It was during February of this year that we published a review on Jason Garriotte (Chords Of Truth) who finally felt inspired enough, after 10 years of musical activity, to release his debut 7 track EP “Reflections Of Reality.”
The album was described as a consummate blend of acoustic-guitar driven folk-rock, with touches of Celtic undertones, which also incorporated soothing layers of vocal harmonies and delicate piano interludes, sparsely sprinkled across the musical arrangements. The compositions on the album, seemingly aspired to question and enlighten our inner-souls, as Jason’s rich voice delivered it’s undoubted gospel-inspired messages.
Towards the end of the review we candidly stated that, Chords Of Truth, tended to prefer the basics, leaving out full-on musical orchestrations. The music had no pulsating rhythm section. No super string or horn arrangements, nor any synthesizers or keyboard laden tracks to speak of.
Now, almost as if to challenge that statement and the very essence of his musical creations, Chords Of Truth allows Jean-Pierre Jaffré (aka LORDBRET), a French producer/re-mixer (graduated from SAE Institute) to take the music to another level.
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LORDBRET reworks and remixes the “Chords Of Truth” acoustic sound with a combination of beats and rhythms, creating a dynamic sound which the music producers themselves describe as “Tribalfolk”.
Jean-Pierre Jaffré has taken the profound lyrical and vocal storytelling of “Chords of Truth” to a whole new level of energetic vibration through personal reinterpretation and created something unique.
This is an excellent idea, as listeners who prefer their music a little louder and more energetic are given attention. The songs flow extremely well together, and you’re left with the sense that much care was taken to make this an overall enjoyable experience. It’s a nice feeling to be able to enjoy some deep truth-seeking music, while at the same time slapping your hands on the steering wheel and poppin’ your head!
The songs don’t lose any of their spirituality and uplifting prowess, they just gain in momentum and energy.You could literally drop some of these tracks at any club and they would fit right in, the mixes and beats are that good. You will find it impossible to not groove to these songs.
The best remixes from, “Reflections Of Reality,” for me are: “When I was Wasted,” “The Power To be Alive” and “Pop Or Soda,” with the standout maybe being, “What Life Is About.” But these are very personal choices and you’ll surely find your own favorite combination of beats and rhythms to groove to.
The album will almost certainly capture the hearts of young and old alike as Jason conveys the simple truths of life, love and salvation…over LORDBRET’s inspiring electronic beats.
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