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Mark Mclachlan - Single Review: All Your Dreams

20 Apr 2023 // A review by Liam Davis

The multi-talented Taranaki soloist Mark Mclachlan is inviting us into his world of rock-driven funky blues with his new release All Your Dreams; a feel-good, chill anthem showcasing his guitar prowess and ability to string together satisfying melodies and “stank face” inducing solos.

The mix is crisp, layers add depth and texture and the instrumentation is admirable. Mark wears his influences on his sleeves- a snapshot into the early world of blues with plenty of modernism and individuality to stand out from the crowd.

The track in itself; is slow, and thought-provoking - the kind of long drive on the countryside or watching the world pass by on the beach type of music.

Mark McLachlan has made an addictive and catchy track with plenty to love across the board, and I hope he shares more tracks in the near future.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )

About Mark Mclachlan

A funk/rock musician with a unique blues-infused guitar-driven sound coaxing all manner of tones from overdriven feedback and roaring distortion to beautiful clean, crisp sound waves and melodies that loves the number of compositions that can be made using the beautiful guitar. Mark is based in Taranaki, New Zealand, and is driven to find sounds that make you stop and listen and provide a meditative quality that helps you transcend the moment and get lost in the melody.

Mark has been working since he released his debut EP Settled Vibrations, recorded with Sam Johnson at Rhythm Ace Studios with single tracks Nothing Left To Say and All Your Dreams (released in late 2022 and early 2023) on new tracks being recorded throughout the first half of 2023.

A range of genres sonically inspire Mark, and all sounds are explored in the music. Still, ultimately the undeniable pull of funky riffs leads this sound to be the dominant theme whilst exploring relaxed melodies in tracks to create a balanced listening experience.

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