We really needed some guitars, blues and folk music. These three albums are arriving right on time for us to enjoy. Hope you will too. Flashes.
LOVE & PEACE – SEASICK STEVE
The nomadic Viking looking American Seasick Steve is back with an album really worth the listen. Love & Peace is the tenth album by the blues-rock legend. With a stray wanderer allure, the bluesman has written, recorded and produced the opus carefully and with a sense of tradition, all whilst breaking up with some of them. It gives it a feeling of authenticity and sincerity. We love following him simply through earthy paths only he seems to know of. We know others mention them in other pieces. But he puts them on the forefront with real flare.
IN PERSON FROM THE HIGH DESERT – NICK WATERHOUSE
After many months without a real live concert, we’re very pleased to listen to Nick Waterhouse’s new album, a year after his last studio, for a focus on some of his best tracks in live album In Person From The High Desert. The atmosphere is there, muted, jazz and blues. Our living room has become a real cellar club, crowded by swings amateurs, ready to enjoy every note, the written ones and the improvised. With brass and percussions, we close our eyes and let Waterhouse’s voice guide us through his repertoire. A real treat.
FOLKLORE – TAYLOR SWIFT
It’s this week’s surprise. Taylor Swift has come back with new album named Folklore. The visuals tell it: we are expecting to get lost in nature. Out of the colourful pop clubs she got us into her last opus, we follow her into something soberer, more refined. And musically, it’s there. Sometimes stripped, most times calm, we get some electronic arrangements deepening the piano notes, some echoing choruses, feeling rather natural. Of course, the album is very clean and perfect for any radio station, but it is still had a very enjoyable hour listening to her.
Church Of Me – Seasick Steve
This is a Game – Nick Waterhouse
cardigan – Taylor Swift