Brent James, Moment Of Silence, 2011
Before anyone shouts out at me, yes, the full name is Brent James & The Contraband. With Brent being the singer and The Contraband being, well eh, the band. For the CD they recruited even more people to add their skills. Not sure if they are big names (which says they are not), but the important thing here is delivery.
All this resulting in a CD that sounds like a combination of modern and classic rock. And it is a winning combination too, as the album is a joy to listen to. I am always bad at drawing comparisons. But imagine the big rock names from the 70´s, being born a decade or so later and coming to fruition in these times. A kind of less retro The Black Crowes if you will.
So it is honest music, with emphasis on the song and the melodies. Up to date sound, nothing all too fancy, but still enough happening to add beautiful colours. Music that is hard to resist, so ready to light up every occasion. I like it, it is good. And to quote even more, “if you like it now, you´ll learn to love it later” … So it´s hard to mention specific tracks, it is best enjoyed in its entirety!