‘If you want to climb a mountain begin at the top.' Glasgow based Kool's solo guitar is Mother Teresa meets Jimi Hendrix as an old man: 'Drink a glass of wine after your soup and you will be stealing a ruble from the doctor.' His tongue stuck out like a dragon's drouth. Be dumb, be dumb, ye inharmonious sounds. The Kool monk offers Peace. During a recent interview he has said that when he was six years old he saw a bear feeding on a deer with bloody red lips on the mountain and an angel dressed in blue said: 'Keep climbing when you reach the top.'
Wow, Ana, bless you for this! What a stunning album. I'm loving the whole journey but keeping coming back to the wonderful track, "A Study in Vastness," which taps into a pre-"Dark Side" Pink Floyd space vibe or Popol Vuh cosmic expanse that I could just float in forever, though fortunately the next track carries on this kosmische sensibility with the lovely vocal work and guitar. Vast indeed, and thanks for the sonic mind and soul expansion! Trace Reddell
Is the sound of any instrument more profound than that of the cello in the hands of a master? (Well, maybe the viola da gamba.) Here is exquisite cello music from the 14th to the 21st centuries played by Charles Curtis, including four compositions of his own. "Unfinished Song" will make you a believer. John Simms