Strange Curves & Angles
Released in 2001, 'Strange Curves and Angles' has been meticulously recorded with careful attention to studio craft. It is the culmination of years spent refining his songwriting art. Greg has written a combination of smooth melodic songs, others harder edged, some groove-based pieces and several featuring unusual rhythms. Each piece exists as it's own individual entity yet the CD presents itself as a cohesive theme of inspiration and optimism. This being Greg's first CD, there has been considerable anticipation by those who have followed his evolution and worked alongside him. In fact, the CD includes many musicians who were very enthusiastic about being involved in the project. The wealth of musical talent laced throughout the songs is truly impressive. Now that the long awaited CD is here, Greg has upped the ante by putting together an outstanding band to accompany him in performing in Nova Scotia and beyond. It would appear Greg Verner has had something to say through his evocative songwriting ability for a long time. Now, we get to hear it. There is no doubt people will be drawn toward the imaginative aura of this album. This looks like the beginning of a remarkable journey which, will undoubtedly wow audiences with music that is energetic, sensitive and life-affirming. The artist's style is fresh, the CD; a tour de force! It takes many years to acquire the level of experience and finesse demonstrated here. An innate ability expressing a very personal musical experience is key to putting together the subtle messages found throughout the CD. To quote a lyric from 'Strange Curves and Angles', it is obvious that 'the end links the beginning' in that the completion of this recording is an exciting debut.