Dave Dill is a musician whose artistic brilliance shines through in each and every song. His musical style is refreshingly melodic and uniquely contemporary sounding while drawing on the influences of artists like The Beatles and Nick Drake. One of the highly notable aspects of his musicianship is that he writes all of his music and performs all of the instruments while also taking on the role of producer and recording engineer. 'Heaven', which is his third solo release, is a stunning and unforgettable album. To describe the album is to somewhat describe a 'sound-picture' compilation of incredibly vibrant images and lasting emotion. Each song is a descriptive composition and 'snapshot' of a moment in time in which all people share. Musically, the songs are captivating in mood and the mood is both uplifting and tranquil. Lyrically, the songs are poetically vivid and imaginatively stirring. 'Heaven' is an earthy acoustic folk rock album with elements of energetic alternative rock intertwined. His voice ranges in tone from soft to strong quite easily and is noticeably natural and 'warm' sounding. The overall feel of 'Heaven' is soft, yet powerful. Most of the songs are beautifully composed acoustic rock ballads which feature richly layered harmonies and 'crisp' guitar melodies. A few of the songs are catchy rock tunes with strong, melodic drums paired with driving, rhythmic electric guitars. Without sacrificing the dream like 'feel' or transcendental quality of his music, his songs retain honesty in subject matter and overall artistic expression. As a musician, his strengths lie in an intuitive understanding of song writing and what follows is music which is natural sounding without any aspect of a contrived feeling. As an individual, honesty is trait which comes naturally. What follows is music that is at sincere and oftentimes, deeply moving. Dave Dill's music is remarkable in it's ability to sweep up listeners and carry them on an extraordinary musical 'ride.' Lyrically and melodically, his song writing captures the magical core of the very things in life which are difficult to explain in black and white terms. 'Heaven' is an album in which the true 'colors' of instrumentation, vocals, and melody combine to deliver a dynamic musical experience.
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