"Good Life Goin'" CD
Genres: folk, folk-rock, acoustic rock
Dec 13 - 19 2004
Sometimes acoustic folk-pop just hits the spot, and Indra's Web
is out to prove it. This CD was originally released in 1995 to
limited fanfare, but band member Tim Reynolds is destined to
get the word out. He's added Good Life Goin' to CD Baby's
database, and is promoting it via internet reviews. Good
move. This album may be old but it certainly isn't outdated -
bluesy, twangy folk-pop like this is always welcome.
Firstly, it must be noted that Good Life Goin' is not an incredible
release. It is very enjoyable - melodic, with a pleasant
atmopshere - but it isn't groundbreaking. At times the music
culls concepts from the Nick Drake school of acoustic folk
("Washed Out Road," "Good Life Goin'"), while on other songs there seems to be more of a focus on more energetic,
rollicking folk-rock ("Gettin' Old," "South
Dakota"). Indra's Web definitely handles the quieter
songs better; predictably, they are in the majority on this CD.
More than a few of these songs are longer than they need to be
("Good Life Goin'," "I Don't Know," etc.) - but
the band's honest, personal approach prevents Good Life Goin'
from becoming too bland or drawn out. For a winter evening at
home, or a long, secluded drive home at midnight, you can't go wrong
with Indra's Web.
Fun Fact: Indra is the Hindu God of
weather and war. Indra's Web is founded upon the belief that all
the parts of the human body are interconnected.
12 tracks, distributed by CD
Baby, released 1995]