Bringing together elements of electro-pop & trip-hop, the song has a certain softness that works gorgeously behind a distinctly memorable melody. The song is peacefully poetic & offers up a hopeful, easy to escape to vibe.
Right from this offset this release has such good vibes. The rhythm & lightness, that dance-hall or reggae-fusion feel, it lays the ambiance effectively & this is all backed up & enhanced by a considerably genuine, warm sounding leading voice.
How this much could emerge in one strike is immense – the stories, the flow, the rhymes, the vocal tone, the honesty, the musical eclecticism, the endless variety. A total must for fans of classic hip hop with fresh ideas & more than a few musical twists.
This album has everything you need right now – great vibes, great stories, immaculate musical performances. Turquoise Willie shouldn’t be a name you’ll forget any time soon – a project worth investing some time in. Music to make you feel fantastic.
It’s infectious to hear two guitars & bass playing the same thing that a drummer in a dance band would normally play. It’s also really exciting to be playing jazz & have folks dance to it.
Sometimes with experience come rules or walls that confine & control the creation of art. Peter Cavallo moves in some other direction, always developing skills musically, always pushing to reach new creative realms of expression.
Bringing back the rhythm, melody & chaotic structuring of their classic punk-rock fusion, P.M.K.S add to their ever-growing musical catalogue with the characterful, Bowie-esque The Catwalk Assassins.
D Brown’s Manchild bring about the nostalgic raw energy of a Jimi Hendrix performance. The song offers a smooth yet gritty gathering of electric guitars & all round soulful, passionate musicianship.
The further you get into the mix, the more this break down to the gentler moments settles in as familiar, as do certain lines. When the hook hits, the full throttle energy of classic rock & roll smashes into action.
The immediate rhythm & bounce is infectious & uplifting in the best possible way. Bryn Scott Grimes offers plenty in the way of creativity & musicianship, but nothing in the way of predictability.
The older I get the more I find my inspiration in my memories of youth. I know it’s a bit sentimental, but trying to recapture those first musical emotions that possessed me when I was young puts me back into my creative zone.
This album comes as a genuine & welcome surprise, the detail & complexity of the project in its entirety is stunning. A rare & perfectly well presented concept album, this is undeniably fresh & hugely impressive.