This band has extreme talent. Some that have heard this band compare them to Genesis or Yes. I’m not sure that I’d go that far, but, what I’ve heard is really good. The guitars really swirl within the music. Rachel Hills’ vocals are perfect for this album. There are only 2 longer songs which go a bit past the 9 minute mark, even the short 3 minute songs really soar. There is even a song about Hurricane Katrina. The only downside would be the first 2 songs, “Cairo” & “Shadow’s Return Prologue”. Rob Cottingham (Touchstone) plays keyboards & sings, James Hards plays guitars, Paul Stocker plays bass, Graham Brown plays drums & percussion, and, don’t forget the wonderful vocals of Rachel Hills. I give this 4 out of 5 Music Guru Stars. I would like to add that when you put a hidden track at the end of the album, you shouldn’t leave a huge gap between the last track & the hidden track. I almost missed the last track. You can add the last track, but, maybe you should give it it’s own track number, even if you don’t put it in the album credits.
Posted in Cairo, Music, Music Review, New Music, Prog, Progressive Rock, Rachel Hills, Rob Cottingham, Rock, Rock & Roll, Touchstone, Uncategorized
Tagged Bass, CD, Drums, Guitar, Instrumental, Keyboards, Music, Review, Reviews, Rock, vocals
This instrumental album gives a lot of different music on it. It sort of reminds me of a Porcupine Tree album without any vocals. Good musicianship for sure. Most of the songs are shorter but it still gives you a great progressive feel with a bit of psychodelic rock. Guitars are the main instrument in this band, along with keyboards, bass & drums. You may not be able to sing along, but, you definately can hum along with it. I rate this 4 out of 5 Music Guru Stars.
Posted in Long Distance Calling, Music, Music Review, New Music, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Prog, Progressive Rock, Psychodelic Rock, Rock, Rock & Roll, Space Music, Uncategorized
Tagged Alternative, Bass, CD, Drums, Guitar, Indie, Instrumental, Keyboards, Long Distance Calling, Music, New, Review, Reviews, Rock
This new release from Inside Out records is very different than most. This sort of reminds me of when I first listened to Yes’ Relayer album, which I wasn’t sure if I liked the album or not. It has, however, formed to be one of my go to albums to listen to. This may be the case with this album as well. Going by the titles of the songs, it seems like the songs may be in parts. Using Keyboards, bass & drums as well as sax & flute, there is a unique sound to this band. First listen, I wasn’t that keen. Second listen, growing more fond of it. As of now, I give this 4 out of 5 Music Guru Stars. It may grow to 5. Give it a thorough listen with no distractions,
Posted in Music, Music Review, New Music, Perfect Beings, Prog, Progressive Rock, Rock, Rock & Roll, Space Music, Uncategorized
Tagged Bass, CD, Drums, Flute, Indie, Keyboards, Music, New Age, Perfect Beings, Review, Reviews, Rock, saxophone, Vier
This singer songwriter has some good songwriting skills & her vocals are very nice although I would really like to hear her belt out something like she really means some of the stuff that she’s singing about. Whether it’s about youth, love, defiance, or anything else, she needs to really be vocal about it. I loved the music, I liked the vocals, although, at times, it was hard to hear what she’s saying. Don’t get me wrong, I liked this album, but, it could’ve been better. I do believe follow up albums will get better & stronger. This is her debut album, which has only been at a teenage start. Things will only get better. The storytelling, will surely get this young lady a great start in life. I give this 3 out of 5 Music Guru Stars.
Posted in Merritt Gibson, Music, Music Review, New Music, pop, Rock, Rock & Roll, singer songwriter, Uncategorized
Tagged Alternative, Blues, CD, Indie, Merritt Gibson, Music, New, pop, Review, Reviews, Rock, Singer songwriter
This album mixes rock with pop making a nice blend of music to listen to. There is almost an analog sound when I listen to this album, but I can hear some digital stuff in there. There is no bad song on this album. They are not all great but they are really good. This starts off strong & finishes the same way, even with the bluesy end song “Miss Arizona” as well as “Garden Of Machines”. I give this 4 out of 5 Music Guru stars.
Posted in 1970's, 1980's, Alternative, Blues, Jason Heath And The Greedy Souls, Music, Music Review, New Music, pop, Rock, Rock & Roll, Uncategorized
Tagged Alternative, Analog, Bass, Blues, CD, Country, Digital, Drums, Guitar, Indie, Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls, Keyboards, Music, New, pop, Review, Reviews, Rock