Dean Carter – “Hyacinth”


Glastonbury-based artist Dean Carter crafts a lushly inviting soundscape throughout “Hyacinth,” a track off the new album Songs Without Words, Vol. 2. The release boasts a dozen instrumental delights, emphasizing the artist’s captivating songwriting and knack for soothing atmospheric constructions. “Hyacinth” opens the album, and takes inspiration from the memory of Carter’s mother.

Gentle acoustics exude a graceful, lush enamoring as a reflective layering emerges. Heartrending, sporadic twangs past the two-minute turn add further to the caressing yet emotive soundscape. A brief pause a minute thereafter evolves with spine-chilling qualities into the multiple layers of guitars, assembling with serenely meditative appeal. “Hyacinth” continues onward into its hypnotically elegant conclusion, with subtle bird-chirping sounds adding to the organic, nature-set feeling conveyed. “Hyacinth” is among the beautiful pieces of songwriting throughout the album.

Stream the entirety of Songs Without Words, Vol. 2:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 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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