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*Robert Ash: Can't You See Me Falling?*

I sorted through my CD tower the other day and came across a CD that I aquired three or four years ago. The singer is a local artist named Robert Ash. I met him while at Hoover Music in downtown Springfield. He was just starting out, and was selling his CD's for $4.99. I would have paid more, however; yes, there are only four songs on this CD, but he puts together such wonderful music. Some bands only put out two or three good songs for every 12 they produce; Ash takes this and makes every song on his CD meaningful. I haven't heard anything about him since, but I still have the CD, which I had forgotten about. Unfortunately, I can't find the jacket or the case the CD originally came in (not that the jacket had much info on it anyway).

There are only four songs on this CD; it's obviously a first-CD kind of thing. However, the music is a wonderful and harmonious combination of a string ensemble and more modern instruments (i.e., electric and acoustic guitars and drums). While not completely down home, this CD is a taste of the laid-back attitude ofJars of Clay with a bit of the bluegrass of the The Charlie Daniels Band (famous for Devil Went Down to Georgia one of my favorite songs) that meets a tad of the classical influence of Yo-Yo Ma.

I will review two of the four songs, the first and third tracks, Standing Here For You and Can't You See Me Falling, respectively.

The first song (Standing Here For You) starts off in a quick 4/4 time signature with an intricate fiddle solo which plays a major part through out the whole song. While the instrumental aspect of this song is "dead-on" in terms of strength and "confidence", Ash's voice is a bit too quiet and wavery, and he puts forth an air of being slightly self-conscious, but it isn't anything that can't be worked on and improved.



Can you hear me coming out for you/ I am whispering your name
See my gaze staring at you/ I am whispering your name
With every longing breath you take/ With every longing gaze you make
It's the only move you make

I am standing here for you/ Everything I do for you
I am standing here for you/ Everything I do for you

Can you hear me I am crying out to you/ I am whispering your name
See that I am laughing with you/ I am whispering your name
With every longing breath you take/ With every longing gaze you make
It's the only move you make

I am standing here for you/ Everything I do for you
I am standing here for you/ Everything I do for you

Repeat chorus 2x


The third song is a rather fast tempoed song as well (starting off in 2/4), but has a differnt style than the first, with a "darker" (read: minor) base scale. The fiddle makes a return, and two-thirds of the way through the song, there is a rather interesting and wonderful ensemble solo that bears classical influence. Ash's voice is
still a bit weak in this one; but as I remarked earlier, it isn't anything that can't be worked on. It's clear his back up is top notch.



The fence spins round and round/ The fence spins round
The fence falls to the ground

Can't you see me falling/ Can't you see me falling
Can't you see me falling/ Into nothing, yeah
Can't you see me falling/ Can't you see me falling
Can't you see me falling/ Into nothing, yeah

I'm standing inside out/I'm standing
Will you come and rescue me?
I'm standing inside out/I'm standing
Will you come and rescue me?

Can't you see me falling/ Can't you see me falling
Can't you see me falling/ Into nothing, yeah
Can't you see me falling/ Can't you see me falling
Can't you see me falling/ Into nothing, yeah

(string ensemble solo)

Repeat chorus 2x

If anyone would like a copy of this CD, I'll see what I can do.
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