Green Love Review
Fix Dec 04
This CD has been one of my most pleasant surprises over the last few months. Although I had never previously heard of Armes, this CD made me take notice from the first listen.
Armes is a native Brit who now makes his home in Manhattan. Lately, he’s been venturing out to Long Island quite a bit.
His music is high quality acoustic, with moody, exquisite vocals and some intricate 6- and 12-string guitar playing. None of your run-of-the-mill pick-strum-strum stuff here. I don’t know if anyone else would hear it the same way, but I find it to be very romantic, even sensuous msic, of the type that a sensitive man of the new millennium might put on the CD player if he were hoping to take a fairly new relationship to the next level of intimacy (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).
The CD is full-length, containing a total of 14 songs. A few of my favorites include "All Saints Day", which has the feel of a traditional ballad to it; "The Three Kings", which has sort of a David Crosby vibe ("Didn’t I say I’d always love you baby / Didn’t I say I’d always be for you? / Didn’t I say I’d always love you baby / Surely now you know it’s true?"); "Little Girl", which is as beautiful a ballad as I’ve heard in a long time; and "Swim", the number that opens the CD and sets the mood for what’s to follow. However, there are certainly a number of other good songs here as well.
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