By: Christopher Clarke
Halogen Entertainment 2004
Review by Len Rogers
Catchy, classic pop-rock styles combine with a myriad of lyrical sentiments to create a
diverse tapestry of musical enjoyment. Multi-tasking is an obvious specialty of Christopher Clarke. Successfully mastering the responsibilities of writer, arranger, producer, pianist, and last but certainly not least, singer for "Unknown Surrender". Clarke creates a "sing-a-long" feel early, with his contagious lyrics and musical hooks. Brooding good looks, mesmerizing eyes, unique musical style, and vocal qualities create a strong image visually and musically for Christopher.
Twelve tracks of Christopher Clarke's
musical sharings bring an ample and more than pleasant addition to a anyone's
music library. Making "Unknown Surrender a valuable and as well as a
quality inclusion. Tempos vary, lyrics touch, tickle & intrigue as Clarke
weaves his musical magic. Hard to pick favorites, although stand-outs would be;
"Unknown Surrender", a warm & inviting personal and touching song of sentimental reaction and experience.
"What's Happened?" Here Christopher bluntly addresses sexual identity, personal questioning and growth. Danceable, very much a song which lingers, and has that Clarke distinguished sing-a-long charm.
"None Of The Others" Shinning in his ability to create musical imagery, Clarke spins a tale of relationship understanding, confidence, and reason. I find myself singing and humming this one frequently. The video is absolutely flawless!, (see the Halogen Entertainment website to watch the video.)
As I said earlier picking favorites from "Unknown Surrender" is a difficult task as the unique and diverse delivery makes for an overall interesting and musically exciting listen. An underlying "retro" feel creates sensations of familiar warmth and comfort. The effect of Clarke's music is endearing and lingering. Melodies dance around in your head, and fuel energy. Once after I had first listened to "Unknown Surrender", the song "None Of The Others" was have a dance with me. As I was still learning I had to stop what I was doing and go find the song so I would know which song I was having literally in mind. A strong reaction for a first listen, I think.
Visit the Halogen Entertainment website for your copy of "Unknown Surrender" and other works available.
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