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The Layover Reviews
From JP's Music Blog
"For three months he was unsure what to do with his life, but the one thing that kept him sane was his music. The result of that time time of frustration and tension is heard on his new album "The Layover," which will be released on April 6th. The new ten song release begins with the up-tempo, call-to-arms rocker "The King Is Here" as this sets the stage for some of Myke's most meaningful tunes."
The Redwoods - Single Reviews
From Tuned Loud
"I had high hopes for this track, as I already know Myke Clement’s work, and I was not let down. It has been some time since someone has given us a poetic lyrical piece that looks at life by way of a pleasant melody sung by a sublime singer-songwriter. “The Redwoods” is another acknowledgement of the blessings Clement has received and that has enabled him to live and survive life, despite its challenges and human frailties."
The King is Here - Single Reviews
From All the Time I Was Listening to My Own Wall of Sound
"'The King Is Here' is a modern hymn in my eyes with touches of Wesleyism to the lyrics (The Wesley Brothers founded the Methodist Church), it is full of praise to the Deity and says that God is all around us. Musically it is a heavier version of Coldplay with a little bit of Muse and for some reason a slight Hardcore Punk tone to the guitar (this is not that much of a surprise, Shelter were famous for being Hinduism into music)."
The Thundering Quiet Reviews
From Sell Out Records
"This record is fascinating. It’s a record that feels like a movie score. There’s so many ethereal elements at play. When you start to break down the pieces, you are driven through a lot of different arenas. Close your eyes and you can even find yourself skateboarding through the streets, jumping through hoops, dropping in on ramps, and creating a magical experience of frenetic musical landscapes. I found myself lost in the emotions of the music, and the impressive use of layered instruments and recording. “The Cold Open”, “A Meeting In Time”, and “The Dance”, are like connective tissue that unite the body of a record that is nothing short of impressive."
No Worry, No Sorrow Reviews
"Unlike most instrumental music which is usually presumptuous and boringly repetitive, meandering off in tangents mostly to highlight technique and musical expertise, Clements actually composes and performs properly structured rock-induced songs, that at worst, reach the four-and-a-half-minute mark.
Except for “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus” which is a vocal track, “No Worry, No Sorrow” is a collection of stunning rock instrumentals. Don’t let today’s amoral pop culture force disposable rock music down your throats. If you get your kicks listening to pointless stuff with violent, derogative lyrics, then go ahead and listen to that other stuff. But if you want to listen to an artist that doesn’t need to offend and be obnoxious to give your soul a musical uplift, then listen to Myke Clements, who can write and play music like it’s nobody’s business."
From Beach Sloth
“No Worry, No Sorrow” is a joyous album. Myke Clements takes a celebratory approach to his song craft, letting the sound soar into the sky. These pieces bring together elements of electronica and rock into an enjoyable gigantic whole. One of the main themes tying this collection together is the expansive, expressive tones slowly revealing a wordless narrative. Almost cinematic in nature, the songs themselves explore pieces of Post-Rock’s crescendos, folktronica’s gentle quirky sounds, and summery garage band vibes.
From Alpha Omega News
"It’s a tough job to cajole emotions without works, but I think he does that well. I like the ambient sounds of “Have Peace” as it gives you that feeling of rest and reflection. And then, “For There Is Hope,” which has a very big soundtrack to along with the enormous feeling of hope emanating from note to note. I am also drawn to C183 a more guitar-focused instrumental"