Forever the Mood opens up with a beautiful, classically inspired riff, which sets the mood superbly for the song that follows. Forever the Mood’s leading vocal soon follows, with it’s gorgeously gentle tones, an almost whispered nature at times, and an overall softly theatrical presentation that expresses the ideas with great emotion and openness. This is the kind of track that stands out boldly from it’s peers in terms of how effectively the vast, creative input fuses with the professional and stylish output.
There’s a freshness to the sound, part of this is the undeniable experimentation featured throughout – at no point is the track predictable or a victim to complacency. And yet, at the same time as this, there’s a soothing feeling of repetitiveness; a hypnotic ambiance unfolds as you listen – just as you hope it would when seeking out new smooth jazz to rhythmically mellow the day away.
Forever the Mood is an addictive, hypnotic piece of music that presents listeners with the incomparably raw and passionate energy of an artist with a hell of a lot to give. Furthermore Forever the Mood is the perfect kind of track to turn up loud and let wash away your concerns for a while. The story told is unique and unpredictable, though for the listener it’s whatever the mind may conjure up as the sounds emerge. As always, Stray Tablet has the experience and skill to play for days and days and never let you down. It’s always refreshing to listen to, and a great reminder of the sheer level of musicianship and creative drive that can be found and embraced within the independent music world.