CD Review – 15-11-11
of the great vocal groups of our times have been made up of
siblings take The Bee Gees, The Corrs or countless
other examples. It’s like harmonising with oneself! Tinlin
definitely prove the theory correct with brothers Alex and
Rolf providing superb vocals in their own inimitable style.
Tinlin, are formed by siblings Alex
and Rolf, who together write and perform all their own material,
in an eclectic style which, is constantly changing to engulf
the listener in a myriad of emotions and sounds.
Moving on the music their latest live
CD is full of energy and enthusiasm which is captured well
in this recording, bringing the band into your living room
and challenging your aural senses with varied sonic textures.
Having seen Tinlin live, and also having
reviewed their previous effort “Instant Pleasure”,
I found myself singing along to most of the tracks, even though
I have only known their music for about a year. Their infectious
melody lines stay with you.
The whole CD plays well and creates
a pleasant atmosphere throughout, relaxed for the slower numbers
whilst the up-tempo numbers encourage one to “air drum” along
to Jack Carracks percussive rhythms.
My preferred tracks carrying on from
the songs I heard both live in concert and on Instant Pleasure
are well represented such as “Red Wine State of Mind”
with its funky electric piano riff.
I was also surprised by the acoustic version of “Never
let you lie” which contrasts greatly to the full band
version on the studio CD.
This track has it all, a
catchy hook, a raucous middle eight and the final epic build
Other memorable songs such
as “Soldier Boy” and “Restless Soul” give us
an atmospheric laid back feel and indulge the listener which
their rich harmonies intricate guitar picking, whilst numbers
such as “Perdu” have a style influenced by classical
folk and lute music
Be sure to get a copy of
this great CD of quality music truly felt from the heart and
also lookup Tinlin’s performances supporting Paul Carrack
on his 2011/12 Tour.
By Ernest H Slade
Thanks to Tinlin for the
Please visit www.tinlinmusic.com for further information.