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Terry Draper – In the Beginning

Terry Draper – In the Beginning

With a Psychedelic opening and a slow drum beat, Terry Draper ushers in the past with the dawn of time for man and highlights some of the important moments of our history. He quickly changes the pace with “All Aboard”, a child-like tune about the adventures of Mr Mole and Ratty. This quickly brought me back to another fun song from the Klaatu album, “Magentalane”, with the songs Mrs Toad’s Cookies. This is the Terry Draper we all love to listen to. He is a masterful Pop craftsman with a huge imagination and can relate to our inner child as well as place us on a cerebral vacation with each of his songs.

If you didn’t know, Klaatu was a band in the 70’s that were heavily compared to the Beatles. Terry Draper was one third of the bands magic as they created a wonderful world of imagination. Terry still carries that magic today. In the Beginning is filled with 13 distinct songs that completely stand on their own. Its luminosity is that of a happy chameleon putting on a show for an animated audience.

A couple of highlights for me were, “Lost within you” that has you floating in a cloud filled space that you just don’t want to leave. “Diamonds of the Mind”, sneaks in an Indian sitar and brings you back to a psychedelic era filling up your kaleidoscope eyes. Terry even takes you into a history lesson with, “Sebastiano Elcano”, a song about a Spanish explorer.

I think this recording has a dual purpose to it. There seems to be a strong exploration theme to it, but the journey is both inward as it is outward.  It is both highly pensive in its reflections of the past; as it is an adventure that you look forward to.  I think Terry loves to be out on the water since there are varying nautical themes running through this colourful record. I love the last song, All Aborad(Reprise), because it wraps up the album nicely, just like the way Klaatu did it on their Magentalane album.

He even throws in a bonus track called “Lost at Sea”, which takes you on a darker journey, but I love the mid section of the song. It really has an Alan Parsons Project quality to it.

You should go discover this album for yourself. To do that, just click this link…

www.terrydraper.bandcamp.com/album.in-the-beginning

Surreal – Prismatic Spectrum

Surreal – Prismatic Spectrum

A mind blowing review from Baby Butter With a glorious opening opus, your heart and soul is instantly lifted to the promise of an extraordinary journey. This short instrumental is called.” Prismatic opening”, and it slips quickly into the next song called, “The Journey Begins”. It is as if the Grand Wazoo appears and shows… Continue Reading

Sandra Bouza – A Sound in the Dark

Sandra Bouza – A Sound in the Dark

A Baby Butter Exclusive Sandra Bouza’s sophomore recording is something else. She jumps from singing a bunch of cool ideas from her debut recording and then goes back and records something so personal, you immediately get sucked into a world of spiritual growth. It was like just learning to be a fresh teenager with some… Continue Reading

Spades GT- Sewer City Radio

Spades GT- Sewer City Radio

Review by Baby Butter This is a pretty cut and dry review, even for a little chicken like me.If you love bands like, Motorhead, Anvil, The Offspring and even Ramones then you should buy this CD! It’s that simple! The Opening songs “Hands” are about gambling just like Ace of Spades from Motorhead. It is… Continue Reading

The Muddy York Blues Machine – EP

The Muddy York Blues Machine – EP

The Muddy York Blues Machine is a pretty new band. They have been around just over a year and are becoming the pride of the Parkdale area. With their debut EP, let’s explore their sound. This EP consists of 3 original songs and 3 cover songs. This is a pretty safe bet to start a… Continue Reading

Jackson Steinwall – I’ll be fine

Jackson Steinwall – I’ll be fine

From the opening note, I felt I was inside Joe Cocker’s- Feelin’ Alright, but once I heard Jackson Steinwall’s voice, the song came into focus. Bad Baby has that kind of 70’s Soul/Funk that we all love so much. It is smooth and groovy and the horns add that perfect amount of nostalgia that transports… Continue Reading

Matt Goodluck – Inner Cosmos

Matt Goodluck – Inner Cosmos

Here is another fine example of Cosmic awareness. Let’s start off by saying, if you enjoy music by Tangerine Dream or Mike Oldfield, I will urge you to read on. Matt Goodluck is an Australian artist who is in a very successful Pink Floyd Tribute band called Echoes of Pink Floyd Australia.  He transforms his… Continue Reading