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IF YOUR BAND OR YOUR SOLO PROJECT & MUSICAL TALENT HAS THE NEED TO BE NOTICED WITHIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. SOUND WAVE ONE ADDS THAT VALUE TO YOUR MUSIC. MY CONSISTENT MESSAGE THROUGH WRITING YOUR REVIEW IS THAT I BRING TO THE SPOTLIGHT IS, ALWAYS A “POSITIVE” REVIEW OF YOUR MUSIC ALBUM. THE PURPOSE OF SOUND WAVE ONE IS TO BRING LIGHT TO OTHERS WHO WOULDN’T ORDINARILY NOTICE BY PROVIDING A POSITIVE FEEDBACK THOUGH A SMALL WRITTEN NARRATIVE REVIEW OF ALBUM BEING REVIEWED. THIS APPLIES TO ALL MUSIC ARTIST(S) KNOWN & UNKNOWN. I WRITE MUSIC ALBUM REVIEWS FOR ALL GENRES IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ME WRITING A REVIEW OF YOUR TALENT, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFORMATION. ALL MUSIC SENT EITHER THROUGH MAIL (PHYSICAL COPIES) OR ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED BECOME PROPERTY OF  SOUND WAVE ONE. AND OR STEVEN F. ADAMS AND USED FOR PURPOSE OF REVIEW ONLY. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED WITH HARD COPY CD OF THE PROSPECTIVE ARTIST(S). SOUND WAVE ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSAL OF  REVIEW BASED ON CONTENT.  SOUND WAVE ONE HAS DIRECT AND POWERFUL IMPACTS WITHIN THE INDUSTRY & DOES NOT GUARANTEE, BUT  WILL ASSIST AND WORK WITH THE PROSPECTIVE ARTIST TO MAKE IT HAPPEN  REMEMBER AT SOUND WAVE ONE,  “HEARING IS BELIEVING”…ALL MUSIC MATTERS..

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“HAUNTINLY BEAUTIFUL”

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As a music reviewer and publicist there are many musicians that I have written music reviews for and from all genres of the business. When I started writing my reviews several years ago I began the journey of my childhood fantasies and dreams, Dreams of that in which I didn’t realize at the time ,being scared and not knowing where it may take me and how far. As a music reviewer I have been asked to write reviews for folks all around the world, and many famous, and many independent music artists not so famous but remain within the circle of all music matters.

With the slogan of my own company for the last 25 plus years,  I have been honored & truly blessed to have written music reviews for all music genre. It was told to me many, many times…” Focus on one genre of music, just write on…

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“OUTSTANDING & IN CONTROL”

AFTER LISTENING TO THE ALBUM, CALLED “IN CONTROL” BY THE EURO ROCKERS, HARDL<ND, I CAN HEAR WHY THEIR SOUND IS UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT FROM THE REST OF THOSE OTHER ROCK BANDS THAT ARE OUT THERE. WITH THEIR SOPHMORE ALBUM CALLED “IN CONTROL” THE DUTCH BASED BAND HARDL<AND HAS AN TRULY AMAZING SOUND. THE ALBUM STARTS OUT WITH THEIR SONG CALLED “THE NATIONS BIGGEST ENEMIES” AND THE SONG IS STRONG & LOUD AND KICKS SOME MAJOR ASS. THE SONG KICKS AND BITES YOU RIGHT IN YOUR FACE WITH THE ALMOST RAP STYLE OF LYRICS & VOCALS,  BUT THE HARMONIES AND GUITAR WORKS IS WHERE IT’S AT. “ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC” THE NEXT SONG ON THIS TRULY AMAZING & FRESH APPROACH TO MUSIC,  WITH AND EDGY BUT TRULY GIFTED SOUND THAT IS REMINICENT OF AMERICAN ROCK LEGENDS OF THE 70’S & 80’S. I HEARD INFLUENCES OF KISS, AND MOSTLY A SOUND OF THE PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND YES. HARDL<AND BRINGS IN THEIR UNIQUE & UNREAL SOUNDS TO THE FRONT.

WITH THE NEXT SONG CALLED “THE POWERS WITHIN” ONE REALLY FEELS THE PROGRESSIVE SOUND THAT HAS A MAGICAL AND YET UPLIFTING SPACE AGE KIND OF FEEL TO IT. WHILE LISTENING THE BAND HAS AMAZING & REALLY DEFINED HARMONIES THAT KEEP YOUR EARS GLUED TO THE SPEAKERS & WANTING MORE. “HAUNTED” ANOTHER SONG THAT ON CAN FEEL THE HARD EDGED VOCALS AND GUITAR WORK THAT HAS A EURO ROCK SOUND THAT KEPT MY EARS OPEN AND RECEPTIVE TO THIS TRULY & HONESTLY PURELY DEFINED SOUND.

