Brother Spellbinder is one of those creations that can only be described as pure art. The moniker was created back in 2012 by singer/songwriter Alzara Getz and guitarist Jamie Wilson. Beyond the fact that these two create beautiful music together, Alzara’s own son has created the artwork for their new album When The Earth Was Still Flat.
Having a bit of a genetic musical history herself as Alzara’s father had his own success as an artist, she teamed up with folk artist Wilson after being given all of the motivation and support that she needed from her father. The sound that Brother Spellbinder brings is a very folk-y sound that oozes with some beautiful melodies.
The first track from the new album, “Speed of Sound,” starts out very soothingly as a strumming guitar eases you in and the sound of a harmonica introduces the vocals. Very velvety to the eardrum, they have a slight country twang to them that perfectly blends with the very western sounding beat that comes from your speakers. The rise and fall to the vocals is similar to riding on a wave in the middle of an ocean, and the harmonization in this one is just about perfect.
Brother Spellbinder’s Sound Is Simply Poetic
The second track, “Follow Me,” features a bit more of a rougher sound in terms of vocals, a bit more of a raspy feel that still manages to maintain a sense of butteriness. Not only does this track feature that same rise and fall to the vocals, it introduces a beautiful violin number that lulls you into serenity.
“Josephine” is the seventh and final track on the album and begins with a sweet-sounding ukulele. The vocals that are introduced are a bit different from the previous tracks, yet they seem to maintain the same level of beauty that all of the other tracks brought to us.
You can check out more about Brother Spellbinder on the duo’s BandCamp.