Review Summary: Rahm has delivered a solid debut album, which doesn’t rely on complex compositions and flashy solos and that promises there are better things to come.
Rahm’s debut EP ‘Between the Lines’ is a deeply personal progressive rock album that more than anything else feels like a warm sonic blanket. The artist, who was raised in the desert, values silence so it doesn’t come as a surprise that this collection of five songs aims to soothe the listener.
The EP gets off to a slow, uninspiring start with the track You Are Not Alone, a lackluster, quiet ballad that could probably work better as the album’s closing track but comes up short as the opener. We shouldn’t dwell too much on this one though because it is followed by the title track ‘’Between The Lines’’, which is a game changer.
His music has been likened to Pink Floyd and Genesis and there is a touch of the former band in the air on this cut.And on this record, the impassioned voice of Rahm, the female vocals, the entrancing saxophone solo accompanying the guitar, all combine together to create a stunning song. A highlight for me on this record is ‘’Coming Home’’ that contains enough moments of guitar and saxophone brilliance to be considered as a standout track.
When it comes o the lyrics; on this EP thy are preoccupied with family and love, with Rahm drawing upon personal experiences (Always On The Run is an ode to his son). Even though the lyrics are not a real draw, they are honest and speak of genuine experiences that are relatable.
Overall, Rahm has delivered a solid debut album, which doesn’t rely on complex compositions and flashy solos and that promises there are better things to come.