Folk singer-song writer Jason Garriotte’s solo project, Chords of Truth, released its debut album, Reflections of Reality on January 2, 2012.
Review by Danielle Boise
Reflections of Reality draws together the perfect blend of guitar, piano, and masculine harmonies that are design to create thought provoking, questioning and meditative enlightenment shrouded in ecological mindedness to bring awareness of truth to the listener’s perspective. The seven tracks thematically all fall in line together, propelling the listener into a reflective place to quiet their minds and allow the universe to filter through them.
“Tune Your Mind” starts the album off with letting go of everything external and opening to the internal struggles of the chaos and delusions that manifest in our lives. The song is a bit somber, but that’s the point.
“Listen” picks up the tempo, but questions our impact on the environment and selves.
“Moments” is about choices we need to make and the fallout from those decisions.
“When I Was Wasted” almost seemed more like the irony of polluting one’s mind with mind altering substances, in this instance alcohol and how at the time it is the best remedy only to be left after the effects wear off with the choices we now need to make.
“The Power To Be Alive” has the best line in the album, “awareness can’t be bought.”
“Pop or Soda” seems as comical to me as the title, as the regional reference between pop and soda is referenced, probably the weakest track on the album in my opinion.
“What Life Is About” feels like a dream within the melody as it wraps it’s softness around the listener.
Reflections of Reality is a musical thesis in the existentialism of life on the bigger scale that is impacted by the miniscule scale of one’s self in the grand scheme of themes. It is all about inner consecutiveness of life together as the seven tracks tie together nicely.