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by Necessary Explosion

Debut from multi-instrumentalist, Mark Bernath, featuring sweltering, 70s inspired grooves layered with soulful guitars, keys and drums, and occasionally laced with surprise horn sections and sophisticated string arrangements.
Genre: Rock: Retro-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Way Up
3:14 album only
2. Take a Little Time
3:59 album only
3. Getting Me Down Again
3:40 album only
4. Forget What You Know
4:05 album only
5. Hanging On
3:56 album only
6. Girl, Tell Me What to Do
4:07 album only
7. What It Means to Be a Man
2:51 album only
8. Grounded Plane
3:54 album only
9. On Your Side
3:59 album only
10. Sorry I Lost Myself
5:17 album only
11. The Images in My Head
4:02 album only


Album Notes
The Explosion is the first thing you’ll notice in this debut album from multi-instrumentalist songwriter Mark Bernath: sweltering, 70s inspired grooves layered with soulful guitars, bass, keys and drums. Bernath didn’t leave a lot on the table here in terms of ignitable materials...there are gorgeous, sophisticated string accompaniments that make you forget what year it is. Surprise horn sections that swing wider than a country road and backup vocals that remind the listener that rock’n’roll is, and always has been, a religion.

What’s Necessary is Bernath’s understated but urgent lyrical content and delivery. It works as an intellectual counterpoint to all the heavy moving and shaking going on in the band by offering angular and refreshing takes on the standard tropes of the aforementioned rock and roll. Bernath is a clever word man that knows how to get in the way, not with words, but songs. The difference of which is a Necessary Explosion.



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