|Friday 14 November 2014 @ 09:00pm : -
David 9 Lunas
From the warm jazz folk feel of the opening song, of David 9 Lunas'' "Rain Water and Wine" the listener immediately wants to walk with David 9 down his roads of love and loss, of imaginary tigers, and angels in trees and even through the back streets of our current world recession of frustration and invention. All of which are painted in the sounds of acid blues, punk folk and reggae country making the whole album acutely contemporary and a highly emotionally charged affair that dances dangerously close to the artist.
“I feel my music to be from the current modern mind, a combination of genres and influences that could only be accessed and express in the present time.”
The album is an example of character based song writing. This 10 song album has been recorded almost as musical photography on the life of David 9 Lunas so far.
As a total musical maverick this Anglo-Trinidadian has been mesmerizing crowds up and down Europe for a while now. He has had international chart success with all groups he has been with (No Sweat, B.L.O.W.) – having sold thousands of albums.
After his contracts had expired he was free to write and gather material to reflect in his songs. Coupled with a diet of poets and song-smiths from Arthur Rimbaud and George Orwell to Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley, David 9 developed into something distinctively original and singularly identifiable.
David 9 was seen on MTV Music Channel and was signed to Warner Chapel Music and London Records.
Listeners comments on ''Rain Water and Wine'' (SOUNDOUT/reverbnation):
"The lyrics were original and meaningful. There is flow and dynamics.”
“Nice poetic metaphors mixed with jazzy range of singing equals a provocative cut.”
“The overall tone has a rich deep warm quality… The singer has an elegant tone to his voice. He is very soulful.”
“Perfect sounds and cultivating music flows from this heartbreaker.”