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Petra

The Building

Concord Records 2019

Review by David Bowling

 

The Building: real name Anthony Lamarca, is a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/performer who has just issued his latest album titled Petra.

The music of The Building or Lamarca is not for the faint of heart. Recorded during treatment for cancer, it is a raw, simple, rough, and very serious and it chronicles his personal journey through life. It is also natural and extremely personal as he transforms his experiences to words and music.

Larmarca composed all the songs and plays just about all the instruments, the exception being the cello parts by Megan Lamarca.

In a way the album feels like therapy at a support group, which may be close to the truth. The lyrics may be difficult to absorb at times but ultimately this is an album of redemption and worth a listen or two.

Rating: ***1/2