“DAZZLED BY THE PRESENCE OF LOVE” IS ANOTHER SUPERIOR SOUNDING SONG THAT HAS A FEEL OF THE 80’S POWER POP GENERATION BUT REMAINS A CATCHY AND FLAVORFULL SONG THAT I REALLY ENJOYED. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “LOVE LOVE LOVE” IS A TRULY AMAZING & TOTALLY CREATIVE SONG THAT AT FIRST LISTEN I HAD TO PLAY OVER & OVER AGAIN, I HEARD AN ALMOST BEATLISTIC SOUND THAT WAS QUITE APPEALING, AFTER HEARING THE REST OF THE ALBUM AND SLOWING DOWN THE TEMPO TO A SONG LIKE THIS, IT REALLY SHOWS THE TALENT INVOLVED IN THIS TRULY AWESOME & GEAR DRIVEN AND SENSITIVE LYRICS THAT MATTER TO THE  BAND CALLED HARDL<AND. “PLEASURE AND PAIN” ANOTHER SONG THAT FUSES ROCK, RAP & PROGRESSIVE & AMAZING SOUND, THAT LEVELS OUT THE SONG AND KEEPS THAT AMAZING HARMONY LEVEL AT A CONSISTENT & SMOOTH TONE.

” STILL DREAMING” A SONG TAKEN FROM THE PAGES OF MOTLEY CRUE AND “SMOKIN’ IN THE BOYS ROOM FEEL TO IT THE BAND HARDL<AND HAS UNMATCHED & PHENOMENAL HARMONIES THAT TAKE THE EDGE OF THIR HARDNESS AND ALLOW ONE TO REALLY ENJOY THEIR TRUE MUSICALITY THROUGHOUT.

THE BAND WITH THEIR SONG CALLED “LAST GOODBYE” CONTINUE THEIR TRADITION OF SEVERAL INFLUENCES IN THE ROCK GENRE, BUT MAKE IT THEIR OWN BY ADDING THEIR UNMATCHED SMOOTH HARMONIES AND LYRICS THAT CARRY THE TONE ALL THE WAY THROUGH ALL OF THEIR SONGS & KEEP THE ALBUM WITH AN AMAZING FLOW THAT KEPT ME ENTERTAINED ALL THE WAY THROUGH. SOME OF THE SONGS AT TIMES WAS REMINICENT OF THE MUSIC BAND CALLED THE OUTFIELD, FROM THE 80’S BUT ONCE AGAIN HARDL<AND HAS THEIR UNIQUE SPIN ON EACH OF THEIR SONG ASSORTMENT THAT ADDS TO THEIR AMAZING AND TRUE TALENT THAT MAKE UP WHO THEY ARE AS A BAND “IN CONTROL”

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC REVIEWER/ OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE

C 2020 USED BY PERMISSION

“TOTALLY DIVINE MUSIC”

