With Captain of the Waves eclectic foreign sound ringing in listener’s ears, the themes of the ocean, life, and serenity are all present in Hidden Gems-Chapter 1. The strong voices throughout the album set the tone comparable to that of storytelling and the narrator setting up the scene. Compared to a “a cabin crew” of musicians, the sounds of the accordion, double bass, mandolin, banjo & miscellaneous percussion encompasses a wordly sound centered as well on the sounds of the Bouzouki and Ukulele.
A ‘cabin crew’ of accordion, double bass, mandolin, banjo & pitter patter percussion adding to the Captain’s voices, accompanied by his Bouzouki/Ukulele, were the nucleus of the noise evident on the debut album. Captain of the Lost Waves combines the traditional sound of black cabaret with the stories of a traveler in a planned and intentional way that informs listeners that their ambiance has been no mistake.
Filed under: Musical Interludes (Melodic thoughts from the Jester) Tagged: 2017, Captain of the Lost Waves, Edith Piaf, Hidden Gems Chapter 1, indie music, Jaques Brel, Jethro Hull, Peter Gabriel, The Beach Boys