New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Writing a music review is not like randomly pinning down a musician or a band based on some common and generic illustration or an available sound bite; it is much more than that. It takes a lot of research to come out with a fair review of a song, album, band, musician, etc. Recently, the Sydney-based band, Big Merino has released their debut album, "Suburban Wildlife", which is beyond any criticism, analysis, or judgment.
Big Merino is not a band of some random or non-linear musicians, but of the seasoned sonic veterans. And when these musical experts release their debut album, there remains no doubt of its perfection. "Suburban Wildlife" may seem like rudderless at the first glance, but, it is a magnificent collection of ten soundtracks. These songs are individual examples of music craftsmanship of high-quality, with a top-notch of lyrics, vocal, sound arrangements, and instrumentation.
The team of Big Merino, have delivered a fusion of Bluesy rock, country, and funk with an organic and grassroots sound in "Suburban Wildlife". The warm yet refreshing sound, coming from the acoustic guitar, the smooth and unfeigned leading vocal, ear-soothing melody, rich lyrical expression, will help the mind of the listener to reach to a sonic euphoria.
From beginning to the end, "Suburban Wildlife" is an easy-interpretable music album, a winner among the audience as well as musician. It is not just a debut album of the band, but a musical celebration, alluring the listeners and fellow musicians to come to the world of Big Merino.
The opening soundtrack is "Black Cockatoos", playing out in a beautiful way with the subtlety of harmonies that grow intense towards the end. After listening to "black Cockatoos" for the first time, it seems like the team of Big Merino has crafted the beautiful and astounding soundscapes with care and effortlessly. It is, in fact, a simple and easy-interpretable piece of musical creation, breathing gently to the ears of the audience. The guitar solo, soaked in passion, the lyrics, skillful performance, talented vocal, altogether makes "Black Cockatoos" a memorable and heart-winning soundtrack.
"How Can You Be So Sure" kicks off the generic, and universal characteristics of music, and has become a soundtrack, where the talented musical veterans of Big Merino are sharpening their qualities in a much more memorable way.
The overall layout of "How Can You Be So Sure" is different from the "Black Cockatoos", and the melody and rhythm of this song are drilling energy and enthusiasm in the mind of the listener. The moment you hit the play button for this soundtrack, its infectious melody, and lyric will send your mind to another realm of sonic waves.
Through "Turn This Boat Around", the band is making a fervent and emotional appeal for the awareness of political activism. "Hands In The Fire" and "Love Letter From A Fool" are taking a close and sharp look at the modern day's human relationship.
Each of the soundtrack of "Suburban Wildlife" shows a perfect chemistry of melody, emotion, verses, vocal, and instrumentation, and deserves to hit the play button, not for just once, but for many times.