What passion cannot music raise and quell! ~John Dryden
“Wouldn’t Mind” is five-song CD recently released by the very talented Ben Kilcollins. Its genre is that of acoustic rock. Listening to this masterpiece makes me realize yet again why I have gotten so involved with Maine music, and why I work so hard to “bring local music to the masses”. This is surely a work that needs to be heard, to be felt, and to be appreciated by all.
Ben’s raspy vocals make the songs full and rich and add greatly to the poetic character and overall ambience of the music. These songs are brimming with raw emotion, drawing the listener into the plot line of each composition.
The title track, “Wouldn’t Mind”, the most upbeat of the songs on the CD, is truly just a tantalizing taste of things to come. Track two, “Eloquent Speaker (Whisper)”, slows things down a bit, but gives the listener a chance to hear a greater vocal range as well as more passion. It also sets the tone for the remainder of the CD.
The recording quality of this disc is superb. Ben does all instrumentation and the disc was recorded and produced by him at Euphonic Bumble Productions Studios.
~ Maine Music Association (July 6, 2008)