After stints as the dancing frontman of various indie rock bands, Jacko Poli has finally released his debut album, ‘The Chords for No Noise’. Grant Henderson began producing the album in the Spring of 2011, with the talented multi-instrumentalist, Luke Hirst. The first thing you notice when listening to this début release, is that Jacko Poli is a great songwriter, and this album testifies as much, throughout.
Ten tracks that rumble, rock and whisper; from the raunchy album opener, “Let’s Get Lost,” to the single release,“Just For You” and right up until the closing track, “Dance,” Jacko Poli will transport you across a world of emotions and sounds, filled with numerous highlights.
If you think of work by the Beatles, XTC, Sting or Paul Simon, you think of music that is put together in a very entertaining and craftsmanlike way. The great songwriters make music that builds, reaches crescendos, then rolls back with clever variations, all held together, with what the Beatles used to call “middle eights.” Jacko Poli is writing music like that right now.
If we’re lucky, an artist comes along every once in a while and perfectly captures our thoughts and emotions, wrapping them up in a way that helps us see the beauty, sadness or wisdom of our experiences. The latest artist to do this is Jacko Poli.
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This debut release strikes such a deep chord, that certain songs will make you wonder if Jacko Poli could possibly have been reading your mind while writing the album. Yet the ability to touch on such universal themes in such a personal way is what makes an artist really stand out – and this Jacko Poli does, very distinctly.
On ‘The Chords for No Noise’, Jacko Poli takes the piano, acoustic and electric guitar triad and lets it bloom with intense passion and beauty. Allowing each instrument to shine, whether it’s the thumpy piano, the strummed acoustic guitar, or the epic electric axe riffs. Jacko tries out virtually all kinds of good pop music, flavoured with everything from indie rock to stylish ballads.
Jacko Poli demonstrates the strength of his voice, his talent as a musician, and his insight into the human psyche with this album. He is a new singer/songwriter whose works won’t easily fit any musical category. The tunes are catchy and will make you want to play them over and over. However, inside the lyrics there is a deeper story, of joy and the anguish of love and relationships, separation, loss and reconnection.
“The Chords For No Noise” deserves to be listened to while curled up on your couch, perhaps a cup of tea in your hand or a loved one by your side, and contemplated wholeheartedly…maybe even more than once.
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