Its talented artist, bassist Darwish, has made this debut solo album a very eclectic piece of work.
I believe Darwish’s voice makes the album, in fact I dare any of the listeners not to fall in love with it! And if the above is not enough, the compositions and arrangements are beautiful, a mixture of ethereal and light pop accompanied by an underlying sense of forlorn and philosophical reflection.
And then, there are the lyrics, of course! There is something for everyone: city life, love, loss, longing. Tales within a tale.
Darwish has played with a lot of great musicians like Imelda May, Moses Boyd, Zara McFarlane as well as Sting, Newton Faulkner to name a few, but on “Reclamation” he has managed to claim his own title: a sensitive and talented writer and musician.
His juxtaposition of styles and tones makes this a very interesting and promising album!
We shall keep a close eye on Darwish and his future steps. “Reclamation” is a refreshing outlook on music and the meaning of life!
Text: Erminia Yardley
Photo Credits: Jay Darwish - and (c) info: all rights go to original recording artist/owner/photographer(s). YT Video: Darwishmusic