English singer-songwriter and master guitarist Max Dolan has released his latest EP, titled, “Lilac Moonrise,” on the Isis Music Group label. The record is comprised of seven original tracks in approximately 22 minutes of listening play. It is the most recent official collection of studio music from Dolan to date, and promises to be the harbinger of many full-length records to come.
“Lilac Moonrise” has an ethereal quality in terms of orchestration and tone that is reminiscent of some of the most fantastic and unique post-modern experimentalists from the late sixties and early seventies, such as Lou Reed's infamously eclectic band, The Velvet Underground. The sound also utilizes an ambient, spacious atmosphere such as Echo and the Bunnymen were known for, as well as the lesser-known Mission UK. These comparisons do not do justice, however, to the overarching classic rock element of “Lilac...,” which also brings to mind experimental classic-rock bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, and others. The record, in fact, is unique in many ways that resist general categorization.
Dolan was born in 1985 in Jersey, United Kingdom. He is known for a flashy stage performance that is the result of much obvious skill and time spent honing his inherent talent. This can include such classic stage magics as playing behind his head or with his teeth, such performance flair being more than somewhat rare to the stage today. He began his professional career as a session musician for the Jimi Hendrix Experience on the “Experience Sessions” album. His infamous arctic-white, Gibson SG Special Limited guitar he has dubbed, “Penelope, the Gypsy princess.” 2011 saw the beginning of his chemistry-charged collaboration with percussionist Kofi Baker (son of Cream drummer, Ginger Baker).
When asked about the themes of his music, Dolan says only, “What I try and do with my music is to take people somewhere beautiful, in their hearts and in their minds. There isn't a 'message' to it, as such.”
Art for art's sake is an increasingly precious thing.
“Lilac Moonrise” by Max Dolan is available online worldwide.
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