AFTER LISTENING TO THE LATEST ALBUM FROM SINGER SONGWRITER AND MUSICIAN SCOTT HOWARD, I WAS AWAKENED BY THE SOUND. SCOTT HAS A SOUND OF AMAZING TALENT, THE SOUND I HEARD WAS CAT STEVENS OF SORTS, HOWEVER SCOTT HOWARD BRINGS A SOUND THAT TUCKED BETWEEN PROGRESSIVE ROCK AND THE HEAVANS. SCOTT BRINGS IN A SOUND THAT IS “OUT OF THIS PLANET” I THOUROUGHLY ENJOYED THE ALBUM IT BRINGS HOPE AND TRUE INSPIRATION. AS I DID MY HOMEWORK ON SCOTT AND WITH THIS ALBUM ENTITLED “ASCENDED MAN” SCOTT HAS A REAL FEEL FOR WHAT IS SEEN BY OTHERS AND WHAT IS SEEN THROUGH HIS OWN EYES. HE HAS BEEN THROUGH A ROUGH ROAD OF LIFE.  SOME WHAT OF A AWAKENING OF THE WHAT’S, HOW’S, AND WHY’S OF OUR UNIVERSE & PUTS HIS SPIN ON IT THROUGH HIS AMAZING GALACTIC MUSICIAL EXPERIENCE ON THIS MARVELOUS AND BEAUTIFUL SOUNDING ALBUM. THE FIRST TRACK CALLED “COME WITH ME” HAS AN AMAZING LOVE SOUND THAT PROJECTS ALL THE COLORS OF OUR FABRIC OF LIFE. SCOTTS APPROACH IN WHAT LIFE IS, HE HAS A WAY OF PROJECTING HIS LYRICS INTO VIVID AND CLEAR MESSAGES THAT HE WANTS YOU TO HEAR. IT ALMOST SEEMS AS IF SCOTT IS A CATALYST FOR MESSAGES SENT TO HIM AND SHARES THIS WITH YOU IN A VERY CLOSE AND REAL WAY. THE NEXT TRACK ON THIS AMAZING LIFE’S JOURNEY FILLED ALBUM IS CALLED “LIFE’S NOT EASY” AND ONCE AGAIN I HEARD THE SOUNDS OF CAT STEVENS, BUT WITH A GALACTIC FEEL TO THEM, THE SONG IS SENSITIVE AND PURE AND SCOTT POURS LOVE OUT OF HIS THOUGHTFUL LYRICS THAT FILL YOUR HEART WITH JOY. THIS SONG IS MY FAVORITE ON THE ALBUM AND AS YOU LISTEN YOUR SPIRIT WILL BE FILLED AS MUCH AS MINE WAS. AS I LISTENED I COULD FEEL THE TOTAL INSPIRATION THAT BRINGS SCOTT INTO YOUR HEART, WITH TRUE INSPIRATION DRIVEN SONGS. WITH THE NEXT SONG CALLED “ILLUSIONS OF LIFE” THAT THAT JUST IS SO VIVID AND CLEAR AND SCOTTS VOCALS ARE AMAZING AND OUTSTANDING AND CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD. SCOTT’S SONGS THEY ARE OF NO NEED TO EXPLAIN,  ALL ONE NEEDS OPEN EARS AND ABSORB THE BEAUTY THAT SCOTT PAINTS WITH HIS GIFTED BRUSH OF LYRICAL CONTENT. “AWAKEN” SCOTT BRINGS HIS MESSAGE AND SINGS HIS DREAMS MESSAGE LOUD & CLEAR THE SONG BRINGS IN A PURE EMOTIONAL PLEA FOR US ALL TO AWAKEN”. ANOTHER AMAZING AND TRUE TOUCHING SONG THAT I FELT TOUCH MY HEART AND ALLOWED ME TO KNOW THAT OTHERS FELT THE SAME AS I DO ABOUT LIFE. “SECRET OF TIME” WOW! WHAT ANOTHER AMAZING SPIRITUALLY FILLED SONG AND SCOTT REALLY TOUCHED MY SOUL WITH THIS SONG, SCOTT HAS THAT AMAZING ABILITY TO TOUCH YOU WITH HIS LYRICS & AMAZING VOCALS.  THERE IS A CONNECTION WE ALL HAVE WITHIN EACH OTHER AND SCOTT CLOSES THAT GAP BETWEEN TIME, DISTANCE & US AND THE EARTH. “ASCENDED MAN” ANOTHER SONG THAT REALLY SHOWS AND ALLOWS ONE TO FEEL & ASKS WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE IN LIFE & HOW TO USE IT TO BENEFIT OTHERS IN THIS JOURNEY OF OUR LIVES AS HUMANS. “TIMELESS MIND” ASKING OF HOW WE THINK OF THE PAST AND TRANSPORTS YOU INTO THE PAST TO SEE AND FEEL AND EXPLAIN  WHAT WE FIND. SCOTT HAS A WAY OF SINGING THOSE AMAZING HARMONIES THAT BRING EVER HAPPINESS AND THOUGHTFULLNESS TO HIS MUSIC. “SOURCE” IT’S TRULY AMAZING WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I WROTE A SHORT STORY AND I USED THE TERM “SOURCE” TO DESCRIBE WHAT LATER KNOWN TO ME AS A HIGHER AUTHORITY THAN I, ONE WHO IS IN CONTROL OF LIFE AND LIFE’S DESTINY FOR US ALL. I REALLY RELATED TO THIS SONG AND SCOTT HAS THE VOICE TO CARRY THIS MESSAGE THROUGH HIS AMAZING & SO TOTALLY GIFTED TALENT,  THAT I TRIED TO REFLECT IN MY OWN LIFE, THANK YOU SCOTT. IF THERE WAS EVER A TRUE TALENT OUT THERE AND I TRULY BELIEVE BROUGHT TO US FROM “SOURCE” AND DELIVERED BY A TRUE MUSICIAN ACENDING FROM THE SKIES AND INTO OUR HEARTS IT’S SCOTT HOWARD, THE” ASCENDED MAN ”

MANY THANKS TO RACHEL DARES FOR THE INTRODUCTION TO AN AMAZING MUSICIAN AND ALLOWING ME TO BE EXPOSED TO SUCH DIVINE & THE TRULY INSPIRATIONAL & REINFORCING MUSIC BY SCOTT HOWARD. THANK YOU SCOTT FOR YOUR MUSIC THAT TRULY ALLOWED ME TO RELIVE MY THOUGHTS AND KEEP MY INSPIRATIONS REAL.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC JOURNALIST/REVIEWER/PUBLICIST OWNER OF SOUND WAVE ONE

C 2020 USED BY PERMISSION

FOR MORE ON Scott Howard

http://www.scotthowardmusic.com

 

“SMELLIN’ & FEELIN’ FRESH VIBES”

