Logan Wilson – Geography:
*This review was originally published in the Hastings Observer on June 30th, 2006. It has not been edited and is as originally published*
If you’re looking for the perfect soundtrack to a (hopefully) sunny summer, then this just might be the album for you.
The 13 tracks on ‘Geography’ are from the lighter side of the Rock spectrum and most will have you singing along after a couple of plays.
It has distinct echoes, in parts, of that master of the chilled-out summer sound, Jack Johnson. But, other influences abound.
According to the credits, there are 21 different instruments played on the album, not including the sound of cicadas and the sea! They are used to great effect and illustrate the high level of musicianship present here.
Written by Logan and recorded locally with Harvey Summers at Bexhill’s Broadoak Studios, this is a classy CD. From the excellent production right down to the original artwork.
The album took over a year to record and the level of care taken during that time is obvious for all to hear.
It is certainly one of the best quality locally produced albums i’ve ever heard and stands up to anything i’ve heard recently.
Let’s hope we don’t have to wait quite so long for the follow up.
‘Geography’ has been released by local record label ‘Big Village Records’. An mp3 version of the album, or individual tracks can be bought from iTunes:
You can find more info and listen to ‘Geography’ on Logan Wilson’s website: