More often than not, stepping through the myriad of music on offer yields little of real interest (some people’s interpretation of ‘acoustic & folk’ always intrigues me). Nonetheless, I choose to stick to with it as I’ll occasionally happen on something that becomes my soundtrack for the rest of the day.
Such was the case with this album from Sennen Timcke an artist who, despite having a clearly signposted and well laid out press-kit on his site (take note other artists who want to make it easy to be written about), I still don’t know very much about, not even which part of the country he calls home.
Not that it matters, because all that matters is that the album is hugely enjoyable. It resounds with driving and rhythmic acoustic-based tunes….Ben Howard wouldn’t be a stretch comparison. Definitely more contemporary than traditional, the collection nonetheless has this kind of ‘bluegrass’ sense about it which I think is borne from Sennen’s vocal, which isn’t the most technically perfect…in fact there’s nothing technically perfect about anything here…but that’s clearly not the point. The album evokes emotion, transporting the listener’s feeling of time and place, as all great music does…and in that sense it’s remarkably successful.
Won’t attempt to describe it any further other than to provide a link below and encourage you to check it out for yourself. I’m now on my third play and my enthusiasm for this record is still going strong.
In this interview with Sennen Timcke, we to try and understand how he works, the challenges he faces and what tools he uses.
Sennen is a singer songwriter currently based in the South West of England. He’s been focussed on both writing and recording over the last few years – his first EP, ‘From Now On’ came out in 2013 and he has a new album ‘Closer Now’ set for release this spring. At present he’s in Barcelona on a long tour of Europe, playing live everyday, exploring different cities and towns, and perfecting his performance.
Read the full interview: