Sometimes you just want a nice, easy album to listen to. One that is pleasant and enjoyable, not jarring. This CD by Patrick Clifford would be one that I would suggest for that type of occasion. While it isn’t the type of music you’ll go to sleep to, it is the type of sound that will wrap you up in relaxation as you sit in your favorite chair and gaze out the window for a while.
Songs such as “Paddy’s Yank Blues” and “Sea-Fever” got my attention not because they were flashy or energetic, but rather because they were unique enough to make me listen, yet not demanding on the ear. You won’t forget about the sound and space out, but you won’t have to work at enjoying these tracks either. It’s easy.
A few songs are more sprightly, such as “The Narrowback” and “The Galway Races”, but the pace kept on these is not too far a departure from the rest, so it works well. You can listen to the tracks in the order they have been arranged, and if you do that the flow is perfect.
So the next time you need some music to muse by, reach for “American Wake”. Clifford seems to have just the right recipe for unwinding and daydreaming. If you need to get yourself in the right state of mind, this CD might help guide you along the way…
Catherine L. Tully specializes in writing about the arts, lifestyle and travel. She is the Owner of 4dancers, a blog for those who love dance, and Editor for Freelance-Zone, an award-winning site for freelance writers. Catherine also reviews music for Celtic MP3s Music Magazine at www.celticmp3s.com.