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Benjamin Blower & The Pillar Of Smoke by Benjamin Blower & The Pillar Of Smoke

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Rock, Album, Independent, Top Rated
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Debut release from a Midlands-based songsmith.

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  1. 1. Better Be Ready
  2. 2. Blood And Snow
  3. 3. Beulah
  4. 4. Holy Smoke
  5. 5. Why Should You Give A Damn About Me-
  6. 6. Everybody Knows But Nobody Cares
  7. 7. O Unfaithfulness
  8. 8. We're In Trouble Now
  9. 9. I'm Ready To Climb The Mountain And Die
  10. 10. In Memory Of The Woman At Bethany
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9/10

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Birmingham-based Benjamin Blower is a troubled soul. He looks at the world around him and is unsettled by the spirit of the age. I want to call this album "prophetic" in the true sense of the word and Blower sounds like an Old Testament prophet, ranting against the system for anyone who has ears to hear. Then again, he might just be an unhinged crazy with a long beard. He dresses his thoughts in the unusual clothes of an indie music which is loose, organic and totally compelling. Quite often he settles on fabulously weird grooves and chants or songs just seem to propel themselves along. I have to confess after numerous listens, there is still plenty here that I don't fully understand but with each listen, something fresh grabs me. Highlights? There are many: I love "I'm Ready To Climb This Mountain And Die" which has a weary Moses sharing snapshots of his life. I wish that the snappy "Better Be Ready" was longer and he had cleared his throat before singing "Why Should You Give A Damn About Me?". But these are small and not quite serious quibbles. In a world that has turned its back on God, I'm glad for an artist like Blower who is willing to sing uncomfortable truths and make us think about bigger realities. Isn't that the role of a prophet?

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 74377
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Zang Productions ZANGCD00008
Items: 1
Release Date: 2007

Debut release from a Midlands-based songsmith.














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