вторник, 26 декабря 2017 г.

Garybaldi - Note Perdute

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 33:31
Size: 77,7 MB
Label: AMS Records
Styles: Progressive Rock/RPI
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Il Volto Stanco Della Gente (Previously unreleased) -  3:45
 2. Hai Messo Al Rogo M.H. (Alternate version) -  4:39
 3. Harold (Live 1998) -  3:37
 4. Luci Buie (Live 1973) -  3:58
 5. Madre Di Cose Perdute (Live 1973) -  4:32
 6. Sette? (Live 1973) - 10:55
 7. Passaminabirra (Previously unreleased, live) -  2:01

A rather strange CD+DVD release of this long-standing band that started as a beat group from the Genoa region, then morphed into I Gleemen and for our enjoyment as Garybaldi during the 70's. This luxurious double-disc affair with an extended psych triple-folding artwork (filled with erotic drawings on the innerflod) and picture booklet is rather attractive at first glance for progheads, but can only really satisfy Italian-prog loving completionists, because the contents are of moderate interest to pure-prog fans. Indeed, let's not forget that the band was more addressed to Hendrix-influenced fans rather than ELP freaks.
Apparently the seeds of this release were born when someone in 99 sent a bootleg recording of a concert dating from 73, this prompting the band to exploit it along with creating this DVD. So the album proper is made from a bunch of miscellaneous tracks half from their glory era, including the Gleemen album sessions (the rather proggy opening Volto Stando Della Gente), a rather surprising folky Harold from the Nuda sessions, and the intensely Hendrix-y Madre Di Cose Perdute, which seems to exude Astrolabio sessions (that's the Italian translation of the first track's title). Despite a recent remastering, these tracks sound dated ? there is only so much you can do with nearly 40-years old magnetic tapes. The rest of the album consists of three solid (read guitar-saturated) tracks recorded in 98, including a reworking of the Martha Helmut track from Nuda, but this writer finds them messy and too raw for their own good. As you can read here, hardly anything essential.
As is usual with Italian products, the attached DVD documentary insist a tad too much on visuals from well-documented artistes, much more than necessary, but it's nothing blatantly abusive of copyright infringements. There is plenty (too much?) of name-dropping in the background context to flatter themselves with comparisons with the acts mentioned. For progheads, the rockumentary spends way too much time on the genesis of the group in the 60's, especially when discovering what kind of atrocious soup they were dabbling in at that time, even if most 70's Italian groups went through the same kind of ordeal and paid their dues that way. Compared to their early singles-days, the Gleemen album seems a little too-quickly dealt with, and I must say that I can't help feeling a bit frustrated that so few minutes are spent on Nuda and Astrolabio, compared to their early and later days, but the good stuff is delivered correctly, even if you wish the live footage would've lasted much longer. Indeed, over the four decades of the "group's" existence, their peak period lasted two, maybe three, years, the rest being only mildly interesting at best, although not totally devoid of interest.
I can't help but thinking that this type of nostalgic release is a bit of an auto-satisfecit artifact, but I won't judge on its justification or pertinence, outside that it is an interesting (if partisan, as they might over-estimate their own impact on the scene) view on the Italian prog scene, but it is hardly essential for this writer. I know I won't keep this album, so if interested, you can always PM me.

Note Perdute

вторник, 19 декабря 2017 г.

Legacy - Where We Go...

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 41:34
Size: 95,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Progressive Rock/Symphonic Prog
Art: Front + Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Take A Look At Yourself - 5:39
 2. Choices - 6:02
 3. West World: Object Of Desire - 7:26
 4. Trappings: Ocean Of Light - Cosmic Waltz - 8:31
 5. The Power - 4:29
 6. Time Travelers - 3:38
 7. No Where To Run: Trois Theme - 5:45

This band from USA did a good job here. A good album but no more than that. With some nice keyboards arangements and guitar as well this album sounds like Gensis golden era. The singer is clearly influenced by Gabriel and even Collins, the instrumental parts are well played, the compositions sound varied and melodic but sometimes are to mellow. Anyway a good symphonic album.

