Saturday, July 22, 2017

Paul Kloschinsky

Paul Kloschinsky

Paul Kloschinsky was born in Saskatchewan in 1963. He attended the University of British Columbia in the 1980’s and received a BSc in Computer Science and an MD. After living and working across Canada he has returned to his hometown of Delta, BC, Canada. He has played in a few rock bands in the Vancouver area since High School. He is now a Folk-Rock Singer Songwriter. He won the 2007 MusicAid Award for Best Canadian Songwriter for his original song Wearin’ Blue. He released his first album, Woodlands, February 24, 2009 on Prism/Universal in Canada. In addition to being a songwriter, he is also an avid poet and photographer. Paul has lived as he’s so desired and gets to tell all about it on Crime Of Passion. An album that comes with some excellent folk tracks to its credit, which verge on rock and country style as much as folk, if you hear it for what it really is. The 8 songs on the album go far in telling his stories to the world, but it might also help to start before this to get his point and not judge him only by his latest record. You can do that like everyone used to, or you can opine about it with a broader perspective in support of anyone in today’s musical landscape. The structure of these tracks are-rock based, but ultimately folk dominated.

“I’m Still Waiting” makes one of the most resonating musical statements as both the album content and Paul himself call for. This gets everything underway with the high standard any folk artist should approach their songwriting and studio performance qualities with. That being-said, it doesn’t mean it always works. This track somehow does make all the right moves to entice you henceforth with enough force to pull you right into “Crime Of Passion” with an ease like no other. And I like both songs with the same amount of relish. They go far in selling the whole title.

This rebel in the night comes out within the second track and you know he’s for real. You just have-to let it keep playing from there or you already have you mind made up in the polar-opposite direction. But the title track reminds of everyone from Roy Orbison to competing with Chris Isaak himself for some limelight in the vocal department. The same qualities come out in the next track “Sooth Me” but with more of a mid-tempo pace going for it. This is another shining moment on the album as the tracks consistently improve as they go. You can’t deny the groove of this one, it’s vibrant and infectious like most of the album.

It’s nice to hear him get his feeling out about what people say about him, it makes for some fun subject matter, the latter track is full of that and more. It also has an island presence about it, which changes up the attitude of the album. “A Poignant Point In Time” is where just about anyone can get lost if they don’t take it all in within a fast enough time frame, and that’s just one jeopardizing about albums as opposed to singles these days when people have much more time for singles. It’s a good thing this was not chosen as a single. I’d stay away from doing that. “Gates Of Heaven” would be my next choice, if that doesn’t hint enough. It should’ve been the first single. 

Todd Bauer

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