‘Fallen Apart’ is the debut record from Vancouver singer-songwriter Cameron Latimer. Cameron had previously been in a local band The Seams but is now on his own. He attended Malaspina Uni where he met the two collaborators on this record Rueben Degroot and Adam Dobres who were also in the aforementioned band.
Recorded live at Island Pacific Studios in Nanaimo, Latimer is joined by Adam Dobres on guitar, Rob Becker bass, Molly Gukdermond bvs, Simon Kendall piano, John MacArthur Ellis pedal steel, banjo, percussion and acoustic lead guitar.
On the opening song ‘Empty Cradle’ he sounds a little like our very own and much-underrated Peter Bruntnell and the chorus sounds very similar to ‘Normal From Bridgwater’.
Latimer writes unusual music best heard on one of the closing songs ‘Hayfield’ where banjo and guitar gently compliment each other, a song that lasts just over two minutes demonstrating that songs don’t have to last 5-10 minutes to make an impact.
His muse is firmly linked to the likes of fellow Canadians Neil Young and Gordon Lightfoot, and none the worse for that. This is a fine debut record.