Where We Go...

понедельник, 18 декабря 2017 г.

Aethellis - A Home in Your Thoughts

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 27:57
Size: 64,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Progressive Rock/Neo - prog
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. A Home in Your Thoughts / Second Home in Your Thoughts - 15:09
 2. Believe in Somebody -  4:34
 3. Janice -  8:13

US symphonic neo-prog band Aethellis will return with what promises to be a smashing 3rd release. “A Home In Your Thoughts” is a brand new 3 track mini album, and is the highly anticipated follow up to Northumbria the bands last album released in 2011. “A Home In Your Thoughts” will be released worldwide as a digital only release, and should be released late Summer.

In a statement from Aethellis:
Aethellis continues its amalgamation of progressive structures, pop hooks and funky grooves with the new collection of songs, A Home In Your Thoughts.

By turns plaintive and inspiring, “A Home In Your Thoughts” is meditation on the persistence of overcoming obstacles, while the joyous, uplifting and powerful “Second Home In Your Thoughts” represents the fruition of that persistence with its multi-thematic epic structure.

“Janice” tells the story of a divorced man attempting to reconcile with his ex, detailing his frustrations, yearning and ultimately his belief in the power of love. Add this to an infectious funky groove that spirals into prog territory in the latter half of the song which includes jazzy riffs and solos and concludes with a variation on the main riff but this time in 5/4 (which is hinted at earlier in the song).

Finally, “Believe In Somebody” is a punchy concise pop/rock offering with prog flourishes and more uplifting lyrics. This song received the Runner Up Award from the 2014 Song of the Year Contest.

This inspiring Aethellis collection could be considered a concept EP about overcoming obstacles by believing in oneself.

 A Home In Your Thoughts

Christine Campbell - Roller Coaster

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 33:59
Size: 78,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Modern Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Exit Out - 4:22
 2. Last Man Standing - 3:30
 3. Take Me Back - 3:48
 4. Roller Coaster - 3:53
 5. Can't Stop the Clock - 4:00
 6. Butterfly - 4:09
 7. Nobody Cares - 4:07
 8. Hard Rains and Hurricanes - 2:39
 9. Home - 3:26

Christine Campbell's 2nd album is a true representation of her diverse influences – from hard rock and 70’s rock to roots and blues and modern pop.

Roller Coaster

воскресенье, 17 декабря 2017 г.

Agusa - Tva

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 38:38
Size: 89,1 MB
Label: The Laser's Edge
Styles: Progressive Rock/Psychedelic/Space Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Ganglat Fran Vintergatan - 20:21
 2. Kung Bores Dans - 18:17

AGUSA is a new prog quartet, initially comprised of Tobias Pettersson (bass), guitarist Mikael Ödesjö, drummer Dag Strömkvist and finally Jonas Berge on the organ. Some of them are also known from collaborating with bands like Sveriges Kommuner & Landsting, Kama Loka and Hoofoot. For the first time the musicians came together in early 2013. During the following summer they went out to the countryside in order to celebrate some jam sessions. The place is called Agusa, and that's why the band name finally established. In autumn they entered the studio to record their debut 'Högtid', which was released early 2014 on Transubstans Records and Kommun 2. Five authentic retro 70's progressive tunes are given, featuring dinstinctive organ work and a proper psychedelic fundament in the vein of Moonwagon, Hypnos69 and Astra. After a handful of gigs during the winter, Dag Strömkvist decided to leave and to travel around India for a while. The band auditioned a number of drummers, and eventually asked Tim Wallander from Magic Jove to join.

