MP3 S. Eric Ketzer - Lost Angel
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ROCK: Roots Rock, FOLK: Power-folk
S. Eric Ketzer: Lost Angel
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The term "singer songwriter" has lost its meaning. Sure, there are many lead vocalists who also write lyrics and music, but they're not putting their hearts into it; they're not giving of themselves, not opening up the world-theirs or ours-for deeper introspection. If you're looking for the true poet, look no further than local artist S. Eric Ketzer. Ketzer's 2002 release, Lost Angel, is a collection of poems sung as songs, each of them telling a story.
"Desolation Angel"-in Ketzer's words, a tribute to Jack Kerouac-starts with a haunting, distorted guitar and never lets up, conveying a relentless sense of attempting to break free. "Dreams Come" is a pretty love song Ketzer wrote, watching his wife sleep. Despite the pain of a breakup in "When I Think it's Over," the song itself is a bouncy jaunt with fast fretwork. A bit of a country influence infects songs such as "Sometimes" and "Modern Cowboy," lending texture to the disc overall. The swirling sound of "Sacrifice" is captivating, as well. As a closing point, "Lost Angel" is a beautiful song representing lone dancer as angel.
The inclusion of two spoken-word poems, "Baptismal" and "Reunion," detracts from the continuity of the music; while I enjoy Ketzer's reading the first time through, on follow-up listens they seem to get in the way. However, they are but two songs; the remaining 12 will fill your soul, making you believe in God and the intricacies of life...making you want to grab a glass of wine and the one you love and dance like no one's watching.
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