Aaron Clift Experiment ~ Age Of Misinformation

Similar to an earlier album by Aaron Clift, This IS a good album. Once again, there are times, when I didn’t like the vocals, but they found their way into my musical mind with more listening. This is a good album with some really good musicianship. Please give this one a listen, I think that you’ll be happy that you did. Last time I had a copy of the album for more information, which is always preferred, so I can’t tell you much more than I already did. I can tell you the musical line up is

  • Aaron Clift / vocals, keyboards
  • Anthony Basini / guitar, backing vocals
  • Clif Warren / bass
  • Pablo Ranlett-López / drums & percussion

With:

  • Zach Matteson / violin I (6,7), soloist (7)
  • Charles Anderson / violin II (6,7)
  • Jason Elinoff / viola (6,7)
  • Ellie Prager / cello (6,7)

And Big Wy’s Brass Band (3) :

  • Ethan Brown / trumpet
  • Austin Johanning / trumpet
  • Justin Dunlap / trombone
  • William Wright / trombone, soloist
  • Marcus Cardwell / alto saxophone
  • Colin Houlihan / baritone saxophone, soloist

I can also tell you that this is a concept album about the power of lies & the truth & differences between. I give this 4 out of 5 Music Guru stars.

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Godley & Creme ~ Trabjous Days

For those in the know, Godley & Creme were the main guys who started 10CC. This music was pre-10CC. There are moments that you can feel the early works of 10CC. They were one of my favorites as I was growing up. You feel that pull that the music of 10CC made you feel. Again, this is not the music of 10CC, but, this is what eventually turned into 10CC. I like this album alot. Not as much as “Deceptive Bends”, but, the album brought me back to a good & a more simple time. I give this 4 out of 5 Music Guru stars. I may give it more as I listen to it more. Godley & Creme left 10CC in 1979, as the band continued to tour & make music. Again, 10CC holds a special place in my musical heart.

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Iconic ~ Second Skin

This band is a band that you should listen to. Great melodies, good musicianship. This would be similar to me, as when I first listened to the first Van Halen album. I had heard a couple of songs on the radio, but, heard so much more good music. Iconic’s Second Skin album could be that album. This is hard rock as it should be. Give this one a listen. You will not be disappointed. This band starts off with members from Whitesnake, as well as Stryper. I give this 5 out of 5 Music Guru stars.

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Kaipa ~ Urskog

Happy new year!!! This Swedish progressive rock band has been around for quite some time, 2022 brings a new album from Kaipa. This album is very melodic (as is most of their music) and very well done. The band is top notch & the vocals are right there as well. The album opens up with an 18+ minute epic song, titled “The Frozen Dead Of Night” then is followed up with “In A World Of Pines”, which is over 10 minutes long. The next three songs are a little bit shorter, but, is then is followed up with “The Bitter Setting Sun”, which is over 15 minutes long. This song seems to have different directions throughout the song. A very pleasant song to listen to, especially if you’re taking a long drive. I give this album 4 out of 5 Music Guru stars. Don’t just listen to this, immerse yourself with this music.

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Alan Parsons ~ From The New World

A new studio album from Alan Parsons? YES!!! his first in 3 years. This album, like his previous albums, from the Alan Parsons Project, uses the talents of other great musicians. In this case, Tommy Shaw (Styx) & Joe Bonamassa. There are others as well, that fit in with Alan very well. This album, even Alan Parsons sings. If you were a fan of the Alan Parsons Project, this album will be a delight for you. I give this 5 out of 5 Music Guru stars.

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Allan Holdsworth, Alan Pasqua, Chad Wackerman, & Jimmy Haslip ~ Proto-Cosmos

If you’re familiar with these musicians, you’ll know that most of them are known for jazz. The exception to this is Allan Holdsworth, who is mostly known for progressive rock music. However, most of that had a touch of jazz when it came to his guitar playing. This album “Proto-Cosmos” falls into the jazz area for sure. If you’re a fan of jazz or jazz/fusion, I’m sure that you will like this one. This album, which has permission to use the late Allan Holdsworth’s recordings, from the Allan Holdsworth Estate. I give this 4 out of 5 Music Guru stars.

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Robeone ~ Dream Suite ~ Tribute To The Moog Keyboard

While this does seem to feature the Moog keyboard, there are other keyboards involved as well. There is piano, strings & other sounds. This tends to go into mostly a new age form of music, but, at times goes off of that into more progressive modes. The album starts off rather weird, but, as the album goes on, it does get sweeter with each song. There are only 6 songs on this album, but, the last song “Dream Suite” lasts for over 20 minutes long. The others are under 7:30. Most are under 5 minutes long. The last song which is an epic song does go off into different directions throughout all 20+ minutes. This was done with the help of the Bob Moog Foundation. 100% of the proceeds go into the work of the foundation. Give this one a try. I give this 4 out of 5 Music Guru stars.

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Nazareth ~ Surviving The Law

For those of you who are fans of Nazareth, this may not be the album for you. This is not a bad album, but, it doesn’t quite sound like the Nazareth of old. The music is really good, as are the vocals, but, there is something different about this Nazareth. This is a more modern approach to Nazareth & with this album, there is a more modern approach to Nazareth. Again, good music, writing & a different sound. This band has a lot rock in their veins. Give them a listen. Let me know what you think. I give this 4 out of 5 Music guru stars.

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Richard X. Heyman ~ 67,000 Miles An Album

I’m still amazed that a man, who was a drummer for a punk band writes so many great pop songs, with good lyrics, great musicianship & harmonies. Richard is a multi instrumentalist as he plays drums, vocals, guitars, bass, piano, organ, vibrophone & a bunch of percussion instruments. This album is really good. Better than the past few. I really enjoyed this one. In addition to Richard X. Heyman, he had some help from Nancy Leigh on bass & harmony vocals, Probyn Gregory on trumpet, trombone, & french horn, Julia Kent on cello, and Chris Jenkins on viola. I give this 5 out of 5 Music Guru stars. Listen to this!!!

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