AS I LISTENED TO THE LATEST EP FROM MUSICIAN FULLER FRENCH. ONE THING I HAVE TO SAY IS THAT FULLER FRENCH HAS A MASTERS DEGREE OF THE TROPICAL SOUND & KEEPS THE LOVE FLOWING THROUGHOUT HIS MUSIC. FULLER BRINGS IN A FRESH APPROACH TO MUSIC THAT IS NOT QUITE JAZZ, NOT QUITE ROCK BUT I CALL AN EVERYDAY STYLE OF MUSIC FOR THAT EVERYDAY KIND OF PERSON. FULLER HAS A SOUND THAT SURROUNDS YOUR EARS WITH FRESH JAZZ NEAR THE BEACH. WITH HIS LATEST PROJECT CALLED” CHAMPAGNE RENDEZVOUS”, AN EP OF SIX SONGS. FRENCH’S MUSIC HAS A MELODIC BUT HIGH ENERGY LEVEL THAT HAS A WAY OF LIFTING YOU OFF THE OFFICE CHAIR AND PROJECTING YOU ONTO A TROPICAL ISLAND CHAIR AND  AIR FILLED WITH THE SMELL OF MOJITAS AND CHAMPAGNE. MY FIRST SPIN OF THIS TRULY FRESH AND OPEN AIRED EP WAS AMAZING, I THOUGHT A NEW AND FRESH VIBE THAT BROUGHT FRESHNESS TO THE MUSIC WITH A PINCH OF CHRISTOPHER CROSS WHISPING OVER THE WAVES. AT FIRST I HEARD THAT UPBEAT JAZZY SOUND THAT IS A CONSTANT AMONG MOST JAZZ MUSICIANS, HOWEVER FULLER BRINGS ZEST AND CHING CHANG & ALIVENESS TO THE SOUND. THE FIRST SONG ON HIS EP IS CALLED “CHAMPAGNE RENDEZVOUS” AND FULLER HAS A CLEAN SOUND THAT HAS A PURE ROMANTIC APPROACH, THAT SWOOSHES YOUR HEART AND MIND AWAY ONTO AN ISLAND WITH THAT SOMEONE SPECIAL. THERE’S A FEEL TO FULLER’S MUSIC THAT HAS A MIDDLE OF THE ROAD SOUND THAT RINGS JAZZ ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON WHILE ADDING A LITTLE MORE. FULLER HAS THAT ROMANTIC FEEL TO HIS STYLE WHILE ADDING FRENCH VOCALS ONTO THE SONG THAT ADD THAT EVER LASTING LOVE & SENSUALITY APPEAL.  THE NEXT SONG ON THIS TRULY VIBRANT MUSIC EP IS CALLED “I’LL LEAVE A KEY BY THE DOOR, AND THE SONG LETS ONE FEEL THE POWER OF FULLER’S LOVE AND ADDS THAT CONTINUED SENSUALITY FEELING THROUGHOUT THE EP. THIS SONG FEELS LIKE THE BREEEZE PASSING OVER YOUR SKIN AS YOU LIE UNDER THE SUN IN YOUR HAMMMOCK SOAKING UP ALL THE VIBES.  THIS EP IS AN ALBUM FOR LOVERS. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “DIFFERENT SHORES” FULLER CONTINUES HIS SOUND OF THAT TRUE BEACHY FEEL, WHERE FULLER’S MUSIC STEERS YOUR HEART INTO THE FRESHNESS AND ALIVENESS OF BLUE SKIES & THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUN. THE NEXT TRACK IS CALLED “IT’S JUST THE WAY THINGS ARE” AND FULLER SHOWCASES HIS ABILITY TO REALLY SING A LOVE BALLAD AND KEEPS THE LOVE VIBES ROLLING THROUGH AS YOU LISTEN.  “IF YOU DIDN’T LOVE ME” REALLY ALLOWS YOU TO HEAR THE TRUE TALENT IN FULLER WITH HIS LYRICS THAT TOUCH YOUR HEART AND FEEL THE SINCERITY THROUGH HIS SENSITIVE VOCALS IN A PLEA TO HAVE YOUR EARS ATTENTION AND KEEPS THE SWISH & SWOOSHING YOU AWAY INTO HIS WORLD OF LOVE AND AMAZING ABILITY TO ALLOW YOU TO FEEL HIS MUSIC ALL THE WAY THROUGH. I THANK RACHEL DARES FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF FULLER FRENCH TO MY EARS AND THANK FULLER FOR HIS FRESHNESS AND ALIVENESS OF HIS AMAZING TOUCHY FEELY MUSIC THAT I CAN TRULY FEEL ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC REVIEWER/PUBLICIST/ OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE

C 2020 USED BY PERMISSION

FOR MORE ON Fuller French

http://www.fullerfrench.com

“DEEP ROOTED AND FELT”

