House of Miles
- Artist: Lee Tyler Post
- Format: CD
- Release Date:7/22/2003
Acoustic Rock & Soul Singer-Songwriter. Organic, earthy Roots Rock. Strong soulful vocals in the tradition of Van Morrison, Greg Allman, Bob Seger & Bruce Springsteen. GODSOFMUSIC.COM REVIEW 'From amidst a plethora of singer/songwriters, Lee Tyler Post has managed to pull off a coup of sorts. His southern rock leanings are in full view on his body of work. So are the collective messages of hope and faith, rendered most obviously through the lyrics, but also on a more subtle level. The interesting thing is that he doesn't restrict himself to any particular style or even one single chain of thought. He plays with incredible heart, cutting across meaningless divides like 'radio station classifications' and 'sub-genres'. What you're left with at the end are thoughts bordering solely on the music... An effective way of gauging artists is by seeing how they describe their own music. Often, those a little short on talent will wax eloquent about how they're bringing in new sounds or how much they adore the Beatles. On the other hand, you'll find groups being cynical about their own songs to a really ridiculous extent. This guy though, simply calls his music 'Rock & Soul'. Seeing how the music is laced with a stirring memorability, it's evident that Lee Tyler Post is far from being 'soul'ed out.' ~ Siddharth Dasgupta of Godsofmusic.com HOUSE OF MILES REVIEW 'When Post sings ballads, he shines. He's got a strong Joe Cocker meets Lynyrd Skynard vibe to his voice. The first ballad on House of Miles is 'Memphis.' It's an amazingly written and performed song about the trials and tribulations of choosing to play music. 'They come here, with their smiling face/ Headed down that dream, on a one-way street/ And for some it may seem, that it's out of reach.' 'Raggedy Man' is a slow-rocker that slithers like a snake through the verses. The title track is the album closer and is a beautiful ballad at that. - Bif Claes CD Reviews CRUEL, BUT NECESSARY - REVIEW Lee Tyler Post rocks back into public consciousness with his 'Cruel World Intentions'. All the Tyler Post trademarks are in ample evidence on this one - gradually engulfing melodies, deliverance-seeking pennings and doses of lethal guitar. This song is right up there with some of his best work, which is saying a lot, given his prolific songwriting abilities. It also strengthens the case for 'House of Miles', the album which it has been taken from, to be elevated to the status of a true collector's item. Cruel World Intentions starts off at full throttle, funky guitar rhythms laying down the path for the chorus and verses to trade off on. But then, quite suddenly, things slow down to a breathtaking crawl. It's like the journey you begin in right earnest, eager to conquer the world within the first couple of days. Gradually though, with your enthusiasm tempered by intelligence, you start to take things a little slow. Begin to see things for what they are, stopping at each and every town, committing the names to heart, remembering the reason that made you set out in the first place. It's during this contemplative period that Tyler Post is at his best vocally. The smoothness of his voice sounding frighteningly attractive when lowered to a whisper. Batteries now recharged and objectives now clear, the pedal is put to the metal once again. The song ends fast and furious, with a wicked little guitar solo providing the necessary thrills. The nice thing with Tyler Post is that he keeps himself, and in turn the scope of his songs, completely open. Cruel World... includes accusations at the devil, thoughts about a woman, reflections of the road and more. Not bad for a five minute rock song, huh? These different themes all flow seamlessly, interacting with one another as part of the same story. Nothing seems forced, everything fits. There's sorrow and hope in equal measure here. There's an aching aftertaste as well. Almost makes you want to say goodbye to Bourbon. Almost. ~ Review by: Siddharth Dasgupta (godsofmusic.com) SDAM.COM REVIEW OF HOUSE OF MILES 'Lee Tyler Post feels deeply what he sings. Not once in his solo singer-songwriter album do the lyrics or the guitar playing feel forced. Adding significant guitar melodies to his soul-ful voice, Tyler Post gives you a soulful rocking album that is well worth picking up. The first thing I noticed about the album was that the man is playing tight, sharp melodies. For that reason, what would have to be seen as a softer album considering the heavy state of many current releases, Tyler Post does a really good job pulling off a solid long release without ever 'shredding' or rocking out too hard. The man has something to say, spicing religious themes and good philosophy in with his laments of love and love lost... All of the songs on this album reflect good production and thoughtful lyrics that are insightful and fresh. The guitar work paints the lyrical sentiments well, and his lingering leads are not overdone. I would have to reccomend this album to the music fans in San Diego and beyond. I hope that you'll enjoy the images that this album brings you, and seeing what good and hard memories that it envokes. Get a bottle of wine, a friend to relax with, put it on and enjoy. Don't miss 'The Petals of Rain', track #10, and the mellow/easy let down of the album.' ~ By Isaac Lassiter of sdam.com 'Soulful singer-songwriter ala classic rock. Lee's voice: the edge of Springsteen, the smoothness of Steve Perry, and the soul of Greg Allman' ~ San Diego News Critic.
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