Monday, December 13, 2021

This Beautiful Chaos By Trevor Gordon Hall


This Beautiful Chaos


Trevor Gordon Hall

Written by

Steve Sheppard


This review is a first for me, as I have never written one for a compilation of songs created by no less than six different guitars before. This Beautiful Chaos is utterly unique and as such Trevor Gordon Hall has manifested something quite breath taking to ease our days along the way, with performances and structures that are chilled, fluent, peace filled, and to be honest, quite brilliant to bathe within.

The opener is a wonderful flow of notes, ones that are so deep and moving, that they retain a vibrancy that will completely resonate with your musical palette and called, Chase the Chills.

As a part time guitarist myself, I appreciate albums like this, they give me a nudge and a desire to do more, and tracks like Know Thyself, are a fine example of this feeling I have right now, and a piece that also reminds me in part of Australia’s Ian Cameron Smith and the one and only Jim Kimo West.

This is a stunning album and the best part is of course we have no less than 10 blissful tracks to explore on it, like the fascinating and imploring tones of Saudade, or perhaps the magical narrative of pieces like Resolution in Tension, an offering that had an almost mysterious narrative that I truly enjoyed.

The penultimate offering is a bluesy little number, and indeed Ontic Blues is one of those pieces to sway to on a late winter’s afternoon as you watch the day flow past, whilst Trevor Gordon Hall concludes this wonderful album with one of my personal favourites entitled At Peace with the Struggle, a composition that is probably one of the most ambient on the album.

This Beautiful Chaos by Trevor Gordon Hall is an acoustic lover’s paradise, you have a veritable cornucopia of many delights here to pacify that need and desire, and the artist manifests each and every one of them with the most sublime touch of artistic professionalism ever, making This Beautiful Chaos one of the most listenable albums of the year in this genre with absolute ease.

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