Sunday, February 21, 2010

Eric John Kaiser

Eric John Kaiser

The Collector: Eric John Kaiser. He collects love stories, ideas, pictures, post cards. Though his songs are mostly in French, Eric John brings great humility to his art-nouvo style. His melodies wander from minor to major with ease and take you for walks through Parisan nights in Eiffel Tower Park, through sunny afternoons sitting in the French Country side. His style is very refined. Like fine a wine. Seriously though, he leaves you wanting more with his catchy lines and memorable words, although you might have to consult a French-English dictionary, or a multi-linguist. His first song, "Jig-saw Puzzle" he says himself, "Explains how men don't understand anything about women." Pretty straight forward. He takes a good long look at relationships and how "it is a constant evolution of things. Complicated but guided." This alone speaks for itself. The next song, dissonant and reflective. Comprising of dynamics, Eric John Kaiser and Anton, trade lyrical melodies with voice and mandolin. Back and forth, build, build, and build to "Wake up she's gone", "She don't see me no more." Then drop off back to the reflection of his outburst and what lead to the outburst. The last song, "Go West", he follows his heart, back to that old pioneering spirit of fame, fortune, as well as danger. The trumpet calls him in, its like the call of his heart muted by his anxtious fear.

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