Ivan Beecroft is an upcoming traditional retro/prog rock artist I have discovered about two weeks ago with his latest release; Liars, Freaks & Fools, which was released not long ago on 11th of May, 2019. As I usually do, I read about the artist a little bit before writing the review. The things I learned about him and his story certainly made a big difference in my approach to his music. I personally have huge respect for those who have come to a certain point from zero and achieved something in life, just like the artist in our example; Ivan Beecroft. He has earned our respects with his determination, love, and passion for music as an individual and also as an artist.
Liars, Freaks & Fools album is mostly based on traditional rock ideas, elements, political lyrics and content, which immediately reminded me of some legendary albums of Pink Floyd. They both have a lot in common such as the main concept, song structures, elements, lyrics, view, perspective, vocal style, and ideas. I used to listen to Pink Floyd a lot when I was in high school, trying to understand the reason of their musical success. Almost everything that characterizes Pink Floyd’s music style is valid for Ivan Beecroft’s as well, especially for this very album.
Ivan Beecroft is a self-made man who took part in every step in the creating and releasing periods of this album. He has written, played all instruments, recorded, mixed, engineered, mastered and produced everything by himself (if I am not mistaken). This, my friends, is what I call the spirit, a genuine force to do what you love the most in life. This story might sound not that important to you at first, but it certainly will play a key role in the success of Ivan in time. Liars, Freaks & Fools is just a step ahead in his career. In my book, this is a successful album where Ivan is showing potential with his traditional rock compositions, the energy, and the atmosphere.