Friday, September 3, 2010

Mr. Wright - Hello Is Anyone out There (2001)

A beautiful morning such as this calls for beautiful music to accompany it. You may not have heard of him, but Kevin Wright, aka Mr. Wright, is the most sophisticated and elegant pop musician alive on the planet. The travesty, however, is that he is completely and totally unrecognized - no one knows this guy even exists. His previous incarnation, Always, whose sound was lovably linear, released 2 comely LPs on El Records, and had a small cult following. However, his work as Mr. Wright has vastly improved craftsmanship, a more cinematic sound, while maintaining the same trademark elegance and emotional range he fashioned as Always.

Hello Is Anyone Out There is a tender, passionate, and radiant album shining with gorgeous, ornamented instrumentation, spectacular lyrics, and most importantly heart and soul. The album opens with arguably its strongest track, the climactic and gripping "Sailor on the Sea," but subsequent tracks are all endearing, many of them deeply melancholic or lovingly heartfelt or a fantastic combination of both. Mr. Wright is one man you don't want to miss.

ps. If you like what you hear, please support this guy and buy the album on Itunes - he deserves it.

Rating: 9.5/10


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