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Rule the World
     

Rule the World

by Max Gomez
 
The first thing that hits one while listening to Max Gomez's debut album Rule the World is his voice, which sounds much older than a 23-year-old's, which is how old Gomez was upon the album's release. Sounding calm, unassuming, weary, and wise, he sings with the kind of balance and unhurried phrasing of a

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The first thing that hits one while listening to Max Gomez's debut album Rule the World is his voice, which sounds much older than a 23-year-old's, which is how old Gomez was upon the album's release. Sounding calm, unassuming, weary, and wise, he sings with the kind of balance and unhurried phrasing of a Townes Van Zandt, say, and his songs, which at first seem like fairly ordinary singer/songwriter fare, have a dark edge to them at times, and a natural grace and flow that are rare at any age. Although there is some stylistic and instrumental variety in this playlist, from the swampy blues feel of "Ball and Chain" to the folky "What It Means" and the pop-like "Love Will Find a Way," Gomez's voice and singing don't really vary that much from track to track, which is a minor problem, although the songs have a sturdy and world-weary grace that makes them the real stars in this setting, and good songs will always find a voice. This is a promising debut.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/22/2013
Label:
New West Records
UPC:
0607396623228
catalogNumber:
6232
Rank:
109634

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Max Gomez   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Soloist,Vocal Harmony
Stevie Blacke   Strings
Victor Indrizzo   Drums
Greg Leisz   Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Roger Manning   Vocal Harmony
Jeff Trott   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar,Wurlitzer,Vocal Harmony
Patrick Warren   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Strings,Keyboards,Pump Organ
Shawn Mullins   Vocal Harmony
Sean Hurley   Bass
Joel Shearer   Electric Guitar
Brian Macleod   Percussion
Nayanna Holley   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Lee Miles Buchanan   Piano

Technical Credits

Jeff Trott   Composer,Producer
Shawn Mullins   Composer
Chris Steffen   Engineer
Thomas Scriven   Management
Paul Moore   Graphic Design
Amanda Hale-Ornelas   Publicity
Max Gomez   Composer
Lee Miles Buchanan   Composer
Sheri Howell   Management
Jakob Johnson   Composer
Andy Coyne   Composer

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