Why merely be a singer-songwriter when you can be a sonic painter? Why be a guy with a guitar when you can be a conjuror of taste and texture? Why settle for playing songs when you can create worlds? Why be average when you can be Anonymous Conflict? This one man outfit may be new but by the time the soft ethereal harmonies and gently lilting guitar sounds are drifting out of your speakers you will almost definitely find that you are ready to fall in love with the music and will have already written the words Old Saigon, the latest album from which Part of The Mold is taken, on the back of your hand.
It isn’t so much of a “less is more” situation, more a case of some interesting sonic choices, ones that move the music out of the obvious and into the beguiling.This is the sound of modern indie-folk pushing into minimalist pop realms, commercial guitar playing reminding us that there are other, better, more articulate and more emotive ways of doing things.