Tuesday, September 12, 2006

All Of My Days

Song: All Of My Days
Artist: Alexi Murdoch
Album: Time Without Consequence

Alexi Murdoch is one of those overnight sensations that took years and years to happen. Los Angeles based, by way of Scotland, Alexi's easy going neo-folk harkens back to quite singer-songwriters like Nick Drake. I've had this album for a while and I must say I really do like it. It's a great mood record, quiet and melancholy.

His song "Orange Sky" burst him onto the scene after raves from KCRW's Nick Harcourt. The song has been used in "The O.C." and various other TV programs, but this album really hasn't quite taken off. He reminds me of a MORE laid-back Jack Johnson, whom I honestly don't care that much for. But this is a nice album if you are in that sort of mood.

"Orange Sky" ends the CD, and while I like that song, I just think "All My Days" sticks with you more. Interestingly enough, he was courted by many of the major labels but decided to release the album independantly. I suppose that might be part of the reason the album hasn't really taken off, but I think a word of mouth success story is in the works.


1 comment:

Josh said...

You're right. I feel like its mandatory to play "Pink Moon" immediately following "All Of My Days."