Tva

Agusa - Agusa

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 43:43
Size: 100,9 MB
Label: The Laser's Edge
Styles: Progressive Rock/Psychedelic/Space Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Landet Langesen - 10:29
 2. Sorgenfri -  5:00
 3. Den Fortrollade Skogen -  8:33
 4. Sagor fran Saaris -  9:20
 5. Bortom Hemom - 10:19

There is a warm breeze in the air. You have a prime spot on the grass for this music festival. The music starts to flow from the stage, as one of the bands on the bill begins to play. The sound of guitars, drums, organ and flute blend together in harmony and wash over you in a wave. It’s that progressive sound, that left of center rock sound of the 1970s.
You wake up. It was a dream! Dang! It’s not the 1970s anymore. But there is a band keeping that sonic feeling alive.
Agusa are from Sweden, and they have been around as a group since 2013. Their songs, at least on this release, are all instrumental. Their musical aim, from what I read on their Facebook page and can hear affirmed in their songs, to is to keep the classic sound of prog rock alive.
I hear hints of Jethro Tull in their work – probably because of the flute! – but other elements that make up what would be consider “prog” reside in the songs as well.
The guitar on Sorgenfri is quite beautiful to me. I would have thought I was listening to a “lost classic” if I didn’t know better! As a fan of progressive rock bands of 1970s, I feel that Agusa fits right in with Gentle Giant, Renaissance, Strawbs and their peers. If you love that time in music, then you will love Agusa.

Agusa

вторник, 12 декабря 2017 г.

Court - Frost of Watermelon

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 75:33
Size: 173,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Progressive Rock/RPI
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Limbo - 4:51
 2. Men I Met - 2:19
 3. Walking and Talking - 5:17
 4. When I Lose - 4:55
 5. Past Days - 4:35
 6. Wet of Sky - 2:33
 7. My World - 5:05
 8. Bridge to Maya - 6:05
 9. Synaptic Ghost - 4:06
10. Sun Beyond Time - 7:34
11. Flat Stones - 4:05
12. Mad and Child - You - 4:24
13. Mad and Child - Mother Nature - 5:40
14. Mad and Child - Father - 6:18
15. Mad and Child - Myself - 7:40

Musicians:
Paolo Lucchina - vocals;
Mose Nodari – guitars; oboe, recorders;
Marco Strobel - guitars, mandolin;
Luigi Bonacina - bass;
Francesco Vedani - drums, flute.
 
Prolusion. The Italian outfit COURT was founded in 1990, and released two albums to critical acclaim during the following decade. After several years with assorted line-up changes, the band stabilized shortly after the millennium, recorded a demo in 2003, and then finally their new album, "Frost of Watermelon", was issued in 2007, eleven years after their second release "Distances".
Analysis. "Frost of Watermelon" is in many ways a nostalgic trip musically, exploring a mixture of symphonic rock and folk rock with a distinct ‘70s tinge to it, adding psychedelic elements to some compositions to create variation as well as to add tension. The songs are mostly mellow and always highly melodic, and the main focus for the band seems to be exploring moods and atmospheres rather than showcasing technical abilities. The acoustic guitar and the mandolin are central instruments in all the compositions, conveying melodies as well as enhancing atmospheres. The folk music influences in the sound are mostly due to the style of playing from these instruments, the mandolin in particular conveying a feel of Italian folk music, as well as making this particular listener think of “The Godfather” and other mafia movies. Further enhancing the folk music feel on the tunes is the use of flute and recorders, and although not prominent or dominating in the soundscape, the instruments add lots to the atmosphere of the individual composition when used. There are also quite a lot of symphonic elements to most compositions here, which I presume mainly is due to the use of oboe. While listening I could have sworn that I heard keyboards used to build up symphonic textures, but as the booklet doesn't list any keyboards used whatsoever, I presume the recorders, as well as the oboe, are the instruments used to add this dimension to the songs. The subtle symphonic textures are mainly added to the back of the landscape, adding a lush and harmonic atmosphere to the mostly mellow and melodic tunes. On some songs, most often in brief segments of an individual piece, slick electric guitar riffs in a distinct '70s psychedelic style are added, creating needed tension and variation to the sound. This particular style complements the folk and symphonic idiom dominating this release. There aren't too many weak elements here; the vocals may be a bit on the pale side and the band is not at their best when trying out a more distinct hard rock style on Wet of Sky. When that is said, there aren't too many really exceptional compositions here either. All tracks are well above average though (apart from the exception already mentioned), and overall this is a very good release.
Conclusion. Fans of progressive rock from the '70s, and in particular those who enjoy music with symphonic textures and folk-inspired compositions, should find this release highly interesting. And as this is an Italian band, performing symphonic rock music, followers of what is coined "Italian Symphonic Prog" will have one more release to add to their list of albums to check out.

