Fink – Perfect Darkness – Album Review

I discovered Fink at the end of an episode of ‘The Walking Dead’ in late 2013. Setting the scene ‘Warm Shadow’ captured the mood perfectly as Rick prepares his group to leave the Prison and head to war with ‘The Governor’.

Born in Cornwall Fin Greenall is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and DJ (DJ Slideshow). His fourth album ‘Perfect Darkness’ was released in 2011.

Little M was about 6 months old and terrible at sleeping when I discovered Fink. Probably ahead of my most exhausting year (to date), balancing sleep deprivation, work and life in general. Fink’s music provided a comfort blanket and calmness that I needed and fully utilised.

Perfect Darkness was my most played album of 2013/14, and Fink was one of my most played artists of 2015. With the objective of providing a catalogue of reviews of music that has been important to me, Fink covers the first two years of parenthood.

The first song on the album ‘Perfect Darkness’ starts with a pulse which seems to be carried throughout the LP with an acoustic ambience where Guitar and beats entwine each other before the introduction of Finks’ earthy and soulful vocals. I think the song is about ‘going with the flow’ and not resisting life – a philosophy which is communicated through music and words.

Perfect Darkness, Yesterday was Hard on Us, Warm Shadow & Berlin Sunrise are highlights from the album.

Every time I hear Berlin Sunrise, it captures my imagination. Musically and vocally it builds like a new day. – I can almost feel the warm glow of a sunrise on my skin.

live-music-performance-reviewIts Finks ability to be descriptive through music and vocally honest in his performance which means that you don’t need to listen to the lyrics to understand the composition.

Fink has a folksy grit and casual recording style that delivers a feeling of weightlessness. The album takes me on a journey every time I listen to it. Time stops so I can escape from day to day life, before being returned with a positive energy that is purely from Finks excellent songwriting.

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  • Album Rating - 8/10
    8/10

Ambient, Relaxing & Totally Engaging

Its Finks ability to be descriptive through music and vocally honest in his performance which means that you don't need to listen to the lyrics to understand the composition.

Fink has a folksy grit and casual recording style that delivers a feeling of weightlessness. The album takes me on a journey every time I listen to it. Time stops so I can escape from day to day life, before being returned with a positive energy that is purely from Finks excellent songwriting.

8.0/10

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