Broken record time – 2017 has been an astonishingly bountiful year for lovers of POWER POP ROCK N ROLL! Add another fine record to the burgeoning list – Fernando Perdomo’s instant classic, The Golden Hour.
Perdomo is an in-demand producer, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, based in Los Angeles and has been likened to a millennial Todd Rundgren!
High praise indeed but based on the evidence presented here, the claim stands up. Perdomo’s undoubted skill in crafting and performing these sophisticated, powerful songs certainly demonstrates that fact.
Eclectic to the core, the music runs the gamut from breezy rockers to string-soaked ballads, with every single track painstakingly arranged with an intelligence that is borne out from an obvious dedication to the pop masters themselves.
Highlights like “Sleep”, “Spotlight Smile” and “Here With Me” find their inspirations from the usual suspects – The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Big Star and of course, Todd Rundgren, amongst others.
With luxuriant sound courtesy of the legendary Ardent Studios, The Golden Hour is a pop classicists dream come true. Celebrate the wonder and beauty of the 60s and 70s, brought to vivid life here and now!
… still there’s more …