Brendan Rothwell – Time on My Hands
Brendan Rothwell is an accomplished composer, bass player, and producer, who has been playing music since the age of 2. Leadership is the underlying and pervasive theme in the release of this debut album by Calgary bass player, Brendan Rothwell. The depth of musical theory, content and detail that has gone into this work is evident, and somewhat rare to hear in much of today’s other music. On his debut album, Brendan brings to life the voice and melodic qualities of the bass, both acoustic and electric, refusing to remain only in the foundation and shadows of a track.
Brendan’s ability to tell different stories with the instrument is clear, particularly in the album’s title track, inspired by the province and country he now proudly calls his adoptive home. The addition of the spoken word in “Outro” evokes a conversation between voice and bass that is unique, ultimately closing out the album and laying the bass to rest after 7 tracks of melody, funk and energy. This album is a work that is dedicated to key influencers in Brendan’s life. People to whom he is deeply thankful and for whom he has lasting respect.
Time on My Hands is arrived at CDBaby.