Herb Eimerman – Five Dimensional Man (2015)

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Calling forth from Lake Villa, Illinois, is Herb Eimerman, who for the past two decades, has been cutting discs that have duly earned him gold stars.

Here on the universally acclaimed singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s fifth solo effort, Five Dimensional Man, he not only retains the kind of supremely shaped pop rock sounds he’s lauded for, but explores new ground as well. Herb Eimerman’s five-track EP is produced by all-around music guy Joe Algeri, who also contributes a bit of drum and keyboard work to the project, while Stefan Johansson plays drums.

Powered by a hive of buzzing guitars dappled with distortion, “Just Wishful Thinking” evokes the heart and soul of bands like Teenage Fan Club and Weezer, “Sentimental In Berlin” artfully incorporates slow-burning currents with an urgent tension, and the teapot whimsy of “Believe That I Do” glows with grace and goodness. Not to be confused with the George Harrison song of the same name, Herb Eimerman’s “Something” is a moody ballad, and “Live To Tell” jingles and jangles to a punchy beat in the style of Shoes and the Records.

Snapped tight with fleshy melodies and industrious arrangements, Five Dimensional Man (Egomaniac Music) contains a compelling cast of colors and characteristics that bring out the best in Herb Eimerman. His vocals are fit and fluid, and the instrumentation is fresh and exciting. By wedding heritage pop rock fashions to contemporary overtones, Five Dimensional Man locks in as a mighty worthy statement. Herb Eimerman is indeed a man of varied dimensions, and it will be interesting to hear what his next move will be. Bravo!

Beverly Paterson

Beverly Paterson

Beverly Paterson was born the day Ben E. King hit No. 4 with "Stand By Me" -- which is actually one of her favorite songs, especially John Lennon's version. She's contributed to Lance Monthly and Amplifier, and served as Rock Beat International's associate editor. Paterson has also published Inside Out, and Twist & Shake. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
Beverly Paterson
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