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This is the third solo album from Steve Cradock, founding member of Ocean Colour Scene and guitarist for Paul Weller. He has now moved away from the sound you might expect from him into a new style, unlike any of his previous incarnations from the past. Here we have reverbs and melodies and beautiful, wistful, dream-like vocals by Cradock and his wife Sally. It is a brewing concoction of 60’s and 70’s – Mamas and Papas, love beads, a touch of Mod, jangly tambourines and beautiful people. It tips its hat at California and music from time long gone, creating atmosphere and a retrospective mood. But all of this” hail to the past” is given an indie, contemporary sound.
The opening track drops you straight in with an Austin Powers, lalalaing and echoing vocals followed by vibrant psychedelia on the second and a visit to the set of Barbarella for the third. ‘Rubber Soul’ on the fourth and so it continues, surprising you at every turn and twist. Most of the influences were before his time but he skilfully incorporates them and models them in his own likeness. Even the cover art visualises the contents within. Ethereal and nostalgic, this is an album to play again and again.
Perhaps America’s greatest unsung hero of power pop, a songwriter of uncommon talent and intelligence and a one-man rock band without peer…if Richard X. Heyman’s music has never crossed your path before, this wouldn’t be a bad time and place to treat yourself to something special. mp3 320 kbps | 117 MB | UL |
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True to its name, this Portland, Oregon quintet combines rock, bluegrass and folk to blend into an earthy and fulfilling whole. Two guitars and a mandolin bring the rustic backwoods to their sound and they sure can pick when they open the throttle as on the appropriately named “Boil Over” and “The Wanter.” But the […]
mp3 320 kbps | 86 MB | UL | TB | KF After experimenting with recording and producing as a solo artist on his 2011 EP South, Watson launches into Midnight Oil as a studio professional with a trove full of stories and a sound drenched in the sweet blend of blues and Americana roots.