CLimb Aboard Longhorn (2013)

Released:  February 05, 2013
Duration:  06:16
Instrumentation:  Flute, Oboe, Violin, Cello, Piano, Cymbal.


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After living alone on a ship for eleven long years, a loner now longing for love decides to return home, but must first take on an impending storm.


I've always enjoyed what this original musician and artist has to release, because it feels so fresh and new even though he touches on historic sounds. Coincidently, this is exactly what Bell does here.

Although the track jumps around, it continues to hold a centre structure around one little riff. To me, it symbolizes the sailor looking forward to his arrival home. The minor keys really add to the effect of an oncoming storm. As the song progress, you hear less of the main riff, and more striking chords. The emotional change is one you can feel in your eye ducts. While the main riff is a little cheesy, the slower and steadier parts give this composition an overall boost. The whole six minutes are some of best original work I've heard in a long time.

I want all of you to give this track a listen. It takes a classic story and unfolds so originally right before your eyes (or ears). Donnie Bell captivates you with his music writing abilities and shows, yet again, why he is an artist to hear for whenever a track is released. He is so diverse and creative, it doesn't surprise me he would release such an ambitious track. -Ryan Robinson, MITNG