The Phantom Tollbooth
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Wassail is a solid EP, foreshadowing Big Big Train’s forthcoming material. This is just another bite-sized portion of the band’s stylistic craft, enough to keep fellow “passengers” whistling for a while longer as we wait for the Train to once again depart the station.
Southern soul is some funny stuff.
Bishop Reilly is a mature offering from a pair of musicians with a lot of experience behind them. Their music is a conjunction of folk, blues, and rock: a vehicle for stories that connect to the human heart.
In a genre as simple and saturated as blues, it takes something bold to stand out from the crowd. This one certainly has it.
I find it enriching to listen to music that communicates from a cultural context different than my own.
Treva Blomquist adapts ancient verse to make them sound like folk anthems.
Josh Lory (Western Grace, LS Underground) and Matt Biggers offer up a blend of late 60's psychedelic/garage rock produced by Masaki Liu. 'Nuff said.
Far be it from me to ever ignore art born of pain.
A jazz album that enjoys being funky, introduces shades of world music, glows with colour and delights in the unexpected.
Nicely polished CCM from the Irish band, but again let down by soundbite lyrics
Christmas songs in a rough and ready voice, gilded with clear, shiny guitar work
Many of these tunes are like a neck-and-neck sprint, with each player throwing himself forward toward the finishing line.
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