Review – Spill Magazine

May 10, 2010
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Each song on the album is a unique amalgamation of emotive melodies atop gentle organs and complex finger picking.

Spill Magazine

David Myles’ fourth album, Turn Time Off, is a modern interpretation of what we traditionally think of when we expect to hear folk music. Less rough and more polished, the album still has that organic sound that has come to characterize Myles’ music. Each song on the album is a unique amalgamation of emotive melodies atop gentle organs and complex finger picking. Despite having numerous folk music awards under his belt, Myles has injected some distinct blues undertones into some of Turn Time Off’s tracks like “People Don’t Change” and “So Far Away”. This is a welcomed change to his strictly folk repertoire, while continuing to compliment the roots upon which he’s built his career as a musician. “Pair of Shoes” emerges as the most definitively “folk” songs on the album, with a simple arrangement and soft harmonies, and is a beautiful representation of what Myles’ music is all about.

— Bethany Hansraj