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|Seth Swirsky||Primary Artist|
|Seth Swirsky||Composer, Producer, Watercolor Artwork|
|Rick Gallego||Composer, Producer|
|Kirsten Tradowsky||Watercolor Artwork|
|Jennifer Perellie||Watercolor Artwork|
Posted October 1, 2010
Warm and engaging from the opening acoustic guitar chords to the final fadeout of the hidden bonus song, Seth Swirsky's "Watercolor Day" proudly wears its influences on its sleeve: namely, the romantic and melodic pop music of Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson and Harry Nilsson. Using his numerous musical abilities (singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and co-producer), Seth creates a blissful and lilting mood without a trace of negativity, while yearning for the joys of summer and reflecting on the simple pleasures of life. The gentle beauty of "Watercolor Day" will appeal to people of all ages, not just to those who grew up with the Beatles and the Beach Boys.
Out of all his many individual achievements on "Watercolor Day," including the overall conception of the album itself, Seth deserves special praise for the arrangements, which often feature lush vocal harmonies and detailed orchestrations that give the music a meaningful part of its character. In addition, he has assembled a talented team around him. The performances by his cast of musicians are flawless, the recording is immaculate, and the production is keenly focused yet subtle. The mastering is also finely done, allowing the music to breathe, without excessive volume. In keeping with the music, the vivid colors of the CD artwork are gorgeous too.
If this album is your introduction to Seth, visit his website. Besides his deep love for music, he's a man of many other interests, and he brings his passion to all of them.