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Friday, January 18, 2013

Glass Castle recording Artist - Hat's Off Gentlemen It's Adequate - Invisible

I just received the debut release, Invisible, from Hat's Off Gentlemen It's Adequate. This is no blues recording but it is adventurous and interesting. The recording opens with While I Still Can, a track that reminds me of early San Francisco rock. This has all of the clues, free flowing jamming, electric guitars and flute. The band is made up of Malcolm Galloway (vocals/guitar/keyboard) Kathryn Thomas (flute) Mark Gatland (bass) Ibon Bilbao (guitar) Rudy Burrell (drums - live). Me Again has a bit of a heavier tone sounding more like what David Gilmore may have sounded like if he had been born in Seattle. Frail Hurricane has a much more of an arena rock sound with a little Billy Idol or David Bowie mixed in and overall is not my favorite, but there is something about this that catches my attention. Forgive me but I find myself singing along... Blow Me... Blow Me... Blow Me Away. By The Water is a solemn track in the vein of the earliest of King Crimson tracks ... yes I hear the clean Hiwatt guitar sound that could easily be compared to David Gilmore. It's a cool track. All This Time takes a pop direction maybe toward Chris Isaak. This could easily be the big seller on the recording with its subtle melody and contained vocals. Wait For The Storm is a quiet folk like track with drums, light guitar and flute, almost reminiscent of early Traffic. Interesting. Invisible takes a definite hint from some of the earlier Pink Floyd stuff with quiet background and prominent guitar work but in this case more prominent vocal track. Hello is a straight up electronica track. If you like electronica for electronica sake... that means, if you're not going to Jeff Beck it... this is what you get. It's enjoyable and a cool groove. Just So Love You completes a quirky but interesting recording. This track opens with a Steely Dan riff but turns into the simplest of soulful pop tracks. Overall this is an interesting recording with a little something for everyone.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks very much for your kind support. It is greatly appreciated. Best wishes, Malcolm
    Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate