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Reviews: Maximilian Eubank ~ Standby|
Posted on Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 12:20:48 UTC
Artist: Maximilian Eubank
Home: Des Moines, Iowa
Style: Acoustic Pop
Quote: "Eubank has a good voice for such material and sings with passion, but with a proper amount of restraint as well."
By Peter Braidis
Maximilian Eubank isn't trying to break any new ground with Standby, but that's quite fine. The music within is a pleasant mix of acoustic pop and folk rock. Eubank has a good voice for such material and sings with passion, but with a proper amount of restraint as well. The songs aren't too wordy and flow very nicely. There are some well-executed vocal harmonies offered up here, and the guitar work is impressive.
One of the more noteable aspects about this CD is the mix. The guitars sound beautiful and add to the overall feel of the music. The music is generally in that Jack Johnson/ Dave Matthews vein, but really, Eubank does have his own voice and writes some vivid lyrics as well.
Opener "Soliloquy" is a real standout and worthy of repeated plays, and tracks such as "Not Make Believe," "Crescendo," and "I Will Be Somebody" are all solid, with the latter track having some especially strong guitar breaks.
All of the choruses stick with the listener, and the feel is there on each track. "More To Life Than Roses" even has a bit of a country sound to it. At times however, the songs do hang around a little too long and perhaps some trimming would help, but this is a minor complaint.
Eubank has crafted some great-sounding music which should instantly make you feel good. You might even want to do nude gardening or dance with your cat. Now that's a testament to fine music if I've ever heard one.
Artist Website: http://www.MaximilianEubank.com
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