SOME PEOPLE CALL THIS GUY I FOUND IS DEFINED AS “THE POET OF THE BLUES”, WITH HIS LATEST PROJECT CALLED “A LUCKY MAN” ROBERT BURTON HUBELE IS MORE THAN THIS. ROBERT HAS A TWIST OF COUNTRY, JAZZ, BLUES ROCK AND FOLK ALL WRAPPED INTO ONE AND WITH THE FIRST CUT ON THIS ALBUM ENTITLED “LUCKY MAN” ROBERT BRINGS IN ELEMENTS OF DEEP SEEDED BLUES AND THE SONG REALLY MAKES ONE FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE ARRIVED IN A NIGHT CLUB. THE SONG IS A LOW AND GRINDY SONG THAT FEATURES BRAD STECKEL. THE SONG HAS A GOOD FEEL TO IT AND ROBERTS VOICE HAS THE RASPY FEEL THAT HAS GRAINS OF BLUES ALL THE WAY THROUGH. “I’D BE A FOOL” THE NEXT SONG ON THIS AMAZING AND ENTERTAINING ALBUM HAS A OUT OF THE 60’S SONG BOOK FEEL TO IT AND SHOWS ROBERTS ABILITY TO BLEND IN HIS MUSICAL DIVERSITY. “NO TIME” THIS SONG HAS A SHAKING KIND OF FEEL TO IT AND BRINGS IN THE UMPH OF THE ALBUM AND ROBERTS VOCALS ARE RASPY, IN A BOB DYLAN KIND OF WAY. THE SONG AND ROBERTS WRITING ABILTY ARE TRANSPARENT ON THIS SONG AND THROUGHOUT THIS AMAZING ALBUM. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “HURT SO BAD” ANOTHER SONG THAT BRINGS IN THE BLUES ALONG WITH THAT 60’S FEEL TO IT AND THE SONG IS CONTAGIOUS AND ONE CAN REALLY NOTICE ROBERTS ECLECTIC ABILTIES TO CROSS PATHS WITH COUNTRY AND FOLK AND JUST PLAIN GREAT MUSIC. “KING COUNTY ROAD” HAS A SOUND THAT HAS BACKUP SINGING INVOLVED AND ROBERT USHERS IN HIS SOUND THAT IS IN MY EARS VERY REMINCENT OF EARLY BOB DYLAN RECORDS. “HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE” ROBERT BRINGS IN HIS ELEMENTS OF BLUES AND THE SPOKEN WORD THROUGHOUT THIS SONG AND ONCE AGAIN SHOWS HIS DIVERSITY AND TOTAL MUSICALITY. “ON THE WATER” ANOTHER SONG THAT HAS A COUNTRY POP FLARE TO IT AND AT THE SAME TIME HAS A FOLK SOUND THAT IS QUITE GOOD AND ENJOYABLE. “KING OF ROMANCE” HAS A SOUND THAT I CAN’T REALLY PLACE A SOUND ON, HOWEVER IT REMAINS WITH ROBERTS SOUND OF HIS “POET OF THE BLUES”. AS I LISTENED I NOTICED THIS IS THE KIND OF MUSIC ALBUM THAT HAS TO BE PLAYED IN A ENVIROMENT WHERE IT’S JUST YOU AND THE MUSIC. ROBERTS LYRICS ARE DEEP AND HAVE SUBSTANCE AND TRUE FELT MEANINGS AND THIS COMES ACROSS AS I LISTENED. “SHE LOVES ME MORE” ANOTHER SONG THAT SHARES THAT FOLK SOUND THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SEE AND FEEL THAT WONDERFUL WRITER OF MUSIC THAT ROBERT IS. THIS ALBUM THROUGHOUT REFLECTS WHO ROBERT IS. THIS ALBUM CONTENT REFLECT THIS. ROBERT IS A TRUE SINGER/SONGWRITER THAT PROJECTS THIS IN HIS ENTIRE SONG CATALOG. “LOVERS AT TWILIGHT” THE BLUES COME INTO THE SCENE AND ARRIVE WITH THIS SONG AND ONCE AGAIN PROJECTS HIS DEEP IMPACTFUL & THOUGHFUL LYRICS THAT ARRIVE FROM THE HEART. “MONEY CAN’T BUY” ROBERT HAS A SIGNATURE ON EVERY SONG AND ARE FULLY CRAFTED AND BUILT BY ROBERT AND HIS CONSISTENT ABILITY TO PAINT A PICTURE WITHIN HIS SONGS.. “ALBERTA” IS ANOTHER FINE EXAMPLE OF ROBERT ONCE AGAIN SHOWING HIS FOLK ROOTS AND SINGING YOUR HEART INTO HIS WORLD OF POETRY SET TO BEAUTIFUL LYRICS AND SURROUNDED BY MUSIC THAT TOUCHES YOU MAGICALLY. ALL IN ALL THIS ALBUM IS A VERY GOOD ALBUM AND AS I LISTENED I FELT THAT ROBERT BURTON HUBELE HAS CONVINCING MUSIC THAT TAKES SAMPLINGS OF ALL MUSIC GENRES AND COUPLED WITH ROBERTS AMAZING LYRICS AND HIS BLUESY VOCALS BRING IN YOU INTO HIS WORLD IN WHICH REMAIN IN YOUR HEART. ROBERT IS A TRUE SINGER/SONGWRITER AND HAS WHAT I CALL PURITY AND HONEST MUSIC AND ROBERT HAS ALL THESE INGREDIENTS WRAPPED UP TOGETHER AND PRESENTS A FINE OUTCOME. I THANK ROBERT FOR HIS FRIENDSHIP AND HIS GIFTED CONTRIBUTION TO THE MUSIC WORLD AND ANXOIUS TO HEAR WHAT’S NEXT FOR HIM.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC REVIEWER/ JOURNALIST/PUBLICIST/ OWNER OF SOUND WAVE ONE

C 2020 USED BY PERMISSION

 

“DELIVERING WITHIN THE HANDS OF TIME”

51 YEARS LATER AND 21 ALBUMS AND VARIOUS PERSONEL CHANGES IN THE BAND AND SOME WHO SAID THEY “COULDN’T GET IT RIGHT” THE CLIMAX BLUES BAND, ARRIVE WITH BRAND NEW PROJECT CALLED “HANDS OF TIME” AND WELL WORTH THE WAIT. THE ALBUM IS PHENOMENALLY GREAT, I HAVE BEEN A HUGE LONG TIME FAN OF THE GROUP. I ACTUALLY PLAYED THE SONG “COULDN’T GET IT RIGHT” ON MY RADIO SHOW BACK IN THE DAY. WHAT I RECALL MOST OF THE BAND THEIR IMMORTAL SONG CALLED “I LOVE YOU” FROM 1980 AND FROM THAT MOMENT ON I WAS A FAN. THIS CEMENTED MY FEELINGS AND FOLLOWING THE BAND. THE BAND FORMED BACK IN 1969 AND ORIGINALLY CALLED CLIMAX CHICAGO BLUES BAND.

