Best known for his involvement with indie rock bands such as The Cursive and The Good Life, Tim Kasher has now released his 3rd solo album No Resolution. Kasher has been working on his latest album from 2013-2015 and it has now been released containing the endless use of storytelling and beautiful orchestral melodies. Kasher continues to break borders of musical expectations from the natural and honest nature of his new album.
No resolution is a combination of beautiful orchestral melodies and natural unperfected vocals. The overall sound is familiar to that of The Beatles but during a period after a happy love life and the realisation of struggles and worrying thoughts that the future holds. The pace of the majority of the tracks is well under what The Beatles would have performed however, the inclusion of orchestral melodies and catchy hooks in tracks such as ‘No Secret’ is very similar to their style. The sly violin melodies subtly breaking out during vocal breaks work well with the title of the track ‘No Secret’ as they imply any detail no matter how small will be brought forward.
There is a real beauty in music which is not clearly refined and cleanly cut like a majority of the albums we hear today. Tim Kasher has created the right balance between breathy vocals which catch the soul as a truthful voice and calming melodies. These melodies can travel from being bright and cheery to dark and constrasting once the tonality becomes unrecogniseable as notes conflict between one another. This becomes noticeable in ‘Break Me Open’ which at first is very mellow but later on contains sections of distinct construction of sounds. Sounds have been well constructed to flow with one another as well as obviously clash which is the sign of a well thought out idea.
The title of Kasher’s 3rd album may be No Resolution but there is certainly a final outcome of this album. The outcome that can be heard is the combination of heart felt vocals which although are not as clean cut as we may desire they blend completely with the blurring tonalities and blissful orchestral melodies. An album that is perfect for a peaceful contemplation.