Vince Chinaski – Opportunities
Vince Chinaski sings with such affection on “Opportunities”. The yearning that floats about in the sound feels quite joyous to behold. Featuring a grand buildup of the overall sound, it has a timelessness to it. His guitar playing has a steadiness to it one that does not let up at all. Much of it seems to sweep ever upwards into the sky. With nods to the Fleet Foxes’ folk orchestral quality much of it feels lighter than air. Patience is an essential element to the overall approach for it holds back over much of the piece. By refusing to get too loud it instead works with the intimate setting, allowing for the warmth that radiates to feel communal at times.
Nice atmospheric elements ring out into the vast distance. The ambience of the song has a heaviness to it at first. Little flourishes gain considerably in terms of their emotional resonance for they make sure each and every element is at play. Strings embrace an elegance here, nicely infusing a hint of the classical within the overall arrangement. His voice retains that clear-eyed focus for it constantly moves forward. Percussive elements wait for much of the song, only striking at the very last moments of the work, as it simply explodes into a rock infused rush. Upon the release of that electric guitar they bring in a wild, jagged edge one that cuts through all the excess to get to the heart of the matter.
“Opportunities” shows off the exquisite skill of Vince Chinaski in delivering a sense of pure poetry.