The press release of this album really says it all about the sound of the long awaited new Dare album,"Beneath The Shining Water sounds like the green countryside of North Wales, like the rough shoreline of the land and arouses the hearers yearning for something he has been looking for and never wants to give away or let go." It?s been 3 years since the last album "Belief" and this new album from keyboardplayer/singer Darren Wharton is pretty much in the same style as that last album,the songs are midtempo highlands influenced and autumn breathing.....quite beautiful music but hardly exciting. The negative part is the same tempo going through the whole album,even if Darren is a strong composer of ballads-this album really needs a few uptempo tracks like on the classic debut "Out of the silence" that has the perfect mix of it all. It?s hard to seperate one song from the other on BTSW,don?t misunderstand me....I really do like Darren?s feel for doing this calm and sweeping through the landscape AOR-ish music,it really works well when you?re in that mood of daydreaming and sailing away into the blue skies. A comfortable record it is but to be honest,it?s no way near the "Out of the silence" album.
Melodic Net Comments
1988?s "out of the silence" is still one of my favorite albums. Since then Dare, or should i say Darren Wharton has delivered nothing but garbage, this one included. Terrible!