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Broken Things: Swim to the River

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Broken Things: Swim to the River
Album molto interessante questo Swim To The River. Innanzitutto è di difficile classificazione, e poi ha una capacità di includere vaghe reminiscenze rock, pur mantenendo un aplomb assolutamente integro. Il che non è cosa da poco.

Le composizioni sono interessanti, ben articolate, ritmicamente varie, e vivono dell'interazione tra la chitarra di MacKay (che a tratti usa sonorità anni '70 - viene in mente Stephen Stills) ed il sax alto di Greg Ward, sempre molto puntuale ed incisivo, anche se talvolta eccede e tende a “suonare troppo”, a tenere la nota un filo più a lungo del dovuto.

Allegro e pimpante, è un album che si ascolta con piacere, con melodie immediate ma mai banali, che restano facilmente impresse nella memoria dell'ascoltatore.

Track Listing

01. Doll Mountain Rag; 02. Broken Things; 03. 1919 Molasses Tragedy; 04. Water's Edge; 05. Keep a Secret; 06. The Reservoir.

Personnel

Bill MacKay (chitarra); Greg Ward (sax alto); Todd Hill (contrabbasso nelle tracce 2, 3, 6); Tim Daisy (batteria); Jason Ajemian (contrabbasso nelle tracce 1, 4, 5).

Album information

Title: Swim to the River | Year Released: 2008 | Record Label: Namaskar Records

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