Martin Lucassen – Nobody Talks About It
With a lovely 60s psychedelic pop sheen to it, Martin Lucassen’s “Nobody Talks About It” is a brilliant beautiful album. Over the course of the collection Martin Lucassen’s reassuring gentle vocals take center stage. All else revolves around this sense of comfort. By opting for such an approach the songs positively teem with life. Besides the yellow hued nostalgia that informs the album Martin Lucassen brings in elements of folk, classical, even a hint of Americana. Lyrics add to the sense of purpose that the album possesses as his carefully crafted words have a poetic quality to them.
Opening up on a tender note is the beautiful driving rhythms of “Falling To The Ground”. From there Martin Lucassen slows things down for the reflective spirit of “Believed”. A fragile celebratory folk emerges out of the passionate “Hawkesbury Radio”. By far the highlight of the album is the cinematic approach of “Beautiful Thing”. Recalling the best of the Beatles the song possesses a timeless classic feel to it. Quite kind the way the song’s many layers comes together is a low-key majesty. Inspirational in scope is the multifaceted “A Dark Rainy Sunday”. Summery in scope is the glistening airy atmosphere of “Optimistic”. Bringing the album to a lush conclusion is the spacious sound of “New Years Eve”. With this piece Martin Lucassen sing straight from the heart revealing a true knack for storytelling.
Martin Lucassen creates a comforting, dreamy swirl of sound on the hopeful “Nobody Talks About It”.