Martin Briley – It Comes In Waves

February 3rd, 2007
by Celtic Bob

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It Comes In Waves

2006, MTM Music/Zink Music

Rating: 2.5/5

For those of you who don’t know who Martin Briley is (like me), he’s a singer/songwriter/guitarist who has worked with celebrities like Celine Dion, Tom Jones, Meatloaf, etc. This is his fourth solo album on a new label where he delivers the stuff he does best: mellow melodic rock. There are no musicians listed in the bio, so maybe the talented Briley plays all the instruments by himself.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

 

The album flows in the same slow tempo the whole way. I can hear huge musical similarities with Eric Clapton as well. Briley has a voice that really doesn’t fit any other kind of music, so this music is perfect for him. All of the songs are pretty good; the only thing I don’t like is the incredibly slow tempo. Faster songs like “< ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Church of Disney”, “Me and My Invisible Friend”, “Fake Horizon”, and the mid-tempo track “Pray for Rain” work pretty well. In fact, they actually save this album from total disaster.

 

IT COMES IN WAVES is perfect as a gift for your mother-in-law or to a melodic-rock-lovin’ girlfriend.  

 

Martin Briley – lead vocals, all instruments

 

www.martinbriley.com

www.mtm-music.com

www.zinkmusic.com

 

Tracklist

It Comes In Waves

Church Of Disney

Big Sun

I Don’t Think She Misses Me At All

Me And My Invisible Friend

The Message

In The Dim Light Of A Brand New Day

Invisible

Pray For  Rain

That Song

Fake Horizon

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