Monday, July 14, 2008
CD Review: Chris Perren - Propaganda
Chris Perren – Propaganda
2007, Chris Perren
Chris Perren is a talented music writer and producer from Brisbane, Australia. He parses his time between the band Mr. Maps, writing music for animations by Black Brow, and writing scores for theater and film. He has a wicked sense of humor, and he likes to play around with his keyboard and find new sounds/moods/attitudes. His debut solo EP, Propaganda, hit the internet in 2007.
Propaganda starts out with A New Logic, a sweet mellow-rocker that is fit for Adult-Contemporary radio. See You Soon Temp Master has a country feel to it, and is gorgeous ballad that would do quite well on CMT. Severing Ties is also a must-hear, with a big, layered sound not evidenced elsewhere on Propaganda.
Propaganda falls into that category of recordings that are pleasant to listen to but not awe-inspiring. Chris Perren is a very talented composer, and the material here is good, but there's nothing here that inspires me to go back to this disc again and again. That will be different for different people of course, so I encourage you to check it out.
Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about Chris Perren at www.myspace.com/chrisperren. You can find downloads of songs on Chris’ MySpace page or on LastFM.com. It is unclear whether this album is being sold commercially at this time.