BY WAY OF WATER presents full-length, "Somewhere in Between…"
MUSIC FARMER 5 - Review by Adam Jones
An Alt-Rock Symphony of Soul and Sound
In the vast universe of alternative rock, seldom do we come across an album that whispers to the soul, resonates with the heart, and moves the spirit. With "Somewhere in Between…", BY WAY OF WATER, the evocative avatar of Shane Moodie, beckons us into such a wondrous odyssey.
From the very first notes of "Everything Yellow", BY WAY OF WATER doesn’t merely begin the album; he unveils a tempest of passion. The roar of guitars and drums, echoing the fierce spirit of Nirvana and Soundgarden, creates waves that crash upon the shores of our consciousness. Shane Moodie's vocals, reminiscent of rock titans Kurt Cobain and Chris Cornell, are not merely heard but deeply felt - as if echoing the primal call of our innermost desires.
Yet, as any masterful composer knows, beauty often lies in contrast. "Afterglow" transports listeners into an ethereal realm, where darkness and light dance in cosmic harmony. With vocals that seem to bridge the gap between the terrestrial and celestial, Shane Moodie creates an enveloping aura of mystery and wonder.
The journey, however, is not one-dimensional. The introspective depths of “My Own Accord” and the gritty nostalgia of “Shedding” stand as shining beacons - a showcasing of Moodie’s reverence for the '90s grunge era. The entire album unfolds like a tapestry, each song a unique pattern, weaving together a tale of emotion, experience, and evolution.
“Rain,” with its enchanting guitar interplay, feels like a gentle embrace by nature itself. It's a song where the skies and earth seem to converge, creating a harmonic symphony, and Moodie's impassioned vocals serve as the celestial conductor.
The versatility of Shane Moodie's artistic expression is palpable. Whether it's the melodic lull of "Follow", the haunting allure of "Capture", or the bright serenade of "Always & Never", BY WAY OF WATER traverses a spectrum of emotions, binding them with a golden thread of authenticity.
Concluding with "Waiting", the album reinforces itself as an epic alt-rock odyssey coming full circle. It's a reflective pause, a moment of stillness amidst the tumultuous journey, a contemplative sigh echoing in the vast expanse of musical cosmos.
From the very first notes of "Everything Yellow", BY WAY OF WATER doesn’t merely begin the album; he unveils a tempest of passion. The roar of guitars and drums, echoing the fierce spirit of Nirvana and Soundgarden, creates waves that crash upon the shores of our consciousness.