Californian (now Brighton based) singer-songwriter Ed Prosek is an artist of striking talent.
His intimate vocals and songs of honesty, introspection and worldly observation set him apart from other young songwriters, combining a musical beauty and individual sense of arrangement with powerful and emotive lyricism to create music that is truly undeniable in every sense of the word.
The search for a ‘home’ is an ever present theme in Ed’s music, often reflecting on his father’s experience of fleeing his home in Czechoslovakia during the Soviet Union and traveling the world as a refugee in the early 80’s.
Ed has now released single ‘Hold on Tight’ and also announced a string of UK live dates (see below).
We had a listen:
This starts as a cocoon of shaker-rattles circling around a central rhythmic hub – from this hatches out the fibres of gregarious vocal sound.
The voice is rich velvet ruched, quilted and worn – with a golden sheen.
Ultra-soft beaver-skin vocals cross-link with wonderfully clever musicality – made with feeling.
@neilmach © 2014
22nd Oct – Bear Pit Theatre – Stratford Upon Avon Music Festival
23rd Oct – Big Comfy Bookshop – Coventry
30th Oct – Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh
31st Oct – Newton Arms – Newton Hill
1st Nov – Live At Captain Tom’s Aberdeen.
16th Nov – Bleach – Brighton EP Launch Part