14 February 2011
Lead singer of sprawling post-rock-cum-big-pop band Among Brothers (featured here) and (recently ex) guitarist for hardcore five piece Goodtime Boys, Cardiff based Alex Comana’s solo stuff shows him edging into new musical territory less explored by his bands.
Hints of the likes of Bon Iver and Real Estate pop up in the only recording I’ve heard of his solo stuff so far; his song Apnea showing he’s no plain old singer-songwriter aiming to bore you to sleep. Five minutes of intelligent and emotive folk with self-harmonised vocals, well put together acoustic guitar/banjo strums and plucks, and some moments of piano, electric guitar and wind instruments adding texture and depth. Pretty nice, and perhaps a fairly pleasant track to eat a Valentine's meal to.
Alexander Comana - Apnea