FORMED BY NOW DECEASED AND FOUNDING MEMBER COLIN COOPER, WHO SADLY PASSED AWAY IN 2008, HOWEVER HE HAS BEEN QUOTED TO HAVE SAID THAT HE WANTED THE BAND TO GO ON. ARRIVING IN 2019 THE BAND HAS GONE ON, AND WITH THE ALBUM CALLED “HANDS OF TIME”. THE ALBUM STARTS OFF WITH A SONG CALLED “AIN’T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD” AND WHAT A TREMENDOUS SONG. THE SAXOPHONE IS A DOMINENT INGREDIENT ON MANY OF THE SONGS ON THE ALBUM, AND AT FIRST LISTEN I HEARD A LOT OF JAZZY RIFFS,BUT AS LISTENED MORE INTENTLY IT BECAME MORE FOCUSSSED ON THAT BLUESY ROCK SOUND THAT HAS A SOUND OF THE NOT SO DISTANT CLIMAX BLUES BAND OF THE 70’S. THE VOCALS OF GRAHAM DEE THE SONG COMES ALIVE WITH THE FIREWORKS OF THE BAND AND EXPLODES IN YOUR EARS AND HAS A REAL FEEL TO IT WITH THE EVE RPRESENT SAX OF CHRIS ALDRIDGE. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “STRAIGHT DOWN THE LINE” KICKS THIS ALBUM INTO THE NEXT LEVEL AND THE SONG IS STRONG AND ONCE AGAIN SAX IS A DOMINANT FACTOR AND THE SONG REALLY HAS A BOLD FEEL TO IT & I LOVED IT. WITH THIS SONG GANING MOMENTUM, THE NEXT SONG ARRIVES CALLED WHAT’S YOUR NAME AND BRINGS DOWN THE TEMPO A LITTLE, A SLOWER BALLAD THAT HAS A REAL BLUES FEEL AND WITH GRAHAM DEE AND HIS VOCALS ARE CLEAR AND PRESENT AND REALLY ENOYED THE SONG THAT MAKES YOU FEEL ALIVE. AS MY LISTENING WENT ON THE NEXT TRACK STARTED AND WOW!!! HOLY SHIT!! WHAT A GREAT SONG HEARING THE OPENING RIFFS A SONG CALLED “FLOOD OF EMOTION” AND REALLY GRIPS ONTO YOUR HEART AND CLINCHES WITH THE MIGHTY POWER OF THE TRUE BAND THAT IS THE CLIMAX BLUES BAND. I LOVE THE SONG AND WHAT A TRULY LOVELY MESSAGE THAT THE BAND DEFINES THROUGH THEIR SUPERIOR TALENTS. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “TOP OF THE WORLD” A SONG THAT BRINGS IN THE REMBERANCE FACTOR OF THE OLDIES AND SONGS THAT TAKES YOUR MUSIC PART OF THE BRAIN TO THE PAST WITH A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL AND A LITTLE JOHNNY B. GOOD. THE NEXT TRACK CALLED “MY MUSIC” ANOTHER SONG THAT SLOWS THE TEMPO DOWN AND BRINGS IN THE SUPERB VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS OF GRAHAM DEE AND THE SONG BRINGS IN THE FULL MONTY WITH THE ARMY OF SAX AND THE BAND THAT TAKES YOU ON A RIDE THROUGH WANTS & WISHES BUT REMIANS CONSTANT SUBJECT OF “MY MUSIC” THE SOUND IS OUTSTANDING AND HAS A TOTAL SOUND THAT IS UNMATCHED TO ANYTHING I HAVEN’T HEARD IN A WHILE. THE NEXT SONG BRINGS IN THE ELEMENTS OF BLUES AND HAS AN ALMOST PROGRESSIVE SOUND TO IT AND HAS SMOOTH SOUNDING VOCALS AND THE SAX REALLY ASSISTS WITH TELLING THE STORY ON THIS SONG, AND IS REALLY A GREAT SONG. THE NEXT TRACK ON THIS MIRACULOUS ALBUM IS CALLED “SIMPLE SONG” AND THAT’S ABOUT WHAT IT IS WITH ALL THE LA LAS AND OOH AHHS & DOOO DOOOO’S,  THE BAND KEEPS IT SIMPLE BUT GIVES YOU A LITTLE SAMPLE OF SIMPLENESS AND HOW THOSE SONGS SEEM TO BE EASY TO SING. THE NEXT SONG A INTRICATE AND DETAILED SONG THAT HAS BLUES RIFFS AND PICKS A SOUND THAT IS NARRATED THROUGH INCLUDED WITH SOUND EFFECTS AND ALL. THE BLUES IS APPARENTLY WOVEN WITHIN THIS WONDERFUL BAND AND REMAINS SINCE INCEPTION OF THE BAND. IT’S REALLY HARD NOT TO MISS THE SAX ON THIS ONE, THEY ARE A VERY BIG PART OF THIS SONG BUT AGAIN ASSIST WITH THEIR MUSICAL STORY ON THIS SONG. IF THERE IS EVER A SONG TO DEFINE THIS BAND THIS WOULD BE IT, THE SONG IS CALLED “HANDS OF TIME” AND THE SONG IS AMAZING AND AWESOME AND THE BAND SHOWCASE THEIR TRUE TALENTS AND TAKE LEND FROM THEIR TRUE ROOTS AS A BLUES, JAZZY ROCK  MUSIC AND COME THROUGH WITH FLYING COLORS OF FIREWORKS ON THIS REMARKABLE SONG, AND IS MY PERSONAL FAVORITE ON THE ALBUM. THE NEXT TRACK CALLED “FAITH” THE BAND SHARES A LITTLE SOUND FROM IT’S ‘COULDN’T GET IT RIGHT” DAYS BUT BRINGS CURRENT AND FRESHNESS TO IT AND THE SONG KEEPS THE ECECTIC SOUNDS REVIVED. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “HARD LUCK”  THE BAND DRIVES THEIR SOUND IN WITH THIS SONG WHERE THE WHOL BAND IS INVOLVED AND FEEL THAT ALIVENESS KICK INTO GEAR AGAIN AND HAS A BLUES, FUNK JAZZ STRUCTURE TO IT, HOWEVER HAS AN EDGE OF ROCK TO IT THAT KEEPS THE ACCELERATOR PUSHED TO THE FLOOR. THE SONG CALLED “WRONG TIME” IS ANOTHER FINE EXAMPLE OF THE WHY’S AND HOWS I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS TRULY TALENTED AND AMAZING SOUNDING BAND CALLED THE CLIMAX BLUES BAND, THE SONG ONCE AGAIN BRINGS ALIVE THE ENTIRE BANDS TALENTS AND SHOWCASES ALL OF THEM TOGETHER TO MAKE A GREAT SONG THAT HAS TOTAL MUISCALITY TO IT. THE LAST SONG ON THIS TRULY AMAZING AND TRULY HEART FELT ALBUM IS CALLED “GETTING THERE” WHICH FEATURES THE LATE COLIN COOPER AND SHOWS THAT THE BAND IS HEADING TOWARDS THE FUTURE AT A FAST PACE ANS WILL REAP THE AWARDS THAT AWAIT THEM ON THEIR BRIDGE OF LIFE COLIN COOPER HASN’T LOST HIS ABILITIES TO TURN OUT A SOLID SONG AND FROM A BAND THAT SOME SAY “COULD’NT GET IT RIGHT” AND AFTER 51 YEARS OF SOLID MUSIC THAT I WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW AND KEEP UP WITH. AS A MUSIC REVIEWER THIS ALBUM IS A TRULY BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF MUISC AND “I LOVE YOU” AND THANKS FOR THE YEARS OF TRULY WONDERFUL MUSIC. MANY THANKS TO THE BAND ROY, GRAHAM, NEIL, CHRIS, GEORGE, LES AND TO COLIN COOPER FOR HAVING THE DREAM AND SHARING IT WITH THE WORLD. MANY THANKS GOING OUT TO MR. ALYN SMITH FOR HIS TREMEDOUS ASSISTANCE, IF NOT FOR HIM THIS REVIEW WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC REVIEWER & PUBLICIST & OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE

