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Monday, September 24, 2018

Velvet Space Love - Tomislav Goluban, Featuring Toni Staresinic - New release Review


I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Velvet Space Love, by Tomislav Goluban, featuring Toni Staresinic and it's quite unusual for items I review. Opening with Zero Gravity, a somewhat spacey, atmospheric, composition featuring Goluban playing soulful harmonic melody over Staresinic's synth work. Space Drive is a continuation of a sonic fusion with what sounds like computer rhythm, Theremin, atmospheric keys and harp and guitar soloing. Very nice. One of my favorite tracks on the release is The Busiest Woman I've Ever Loved with a crisp jazz like rhythm. Goluban solos nicely over the key work of Staresinic backed by snappy drum work of Igor Vugrek, and bass of Damjan Grbac and punched up by Zvonimir Bajevic on trumpet, Robert Pulgar on sax and Mario Sinck on trombone. Very nice. Zero Gravity, Space Drive and Tsmk all get remixes with an emphasis on electronica, my favorite being Tsmk. Wrapping the release is Man With A Harmonica, an interesting track with orchestral style backing by Staresinic and wailing harp by Goluban. This is actually quite interesting. Looking  for something different...this may be it!



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Friday, September 21, 2018

Whiskey Bayou Records artist: Damon Fowler - The Whiskey Bayou Sessions - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, The Whiskey Bayou Sessions, from Damon Fowler and it's quite good. Opening with a modern take on James Brown style, It Came Out Of Nowhere, with it's cool back beat, Fowler's solid vocals, nicely stylized guitar soloing and backing by Todd Edmunds on bass, Justin Headley on drums, and Tab Benoit on rhythm guitar. Excellent opener. Fairweather Friend has some real funky juju on it with a really nice bottom and a guitar lead that really sits in the pocket. Johnny Nash's Hold Me Tight gets a real cool upbeat shuffle rhythm and a new life. This is a cool interpretation by Fowler with country flavored picking giving the track just that right amount of spice. Little Walter's Up The Line has a really strong drive and with just the right touch of guitar is set to get you moving in your seat if not on your feet. So you're itching for some of that famous Fowler slide work...wait no longer. Ain't Gonna Rock With You No More is a straight blues rocker with mean intention slide work by Fowler. Very nice. On traditional track, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Fowler crosses into both religious and country genres and with nicely expressive lap steel work. Very cool. Another track with a nice funk and a taste of The Dead is Running Out Of Time with rhythmic vocals and lap steel guitar. Wrapping the release is easy shuffle, Florida Baby with some long range sliding. With it's quiet, subdued pace and wailing slide sound, it's an ideal closer for a really nice release.



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