June 16, 2015

Brothers - His Kind Of Man (1977)


Genre: Jesus Music Era 70s
Password: 2015
Notes:
This earlier album from the duo is even more impressive. His Kind Of Man is an exceptional set of cutting-edge melodic rock/soft-rock tunes warmed through with glowing psych touches. The varied textures of Schneider’s moody keyboards (piano, electric piano, synthesizer) are effectively balanced against Kramer’s electric guitars, the latter subtly lifting the music into psych zones through effects like wah-wah, fuzz and volume pedal. The opening title track sets the stage, its beautiful combination of dreamy mellotron, pedal steel and fuzz guitar striking an almost Floyd-ian reverie. ‘Thankin’ You Lord’ solemnly drifts along to a wispy ethereal groove, while the minor-key ‘You Can’t Get There From Here’ takes a laidback rough-edged garage strut ala Clapton/‘Cocaine’, overlaying it with snarling fuzz leads (the song credits inspiration to Christian author Francis Schaeffer). Also a few scattered jazz-rock moves on tracks like ‘Gentle Rain’, ‘The Modern Man’ and the quirky funk-edged ‘You’re So Good To Me’. All original songs, seven written by Schneider, three by Kramer, every one of them a gem. Creative b&w ink pen cover art of an old organ. An outstanding record!  (Ken Scott - Archivist)

Tracks:
  1. Brothers - His Kind Of Man (3:49)
  2. Brothers - People Open Your Eyes (4:49)
  3. Brothers - Road To A New Life (3:44)
  4. Brothers - Listening (3:38)
  5. Brothers - Gentle Rain (3:44)
  6. Brothers - The Modern Man (3:21)
  7. Brothers - I've Got A New Song (3:19)
  8. Brothers - You're So Good To Me (2:46)
  9. Brothers - Thankin' You Lord (3:11)
  10. Brothers - You Can't Get There From Here (3:26)
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