Frost of Watermelon

Chris Watson Band - Black White and Gray

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2014
Time: 40:01
Size: 91,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. All I Need - 3:42
 2. Greener Grass - 3:24
 3. Black White and Gray - 3:15
 4. Don't Think About it - 5:30
 5. Special Kind of Love - 4:51
 6. Last Train Home - 4:16
 7. It Don't Matter - 2:56
 8. Hooked on You - 5:35
 9. I Wanna Thank You - 3:28
10. Sunshine - 2:58

Chris Watson is a singer / songwriter / guitarist from Fort Worth, TX. Born February 17, 1896, Watson grew up in a musical household exposed to several different genres of music. His father, being a blues guitarist, helped Watson cultivate an early blues style of guitar playing which lead to the discovery of soul and Motown classics.
Watson formed his first band in 2006 playing and writing funky blues style songs and began traveling the country in 2008 playing with bands like BB King, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wanye Shepherd, and many others.
Since then, Watson has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the likes of .38 Special, Lynyrd Sknynyrd, Neville Brothers, Bob Schneider, Train, Pat Benatar, Carolyn Wonderland, Hadden Sayers, Los Lonely Boys, Mingo Fishtrap, Collective Soul and many others.
2008 saw the release of the Chris Watson Band's first studio album "Just For Show..." 2012 saw the release of the Chris Watson Band's sophomore album "Pleasure and Pain"
2014 sees the release of Chris Watson's latest album "Black White and Gray". Adding a horn section and brand new outlook towards writing music, "Black White and Gray" will be a transformation album as Watson drops the "Band" from the name and embarks on a musical journey that is more true to his heart.
Watson is also cited as a guitarist on Luke Wade's album "The River".

Black White and Gray

Tim Hain & Sunnysideup - Bleggae

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 47:29
Size: 108,9 MB
Label: Note Records
Styles: Reggae/Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Need Your Love So Bad - 3:19
 2. Reggae Lift the Blues - 3:43
 3. Fine Time Child - 3:19
 4. An Old Bluesman Never Dies - 5:18
 5. Somebody turn On A Light - 4:21
 6. Welcome to Iraq - 2:11
 7. If I Ever Get Home - 3:48
 8. Wind Cries Mary - 3:03
 9. Everybody's Talking To Themselves - 4:22
10. That's What The Blues Is All About - 7:05
11. Feels So Nice - 3:08
12. One Man Went To Mojo - 3:48

I simply love this CD and foremost the Band and their lead Singer Tim Hain. They are absolutely top musicians, play some fantastic music arrangements and songs and they just team with fun, "twinkle in the eye sarkasm" mixed with some very serious content and social awareness lyrics (as far as I can understand them).
They should be a No.1 Hit in the U.K. charts in my opinion. Not sure why they did not make it to the top, but with this quality music they should at least have ONE song in this CD collection of great songs be voted into the top 10 charts. I know competition in the U.K. is fierce and brutal but they are such a good band - so where are the fans ????????? - where is the CD sales mp3 download happening ???
I highly recommend this CD - and if I happen to come to the U.K. again I would try to find one club or pub or concert hall where they play during my stay to go to their live concert.

