BEEing Human

Beeing Human - Mark Bruland

Carson gave this album 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes on 2012-07-11.

I have had the privilege are reviewing the talented Mark Bruland's album BEEing Human thanks to the copy that I receieve from The Creative Service Company.

The artist is a bee keeper, so many of the tracks' have an out door theme; for instance: "A Cool Breeze For Louise", "Tom Parker's Wind Chimes", and "Alexander's Grove". Also, a number of songs such as "Beeing Human" and "e;Suite Honey Bee" have bee related names - and are punny, which I for one appreciate. It is clear that Mark put a lot of thought went into the naming of his music.

Many of the songs are relaxing (notable exceptions are "OMS Child" and "Richard's Horn") and are almost hymn-like in their sound. This is fitting as nature is often associated with meditation and reflection. This is not to say that the music is bland though as many works - such as "Natylee's Bench" - are extremely intricate.

Overall, this is a solid album with even the weakest songs (the title track "Beeing Human" and "Marking Time") earning a well-above average score. However, it seems odd to me that the two lowest scoring tracks are the bookends of the album; albums should start with something to really captivate the listener and end with a bang. This is not to say that the best songs should be on the ends, but tracks closer to the median should be. Another oddity is the track "My Laughing Heart" in which the voices of Mark and his daughter are present.

BEEing Human is a strong album that is relaxing and thought-provoking and belongs in the collection of anyone who appreciates modern Art Music.

TrackNameCarsonKatherine   TrackNameCarsonKatherine
1 Beeing HumanBeeing Human - Beeing Human 3.75 notes3.75 notes3.75 notes3.75 notes     10 A Cool Breeze For LouiseA Cool Breeze for Louise - Beeing Human 4 notes4 notes4 notes4 notes
2 Suite Honey BeeSuite Honey Bee - Beeing Human 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes     11 My Laughing HeartMy Laughing Heart - Beeing Human 4 notes4 notes4 notes4 notes
3 OMS ChildOMS Child - Beeing Human 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes     12 Tom Parker's Wind ChimesTom Parker's Wind Chimes - Beeing Human 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes
4 EclaireEclaire - Beeing Human 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes     13 The Cheyenne RoseThe Cheyenne Rose - Beeing Human 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes
5 ELK and Little GELK and Little G - Beeing Human 4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes     14 Alexander's GroveAlexanders' Grove - Beeing Human 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes
6 No Matter WhatNo Matter What - Beeing Human 4 notes4 notes4 notes4 notes     15 Blue Eyed SteelBlue Eyed Steel - Beeing Human 4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes
7 An Afternoon With SteveAn Afternoon With Steve - Beeing Human 4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes     16 Natylee's BenchNatylee's Bench - Beeing Human 4.75 notes4.75 notes4.75 notes4.75 notes4.75 notes
8 Richard's HornRichard's Horn - Beeing Human 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes     17 Vicki's LessonsVicki's Lessons - Beeing Human 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes
9 Pictures From WheelsPictures from Wheels - Beeing Human 4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes     18 Marking TimeMarking Time - Beeing Human 3.75 notes3.75 notes3.75 notes3.75 notes

Privacy Policy

Copyright © 2017, Carson F. Ball




immense-note
immense-note
immense-note
immense-note

Featured Albums

Click on an album to buy it.
Music Reviews: Album reviews covering a variety of genres.