Music Review for Songs for the Sleepwalkers- ‘Our Rehearsed Spontaneous Reactions’
By C.W. Ross
The man behind Songs for The Sleepwalkers is Italian born singer-songwriter Andrea Caccese who now calls the country of Sweden home. ‘Our Rehearsed Spontaneous Reactions’ is a mix of, Post-Rock, Experimental and Alt. Folk music that paints ever-changing landscapes with its songs. As you listen to the music words like ethereal, organic and reflective come to mind.
Don’t get me wrong, this album isn’t going to put you to sleep. While the songs do rely a lot on acoustic guitar and soft vocals Caccese isn’t afraid to also kick it up a notch with a rock edge sound complete with electric guitar and drum work like found on the alt. rock sounding track, “We Are Still Here,” which happens to also be one of my favorite tracks found on the album.
Several of the songs that make up, ‘Our Rehearsed Spontaneous Reactions’ also have an electronic (samples, keys/snyth) element found on them that like boiling water keep coming to the surface of the songs in little bubbles of musical goodness. The final element found in the songs is a richness that comes from the strings (cello) sounds that are found on several of the songs including, “Set the World on Fire.”
Things wrap up with the acoustic singer-songwriter track, “What If I Do”, which really showcases the heartfelt vocal style of Andrea Caccese
‘Our Rehearsed Spontaneous Reactions’ will be available in early January via imprint Paper Wings Records along with worldwide digital distribution via outlets like, Bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes, Napster, Emusic, LastFM, and CDBaby.
Review Takeaway: While ‘Our Rehearsed Spontaneous Reactions’ may be the debut from Andrea Caccese under his Songs for the Sleepwalkers name it plays like that of a seasoned performer that knows exactly where he wants his music to go and what he wants it to say.