David Baron is now the helmsman of the Woodstock sound. Blending pop and synth, with modular and analogue moments, he is crafting a new pedestal. He brings an edge to music that is unseen and unheard, relating to the experiences of artists and their stories. He might not be Aesop, but he has fables to tell. This is his album, Some Infinities Are Larger Than Others.
There is a chance you have heard of David Baron and his compositions. His 2020 album Whisperers is a breakthrough in indie music, having a collection of songs like no other. He maintains that profile and sound with Stardust. Fiona Glenn lends her cosmic voice to populate this song with panache. It has a heavenly, floating instrumental section which she glides over with ease. The lyrics enamour and entertain, without pushing any fibre of pretence. It is a brilliant arrangement, and only gets richer and denser with every section.
Stones in the River Bed opens with some arpeggio keys. They set the textured carpet on which Donna Lewis can glide, float and explore on. It is an acoustic delight, it is ample yet pulsates with the energy of the next verse. By the time the strings come through, you feel the goosebumps rise. The progression is almost flawless, and the dance is a spectacle.
Boy in the Lighthouse is a jazz styled experimentation that spreads its wings with pride. It has groovy sax sections, and plays with piano elements while having an edge that is uniquely David Baron. Recognizable sections float by, and take you for a journey into the unknown.
Two Places at Once creates a sultry background with sax and bass. It floats upon the soft synth background, while having digital interactions with keys. While we are on this voyage, David Baron wants to show us a whole new world. We oblige with a smile. The groove is so deep and enjoyable, it wavers with the enigma of a newborn’s personality.
Father And Son is an emotional sail, set to sea. It is an experiential and meditative piece, something for reflection. To capture this, David Baron uses strings and synths, flowing into each other like memories and experiences. As the core melody is retained on the piano, the strings depart, finding their own way. It is reminiscent of a relationship, from prenatal to separation. Not only does it capture all the elements, but flourishes in their colour.
With this album, David has approached a cinematic frame that is difficult to imagine. The Tree of Life immediately came to mind, for the instrumental as well as vocals. For the short album that it is, Baron has stretched the fabric of his songwriting to the metamorphosis that it teased. Listen to the album, and let us know what you thought!
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