Gurf Morlix - Finds the Present Tense

Gurf Morlix : Finds the Present Tense

Gurf Morlix -  Finds the Present Tense

Finds the Present Tense finds Mr. Morlix in a dour and introspective mood. It is a song cycle that presents the artist looking at the world around him, looking into himself, and not exactly liking what he finds in either place. Morlix’s years as a sideman with Lucinda Williams taught him to write good songs, and this album proves this repeatedly.

Reminiscent of a more somber JJ Cale, Morlix sings in a low key voice and at a slow pace on the lead-off track, “My Life’s Been Taken.” Later, things pick up the pace a bit with “Bang Bang Bang” and “Gasoline,” but not by much.

Overall, this is an album that is best listened to on a rainy day when you just want to curl up with a good book. Hopefully, on his next record, Gurf Morlix will find happier things to sing about.

Finds the Present Tense is out now on Rootball.

 

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