Seldom has there been such a proliferation of violins in non-classical music as this year. Chamber pop is everywhere as perhaps the perfect antidote to dance music. Who is Very Secretary to be left out of the turn to posh instrumentation? This is gentle, summer-turning-to-fall music, with just a hint of melancholy in the interplay between David Johnson’s breathy vocals and Rachael Dietkus’ ever-present violin that acts as a second vocalist. Standing In The Shade would rate a tad higher with a bit more melodic variation and the vocals mixed a bit louder, but the 10 songs form a coherent whole that ideally suits these late September days.
// Sound Affects
"The man whose songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, David Allan Coe, The Highwaymen, and countless others succumbs to time’s cruel cue that the only token of permanence we have to offer are the effects of shared moments and memories.READ the article