Monday, October 20, 2014
REVIEW: Mark Martyre - Red Letters
My personal reaction to Martyre's album is that, at its most basic level, it is about textures. Certainly and most obviously, those textures include layers of various instruments and Mark's voice. But the most lasting impact is the emotional textures created by Mark's words, aided by his inflection, and use of space and timing to underscore the emotions. True artistry is the ability to use restraint to emphasize the depth of feeling, and that ability is quietly loud on Red Letters.
Red Letters was released on October 14, and is available as a digital download or CD at the Bandcamp link below.