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Flying Machines: New Life

Read "New Life" reviewed by Roger Farbey

It takes barely a couple of plays but then the main hook line of Alex Munk's stonking title track grabs you and won't let go. This is very much in the vein of mid-period Frank Zappa with Munk's guitar wired to the extreme end of the jazz/metal spectrum. But it's not all sound and fury, as the sultry “Moondust" attests. On the short “Prelude To Elation" and the eight minute “Elation," Munk contributes some ethereal wordless vocals, but the main ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Flying Machines: Flying Machines

Read "Flying Machines" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Flying Machines is the eponymous debut album by a group led by British guitarist Alex Munk whose late father Roger Munk was the inspiration for the project. Munk Senior was a leading figure in the design and construction of modern airships, otherwise known as Hybrid Air Vehicles. Munk Junior graduated in 2009 from Leeds College of Music with first class honours where he was awarded the prestigious Yamaha Jazz Scholarship. He then progressed his academic prowess at London's Royal Academy ...


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