C 2020 USED BY PERMISSION

FOR MORE ON THE CLIMAX BLUES BAND

http://www.climaxbluesband.com

 

“CASHING IN WITH POSITIVNESS”

THERE’S A BAND THAT I JUST HEARD THEY’RE SOUND IS UNIQUE AND HAS A SOUND, THAT IS GEARED FOR CHILDREN, HOWEVER IS CONTAGIOUS AND INFECTIOUS, AND I REALLY ENJOYED THEIR SOUND. THE BAND IS CALLED CASH CREEK BAND AND THIS ALBUM IS A MUST BE HEARD BY ALL. IT’S GEARED FOR KIDS, HOWEVER SOME ADULTS INCLUDING MYSELF, ENJOYED THE MESSAGES THAT ARE BEING SUNG ABOUT THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE ALBUM

. THE FIRST SONG IS CALLED “DANCE WITH THE DINOSAURS AND THE SONG REALLY BRINGS OUT THE REALISM WITH SOUND EFFECTS INCLUDED AND THE SONG HAS CATCHY LYRICS SO THE KIDS MAY SING ALONG WITH THIS REALLY CUTE SONG. THE NEXT TRACK IS CALLED “THUMBS UP” AND THE MUSIC ONCE AGAIN KEEPS YOU IN THE DANCING AND HEAD AND BODY BOPPING UP AND DOWN AND AROUND.

“LET ME SEE YOUR SILLY DANCE” ANOTHER HIGH AND UP TEMPO SOMG THAT ARRIVES AND LETS YOU GET YOUR DANCING SHOES ON AND GIGGLE AND WIGGLE ALONG AND LET EVERYONE SEE YOUR SILLY DANCE. THE NEXT SONG IS CALLED “WHAT WOULD A MARTIAN SAY” AND THIS ONE OF THE MANY SONGS ON THIS DANCE ALONG AND MAKES YOU REALLY GET UP AND DANCE AROUND, THERE IS NO CHANCE OR TIME TO JUST SIT AND LISTEN. THE CONTAGIOUS PART OF THE MUSIC IS INFECTIOUS AND EVERY CHILD THAT HEARS THIS WILL BE UP DANCING TO THE BEAT. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “MOOOVES” AND THE BEAT IS WHAT GETS MY MOOOVE GROOOVE THING ON AND BRINGS IN THE WHOLE FARM AND INCLUDING THE FARMER HIMSELF, A REAL FUN SONG THAT KEPT MY DANCING SHOES ON ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

