A Review of Martin Callingham’s ‘Patterns’

Martin Callingham’s highly anticipated album “Patterns,” slated for release on May 24th via Bristol’s Undergrowth Records, offers a captivating exploration of folk music with a modern twist. Preceding the album’s launch is the enchanting single “Treehouse,” accompanied by a visually stunning animated music video.


“Treehouse” serves as a delightful introduction to Callingham’s sonic universe, blending warm acoustic textures with folk instrumentation to create a nostalgic and evocative atmosphere. Martyna Sikonczyk’s artful animation adds an extra layer of charm, inviting listeners to immerse themselves in the whimsical world of the song. As “Patterns” unfolds, it becomes evident that Callingham’s songwriting prowess shines across the entire album. Tracks like “Ninetree Hill” showcase his ability to layer harmonies seamlessly, drawing listeners into a rich musical tapestry filled with depth and emotion.

Elsewhere on the album, “Bedding In” and “A Pulse in the Void” offer introspective reflections, with introspective lyrics and ethereal melodies that linger long after the music fades. These songs demonstrate Callingham’s talent for crafting immersive sonic landscapes that resonate with listeners on a profound level. “Scully” stands out as a poignant highlight, with its haunting instrumentation and haunting vocals painting a vivid picture of introspection and longing. The track’s evocative imagery and stirring arrangement make it a standout moment on the album, showcasing Callingham’s ability to convey complex emotions through his music.  “Treehouse,” which shares its name with the lead single, serves as a fitting conclusion to the album, bringing the listener full circle with its lush instrumentation and heartfelt lyrics. Together, these five tracks offer a glimpse into the diverse sonic palette of “Patterns,” promising an album that is as rich in substance as it is in style.

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