Clint Nolan takes us on a musical journey into the future of man and machine.
Clint Nolan has an immense sense of melody and harmony, he knows how to write polyphonic counterpoints, and he knows how to develop a musical theme without boring his audience. “Likeness”, Nolan’s latest single is fresh, modern, melodic, emotion-driven, and interesting. Every passage has you in awe of Nolan’s technical expertise, and in anticipation of the next verse.
This music is just awesome, epic, well-thought out, technical, well-intentioned, and it’s not going to give you a headache like the rumbling chaotic metal music that is out there today will. Clint Nolan does it with class!
Inspired by the phrases: “Let us make humans in our image, in our likeness…” ~ Genesis 1:26 and “Future machines will be human, even if they are not biological.” ~ Raymond Kurzweil, The Singularity is Near – Clint Nolan takes us on a musical journey into the future of man and machine.
“Likeness”, has that certain atmosphere, which is hard to describe, but the opening, Pink Floydish sounding bars, gives you that feel that something great is about to approach. Then comes the chugging riffs, the drums slam into it, Nolan’s vocals take flight, and the whole song explodes into a four-minute musical treasure!
Musical chops all over the place, the dramatic use of vocals, harmonies and choruses paints such an interesting scene while the rhythm grinds on relentlessly. It seems to go on and on like a road filled with fantastic journeys into the future, because, that’s what this single is. A total rocker that is completely melodic and artistic at the same time!
“Likeness” has an effective buildup, powerful riffs, and rock-solid vocal hooks. In fact the vocal parts keep building up the song with some great call and response vocals. The song also has an undercurrent of technical sophistication in its construction.
“Likeness” is an atmospheric composition that focuses as much on keyboard textures as it does on meaty guitar riffs. This particular ambience takes over the spotlight, keeping the song structured, accessible and consistently catchy. While Clint Nolan favors the tone colors of progressive heavy metal, there are also influences of classic progressive-rock styled, synthesizer lines thrown in.
In today’s age of pop-driven corporate mentality music, it’s hard to find artists that will make music for themselves and do it creatively, intelligently, yet ‘ear-catchingly’. Clint Nolan has done just that with “Likeness” .
This single is highly recommended for any audience who simply wishes to enjoy four minutes of musical euphoria!