Eclectic Vibes

by Andrew Frey

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Tribe After Tribe - M.O.A.B. - Stories from Deuteronomy

Tribe After Tribe - M.O.A.B. - Stories from Deuteronomy

Tribe After Tribe
M.O.A.B. - Stories from Deuteronomy
Label: Rodeostar Records

Intense psychedelic guitars propelled with tribal pulsations are polarized on other tracks by mystical Peter Gabriel-esque ethereal ethno rhythms. Using Biblical alliteration and references they seek to ignite introspection and further research into the dangers, hypocrisies and absurdities of the world’s current belief systems.


Two Left Feet - Two Left Feet

Two Left Feet - Two Left Feet

Two Left Feet
Two Left Feet
Label: Skilletone Records

Self indulgent indie pop rock with a humorous flair. I suspect they put on quite a show for the throngs who appreciate their oft Weezer-esque droll lyrical delivery and sarcastic wit. Sadly, I was not enamored.

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Televangelist And The Architect - There’s A Song In There Somewhere

Televangelist And The Architect - There’s A Song In There Somewhere

Televangelist And The Architect
There’s A Song In There Somewhere
Label: Undetected Plagiarism

Rampant with artistic flair, these slightly droll folk rockers force out a slurry of simple yet downtrodden melodies and meandering story lines for us to follow.

The Televangelist And The Architect Website

Tosca - No Hassle

Tosca - No Hassle

Tosca
No Hassle
Label: K7 Records

Warm and inviting downbeat and chilled electronica written and produced by Richard Dorfmeister & Rupert Huber. These soundscapes of serenity, if fondled gently, can produce an effortless musical epiphany.


Tower Of Power - Great American Soulbook

Tower Of Power - Great American Soulbook

Tower Of Power
Great American Soulbook
Label: Tower of Power Records

High energy funk, delicate jazz and deep soul all find a structure on this release filled with revisioned soul classics that the band found influential. It’s pretty OK. Guests include Tom Jones and Huey Lewis.

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Vieux Farka Touré  - Fondo

Vieux Farka Touré - Fondo

Vieux Farka Touré
Fondo
Label: Six Degrees Records

Standing firmly on his own merits, this son of legendary Malian bluesman Ali Farka Toure leads his musical charge with a graceful, majestic grandeur. The ancient and contemporary African instrumentation and rhythms fill a broader vision as well as purpose with all but one of these modern classics penned by Vieux himself.

Vieux Farka Touré WebsiteVieux Farka Touré Wiki

TYR - By The Light Of The Northern Star

TYR - By The Light Of The Northern Star

TYR
By The Light Of The Northern Star
Label: Napalm/SPV

Viking Metal by actual Vikings! Named after the God of War and Justice, this inspiring Faroese quartet brings us pagan metal anthems/hymns galore! Their folk metal attack is awakened and filled with vibrant traditional harmonies while telling tales of the Viking struggle against the horrors of Christianity and it’s bloody Crusades that were forced upon them.


3 Inches Of Blood - Here Waits Thy Doom

3 Inches Of Blood - Here Waits Thy Doom

3 Inches Of Blood
Here Waits Thy Doom
Label: Century Media

Daredevil vocals riding on the unrelenting waves of an unabashed speed metal barrage. Vocalist Jamie Hooper notes of the album. “We are forging the steel that we’ll use to annihilate the heavy metal posers, and in every town we play, the streets will run red with their blood.” Nuff Said. Produced by Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison.

3 Inches Of Blood Website3 Inches Of Blood Wiki

Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen - Inspiration Information

Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen - Inspiration Information

Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen
Inspiration Information
Label: Strut Records

Pairing together Finnish experimental musician Jimi Tenor with Tony Allen, an amazing Afrobeat drumming legend, has ushered forth a curious cache of mind warbling avant jazz creations .  Lyrics are spun with experience and dark sarcasm while being treated with tribal beats, horns, flutes, and samples through a wildly unpredictable imagination.

Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen Website

T.U.G.G. - Slow Chill

T.U.G.G. - Slow Chill

T.U.G.G.
Slow Chill
Label: Last Call Records

Tropical feelings pervade when these warm reggae vibrations envelope the melodies and happily bounce along with the wise minded values expressed. Featuring guest musician Pato Banton their jams continue to expand. Hard to believe they are from Wisconsin.

T.U.G.G. Website

Testament - Formation of Damnation

Testament - Formation of Damnation

Testament
Formation of Damnation
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

Abiding by their time honored thrash metal traditions, this legendary Bay Area group blasts your brain with another healthy dose of neck wrecking classics. Originally released in 2008, now reborn and re-released as a deluxe package including a second 4 song DVD disc.

Testament WebsiteTestament Wiki

Toussaint - Black Gold

Toussaint - Black Gold

Toussaint
Black Gold
Label: I Grade Records

With smooth soul vibes with an Irie mindset, an all star band provides the flowing funk, rippling rock, and hip-swaying hip hop which. These are beautifully buffeted by the socially conscious, incredibly blissful, and heartfelt vocal offerings of this former Soulive singer.

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