Reviews in 200 Words

All Come Down: Steve Mason

In Singles Week: Life on Shuffle on November 5, 2010 at 2:04 pm
Some people break up with their band and do solo projects and it’s awkward–like when a great couple splits and you realize you don’t like either one of them alone–but Steve Mason sans the Beta Band, is awesome. This is stripped-down and meditative–you’ll find yourself nodding along and slipping into the trance. It’s like Mason found what he really wants to do. There’s something about the echo in his voice and the entrance of the beat that makes you turn things up a bit. Don’t slip, don’t fall beside me. This is a revelation song. The very last thing on my mind is to leave you behind. An assurance. The one-man-band is a big thing these days, and sometimes it’s far too produced, but in this case, Mason pulls it off. You kind of want to hear this on repeat. You kind of want to take a long walk to it, several times. You kind of want to fall into synch with everything that’s going on in this song, leaving everything else behind.

-Micah Ling
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