Unfinished Dreams by Johnny Klonaris
Unfinished Dreams is an album of original music, that has been called
Electronic Folk Rock. The music does attempt to cover a lot of
ground, from folk ballads to racous experimental, from semi-classical to
Many of the songs feature twelve string guitar and vocal harmonies giving
the album much of the folk music feeling, but the writing and arranging
are more in the realm of rock music, with strong roots in much of the
British rock of the early seventies. There is an experimental side to the music
with some unusual arrangements and decidedly non-folk music instrumentals.
For a more, you can check out the descriptions
of each of the songs.
Steve Vincent in the
These influences are definitely on the album, but this is not a professional project.
With the exception of the artwork, the entire album project
was done by one person. This can be a mixed blessing. For more on this, you can check out
some thoughts by the artist.
So what does he sound like? The Moody Blues. Compositionally and vocally,
it's the Moody Blues all the way (although "Stay If You Care" has a
decidedly Rolling Stones vibe). Perhaps it's the extensive use of
12-string guitar and wonderful orchestral arrangements, or simply his
Moody Blues voice. Comparisons are inevitable, but the shoe fits.
However, you will hear hints of all sorts of blasts from the past
including some early McCartney ("Ram" album era), CS&N and Pink
Floyd. The entire album has a somewhat familiar, nostalgic feel to it
that I liked very much.
Unfinished Dreams is a available directly from the
artist and maybe
someday from other web-based
Updated April 22, 2007
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