Category Archives: Reviews

CHARLES XAVIER – Pandemic Piano

January 18, 2023

Happy Note 2022 Out of his comfort zone and into the fire: San Franciscan driver of ivories ponders the past and the present. Calling himself the Xman may seem preposterous, yet though such a moniker doesn’t lend Charles Xavier any … Continue reading

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DAVID YOUNG And Friends – Love Wins

January 14, 2023

David Young 2022 When good vibrations are given a beat, banalities fly out the window for the right team – including Peter Gabriel’s rhythm machine – to be victorious. Having issued an astonishing number of albums – at least 67! … Continue reading

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BLACK PAISLEY – Human Nature

January 12, 2023

Black Paisley 2022 Lighting up their followers’ minds on record number four, Swedish foursome demonstrate incendiary maturity. With highly charged riffs perfectly attuned to hard rock attitude, this collective may seem to have traded their adventurousness for classic tropes yet … Continue reading

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ROBERT GORDON with CHRIS SPEDDING – Hellafied

January 10, 2023

Cleopatra 2022 The last hurray from an embodiment of contemporary rockabilly and his timeless partner-in-crime. It’s not too often that a British guitarist becomes a perfect foil for American artists yet it does happen. Such a permanent presence has been … Continue reading

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DAVID CARROLL AND FRIENDS – Bold Reynold

January 8, 2023

Talking Elephant 2022 Friendly fusing their strings into a patina-coated panel that reflects the past, stalwarts of British music mythos-scene look into the future. Nowadays, fresh proponents of folk rock seem to prefer fiery delivery to vibrant depth of the … Continue reading

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