Review by Jamie Hill
'In the Morning Light' is Israeli maestro Geva Alon's fourth album. It's due to be released through 2B Vibes Music/ADA Global on Monday July 16.
Listening to this record is the musical equivalent of a long hot soak in the bath. Totally immersive, dreamy and relaxing. You never want it to end.
From chilled Americana to slow indie folk it is a record that on occasions strays into 'prog' territory as it showcases an artist at the peak of his songwriting and guitar playing abilities.
First single and album opener ‘The Great Enlightenment’ evokes the vocals of Nick Drake with a nod to newer acts including Fleet Foxes and Band of Horses.
Followed by ‘I See The Love’, with its hints of Americana and the bluesy ‘Carolina’, the album ably proves Geva’s diversity as a songwriter.
The expansive, yet subtly arranged ‘Grey Herons’ is a delicate and stirring folk tinged track; the chorus of which gives the album its title.
Closing with the introspective ‘Rock All Night’, the album highlights a variety of aspects to Geva’s personality and songwriting prowess, whilst remaining a complete and cohesive body of work by a songwriter in his prime.
Geva’s accomplished lyrical imagery, combined with his clear musicality arguably make ‘In The Morning Light’ his most confident and consistent full-length release.