by: Courtney Quigley
Take yourself on an international journey with front man Paul Farran when you listen to The Camino Side Project’s latest LP of movement & music. Each of the album’s 12 carefully crafted instrumental showcases takes us to 1 of 11 countries, 1 of 14 recording studios, and 1 of 4 continents. While I am certainly susceptible to a fierce case of wanderlust, this album’s diverse influence has the ammo to give even the homiest of homebodies that classic travel bug bite.
Montreal native Farran summons indie, folk, alt-rock and even rap in his collab with Vietnamese rap artist Radical (akin to softer Linkin Park or 21 pilots), “Highbeam.” While vocals are not the focal point of the collection, Farran’s gritty, soft-punk baritone voice complements his multi-instrumental riffs beautifully throughout the album. Savor your trip down the camino (Spanish word for “path”) that is of movement & music and let us know what you think in the comments!