C + P Constant Stranger Music (ASCAP) 2022

Reviewed by Scott Ray 

In “Rosewater,” the first track on Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster’s third solo album, No Tongue Can Tell, dreamy guitar lines, delicate piano, and impeccably harmonized vocals come together in the kind of waltz that owes as much to classic, pre-glitz country music as it does to the hymns of blood the record’s title subconsciously evokes. I say subconsciously because Kinkel-Schuster told me he wasn’t thinking of any bible verses when he named the record. I’m not sure if I can believe him.

The soothing tones of this first song are juxtaposed with violent, religious im