“MOTHER NATURE’S WAY” A SONG THAT TRAVELS THROUGH THE ELEMENTS OF NATURE AND HAS A LESSON ABOUT MOTHER NATURE’S WAY’ AND HAS A BEAT THAT ALLOWS YOU TO KEEP THE HEAD BOPPPIN’ TO THE BEAT. “JUMP” THE NEXT TRACK ON THIS REALLY AND TRULY AMAZING POP AND RHYTHMICALLY CHARGED MUSIC ALBUM, THAT REALLY HAD ME JUMPIN’ AND SNAPPPIN’ MY FINGERS TO THE BEATS. THEY ALL MADE ME WANNA DANCE AND HAVE A GOOD OLD TIME.  THE NEXT SONG CALLED “GOOD TO BE A KID” AND THE SONG HAS A ADULT SOUND BUT IS GEARED OFR KIDS THAT DISPLAYS POSITIVITY THROUGHOUT AND REASSURES THAT IT’S REALLY GOOD TO BE A KID. “COLORS” THE NEXT TRACK ON THIS REALLY CREATIVE AND DYNAMIC MUSIC WITH A CONTINUED POSITIVENESS. GEARED TOWARDS THE CHILDREN AND HAS A SENSE OF FUN ALL THE WAY THROUGH. THE SONG “COLORS” ASKING WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR, AND ROLLS THROUGH EACH COLOR WITHIN THE SPECTRUM AND KEEPS THAT CATAGIOUS BEAT MOVING THROUGH IT. “BIG RED BARN” THE SONG THAT TAKES YOUR CHILD AND VISITS WITH EACH PART OF THE BIG RED BARN” WHERE THE COWS, SADDLES AND ALL THAT A BARN HAS. THE POSITIVITY CONTINUES THROUGH THE MAIN ESSENCE OF JUST FUN AND DANCING ALL THE WAY THROUGH, THAT ALLOWS KIDS TO EXPERIENCE CLEAN MESSAGES AND DANCE TO THEIR HEARTS CONTENT.

“A LITTLE KINDNESS” ANOTHER GREAT SONG THAT PRESENTS HAPPINESS AND SHARING WHAT YOU HAVE WITH OTHERS AND SINGING ABOUT HOW KINDNESS GOES ALONG WAY AND ONCE AGAIN KEEPS THE POSITIVITY FLOWING AND TEACHES THE AWESOME MESSAGE OF KINDNESS AND IT’S MANY BENEFITS. THE NEXT TRACK IS CALLED “LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE” AND ALLOWS THE DREAMER IN US COME OUT. WHERE WE ALL ARE OUT HERE LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE AND MADE ME THINK BACK TO WHEN I WAS A KID, AND HAD DREAMS OF BEING ALL GROWN UP AND LIVING WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO. THE NEXT SONG IS CALLED “SOMETHING GOOD’ AND PROMOTES THE MESSAGE OF GOODNESS WHATEVER YOU WISH TO BE IT’S ALWAYS “SOMETHING GOOD” AND THE LYRICS ARE SO VERY POSITIVE AND REINFORCEMENT OF CHILDREN’S BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDE AND HOW THEY CONDUCT THEMSELVES AND THEIR GOOD ACTIONS DESERVE THAT GREAT JOB, ATTA BOY, OR ATTA GIRL.

“SAME OLD BOLOGNA” WHERE A KID LOVES TO BE A KID AND HAS A HAS AN ALLERGIC REACTION OF PEANUT BUTTER SO ENDS UP WITH THE SAME OLD BOLOGNA AND EVERY NOW & THEN SNEAKING IN A PIECE OF GOOD OLD CHOCOLATE CAKE AND SPENDING TIME WITH HIS BEST FRIEND, RATHER THAN IN HE DOCTOR’S OFFICE BEING SCOLDED FOR WHAT THEY ATE. “WHAT’S REAL AND WHAT’S PRETEND” THAT BRINGS THE REALITY TO LIFE AND TEACHING THE LESSONS OF WHAT’S REAL & WHAT’S PRETEND, AND UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE AND IT’S OKAY TO DREAM, AND THINGS THAT SEEM REAL MAY NOT BE BUT KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE OF WHAT’S REAL AND WHAT’S PRETEND” AND BRINGS THIS IMPORTANT LESSON THAT WE ALL MUST LEARN.

“TIMBUKTU” ANOTHER SONG THAT CARRIES YOU AWAY ON A TRIP TO TIMBUKTU, STOPPING ALONG THE WAY IN MEXICO & PUERTO RICO AND ALL THE WHILE HAVING FUN AND KNOWING IT’S ALL ABOUT HAVING A GOOD TIME ALONG THE WAY, WHEREVER OUR TIMBUKTU IS.  MY MANY THANKS TO THE POSITIVE MESSAGES BROUGHT OUT ON THIS WONDERFUL AND POSITIVELY REINFORCED ALL WAY  THROUGH, THE AMAZING AND TALENTED BAND CASH CREEK BAND.

AND TO MY GOOD FRIEND JR JONES FOR HIS CONTINUED FRIENDSHIP.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC REVIEWER/PUBLICIST OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE

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