Let’s dig into it! The first track “Hypnotise” shows some professional restraint and starts off pretty mellow, but don’t let that discourage you if you love the guitar. He let’s it shine shortly into the record! Just wait! For those of you that can’t, the first solo starts around 2:00! “Song 2” is exactly that, song 2. I think the second track’s mix is fuller than the first and supports the vocal a bit better.
Bren’s guitar playing is captivating and his voice fits perfectly into the soundscapes he produces. The title track “Step Out Of The Haze” presents some intense personal subject matter. Probably one of the best things about Bren’s guitar playing is that he knows when to reel it in. I mean to say that he doesn’t go on and on and on with his solos. They are lengthy sometimes but they always make musical sense and have direction. Direction and movement are two of the most important factors in a solo! Go Bren!!
I am especially impressed with the song “Real.” The verses are simple but extremely pleasing to the ear especially when the bridge section changes things up just enough to keep the listener wanting more….then…it happens….the chorus kicks in and IT IS GOOD!
The album “Step Out Of The Haze” has left this reviewer feeling all warm and fuzzy inside and willing to recommend it to anyone within shouting distance. HEY YOU! Listen to Bren Haze from the UK! He’s RAD! Enjoy the video below and make sure to pick up this amazing album by Bren Haze!