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by Dan McClenaghan
Inside Out, a Canadian guitar/bass/drums combo led by drummer Barry Romberg, covers some time-tested standards in a understated yet unconventional style without going avant, a sort of cruise just within the radar sound that, with its low-burn intensity, flirts with familiar melodies in an oblique fashion, maintaining the thread just enough to keep you bothered, and listening. What Is This Thing?, on multiple listens--it twists your arm into this--proves itself a prime example of low key intensity, a ...read more