Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CD Review: Spend "Friday Night With Gary Wilson" And Revisit Krautrock With The Guru Guru Groove Band

Experimental electronic musician Gary Wilson returns with a brand new studio album titled "It's Friday Night With Gary Wilson." It was released on July 15 through Cleopatra Records and co-insides with the release of a very rare live album from Gary Wilson's first band, Lord Fuzz. The new studio album from Gary Wilson follows hot on the heels of his album from last year, "Alone With Gary Wilson," which received huge praise from critics.

The new fourteen-song release begins with with the 40-second sound clash of "A Tree Cries In The Wind," before we get to the new wave funk of "I Want To Hold Your Hand Tonight." His mono-tone vocals, and experimental sound draws similarities to Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Inventions with songs like "I'm Going To Take You To A Thousand Dreams" and "Like A Scene From A Movie Long Ago." He brings together the sound of seventies soft rock in the song "Linda," before closing his album with the eighties rock feel of "I'll Make You My Dream Girl" and the dance/funk instrumental "Sometimes I Cry Late At Night." To find out more about Gary Wilson and his latest release "It's Friday Night With Gary Wilson," please visit cleorecs.com.

Krautrock is defined as the experimental style of rock music associated with German bands in the 1970's. Some of the more well-known bands of this genre include Faust, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, but a newly discovered recording may define where Krautrock all started. Purple Pyramid, in association with Cleopatra Records, recently released this new recording from the German band, Guru Guru Groove Band titled "The Birth Of Krautrock 1969," which features members Mani Neumeier and Uli Trepte. The new eight-song release is a free-style jazz/rock fusion using everything and anything that was at their disposal. The first five songs are titled "Mescalito A-E" and the only way to fully appreciate the recording is through headphones. Try to place every sound is just as fun as hearing how the band uses it instrumentation. The album closes with a sixteen-minute live version of "Space Ships," which is guaranteed to take you on a sonic journey. To find out more about their newly release gem from the Guru Guru Groove Band, please visit cleorecs.com.

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