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Auditory Canvas, Fabric Of Life Album Review


Non-swimming ex-Manchester University student with a passion for Blueberry pancakes but a dislike of the colour purple (not the film) releases his debut album, 'Fabric Of Life'. Auditory Canvas, a.k.a. David Leeson (No relation to Nick that we know of), a.k.a. David Holmes (No not the Ashley Beedle/Sarah Cracknell collaborator, or Daniel Radcliffe stunt double) has previously released a hand full of EP's and remixes, Imogen Heap among them, but this is his first full length offering. Released under his own label, Summer Rain Recordings, Fabric Of Life is the culmination of a determination and desire to fulfil his own musical exploration and make 'his' music. Rather than produce, remix or DJ others musical creations David has meticulously crafted a piece of work that is truly his own.

'I didn't want to just throw 10 songs together and call it an album, I wanted to make it a cohesive auditory journey.'

Fabric Of Life certainly has a cohesion. The cinematic soundscapes, epic panoramas and majestic audio horizons are conjured up beautifully. The texture and treatment to each piece has angular and harmonious presence in equal degrees. The sometimes off beat and awkward instrumentation only heightens the intensity of the music for the listener. Although most tracks have a certain soundtrack feel to them they are easily justifiable on their own merit. David's previous work as score writer on theatre productions has only served to hone his skill at creating atmosphere through a musical manifestation.

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