[schema type=”review” name=”Pondertone – From Now On” author=”Sabine van Gameren” pubdate=”2015-11-06″ ]It took some time to get to a new release. Pondertone has taken about 10 year between the last album and “From Now On” which got released right at the start of November.
The majority of the release is recorded at home. A cosy choice that suits his lifestyle well and perhaps the intimacy of his own surroundings gives a benefit towards the warm atmosphere in the sound of this release. A personal touch so to say. Yet in the songs that are to be found in this release you may also feel like a story being told. It may be yours, it may be your neighbours, maybe that guy in the bar around the corner. In the end it comes done to life and the little things that come down to many. The attention to details is what makes the album remarkable. The love for classic song arrangements give the album a little bit nostalgia. In a song like “Smug Lie” there is a recognizable melody for example. Makes that you feel connected easily.
“From Now On” is an album that could be for an everyday life. An album that is not going into a world that’s far from yours, it is approachable and recognizable and brought with simplicity. A pleasant one to spend the night with. (the album)
02. Where Did Love Go
03. Leading up to This
04. No Worries
05. The Town and the Chimney
06. Rusty Rails
07. Smug Lie
08. Katie (At the Woodmill)
09. Walter Benjamin’s Briefcase
10. Everyone’s Insane and I Am Not
12. Shipwrecked in a Bottle
13. Interlude or Epiloge