Album review: RISE TWAIN – Rise Twain

RISE TWAIN - Rise Twain

Inside Out [Release date 06.09.19]

Rise Twain are a new project featuring Brett William Kull (producer, audio engineer, and member of Echolyn, Grey Eye Glances, and Francis Dunnery’s New Progressives) and J.D. Beck (The Scenic Route, Beck-Fields, author & playwright). They first met when Kull was producing The Scenic Route, who featured J.D. Beck. Beck sings and plays piano, whilst Kull also handles lead vocals and plays guitars, bass, keys & percussion.

For two musicians they have created some wondrous music, none more so than ‘Golden’ which vocally reminded me of the late, great Jeff Buckley. The vocals and guitar workouts on this one are something else. Flying Colors is another band that comes to mind, specifically vocalist Casey McPherson, on ‘The Range’.

Kull and Beck produce music that has plenty of substance, yet is not overdone. Take for instance ‘Death Of Summer’, the backing vocals work as an extra instrument with drums/percussion kept to a minimum. ‘Oh This Life’ has a folky feel, showing another side of their music. The singing of both Kull and Ward is an undoubted highlight of the album.

Don’t let this one slip you by, as there is a lot of new music out there and in a world of the increasing dominance of streaming and single releases, it is gratifying to have an album like this to capture and engage the listener’s attention. ****

Review by Jason Ritchie



 

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