Release Date: Feb 20, 2007
Record label: Barsuk
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Musicians generally fall into two categories: people we, as listeners, look to as equals who candidly reflect our own experiences, and people we look to as authorities who provide us greater worldly understanding. Rarely do these two roles truly and effectively come together in one artist, one who both relates to the everyday trials of life but can also offer larger insights. David Terry, the man behind Aqueduct, is one of the few to whom this happens.
Aqueduct's Seventies AOR influences are unmistakable. The Boston-esque harmonized guitar fill on opener "Lying in the Bed I've Made" is followed by an Emerson, Lake & Palmer synth picking up the melody, then the back half employs some Brian Wilson vocal harmonies. While dissecting each piece is a fun Where's Waldo game of musical influences, the songs are also more interesting when reduced to their parts.