Howth crafts sweet acoustic tunes laden with the crystalline accompaniment of bells, strings, synths for quiet moments of musical meditation. The self-titled LP was recorded in a "makeshift basement studio" though you can’t tellfrom the production quality. Kudos to singer/songwriter Carl Creighton and mutli-instrumentalist/producer Blake Luley for pulling a rabbit out of the hat with this release. It’s music you want to hear drinking coffee on Sunday morning, or jumping in the car and driving cross country to find your lost love like that Masshole from Goodwill Hunting. Tracks like "Alexander Hamilton" and "The Wind Blows Cold" speak to the compositional ambition of Howth, but it’s the sober and sad "Keep Me Away From The Mirror" that bests captures the spirit of the the album: the uncloying sentiment of an honest heart that burns true.
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