Saturday, September 24, 2016

CD Review: Krautrock Singer Damo Suzuki Delivers A "Floating Element," While Slaughter & The Dogs Become "Vicious"

Japanese musician/vocalist Damo Suzuki is once again pushing the boundaries of music with his latest album titled "Floating Element." Damo is the former lead singer of the Krautrock group, CAN, before pursuing his own solo career. His latest release is a live album that features the Elysian Quartet and was recorded at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London in 2007. It features the incredible vocal work of Damo Suzuki as he performs a seventy-seven minute version of his song "Floating Element." Damo uses his voice as an instrument, not making sense with words, but instead telling a story with the inflection of his vocal tones. The song is tracked on the album as one complete piece, which is exactly how it needs to be heard to fully appreciate the effort that went into this live performance. To find out more about Damo Suzuki and his latest release "Floating Element," please visit damosuzuki.com.

U.K. punk legends Slaughter & The Dogs recently celebrated their 40th anniversary and to keep the festivities going, they recently released only their 4th studio album titled "Vicious." It features eleven originals and a raw cover of T. Rex's "Get It On (Bang A Gong)." Beginning with "Trust (All I Want From You)," you would never think this was a 40 year old punk band as they deliver the energy and grit of many of today's youthful bands. They also show their experience in the sing-along chorus of "Someday," before slowing down for the power rock ballad "Maybe If We Followed The Devil." Slaughter & The Dogs carry-out a nostalgic style with "Ultimatum," before finishing with the raw energy of "You Got Class" and the spirited delivery of "Situation." Slaughter & The Dogs will be making a special appearance at the 100 Club in London in February 2017. To find out more about their new album "Vicious," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/Slaughter-And-The-Dogs.

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