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Friday 28 September 2012

Reviewing and Shining

Yes, it's that time of the month when we tune you in to some of the many fine records that have come our way courtesy of ReviewShine.

You aren't going to get the usual amount of woffle from me. Real life has been rather hectic over the last couple of weeks and, as I woffle for a living as well as for a hobby, I find tonight that the woffle well has run dry.

Fortunately I don't think it matters too much, because this music speaks for itself. We'll give you the name, rank and number and then get straight on with it.

The first album is "The Ghost & The Scratch" by Doran Danoff, who describes himself as a folk-jazz pianist and songwriter. He's a lot better than that sounds though. The album came out last Sunday on Urbivor Records. Here is the title track.

"The Ghost & The Scratch" - Doran Danoff

Next, the UK's own Mat Gibson, whose album "Long Goner" comes out in November. This is the opening track and it is probably my favourite along with the epic closer, "Water Bomber". The stuff in between isn't too shabby either.

"Before The Dawn" - Mat Gibson

Third up, City Dwelling Nature Seekers with their folk-rockish album "The Winter Year", which came out at the end of August. For a song called "Autumn Sings", this one has more of a summery feel than you might expect. Dig the harmonies.

"Autumn Sings" - City Dwelling Nature Seekers

And if you like harmonies, you'll like Bobtown, about whom I know nothing at all except their album is called "Trouble I Wrought". Who could resist this cover of a classic?

"Don't Fear The Reaper" - Bobtown

All the albums (except for Mat Gibson's) are currently available on Amazon, and no doubt elsewhere. But before you head off there to buy them, we had to finish with this, didn't we?

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