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Some Smoking Guys – “Regular Faces” swaggers and struts with Gallic and transatlantic cool

Some Smoking Guys – “Regular Faces” swaggers and struts with Gallic and transatlantic cool

Ross McGibbon October 17, 2018 0

PIAS 20th October 2018 Though it opens with the sounds of the more thoughtful side of Indie and Baggy, this release has a swagger that brings seventies Stones to mind, though also nineties Manchester

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Alan Simon – “Big Bang”    – a symphonic grand concept album

Alan Simon – “Big Bang”    – a symphonic grand concept album

Ross McGibbon April 25, 2018 0

CHERRY RED RECORDS          Out now Grand concept prog on a wide sonic stage. Pounding piano chords, strings and a bit of mock-Gregorian chant. For me, this is a little like indulging in a huge

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Shob – “Karma Obscur” – funky bass rules the show

Shob – “Karma Obscur” – funky bass rules the show

Ross McGibbon March 28, 2018 0

April 2018 Massive amounts of showboating from French bassist, Shob, makes this album a lot of funky fun. Not that it’s all funky–there are hard rock moments too–but this leans heavily to funky tracks and

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Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Rest” is going to be her biggest album, as she mines the mainstream motherlode

Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Rest” is going to be her biggest album, as she mines the mainstream motherlode

Ross McGibbon November 15, 2017 0

BECAUSE MUSIC        17th November 2017 Much has been made of the lyrical content of this bilingual album but I’m interested in how it sounds. A long-time fan of her Dad, Serge Gainsbourg, and her

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GUTS – “Eternal”: the sweet soul/ dance album of the summer

GUTS – “Eternal”: the sweet soul/ dance album of the summer

Ross McGibbon July 21, 2016 0

HEAVENLY SWEETNESS RECORDS           29th July 2016 The opening fanfare lets me know this is an album, not a collection. Something to take in, like a live set; not to be stripped to a playlist.

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