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Category Archives: CD Review

Laurie Dapice – Parting the Veil

Laurie Dapice – Parting the Veil

 

When I read the linear notes on this CD, it sounded very promising and full of good energy. I got 4 songs in and was a little worried because these all seemed like various love songs. I thought this was now going to be an exercise into an assorted array of love themes. Thank goodness for song 5 and beyond, the spiritual insights began to unfold for the listener to experience. Other themes included having the strength and tenacity to make it through the day, everyday. Voices from beyond our realm filled your sensibility and conduct you to contemplate the life you live. This is a great CD for those who have a day off and want to engage in themselves and search for personal messages.

The CD is relaxed in nature, but emotionally there is eminence presence that runs you through emotions of love, playfulness, anticipation, somberness, romance, and awakening, just to name a few.

Laurie truly knows how to put together a band, every member played with awareness and precision. Not a single note is wasted on this CD. Every song was done with a touch of class and gracefulness. Eight of the songs were older standards, some familiar and some with rare moments that balanced out this recording. Laurie even wrote two of the songs to prove she is a person that belongs in this foundation. I kind of enjoyed the fact that her two contributing pieces had to do with both Summer and then Winter.

Laurie is someone you should sit down with a cup of tea and let her part the veil with her voice. Her intonation and intuitiveness has a very strong conviction. She owns the three C’s here: Clarity, Cleanliness and very Crisp vocals that carry you through some of the teachings she wants to share with you, her listener. Her skills to arrange music are highly organized and convincing. She creates an authentic version of an original song, but does not stretch it too far to lose its integrity.

 This CD is more than just a smooth and savory sound you would just throw on as background music. It is reflective and wants to give you personal guidance in your life. With all this said, I will give the last word to Laurie.“After all, isn’t that what music is supposed to do? Change the Molecules?

For more information on this up and coming Jazz force go to… www.LaurieDapice.com

Ben Rosenblum Coastal Trio- River City

Ben Rosenblum Coastal Trio- River City

The latest offering from Jazz great Ben Rosenblum continues to explore various ways to improve on the quality of today’s Jazz sound. His sense of enthusiasm and joy tends to emanate its penetration into the psyche of a seasoned Jazz lover. This trio has a remarkable way of taking the obvious and adding layers to… Continue Reading

Devouring Saturn, Of Dark

Devouring Saturn, Of Dark

Well here it is the next chapter of this enigmatic band. “Of Dark”, is the other side of their first recording, “Of Light”. This four song EP is filled with the energy of a freight train hitting you and they were never going to try and stop. The initial flavor I tasted was, if Dream… Continue Reading

Into The Wilderness

Into The Wilderness

Kingston’s Band The Wilderness released their debut recording Saxton’s River. They have been together for three years and are struggling to make it to the next level. They tour North America hoping to find their audience. I guess they were hoping this recording will push them further. The Band consists of Lead vocalist and guitar-… Continue Reading

Yiannis – Awakenings

Yiannis – Awakenings

Yiannis recently released his third CD which gives his listeners a direct message. He wants to expand his talent worldwide. He still seeks a spiritual retreat, but wants his instrumental message to cross all kinds of borders. The sound is usually warm and inviting. This is Yiannis’ way of inviting you in to join in… Continue Reading

Devouring Saturn

Devouring Saturn

Devouring Saturn has become a bit of an enigma. I saw them play live as this monstrous progressive space band. Their delivery was in your face as they threw you through the cosmos like an entity playing Frisbee golf. They never did get around to completing that first recording; instead they decided to deliver a… Continue Reading

Jupiter Hollow – Odyssey

Jupiter Hollow – Odyssey

Odyssey is the first recording from the mind blowing band Jupiter Hollow. The band consists of Grant McKenzie on Guitar, Bass and Synthesizer. The other member is Kenny Perry on Vocals, Drums and Synthesizer and keyboards. Between these two guys they can create a lot of noise. I compare them to, if Dream Theater had… Continue Reading

World Famous Tall Boys – NO.2

World Famous Tall Boys – NO.2

I must admit this was a unique experience. The CD started off like a Progressive rock experience and quickly kicks you in the face of a full on Punk Rock band. It contains heavy and speed metal elements as well. You quickly find out they just want to wail their frustrations on everything they dislike.… Continue Reading