Goot - Arranged Noise
Record Label: None
Release Date: May 14, 2008
I donít know if most of you, like me, are sort of growing tired of electronic pulses, and mechanical drum beats found in a lot of todayís music. I mean, it is fun for a while, but one gets tired of it after repeated listens. Itís nice every once in a while to rediscover just how great music can be when itís all done naturally. This brings us to Goot, and his debut album Arranged Noise. Goot is the kind of artist some of us dream of, the solo star who plays all his instruments, writes his own songs, and sings with such great charm and optimism, that we canít help but be drawn in by his infectious tunes.
One of the great things about this album is the use of piano in most of the songs. It creates such great texture, as well as a catchy edge. Coupled with Gootís strong pipes, it just embodies this great sense of emotion and musical strength.
Arranged Noise is filled with so many different kinds of songs, from upbeat sing-a-longs (Scared, Stay For The Weekend) to fast, hectic anthems (A Lot To Learn, Doctorís Orders) all charged with a great sense of passion, and optimism found in all of his songs. Its obvious that his songs look on the sunnier side, rather then dwell in the negative. While the lyrics may sometimes come off as a little less then sunny (Alive), the melodies truly make you feel like youíre dancing in the summer.
One problem with the album is that it is far to easily compared to other artists. It becomes very obvious that we could compare Goot to the likes Of Bryce Avary (The Rocket Summer) or Andrew McMahon (Something Corporate Era). While neither of the aforementioned artists are poor in any way, it is just to easy to see the likeness of them compared to Goot.
Overall, through Arranged Noise, we see an artist who is well on their way to making a change in music. Not only is this cd laden with great songs, it really shows a lot of potential that Goot has, and will continue to grow with as an artist. It will be interesting to see how he evolves as an artist, because itís obvious things can only get better from here.