MAX GREEN­WOOD

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Fire­dog Records Heard the one about the York­shire man who moved from Lon­don to Dublin not only to be with his new part­ner but to record his de­but al­bum in a gar­den shed? Say hello to Max Green­wood, cur­rently a mu­sic the­ory tu­tor at the Dublin of­fices of the Brighton In­sti­tute of Mod­ern Mu­sic, but also the brains be­hind an al­bum that pitches ref­er­ence points as di­verse as Cold­play and Jamie Cul­lum. In the cold light of day, such a blend might scare the tastemak­ers, but if you lis­ten long and of­ten enough you’ll de­tect a solid, crafty song­writer at work. Tunes such as Song of Love, King of Dream­ers, Heav­ens Col­lide and the ti­tle track high­light Green­wood’s lyri­cal con­cerns (in essence, the gap be­tween day­dreams and night­mares, and how to bridge it) in per­sua­sive, smooth ways. max­green­wood.com

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