Rob Moir – Adventure Handbook Album Review

Rob Moir

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The latest release from Rob Moir titled Adventure Handbook is more than just your average Singer Songwriter folk album. Beyond the folk entities of the album Rob leaves so much for open for interpretation and experimentation. Rob does not shy away from adding in different influences and styles throughout the album, leaving each song with it’s own life and sound. For myself I was drawn towards the East Coast sound that is embedded throughout the pockets of the album. With the East Coast sound I draw this conclusion more or less from Rob’s vocals, and guitar playing style. Now speaking of vocals Rob does sing with a wide range of different behaviour characteristics which give each song its unique sound. You do receive your perceived folk sound during the album but Rob does not pertain to this particular sound throughout the album. Rob can go from this “Folk Sound” and then smoothly switch to a pop, and slight abrasive rock sound (In a good Abrasive way). “True Love” is a face example of the vocal sampling that you will hear, but don’t skip way down the album just to hear this way for yourself to be led down the album into this track.