt toe doet in het leven. Hoe dan ook, het zijn stuk voor stuk pareltjes en Combs heeft niet alleen zichzelf overtroffen, hij laat ook de concurrentie ver achter zich.

Andrew Combs is a singer and songwriter whose work bridges the freedom and possibility of his visual art with the influence of classic writing and storytelling. On his new album, ​Ideal Man​, Combs worked with producer/engineer Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker) to achieve a more raw, direct sound. The collection was captured live in Cohen’s Brooklyn studio, with compact, muscular arrangements fueled by taut, elastic grooves, and also featuring Combs’ longtime collaborators, drummer Dom Billet and guitarist/keyboardist/bassist Jerry Bernhardt. While Combs may be best known as a singer/songwriter in the classic 1970s Laurel Canyon sense of the term, he proves the true versatility of his work here, often setting his acoustic aside in favor of atmospheric synthesizers and distorted electric guitars. The songwriting for ​Ideal Man was partly inspired by Combs’ recent fascination with painting. Combs started painting when his wife was pregnant (They welcomed a daughter in 2017). “It really changed the way that I write songs,” he reflects. “When I paint, I might start with a very abstract idea or maybe even just a feeling, but from there I’ll paint and scrape and paint and erase and keep on painting until something starts to take shape. I just let nature play out.”

Tracks
Stars Of Longing
Ideal Man
Like A Feather
Save Somebody Else
Hide And Seek
Dry Eyes
Firestarter
Shipwreck Man
Born Without A Clue
The Stone
Golden

Bio
Andrew-Combs-Ideal-Man-Bio.pdf

Links
https://www.andrewcombsmusic.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Combs_(musician)

 

 

 

 

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