Bleggae

Prime Mover - Alias Drivkraft

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 38:13
Size: 87,6 MB
Label: Skivkraft
Styles: Progressive Rock/Crossover Prog
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Vykort Fran Sodern -  4:07
 2. Nagra Bagateller -  4:49
 3. Utbrand - 11:08
 4. Oppen -  4:04
 5. Begagnat Liv -  3:17
 6. Folk Ar Inte Kloka - 10:45

Musicians:
Michael Karlsson - guitars; backing vocals
Sebastian Teir - keyboards; bouzouki; vocals
Roger Nyman - bass
Kenneth Lagerstrom - drums
Dennis Nordell - lead vocals
With:
Tomas Hogvag - violin (3 & 6)
Karl Sandqvist - trumpet (1 & 6)
Olivia Sarelin - backing vocals (3)

Prolusion. PRIME MOVER hails from Finland, but all the band members are Swedes. (Representatives of this nationality form six percent of the population there.) They have three albums at the moment, two of which are official releases. The first of them, "Put in Perspective" (2001), features English lyrics, but here, on "Alias Drivkraft", the group decided to sing in their mother tongue, which is the local dialect of Swedish.
Analysis. These guys tell the absolute truth while asserting that they don't have one common favorite band or one common favorite genre either, each being on friendly terms with many different musical directions. (That's right. Anybody, and especially creative personalities, should follow the precept "Don't idolize anyone!") Their "Alias Drivkraft" is indeed the repository of several different styles and is an outstandingly fresh sounding album. Not only fresh, though. This is seminal material, abundant in virtues and free of drawbacks. One of its most distinctive features is that the music is exclusively light and affirmative in mood, which vastly distinguishes Prime Mover from an average North European progressive band, particularly Sweden's. Each of the six tracks present, both quasi epics included, contain approximately equal amounts of vocal and instrumental sections, but the arrangements are never straightforward. All the participants are masterful musicians, tirelessly weaving an intricate web of patterns, regardless of whether they mellow the vocal lines or are in their free instrumental flight. Their singing and playing is so inspired and performed with such amazing ease, that I am certain that they did the most beloved work of their lives when they rehearsed and, later, recorded this stuff. It's definitely thanks to their passion for creation that the magic has found each of the songs an appropriate place for living. The quasi epics, Utbrand and Folk Ar Inte Kloka, each exceeding 10 minutes in duration, are the domains of the experimentation with folk music, which, I believe, is of the Finnish origin, not Swedish (though I can't be fully convinced of that). Very rich in violin and bouzouki, the former is just filled with corresponding colorings, and the best definition of the music would probably be Folk Rock performed with hints of symphonic Art-Rock. The other is notable for distinct folk intonations too, and also features a few high-speed, fantastically impressive movements, which I perceive as a rocking Classical music. To a greater degree however, it embodies the album's primary stylistic course, which is a unique conglomeration of symphonic Art-Rock and quasi Jazz-Fusion with elements of Hard Rock and some other attendant sub-styles. (It must be noted that a guest trumpet player does genuine improvisations, though he appears only on the album's boundary tracks and only briefly.) The music abounds in twists & turns and frequent changes of musical direction in general. Just logically, the second epic and the shorter tracks: Vykort Fran Sodern, Oppen, Nagra Bagateller and Begagnat Liv are in many ways kindred works. Each of these four is as much impressive as the longer tracks, even though they are some closer to the conventional direction of Prog, due to the fact that the features of folk music exist here only in a latent form.
Conclusion. Although the prevailing constituent of the music is symphonic Art-Rock, and the sounds of vintage keyboards (Hammond, Mellotron et al.) don't seem to be accidental in the overall picture, it would be pointless even to attempt to draw a parallel between Prime Mover and any other band, from Prog's past or present either. Besides, their "Alias Drivkraft" is such a strong effort, that the band can be styled as giant-killer, at least within the contemporary Art-Rock scene. Very highly recommended.

