Steve Mason – All Come Down
Steve Mason - All Come Down (Domino Records)
April 23, 2011
Steve Mason reminds of the fact he released a quite wonderful album with last yearís Boys Outside by showcasing a track that embodies everything good about it in the form of the joyous All Come Down.
Beginning in beautifully understated fashion as Masonís distinctively haunting voice is accompanied by a lone picked guitar melody, the listener is drawn into this tale of everlasting devotion as the track builds up gradually with staccato electronic drum beats introducing an intricate arrangement that is in full flow as Mason carries an effortless change of vocal line. The song finishes in a swirl of string synthesisers with Masonís voice as omnipresent as ever. Itís efforts like this that make you hope he will continue this welcome renaissance, in any case there will always be a place for the man in the heart of this humble reviewer.
words: Steve Welch
Steve Mason has upcoming appearances at Komedia, Brighton (May 17), Liverpool Sound City at The Masque (19), The Magic Loungeabout at Broughton Hall, North Yorkshire (July 31) and Applecart Festival, London (August 7).