CD review by Greg Barnett
The album is jazz-inflected, with rich and warm arrangements featuring Sarah’s vocal set amongst acoustic guitar, double bass, percussion, female harmony and tasteful electric guitar chords/licks.
A consistent airy and loose feel that explores texture rather than nailing repetitive verse/chorus structures.
All songs here are penned by Sarah Jane.
The lyrics are simple and joyful rather than message laden or angsty.
Starting out as a jazz duo 5 years ago with just stripped back double bass and strong vocal harmonies at its core, Soular Spill, an evolving musical collective, has grown into a band comprising all NSW Blue Mountains based musicians.
Each member contributes their own unique flavour, drawing on a rich tapestry of musical experience, and blends this into a warm folky sound.
With Sarah Jane Spillane up front on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Skye Evans on the double bass and vocal harmonies, Colin Day on lead guitar, Frank Corby on drums and John Stuart on congas, Soular Spill creates a consistent album vibe and a pristine sound.
9 tracks and 33:46 playing time.
4-panel card wallet with credits, track list and contact info.