Thomas Hine – Some Notion or Novelty
Vacation time. Before I went away, though, I received a nice message from Thomas Hine. He recommended his recent album to me and I’m very glad he did. It had passed me by, but it’s a treat. There’s an authenticity to the project and that means a lot. Musically, there’s a distinct early Sam Beam vibe at times. Yet it’s not just a spare guitar-and-croaky-vocals-on-the-porch sort of album. There’s a nice production quality and some really strong songs. ‘Before the Sun Rises’, ‘Koblenz Corner’. There’s real spirit here. This is more than a vacation album. This is an all-year-round album.