Sam Green

Sam Green


Sam Green likes to be a part of a community and part of a creative production company in his own right at a young age and in 6th grade at State School Ripponlea he was privileged to run and be in- charge of the program with his 8-millimeter camera making cartoons and films. By the time of the 8th grade Central School and Recreation times in the mountains of the Dandenong hills near Melbourne, just kicking ass singing for his breakfast lunch and tea. In the tents supplied in the camping facilities. Always adventurous living life enjoying the Wilderness and the sounds of Wildlife talking taking pictures of wild.
Australia breeds all kinds of talent, and folk-pop artist Sam Green has a lot of releases under his belt. This one being Sam Green and the Time Machine, Which Way Left? “Dandeong Ranges” kicks the CD off with a pretty good ditty about the hills near home in Melbourne, AU. This is a slow-moving track, especially in the vocal department. But if you keep an ear to the backing track you’ll clearly hear some well- arranged strings to give you an idea where the music is coming from in a more serious light. The vocals might not be the strong point, and that’s a given across the board. But the lyrics make up for it.

“Eli” is quite a different story, with some intricate guitar playing to show even more that Sam Green has some musical prowess within his skill set. Being a veteran by now he should, but this is still a first impression of him as an artist and his work as one. This just runs a little more like a song than the opener. It’s about lies and the mechanisms that come with them. It’s still a slow-paced track but nothing is out of place on it. The guitar does intrigue enough to keep interested, so it sealed the deal for me to get drawn into more of the CD, as where the first track did not compel as much by comparison. You can tell by now that he’s a good musician, and “Financial Year” goes onto prove that even more with the string backing. This is a new release, so the subject matter is likely obvious just by the title. There’s nothing spectacular about that, and he makes no secret of it. But once again for my money, the violin saves it by keeping the strongest impression here. Sam Green does his best and you become more-sure of that as the disc plays out. “Google Me” is a track that might seem humorous at first glance, but when you hear it you realize it’s actually-a sad piece. This is also accompanied by some more hypnotic strings.

There are also a few traditionally sung parts on offer, but he makes the songs count through composition, rather than playing a front man role. He’s integrated with his music that way, so the vocals sonically take a back seat even though the lyrics are very strong in most cases. “I Want To Live In Australia” highly reflects the Bob Dylan vocal influence, and he works with it very well. Not everyone can get away with this, the music has-to be good and Sam Green makes sure it is. And if you want the humorous side, “Popcorn” does the best job for that. This is a CD with minor imperfections that are fully made up for in major ways.


Larry Toering