Cast By the Sea

Alan Kim Cochran

Cast By the Sea
Performed By Alan Kim Cochran
Album UPC 884502109894
CD Baby Track ID AlanKimCochran_008
Label Alan Kim Cochran
Released 2009-08-03
BPM 143
Rated 0
ISRC ushm80986615
Year 2009
Spotify Plays 7
Writer Alan Kim Cochran
Pub Co Alan Kim Cochran
Composer Alan Kim Cochran
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - Idaho


Turn to the wind, and know your future...
...and yet our loves endure, within these songs.


A review, from Bullfrog Music:

I confess! I confess I’m a sucker for cello and flute in my music. I confess that I love literary, intelligent, dramatic, carefully crafted lyrics and charming melodies. I own up to the enjoyment of listening to an unaffected masculine tenor.
Alan Kim Cochran describes himself as a “once-lovesick angry young man… who’s not so young anymore”. He’s been playing guitar since his mid-teens, his constant companion being a twelve-string acoustic guitar – even when finger-picking. Up until 3 years ago, Cochran played in a rock band called FallCastle and recorded a small album. He decided at this point to work on his own projects.

This music has a definite Celtic taste and smell, but like many fine wines, there’s much more available to the listener who takes the time to linger over the glass. You’ll find elements of Loreena McKennitt, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Moody Blues, Al Stewart and quite a few others. So the music isn’t just Celtic; it harks back to some of the magical, fairy-touched music produced by the likes of Steeleye Span and Pentangle. It’s that old folk-rock tradition updated to the new century.
The ambience is dark with speckles of light which may or may not be stars. There’s a mixture of regret, fond remembrance, gentleness and wistfulness at the roads not taken.

The cello and flute are used to great effect, providing nice touches of both deep sonority (cello) and floating musicality (flute). The albums are mixed so as to reveal their presence without letting them take over the stage.

Summary: Sweet, mellifluous, good listening.

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