Monday, 27 August 2012

'FiWT' Reviews | Radio | Feedback

The early reviews of 'Faith In Worthless Things' have been universally positive, which is genuinely heartwarming I must say. I've said before that I don't really consider critical reaction when creating the work, nonetheless after signing-off a project (especially one as personal as this) it's uplifting to know that it touches people's hearts :-) Here are two of my personal favourites to date:

First-up is this offering by BBC producer and freelance writer Chris Jones, who says:

“FIWT has a rawness and honesty that's at odds with its polished outer shell, but which makes it far more worthy than 99% of what crosses my desk these days. We need to be thankful that work this beautiful still gets made.”

Click on the image below for the full article...

US broadcaster (Progopolis radio show) and author Vince Font generously describes the album as:

“A collection of songs with lyrics deep enough to be considered poetry and arrangements rich enough to make George Martin pitch an envious fit.”

Again, click on the image below to access Vince's full review...

Furthermore, I was recently the Friday night guest on Vic Morgan's BBC Radio programme 'The Late Show'. Vic kindly gave over 30 minutes of his show to chat with me and played a track from the album. A recording of this interview is now available via my Soundcloud page... He graciously described me as "one of the talented musicians we are lucky to have in Devon. An artist not afraid to push those musical boundaries."

Radio slots on various stations are currently being booked... Keep an eye on my official Facebook page for the most up-to-date info :-)

Finally, here are a handful of instant reactions from a selection of all-important listeners / customers:

“Incredible production, gorgeous vocals (by all involved), impeccable instrumentation, and heavy lyrics. There's nothing here not to love.”

“After first listening the word 'incredible' comes to my mind... There is no weak track on the album. Hooray!”

"The best song-based album I've heard in years".

“Stunning! Tempts and delights the ears. The production is amazing! There is range and my ears love it as the 'norm' for production today is 100% all the time.”

“It's going to take many listenings to fully absorb all the nuances. It's a bit like a sculpture where you have to walk round and examine from all sides, step closer, step away, reach out and touch.”

“Oh man, it's happening again! Listening to 'Faith In Worthless Things' for about the seventh time today. Must be the best album of the year 2012 (at least so far)!”

"It's the kind of richly textured, thoughtful, properly adult and rewarding art-pop which deserves so much more than to be hidden away in a cul-de-sac with a pocket audience."

A massive thank you to everyone who has purchased the album so far, and there are quite a few of you! Despite still being in 'soft release' mode (with minimal marketing) the orders are steadily coming in which is hugely gratifying. Each and every fresh order gives me/us a real boost as it's our aim to share the work with as many people as possible :-)

Lee x