Tomorrow sees the CD Release Show for hometown troubadour Reuben Bullock over at the Arrata Opera House here in Calgary. I believe there is still space but make sure you check into the Facebook event for more info.
The new album “Man Made Lakes” from Bullock sees an album growth from the previous “Pulling Up Arrows” (see our feature here). The new album is 11 tracks and honestly shows a full range of performances from delicate introspective to punchy indie rock. Well mostly it is to the softer side but there is always something about Bullock’s performance that lets you know there is something inside almost clawing to get out. Whether it is the gothic “Burial” to the definitely epic sing a long “Bow and Arrow”.
Where the album soars is in the moody and hallow tracks like “How to Fight” and “Pray For You” and even the stunningly fragile “Once Upon a Time” or “Lullaby”. I also must list the track “We Belong” as it seems like the epitome of a Reuben Bullock track; focused acoustics along with the back and forth of cadence in the songcrafting. The type of song you know brings the house down at live shows. Wait…if there was a live show to see him where would you go? Tomorrow’s CD Release makes for the perfect moment to see the album, hear the artist and come away with a new favourite album in Man Made Lakes.
Take a listen to a couple of tracks below to get you started along with a recent Streaming Cafe performance of a earlier Slowcoustic favourite “The Rain”.