"Innocents on the Run"
took me on a sonic journey that skillfully blended
alt-folk vibes with a reggae undertone, creating a distinctive musical
landscape. The lyrics, a tapestry of poignant storytelling, captivated me
from the first verse. The poetic imagery, especially phrases like
'common sense went the way of the buffalo' and 'Jesse James JFK,' painted
a vivid picture of a world turned upside down. The thematic exploration
of societal upheaval and the search for direction resonated deeply, making
it more than just a song but an introspective voyage.
... lyrical prowess
shines as the narrative unfolds, seamlessly weaving tales of Ben and
Becky's innocence, the challenges they face, and the collective struggle
for understanding in a world in disarray. The refrain's repetitive yet
haunting plea, "tell me, tell me, what's right or wrong," became a
poignant anchor, echoing the universal quest for clarity amid chaos.
The song's strength lies not just in its musical composition but in its
ability to provoke introspection and spark conversations about the state
of our world. As I listened, I couldn't help but feel immersed in the
urgency and tension of the story. "Innocents on the Run" isn't merely
a song; it's a social commentary wrapped in a melodic embrace, inviting
listeners to reflect on the complexities of our collective journey.
Certified Bop, December 2023
Quality folk, full of personality, powerful, with an innovative, audacious feel
and sung by an incredible, intense voice, the kind that brings the words expressed
to life, making them reach us, a song full of energy and attitude, worth the worth
Indieoclock, December 2023
David Kuncicky has revealed his new song
"Saw You on the Street"
The track takes listeners on
a mesmerizing journey through the vibrant city streets,
where love blossoms amidst the raw emotions and
bright lights. Kuncicky, renowned for his ability to
create stunning soundscapes, has blended soulful
vocals with a dynamic arrangement that captures the essence of modern romance.
"Saw You on the Street" represents Kuncicky's artistic
talents, demonstrating his ability to seize fleeting
moments and turn them into an excellent melody.
The song's appeal lies in its authenticity, with Kuncicky's
evocative lyrics painting a vivid picture of chance
encounters and the magnetic attraction of connection.
The production is a work of art, with Kuncicky
personally overseeing production and mixing,
showcasing his multifaceted musical abilities.
Lyrical Odyssey, December 2023
Saw You on the Street excels in its mix...
The arrangement is tastefully chosen and arranged, contributing to the overall atmosphere.
The percussion work is outstanding, providing a rhythmic foundation that makes the track
more interesting. A masterfully mixed song with excellent instrumentation and compelling
vocals. I would love to hear more songs like this one! Love it!
Indiefferential, December 2023
I find it hard not to immediately love the track for the beautiful vocals.
A lot of catchy instruments are laid into this record.
There are other outstanding elements, especially well-earned violin...
Dreamy Paradise, December 2023
Review of David Kuncicky's album "An American In Texas"
Kudos to Kuncicky for registering the super-apt website domain, “oldfiddleguy.com,”
and double-kudos for absolutely slaying, old fiddle guy or not. An American in Texas
not only weaves in and out of styles so deftly it’s mind-boggling, the entire
production is absolutely perfect. From the Spanish-sounding opener “Old Stoat” and
the oh-so-bluegrass movements of “Snake in the Grass” to the Irish-esque “Bending
the Dragon” and the gorgeous closing title track, the entire album is so jubilant
that Kuncicky’s absolute love of fiddle-driven numbers practically jumps off the
album and hugs you tight. In a sea of emulators, the man has gone all-original amid
an old-timey style of music, and this is no small feat. Like fiddle? You need this.
Santa Fe Reporter, June 2016
I just immersed myself in the hauntingly beautiful world of
and I can't help but express my enthusiasm for
this instrumental masterpiece. The way you've crafted the
composition is nothing short of genius – it's like a sonic
journey through time. The haunting melodies evoke a sense of
historical mystery, perfectly capturing the essence of the
seventeenth-century plague doctors. The choice of instruments
and the atmospheric quality of the music create an immersive
experience, almost as if I'm witnessing these enigmatic figures
Storytelling in "Plague Doctors" is truly remarkable. Without a
single word, the music vividly paints the picture of a bygone era,
with its epidemics and the unique attire of those who fought
against them. The ebb and flow of the melody add a layer of
suspense, and the subtle variations keep the listener engaged
throughout. It's a testament to your ability to convey a
narrative purely through music. This composition isn't just an
instrumental piece; it's a sonic adventure that captivates the
imagination. Bravo, David – looking forward to more musical
journeys crafted by your inventive touch!
Certified Bop, January 2024
We Play For Ourselves
In the early evening we pick up our instruments with
...not always, sometimes cool and casual.
The mood changes, we get comfortable. I shuffle left
in my chair,
he stands facing me with a fiddle, or sometimes a banjo.
I didn’t study music in school but wished I had.
we play for ourselves.
When it flows it feels like bowling a strike.
Sometimes the tunes are played straight,
sometimes, syncopated or swingy.
we play for ourselves.
we both sing at times, we sound rough
but it’s not a sin.
Not a sin to use our voices,
we sing out into the thin air.
It used to be happy hour time with margaritas
and gin tonics
but we stopped that and sing straight.
The jazz sounds better,
so does June Apple and Kitchen Girl.
we play for ourselves.
© 2019 Steffie Grow
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