Having fronted a number of bands Martin was introduced to record producer Colin Thurston (David Bowie and Duran Duran), making his production debut with Juni Morrison of P Funk in 1992 and had minor success with UK artists such as Soul II Soul, Jocelyn Brown and Sinitta.
This is an album that both surprises and turns. Ostensibly acoustic yet bathed in various styles, the songs range from a sea shanty in “Last Boat to St. Helena” to an evocative instrumental tone poem in “Essencia”. MaC also journeys to the brazen and beautiful Flamenco infused “City People”. This is all interspersed with love songs that tear and draw the listener in with a vocal range that should leave a lasting impression. There are some moments of instant gratification as with the incandescent “Flame” but others demand a second listen to unveil the appeal.
If you are looking for a new album to listen too which you will love instantly and will have playing on repeat than this is the album for you!
This incredible album will immediately have your full attention with its soulful vocals, unique sounds which will leave you with goosebumps. This all works so well together and helps to create an album that will have you hooked.
It was difficult for me to pick my favourite track from this incredible album as each track is special in its own way. I managed to finally pick my favourite though which is ‘Skydive’ the sound on this track is completely unique and different to the others on this single.
This was the first time I’ve heard of Martin’s and it’s safe to say I am impressed with what I’ve heard. There is nothing I didn’t love about this brilliant track, for me this is the perfect album which you need to listen to for yourself.
By Ollie Cooper