Title: How to Land
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2006
An intriguing offering from the husband and wife fronted band The Drexlers. This is a well put together album that is enjoyable to listen to and is certainly worthy of repeat plays. Strangely however there are very few tracks that you can really pick as standing out from the pack, it just seems to hang together and flow as an album - a sort of concept album without the concept!
The Drexlers sound is essentially pop based with a sprinkling of country, but without the western - and the use of a cello gives a bit of an extra twist to the sound as well it has to be said. Typical of their approach are "The Den" and "How to Land", both of which display Annie Drexler's fine lilting vocal style, which is the spark that really sets the songs alight. "Bright Blue Dream" is another that is well worth checking out if you want to know what the band is all about.
With well constructed songs (all by David and Annie Drexler), coupled with a well rehearsed and talented band to provide the foundation, this release has a lot going for it, and it is an album that you are liable to find yourself liking without really knowing why.
June 21, 2007
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