Article originally published in 2007 by Anna Larson
Review of Adam Zwig
Cast Iron Letters
Written by Anna Larson
8 / 07
"Introspective". In a nutshell, that is the word to describe Adam Zwig's latest, Cast Iron Letters. This folk rock album centers around exploration - of politics and the world we live in, and also of love and the worlds inside us.
Zwig's vocals are smooth, deep and even, making a perfect lyrical presentation with an almost Coldplay-like serenity, despite being much more folk than rock. The effects of these harmonies are soothing and nearly entrancing.
The instrumentals (primarily guitar and drums) are soft and rhythmic, serving as a backdrop, rather than the main showcase, although there is the occasional electric guitar riff. Everything is flowing and connected—no abrupt changes of tempo and no forced rhymes, making this collection very easy to listen to. It isn't thrilling, to be quite honest, but is ideal for when in a meditative state of mind.
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