My motto: If you’re not pushing ahead, you’re falling behind. You see it everywhere you look these days: retro clothing styles, overdone movie and TV concepts, retread political candidates... there’s just no originality anymore. And nowhere is this more true than in music, where a seemingly endless parade of new acts bubble to the surface with little more than a handful of Stevie Wonder covers and a Fender Rhodes.
That’s why The Cosmic Hand, the first album from the New York-based quintet Avatar, is so refreshing. This group could so easily have decided to be just another instrumental ...read more