Alec Berlin – “Man’s Best Friend”

Credit: Jeremy Varner

Brooklyn-based artist Alec Berlin continues his eclectic instrumental rock sound on the track “Man’s Best Friend,” coming from the newly released album of the same name. Entrancing with both starry-eyed lushness and distortion-ready vigor, “Man’s Best Friend” provides a stimulating soundscape and array of catching guitar work throughout. The Cleveland native has now been a veteran of the NYC music scene for 25 years, and continues to excite with a fresh-sounding allure.

Warming acoustics back vibrant guitar twangs, reminding fondly of Todd Rundgren’s ’70s forays. Quickly, the track ascends to a decade-later nostalgia, with heavier guitar distortion exuding an anthemic pull with an ’80s tint. The track’s decade-hopping soundscapes make for a riveting listening experience, exemplary of Berlin’s stellar songwriting and guitar work, evident through the entirety of the album, streaming below:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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