Finneus Gauge is quirky, shifty, tricky, elusive, fun -- like running through a narrow hallway full of hundreds of crickets, each leaping for attention and chirping in some crazed unison. You are deluged with a myriad of notes, chords, rhythms, vocals and brief pauses just before being swept away into another delightful maelstrom of song. And songs are what this group is about -- not endless jams nor lengthy progrock ascensions into the overdone crescendo cul-de-sac". Ten well-crafted ballads and two instrumentals are served. All are tinged with the delicate intensity of angered hornets and counterpoint enough to make Schoenberg ...read more
My first impression of the ' Finneus Gauge album ' more once more ' was on the CD cover. Being a marketing man by profession, the cover was superbly done and great attention was given to design and quality.
Listening to the album reminded me of living and working on the East Coast of Canada when I would go down to local taverns and halls and listen to Matt Minglewood or Sam Moon. The sound was a reminder of my days also in Toronto and listening to Gino and Ross Vanelli on their early ' Brother to Brother ' stuff. ...read more