Sam Wells Venturia

Samuel Wells – Venturia

Sam Wells is the mastermind behind emo-revival group Acab Rocky and on Venturia he demonstrates the maturity of his songwriting.  There isn’t a whole lot to these songs.  Actually, there are only three things: tape static, acoustic guitar and Wells’ captivating voice (a piano also shows up for the instrumental opener).  With Acab Rocky, Wells stretches and pushes his voice all over the sonic map.  On Venturia he keeps it in check and it turns out he’s got quite the chops.  Of course his voice wouldn’t mean a whole lot if these songs weren’t as sweet, simple and blissful as they are.

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pkelly94Samuel Wells – Venturia