Name: Clock Strikes
Album: Lost and Found EP
Angus Cruikshank – drums, percussion, vocals
Drew Dinsmore – bass, vocals
Ben Harris – guitar, lead vocals
Dave Snider – guitar, harmonica, vocals
I don’t know how I got this CD. I think my friend gave it to me, and he got it from a friend who lives in Ottawa. I think the origins of this CD lie in a music festival that happened 3 years ago.
iTunes recognizes this as Reggae. I’ll agree. I won’t disagree. It’s nice to listen to and easy on the eardrums. The relaxing-have-a-good-time music. I don’t know a whole lot about reggae so I really can’t comment on how true to this style Clock Strikes really is… but I doubt it’s off track.
There’s something about reggae music that always feels like there’s a message behind they lyrics. Not that I know WHAT that message is, but I feel like there’s something I’m not quite 100% getting. I mean, with pop love songs, it’s easy. Boy loves girl. Boy wants girl. Boy will end up with girl. With these ones… there’s talk about the future, and premonitions, and some sort of biblical sense of fighting… always music to make me think.
Lost and Found is a pretty short CD with only 4 songs on it. For that it doesn’t make for a good road-trip CD because I would go crazy listening to the same 4 songs over and over. Sometimes, sometimes I can listen to a song on repeat for hours, go figure. I like the music though. I would definitely recommend some bar play it just over the radio while people are getting their drink on. That would be nifty in and of itself.