Jamison Young concocts an oddball mix of meandering acoustic folk songs and stuttered breakbeats, discotheque grooves, DJ scratches, lush string arrangements, and vocal effects that makes Shifting Sands of a Blue Car much more than your average do-it-yourself album. Although Youngs songwriting isnt always quite enough to blow the listener away, his partner-in-crime, producer Tim Powles (The Church), adds his well-utilized fingerprint to each track via dabs of electronica dance beats, psychedelic samples and evocative instrumentation that are worthy of notice in their own right. This rich marriage of the organic and mechanical result in what could be your parents Portishead you know, if Portishead had a guy singer and your parents were also really in to Pink Floyd. The gripping Crush delivers hushed arpeggioed jazz chords and somber lyrics blended with a dub beat that keeps everything fresh and easy to listen to. Carry The World finds a lamenting Young expressing his distress over a lilting keyboard riff and drawling trumpet melodies that cause the listener to feel the heavy burden that oppresses the somber singer. Overall, Jamison Young is a talented songsmith whose love of soft, slow songs and penchant for the more experimental sounds of the 70s psychedelic scene and electronica make Shifting Sands Of A Blue Car an album that should be listened to and learned from.” - Louis Miller

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