By: Jenna Melanson
Album – Natural Causes
Download Link – https://mikemackenzie.bandcamp.com/
Release Date – October 24, 2014
Genre – Rock/ Blues
Calgary, Alberta based progressive rock/ blues musician, Mike MacKenzie released his debut album on October 24, 2014. The album consists of eleven songs; all written and produced by Mike, himself. The album was recorded between his home studio and The Station Recording Studio.
I was immediately drawn to the second song, “Stronghold” as it has a strong classic rock feel, which is appealing to the listener. The other songs that quickly had my attention were “I Can See Through You” and “Smoke Signals”, which have strong concentration on the music, and show extraordinary musicianship.
The guitar on this album is flawless, and anyone who has a love for music, can see how much emotion is put into each and every song. “Natural Causes” is a true work of art, and I personally could not get enough of the hypnotizing sounds that were produced on the album.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.