Patrick Ames – All I Do Is Bleed – Review

Patrick Ames - All I Do Is BleedPatrick Ames has been on our website several times now for quite a few musical projects. He’s been releasing EP’s for a few years now. I’ve been a huge fan of Patrick’s music and I still am. Let’s dig in!

Patrick Ames – All I Do Is Bleed

I generally enjoy the artistic nature of Patrick Ames and I don’t discount it on this EP, however I like things a little more…how should I say it…”UP”! If you don’t know his story I suggest you search his name on the sidebar and check out our past reviews. This EP is going more along the lines of a raw Paul Simon and Bob Dylan to me. It’s not quite as funky as his past stuff but fans of Patrick’s music will love it regardless. Patrick is known for his artsy vocal phrasing and organic guitar playing and there is no exception here.

I have a sincere appreciation for Patrick and his music since the beginning. I’m always excited when he releases new music. The first track for All I Do Is Bleed is “I Want You.” I absolutely love the eerie intro on this track. It’s loose and it’s groovy. In some parts, I would argue that some of the background vocals are a little too loose. Also, from an engineers perspective, I can hear some of the vocals get cut off in a gate or something. On the other hand, this song is put together very well and I really enjoy Patrick’s guitar playing on the solo section. Overall it’s a great song and you should hit play now…

“While You Were Making Babies” is a pop-esque sound that might hit a nerve with Bob Dylan fans. I think this song is a good one, however many of the vocals are a bit out of tune. I understand that this style doesn’t necessarily need perfect vocals, in fact perfect sounding vocals might actually ruin the song. HOWEVER, I would encourage Patrick and the girls to make another pass on this one with the vocals. Again, I like the tune, I just think it need a little more work…maybe some pre-session rehearsals would help?

“Queen Kae” – I don’t quite get this one. It’s sort of a free vibey jam that sort of just meanders about. Again, I’m hearing some off-key background vocals here. It’s artsy and great for background music but as a song I find this one hard to bob my head to. “Te Amaba Locamente” or “I Loved You Madly” brings up the energy a little bit. Initially, I thought he was singing “TMI” but now I get it, HAHA! Since I don’t speak Spanish I’m not really sure what the song is about other than maybe a break up or some sort of love gone wrong. Patrick does a great job with the production on this one. Once again though (and I hate to pick on the girls), the background vocals just need some more fine tuning to become an asset of these songs.

I’d say overall that if you’re into folksters like Bob Dylan and Paul Simon you will probably enjoy this EP. Patrick has been pumping out new music like the crazy the past few years so make sure you go back and check it ALL out! I’m curious to know what YOU think about the music of Patrick Ames. Get in touch on social media and let me know! Also make sure to let Patrick know that you heard his music here first on Indie Music Plus! As always, thank you for reading and continuing to support indie music of all genres from all over the globe!

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