Alias Drivkraft

Galactic - Late For The Future

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 55:06
Size: 126,8 MB
Label: Capricorn Records
Styles: Jazz-Funk/Jam Band
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Black Eyed Pea - 3:46
 2. Baker's Dozen - 4:18
 3. Thrill - 3:28
 4. Century City - 4:54
 5. Jeffe 2000 - 0:58
 6. Doublewide - 4:54
 7. Running Man - 4:12
 8. Villified - 3:03
 9. As Big As Your Face - 6:23
10. Hit The Wall - 6:05
11. Action Speaks Louder Than Words - 3:33
12. Bobski 2000 - 1:40
13. Two Clowns - 6:18
14. [Hidden Track] - 1:29

Marketed as an acid jazz band, New Orleans based Galactic has little to offer to jazz fans, but is popular with younger audiences who like to dance. They have an infectious groove well suited for the arm waver crowd, and occasionally live up to their name with spacey sounds, but fall way short of Sun Ra, and on an R&B level, Tower of Power or Stuff. Still they're good at what they do, Theryl de'Clouet is a fine soul singer, Stanton Moore a rock-solid drummer, and saxophonist/harmonicist Ben Ellman can play deep bluesy or avant garde themes on command.
The band splits time between instrumental funk or R&B pop. Most creative on "Hit The Wall," they play Balkan flavored funk with Ellman on baritone sax and Roger Lewis (Dirty Dozen) on soprano. Organ fired funk rock informs "Black Eyed Pea" with Ellman going outre, while overdubbed sax and harmonic trade off before contrasting industrial clattering during "Doublewide." Of the vocal tunes "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" is an excellent message and a real potential hit, "Thrill" a pleading love song, "Century City" a ponderous dinosaur rocker laden with electric guitar of Jeff Raines, "Running Man" a basic soul pop tune, and "Baker's Dozen" is a second line funk reminiscent of "Hollywood Swingers."
Fans of Maceo Parker, Medeski, Martin & Wood, or Groove Collective should gravitate toward Galactic, but they have a way to go before establishing themselves as any kind of innovators or trend setters.

Late For The Future

понедельник, 11 декабря 2017 г.

Left Hand Smoke - Left Hand Smoke

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 54:30
Size: 125,3 MB
Label: Mackadoshis
Styles: Roots Rock/Jam Bands
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Noise Like Tambourines - 4:33
 2. Blue Eyes Shinin' - 6:59
 3. Step Outside - 5:44
 4. Leave That Boy Alone - 4:17
 5. Keep on Calling - 5:41
 6. Left Hand Strut - 4:43
 7. Reverie - 4:48
 8. When My Time Comes - 4:22
 9. Down the Road - 4:12
10. Lonesome Josephine - 5:16
11. Slide Away - 3:49

Left Hand Smoke's 1999 debut announced the arrival of one of the best unsigned bands in the country. Powered by the punchy lead guitar work of Will Mish and the soul-styled shouting and keyboard playing of his older brother Ben, the band's organic grooves immediately struck a chord with Seattleites craving a return to clean, well-played rock & roll that flew in the face of local indie rock hipsters. Formed in late 1997 while Ben Mish and Ronan O'Mahoney (guitar) were attending the University of Washington, by 2000, Left Hand Smoke began to dominate the Seattle scene, breaking house records at local clubs and generating exuberant word-of-mouth buzz as the next band poised to break out of the Pacific Northwest. A self-produced debut, Left Hand Smoke, began to receive widespread regional airplay after one of its songs, the Allman Brothers-inspired rocker "Blues Eyes Shinin'," was featured on the hit TV show ER. Soon after, the band had their second local hit with "Step Outside," a ballad whose subtle groove proved even more successful. In April 1999, original bassist Chris Jensen left the group. The band continued to tour, hiring musicians by the job throughout 1999, before eventually recruiting the permanent rhythm section of bassist Andrew Scaglione and drummer Andrew Cloutier. Only a few steps from stardom, the band's second album, So Many Faces, appeared in February 2001 to strong reviews.
For a self-produced debut, Left Hand Smoke is a startlingly accomplished record. Driven by Ben Mish's bluesy vocals and the jazzy lead guitar work of his younger brother Will, the band's brand of rock has drawn comparisons to the Dave Matthews Band, although their sound is heavier and owes deeper debts to the classic styles of the Allman Brothers and Rolling Stones. They bring a contemporary edge to those traditions, but in the end what sets them apart is excellent musicianship. For his part, Will Mish is one of the best guitarists ever to emerge from the Northwest. A master of rhythm and Wes Montgomery-style blues, he drives a hard groove that keeps the music loose and exciting, while Ben, a classic shouter with a showman's energy, contributes virtuosic keyboard runs and boogie riffs. While the band's music is largely designed for the dancefloor, its sincerity is compelling, and a handful of inspired ballads are an indication that LHS's vision runs deeper than the average bar band. "Step Outside" explores young love with an anthemic chorus and a soulful touch, while "Slide Away" is a runaway rocker with some classic, powerful slide guitar work. "Blue Eyes Shinin'" was featured on an episode of ER, which helped raise the group's profile considerably. The band is still in an embryonic state here (they had no fixed drummer at the time, and bassist Chris Jensen would soon leave), but, except for a few weak moments, their music doesn't suffer one stitch.

