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What Strange Beasts: Starlight’s Castaways

Starlight’s CastawaysWhat Strange Beasts(Starlight’s Castaways) As the kids say, there is “a lot to unpack” on What Strange Beasts’ new 26-song Starlight’s Castaways album. But it’s worth taking out for a listen…and more than once. What we get here is tight, sometimes poppy, but certainly well-played and sung prog-rock pop More...

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By Ralph Greco On Friday, November 18th, 2022

Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Singles

Emerson, Lake & PalmerSingles(BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd) Ah, sweet, missed, all but dead, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. There is no band I love more. And while not a fan of their singles (most prog More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, September 30th, 2022

Aries Marquis: Experience

Aries Marquis Experience (Aries Marquis) Bass, flute, and a heavy groove make the first song, “Dove Across The Ocean,” a solid opener of R&B/POP on singer/multi-instrumentalist Aries Marquis’ new album Experience. “Daydream,” More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, August 19th, 2022

Various Artists-The Big Cover-Up

Various Artists The Big Cover-Up (Big Curve Music) A big, heavy, breathing synth with snapping metallic cuts of a backbeat inform the cover of Billy Idol’s “Eyes Without A Face,” from 51 Pegs that begins More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Robert Schroeder: Space Of A Dream

Robert Schroeder Space Of A Dream (CD Baby) Washes of synth starts off “Dream Theatre,” the song that starts off Robert Schroeder’s new electronic music album, Spaces Of A Dream. Things kind of stay to More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Kenny Dubman: Conflicted

Kenny Dubman Conflicted (Kenny Dubman) A heavy rocker featuring Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr on lead guitar rumbles under Kenny Dubman’s vocal on “Old Dogs,” the opener on his latest album Conflicted. “Modern More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Chris Forte: Backyard Astronomy

Chris Forte Backyard Astronomy (CD Baby) From the sweet clear lead and big open guitar strums of “Searching” to the 70’s white soul groove of the cover “The Thrill Is Gone,” with LaShera Moore’s solid More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, July 8th, 2022

Arnab Sengupta: Leap of Faith

Arnab Sengupta Leap of Faith (3614030 Records DK) A sly solid groove is created by snapping snare and bass on “Face in the Crowd,” a great poppy start to Arnab Sengupta’s Leap of Faith. As Andrija Gavrilovic’s More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Dylan Tauber: He Loves Carmen

Dylan Tauber He Loves Carmen (Dylan Tauber) A heavy bed of keys, then a pulsating tight beat starts “Don’t Tell Me,” the kick-off track to Dylan Tauber’s album He Loves Carmen. We get unintelligible More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, June 13th, 2022

Ad Vanderveen: Candle to You 

Ad Vanderveen Candle to You (Ad Vanderveen) Ad Vanderveen’s Candle to You is contemporary folk at its best. Opening with the simple proclamation of the mid-tempo ballad “Do What You Love,” and then channeling More...