Song of the Day: Much at All by Eddie Berman & the Iron Rails
Eddie Berman & the Iron Rails are fantastic. Berman supported Laura Marling for her Secret Cinema dates and after seeing him live I just had to get the album, This Past Storm, which was thankfully being sold at the merchandise stand. And on it I discovered Much at All.
A lot of the tracks on the album are charming, probably because of the stripped back quality of his music, but this one stands out especially. The simple and unassuming start is nice to the ears. When he starts singing it’s still simple but with the bonus of good lyrics.
The chorus starts and that darned addictive beat comes in and all of a sudden the song becomes that little bit jauntier and begins to transform into something different.
The great thing about this track is that the lyrics actually create an image and you feel as if you understand what he’s singing about, even with the folk/bluegrass orchestra of sound cascading down around it.
While the build up of wondrous noise is an attraction of the song I have to say that I think Berman’s voice is the best part. It has a certain amount of diversity to it so it’s not the same monotonous tone all the way through. He’s happy to play around with his vocals and by doing that he really brings the track to life.
As well a this song I would recommend the album to anyone who is a fan of this type of music. It’s a great record to have.
What do you think?