Left Hand Smoke 

Syrius Legacy - Szettort almok Szvit

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 48:28
Size: 111,0 MB
Label: Tom-Tom Records
Styles: Progressive Rock/Jazz Rock Fusion
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Elfaradtam - 8:40
 2. Almot varok - 8:24
 3. Fold alol jovo enek - 5:13
 4. A vampir - 5:24
 5. Orveny - 8:42
 6. Viragtanc - 6:03
 7. Ne sirjatok lanyok! - 5:59

2017-ben a Tom-Tom Stúdióban a Syrius Legacy elkészítette második lemezét - tisztelegve az egykori mű előtt.
A három éve alakult zenekarban: BÁ éneke a nagy elődöt, Jackie-t idézi; dobolása energikus, pontos. FT virtuóz, időnként hangulatos. A két fúvós, LT és VI színes, változatos; szólóikkal és kíséreteikkel egyúttal hagyományőrzők és újszerűek. TE remekül illeszkedik az egészhez - sőt egyre inkább gazdagítja az "összképet".
Közhely, de hiánypótló alkotás ez a CD. Bánatos, kissé pesszimista hangvételével, az ős Syrius akkori, úttörő dallamaival. És a mostani Syrius Legacy friss, a múltat tisztelő, de a jelen és a jövő jazz zenéjét ötvöző játékával.
A hányattatott sorsú hat tételes művet 1970-ben komponálta Pataki László billentyűs és Orszáczky Jackie basszusgitáros, melyhez kortárs fiatal magyar költők megzenésített versei társulnak szövegként.
Az albumon a Széttört álmok szvit teljes anyagán túl, bónuszként helyet kapott még a Ne sírjatok lányok!, vagyis Mészáros Márta Szép lányok, ne sírjatok! című filmjének betétdala is.

Benkó Ákos - dob, ének
Fonay Tibor - basszusgitár
Ludányi Tamás - alt- és szopránszaxofon
Vidákovich Izsák - tenorszaxofon, fuvola
Tempfli Erik - zongora, billentyűs hangszerek

Szettort almok Szvit

The Hip Pocket Band - Returns

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 59:04
Size: 136,3 MB
Label: Cold Loom
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Voodoo Love - 3:32
 2. Gonna Boogie - 3:49
 3. Fishin' Hole - 3:47
 4. Rockin' Away the Heartache - 3:49
 5. Anniversary - 5:16
 6. Dock of the Bay - 4:59
 7. Blue - 3:31
 8. Lonesome Whistle - 3:17
 9. Rat Race - 3:29
10. Unfinished Business - 5:28
11. Big Bull Frog - 3:33
12. Huge Down Under - 3:03
13. Have You Ever Loved a Woman - 6:34
14. Eat My Baby's Cookin' - 4:50

Rock and Roll and Blues with a touch of R&B and Reggae.The Hip Pocket Band was born and bred in Westchester County, NY back in the late 70s. The band has seen many musicians come and go over the years but they will always remain members of The Hip Pocket Band. We play Rock & Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Blues...you name it. Every now and then we'll even throw in some reggae, some funk, whatever strikes our fancy. Current members of the band include Paul Connors, Kevin "Dr. C" Crutchfield, Eddie Denise, Ken Eichler, Vito Luizzi and Joel Smith.

