Chris Klimecky – This Journey

Chris Kilmecky is an American musician.  He has a classical music background – one of his parents being a professional symphonic violinist, but he has a love of a wide spectrum of rock music, with inspirations including Rush, Foo fighters, Staind, Green day, Van Halen, Steve Vai, and many more.

One thing that raised a note of caution while reading the notes on the album was to see that Chris Klimecky plays all the instruments, wrote the songs and did the production. Often when you have one person doing the writing, performing and producing the album the results are very disappointing as without other people’s critique then the album often fails to live up to its full potential.  This was a concern that was soon eased once I played the album – Chris Klimecky has managed to avoid these sort of problems and has produced a great album.

For “Water colors” Chris is joined by Adena Atkins to do guest vocals and the song stands out from the others for this use of both male and female vocals.  It’s a great song as well and is one of my favourite songs on the album.

The music falls into the alternative rock category.  Played mostly on acoustic guitar this isn’t heavy rock, but there’s a clear streak of rock in the song writing.  The songs are well written and performed and it’s a good album that I enjoyed listening to.

Rating 6.5/10

Track listing:

1. Arrival
2. This journey
3. Sunshine and misery
4. The age old story
5. Lap of luxury
6. Energy
7. Water colors
8. Not your hero
9. Ride the wind
10. Afterglow

About Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.