Review: Ver Novum’s album ‘A Tacit Accord’

Album Review

Ver Novum: AMEERA HUSEIN, vocals and KRIS MAGNUSON, guitars/keys

 

Jamie G

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ALBUM REVIEW: A TACIT ACCORD  

by Ver Novum 

From: Detroit/Cleveland 

Genre: Alternative Rock 

Label: Stretto Records 

Produced & mastered by Kris Magnuson and Mike Brown at Lava Room Recording 

Engineered by Mike Brown 

Mastered by Andrew Darby (Georgetown Masters) 

Release date: March 11th, 2022 

VER NOVUM is: 

AMEERA HUSEIN: VOCALS 

KRIS MAGNUSON: GUITAR/KEYS 

Ver Novum’s ‘A Tacit Accord’


Cover art by Kris Magnuson and Dustin Lopez 

 

TRACK LIST 

  1. Decade(s)
  2. A Syndrome
  3. Smolder
  4. À La Mode
  5. The Cull
  6. Gute Nacht
  7. Morning Song
  8. Conduit
  9. Dysthorient
  10. As It Should

 

The video was taken by David McNair.

MY REVIEW 

The debut album features 10 tracks from the talented duo including an instrumental tune called “Morning Song.” To me, it’s an easy-listening song perfect for a Sunday morning paired your coffee (or tea) and possibly followed with a cigarette.  

Although I enjoyed the whole album in its entirety, my favorite track by far was “Smolder.”  

This lyric in particular stuck out to me:  

“I wanna wake and live through a perfect dream 

I’m sick of things turning out as they seem…” 

The song made me reflect on the past few years and the feeling of being on autopilot through the pandemic and as other tragic world events have unfolded. 

 “We wanted to create a concept album that addresses what goes wrong when people bury their reservations and misgivings for the sake of stability,” Ameera explained. “Our goal was to write an experimental rock album that was still catchy, [and] accessible enough for the casual listener, yet each song to really stand on its own and have its own sonic identity.”  

 A Tacit Accord does just that. It is an album with variety. Some of the tracks put me in a deep thought and others made me want to jam out in the car with the windows rolled down.  

Besides Ameera and Kris, the debut album also features other talented musicians such as Quinn Jacobs (bass), Tony Kazel (drums), Mark Matthews (bass), Haig Hovsepain (violin), Emera Gurath (violin), Claire Peyrebrune (viola), and Lydia Rhea (cello).  

Ameera also was able to connect to another audience as well with “Gute Nacht” where she sings in German.

Ver Novum

 PURCHASE A TACIT ACCORD 

https://www.vernovumband.com/store-vernovum/a-tacit-accord  

If you’d like to leave a tip when purchasing, please see the “Contribute” button on their main website. If you choose to leave a tip, 15% of proceeds will go to the music program at Cleveland’s Rainey Institute, which provides a year-long art education for Cleveland’s most economically vulnerable youth. 

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