Denison Witmer

Denison Witmer

Philadelphia Songs

Burnt Toast Vinyl

Denison Witmer’s third full-length release is a lovely tribute to his hometown Philadelphia, not only in music and words, but by the absolutely beautiful packaging as well, featuring images shot by Brady Sanders. Witmer’s work is, as ever, so unassuming it’s hard to actually register it at first listen, and one does miss some jars and confrontation from time to time. However, repeated listening will reveal a richly textured and subtly crafted album, with songs that will creep up on you, and will make more sense and profound meaning with time and effort. The album’s theme is love in its various guises, seen through the eyes of Philadelphian residents. Witmer’s storytelling is intriguing and spot-on, and far more expressively battered than his music. Clocking in at a measly half an hour, it may be over all too quickly. But with songs like the amazing, country-tinged “Stations,” who’s counting the minutes?

Burnt Toast Vinyl: http://www.burnttoastvinyl.com

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Gregg Allman, RIP
    Gregg Allman, RIP

    Michelle Wilson gives tribute to the voice of an angel. Gregg Allman, RIP.

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    So It Is (Legacy). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • From Montenegro to Moldova: The Best of SEEFest 2017
    From Montenegro to Moldova: The Best of SEEFest 2017

    For the twelfth year, the South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) in Los Angeles showcased an impressive lineup of new features and shorts. Lily and Generoso Fierro provide a festival wrap up and their picks for the films that you cannot miss.

  • Justin Townes Earle
    Justin Townes Earle

    Kids In The Street (New West Records). Review by James Mann.

  • Christian Scott
    Christian Scott

    Rebel Ruler (Ropeadope / Stretch Music). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Kivanç Sezer
    Kivanç Sezer

    Turkish director Kivanç Sezer’s powerful debut feature, My Father’s Wings, puts the spotlight on the workplace safety crisis that is currently taking place in his homeland. Lily and Generoso Fierro spoke with Sezer at SEEFest 2017 about his film and his need to draw attention to this issue.

  • Temples
    Temples

    Supporting their just-released sophomore record, UK synth-pop poster boys, Temples, attracted an SRO crowd to one of Orlando’s premier nightspots.

  • Rat Film
    Rat Film

    Baltimore. Rats. A match made in Maryland.

  • Bishop Briggs
    Bishop Briggs

    Bishop Briggs brings a stacked bill of up and comers to Orlando for a sold-out party at The Social. Jen Cray joins in the fun.

  • Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
    Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

    There’s more than black music influencing the evolution of Rock and Roll. Native American rhymes and ideas are every bit as significant, once you know to look for them.

From the Archives