|Jim Noir | CD review | 2005|
JIM NOIR - A Quiet Man EP (My Dad Recordings 2005)
Review by Dawn
A few seconds into the first song the distinctive voice and quirky lyrics and instrumentation have already marked out A Quiet Man EP as unmistakeably Jim.
Jim's press release describes him as "a prodigiously talented 22 year old"; a sentence which, combined with the fact that this is Mr Noir's third EP in a ridiculously short space of time, not only serves to make this writer feel distinctly untalented, but also more than a little old...
The standout song this time around is I Me You I'm
Your. By title alone it may appear to be Jim's slightly tipsy interpretation
of a Beatles track, but it's actually a beautifully melodic Sixties-sounding
number with an intriguing organ ending; a rather lovely Teenage Fanclub-esque
slice of summery pop - making it all the more ironic that its creator
is making music under such a distinctly un-sunny name...
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