"Rising Wildfires" CDR
Genres: instrumental rock
Lost on Purpose
1444 N. Poinsettia Place
Los Angeles, CA
June 21 - 27 2004
Lost on Purpose is the work of Wil Holland, a lo-fi
songwriter from Los Angeles. He has released a number of
homemade CDRs in the past, including an EP and a spiffy album for his
old band, Billy Baru. Looking over his previous songs,
it's quite clear that Wil has a strong talent for writing
infectious, potent pop tunes. While his releases do have their
duds, they are usually of high quality - if only Lost on Purpose
could garner a bit of exposure, Holland could be set.
best songs on this album are the most straightforwardly infectious
ones. "Are You Ready," for example, combines breathy
indie rock vocals with a brooding, moving guitar part - the result is
somewhat sparse but still emotional and catchy. The title-track,
on the other hand, is a much more upbeat pop number - it has a cheery
"hey hey" chorus and some neat background
instrumentation. The sorrowful "Sheets to the Wind"
also impresses; its chugging guitar part is rough at the edges yet
still quite beautiful.
Overall, Lost on Purpose's Rising Wildfires is a fine
indie pop disc from a budding lo-fi songwriter. Holland
should keep at it - his craft is sure to become even better over time.
[Vitals: 10 tracks, distributed by the
artist, released 2003]