Returns

воскресенье, 10 декабря 2017 г.

Cathouse Prophets - Southern Fried & Sanctified

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 38:47
Size: 89,6 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Country/Americana
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Night Like This - 2:19
 2. Baby Back - 4:24
 3. American Ride - 4:58
 4. Little Man - 3:31
 5. Forever Mine - 4:29
 6. Up All Night - 4:32
 7. T.T.T. - 5:45
 8. Devil's Dead - 4:32
 9. Freight Shaker - 4:13

The Cathouse Prophet first CD “Southern Fried & Sanctified” is appropriately named, produced by Richard Young of the Kentucky Headhunters, the sound is Traditional Country and Classic Rock-n-roll in roots with a slight sway of gospel and bluegrass.

Southern Fried & Sanctified

четверг, 7 декабря 2017 г.

Mile Train - Lifted

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 63:23
Size: 146,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Southern Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Lifted - 5:41
 2. Brothers And Sisters - 3:34
 3. Sugar Cane - 6:55
 4. Bag In The Back - 4:10
 5. Footloose Rabbit - 4:10
 6. Sumter County Sunrise - 4:20
 7. Jack On The Rocks - 6:45
 8. Tie One On - 4:16
 9. Shady Lane - 4:43
10. Couch And A Grand - 4:28
11. Off That Mountain - 4:01
12. Drip Drop - 6:30
13. I'll Play For You - 3:42

A new evolution of Southern Rock and Blues with a fresh drop of jazz flavoring. No one instrument sticks out on this album, every player on it has their moments of genius. The song writing and musical compositions have taken this band to the next level.
Mile Train is a newly aligned group with amazing chemistry that allows them to achieve “naturally” the unity of sound so many bands never accomplish. Back woods delta blues, stomping hard rock and funky jazz fusion into one sound. Mile Train brings a package that is an instant success to the ears and eyes of their audience. Their compositions of originals are sophisticated and highly enticing, with impressively well-conceived melodic progressions and concrete vocal harmonies. I would describe Mile Train’s music as soulful with a straight shot of high octane music fuel. They are definitely edgy and creative enough to pull away from the status-quo of similar such efforts. I think their name is perfectly fitting for what they offer. by Crystal Swygert “Full Throttle Magazine”.

Lifted

среда, 6 декабря 2017 г.

Powder Blues - Thirsty Ears

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1981
Time: 35:58
Size: 83,0 MB
Label: Liberty
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Thirsty Ears - 3:05
 2. Secret Success - 3:52
 3. Pink Champagne - 3:48
 4. Undercover Blues - 3:54
 5. Lovin' Kissin' and Huggin' - 3:15
 6. Joy Ridin' - 3:51
 7. She's Crazy - 3:05
 8. Nothin' But a Tease - 4:01
 9. She Took My Soul - 3:13
10. Will Power - 3:49

The Powder Blues Band is a Canadian blues/pop/jazz band formed in 1978 in Vancouver. Its first album Uncut went double platinum in Canada. The second album Thirsty Ears was similarly popular. Their best known songs include: "Boppin' with the Blues", "Doin' It Right", "Thirsty Ears", "Hear That Guitar Ring", and "What've I Been Drinkin".
The Powder Blues Band was founded in 1978 as a house band in Vancouver, British Columbia. The band was founded by brothers Tom Lavin (guitar, vocals), Jack Lavin (bass, vocals), and Willie MacCalder (keyboards, vocals). After playing in local clubs for 18 months,[citation needed] the band released their self-financed and self-produced debut album, Uncut, in 1980, followed by a tour of Canada and the US.[citation needed] The band won the Juno Award for "Most Promising Group of the Year" in 1981. Uncut went double platinum in Canada in 1982, selling over 200,000 copies. Their second album, Thirsty Ears, was released in 1981 and was certified platinum in Canada. In 1986, the band won the American W.C. Handy Award for "Foreign Band of the Year". The band's greatest hits album First Decade was released in 1990 and was certified gold.

Thirsty Ears