HAWKER ROAM – THE WANDERER: 60’S PSYCHEDELIA MIXED WITH MODERN EUPHORIA
Posted on 23rd February 2018
Before I even hit play on this track I knew it was going to sound spectacular, the track title subtly hints that you’re going to be taken on a journey, but what I couldn’t anticipate was just how spectacular that journey was going to be. The track is drenched in Psychedelic nostalgic sound, with a heavy domineering mix of acoustic and reverberated guitars that drop, swirl and dance over this truly transient Indie Blues Post-Progressive track.
The level of harmony achieved by Harker Roam in their debut track hits you as an e...
Posted May 4, 2017 in Local Music Reviews, Issue 341 – May 2017
BENEATH THE SURFACE
Hawker Roam = Pink Floyd + Fuzz
Contemporary psychedelic rock best describes Hawker Roam and Beneath The Surface. This is a lengthy, 12-track, blues-based psychedelic rock album, which smoothly strikes an easy-listening balance between “psychedelic” and “rock.”
The songs are cosmic and emotionally fueled, with heavy, centered electric guitar and percussion. Slow drumming is combined with long,...
Hawker Roam is more or less the solo project for Shawn Homer. He did however get some help on his album Beneath the Surface. Homer wrote the album over three years and it felt epic in a Pink Floyd way to me. I say that because the songs have a cosmic vibe to them in a very similar way and the comparisons are undeniable. Homer sounded like an alternative version of Neil Young. If you can’t hear the fragility in his voice that sounds like Neil Young then you are wrong.
In a Pink Floyd way the album is emotionally very heavy. I’d actually argue Beneath the Surface is more emotionally heavy the...