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Patrick Watson’s music is like a sunset: the slow, deliberate songs reveal new intensities moment to moment, one color giving way to another with grace and purpose until the evolution's complete and every burning pixel dissolves into black. Adventures is the fourth full-length record by the band Patrick Watson (his only solo outing was back in 2001), and the group wisely stays the path of bewitching and beguiling, with the occasional glimmer of whimsy. The brilliant “Lighthouse” gently opens the collection, with a timid piano creeping into a soundscape that slowly awakens with Watson’s aqueous falsetto, a gentle cascade of piano notes, shadowy percussion, and subdued strings. At three minutes in, electric guitar and spaghetti western trumpets blare and the entire mood shifts. (Fans of the Cinematic Orchestra, with which Watson has worked, will note an ah-ha moment here.) At the other end of the album, “The Things We Do” has a bluesy, sensual tone, its muscular backbone supporting crackling snares, prickly guitars, and a bleating saxophone.

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Very well done.

Patrick has a very nice voice, and his music is extremely well done and mastered by his skills. Although this isn't normally my style of music, it was fairly well done and is nice for an occasional listen-to. If you like this high-pitched, man voice with calming but Alternitive music then Patrick is your man. Proving that men can sing high and still have good music. Although, my only negative comment and why I only give him 4 stars is because he doesn't use good diction and I cannot understand most of what he says. Otherwise, he is an excellant man and singer, with beautiful music.

It's perfect

So I was watching the walking dead (season three episode 1 I think), when I heard this song in the background. I used the sound hound thing and found out that it was "Noisy Sunday", and thought it was so relaxing and peaceful. And because that summer is here and I am missing a lot of people from school, I actually started crying during the song, that's how peaceful it is.

blissful

just amazing. you feel the most calming feeling ever while listening.

Biography

Born: 1979 in Lancaster, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Though he was born in California, Canadian singer and pianist Patrick Watson was raised outside Montreal, in Hudson, Quebec, singing in local church choirs as a boy, studying jazz and classical piano performance, composition, and arrangement, and singing and playing keyboards in the ska band Gangster Politics in high school. Watson left the band after graduating and began to explore other types of music, including electronica and ambient. He released Waterproof9 in 2001, an experimental music accompaniment...
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