Directly from the second settled Finnish Turku vocalist lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, and expert visual craftsman, Mauri Dark, considered his introduction collection, “Longs for A Middle-Aged Man”, he had an away from of how the collection would have been: “A moderate, genuine, cozy, individual and self-portraying artist musician collection, with a foundation painting of scantily added acoustic instruments. Ageless melodies with a characteristic sound. Vocals and verses in the focal point of everything, upheld by acoustic guitar.” And that is actually how the finished product of this reflective magnum opus has ended up being.
Some time ago known as Mauri Myston – the organizer, guitarist, performer and lyricist of the metal couple Mystons – Mauri Dark’s own life has affected his music, and this collection specifically. The tortured ailment and dying of his mom, because of health issue; a separation of a 7-year relationship; the disclosure of another affection, and going into wedlock; the introduction of his infant little girl. And at the same time Mauri had been making music and composing melodies for a very long time, and had no expectation of halting.
His tune “Longs for A Middle-Aged Man” provoked the topic for the whole collection, as Mauri Dark got the interconnecting pieces of his biography and goals, and set up them in a 10 track assortment. With this account, Mauri Dark’s demonstrates that he has a place with that tiny gathering of craftsmen who keep up their inventiveness and imagination. The verses of practically every track appear to be great: never constrained or devised, splendidly striking, and custom fitted to the melody’s subject.
Directly from the beginning, with the opening consecutive tracks, “Toxin Woman”, “Most exceedingly terrible Enemy” and “Rebel”, Mauri shows a supreme nimbleness and control in the narrator’s room. His legit conversational tones, being his pro in the pocket, while his baritone voice is strong, expressive and consistent with himself. Mauri has arrived at a full comprehension of his life’s course, and each note and enunciation is very much positioned to commute home the passionate reactions of his discernments.
The collection contains no frail or filler tracks. Co-Producer Jussi Vuola and blending engineer Hiili Hiilesmaa ensured the mix of natural and tested instruments are appropriately extra and supports the words, failing to get in their direction. All of which perfectly goes to the front on the throbbing “Love Will Prevail” and the peaceful “Shades of Gray”. At long last, everything comes down to Mauri Dark, whose words are ruthlessly legitimate about himself and all the other things.
This fierce trustworthiness climbs effectively on “Chains Of Solitude” and “Psalm For A Wanderer”. Mauri’s gravelly voice, philosophical bits of knowledge, and rich vocal conveyances, enlarged with phenomenal creation, consolidate to make a profoundly influencing sound insight. Distinctly excellent and extra, stripped to the play of an acoustic guitar, and little else, the verses appear nearly to come from some spot further than words.
The previously mentioned feel are most likely best executed on “Slender Line Of Understanding”, which likewise turns out to be my number one track on the whole collection. The capacity to associate his own perceptions and experiences to the rest of the world with negligible exertion, drives the elegiac and ear-warming tune of this impeccable chronicle.
“Up To Us” sees a develop man assess all the things that have brought him as yet in his life, as he poses the relevant inquiry: “Does predetermination have an influence, or is everything up to us from the beginning?” All of which brings us, to the intelligent title track, “Longs for A Middle-Aged Man”.
Significant, and intelligent, its despairing combination of picked acoustic guitar, and unpretentious symphonic twists essentially propel you to bow your head in quieted worship, as Mauri Dark’s voice draws power from his account. It seems like the most ideal consummation, to a vivid listening experience.