Sunday, October 20, 2013



STEVE KRASE
" Someday"
( Self - released ) 2013.
CD
Blues / rockin' blues - USA

Steve Krase is a well-respected harmonica player and vocalist, whose activities
dated through last decades. Born in Brooklyn, NY, but last 20 years locate in Houston, Texas, he was also a part of Jerry Lighfoot And The Essentials band. There's no doubt, that he is a extraordinary harmonica player, and he has  released his actuelle album "Someday" , with respectful bunch of camarades and musicians. A CD are consists of 12 tracks in, done in standard, so call conventional blues/rockin' blues vain, but with addition of lotta' performing energy, and nothing less positive vibrations. Nothing especialy new, but with evidental emotionals and more than satisfying performings. Mr. Krase is also a certain singer, and most of present materials deserve repeatable listenings.

Rating : 8 / 10

C / o : www.stevekrase.com
WORSTENEMY
" Revelation "
( Wormholedeath Records ) 2013.
CD
Death metal - ITALY


Italian power trio Worstenemy isn' t a new name under a underground metal sky in mentioned beautiful country, and also in the other part of the globe. Their activities started out in 1997 year, and band found themselves than as a thrash cover act. Later on, they changed style in Florida old death school variant, and in forthcoming part of career more or less they are on same direction . Their discography is also relevant. "Revelation" is a actual full-length with 10 tracks in, done in mentioned death metal older school mood. But, Italian trio also has showed that other releasing elements can introduce in respectful manner. Practically in each song they produce an interesting atmosphere, often up tempo changes, and clever dialogues between slower and faster parts. A present songs deserves a repeatable listening where more hidden details need to be discovered. There's no doubt that Worstenemy did a fine job with actual album...




Rating : 8, 5 / 10


C / o : www.facebook.com/worstenemyband


www.wormholedeath.com
RED DIRT RANGERS
" Lone Chimney "
( Ranger Records ) 2013.
CD
Country/folk/country rock - USA

This year a Red Dirt Rangers celebrate a 25 years of existence as a band. They are undoubtedlypride and joy of Oklahoma music scene, especially if we speak about country/folk/roots and similar genre's tendencies. Their experience is evident, and if you are in position to hear a first tacts of its songs, the meaning of mentioned words became clear. " Lone Chimney" are consists of 13 equalizing tracks, done in country/country rock/roots mood, with certain melodic lines, strong harmonization and nothing less than simply, but convince technical details. We can not find a less interesting or so call weaker places on its album, and all of present songs are also acceptable for radio using and night-time , and also day-time listening. Absolutely recommendable.


Rating : /


C / o : www.reddirtrangers.com

www.facebook.com/reddirtrangers

Sunday, September 29, 2013

JONAS CARPING

"All The Time In The World"
(self - released/Hemifran) 2012.
CD
Alter folk/americana - SWEDEN


Written by Branimir Lokner
Friday, 19. September 2013


Out of Sweden comes a Jonas Carping, singer/songwriter who pleasently suprised worldwide audience with his debut release " All The Time In The World". He has recorded a debut CD with 10 tracks in with the following band, and complete materials were done in americana/folk/alter folk mood, with evident 70's pastiche as well. Jonas is a certain singer , with powerful and intense voice. His songs are melodic, absolute atmospheric, with so call " dark" intensions and the same present mood. He knows to associate on late Leonard Cohen, also on some Roy Orbinson works, but a mentioned specific atmosphere is a his key weapon. A complete materials except one track, where he is a co-author, describes him as a certain and convinceble composer. His album is a specally recomand for the night-time listening. All the technical things, as same as production satisfies too...

Rating : 8, 5 / 10

           www.hemifran.com

Thursday, September 5, 2013

ESQUELA - Are We Rolling?

ESQUELA - Are We Rolling?

Written by Branimir Lokner
Thursday, 05 September 2013

ESQUELA
" Are We Rolling? "
( Livestock/Bovina Records/Hemifran  ) 2013.
CD
Rock / americana/roots music - USA

A New York based band Esquela is a relatively newer act, under the indie roots/americana
therithory. Firstly, they have discographicaly started with " The Owl Has Landed" album,
and a few months ago, they are hailing with actuelle product, a CD entitled
" Are We Rolling?". And, a simply answer is - yes. Esquela in best possible way communicate
with rock/americana/country rock/roots music variants, and also with 70's flavours and
additionals as well. A soulful voice of singer Rebecca Frame characterize an atmosphere
in its songs , penned mostly by bass player Chico Finn. In many aspects a 6 piece Newyorkers
reminds on known 70's acts, but  psychologically they also elegantly captures a standars of
our time. " Are We Rolling?" are consists of mainly equalizing materials, and one " classic"-
- " Tossin' And Turnin' "

Rating : 8, 5 / 10
C / o : www.esquelatheband.com
www.hemifran.com

ACHILLES WHELL - 13 Hours

ACHILLES WHELL - 13 Hours

Written by Branimir Lokner
Thursday, 05 September 2013

ACHILLES WHELL
" 13 Hours "
( Achilles Wheel Records / Hemifran ) 2012.
CD
Jam rock / roots music - USA

Achilles Wheel is a relatively new band, fronted by 2 persons/authors - Paul Kamm
and Johnny " Mojo" Flores.  The 13 songs from its debut album were recorded in
precisely 13 hours, live at historical " Nevada Theater", in downtown Nevada City,
CA. In best possible way USA act combines jam rock options with roots music
legacies. Their performing variants also apsorbes a psychology of 70's period, and
some influences leads to the groups as a Alman Brothers, Grateful Dead, and Little
Feat among others. But, even that band introduces themselves as a act with
raw and in the same time convinceble performing energy, its songs are more
than so call standard jam rock  tunes/themes. " 13 Hours" on the other hand are
consists of equalizing materials, with positive,  pleasent and also enjoyable
atmosphere, without less interesting moments. Fine work and recomandable
peace of music too...

Rating : 8 , 5 / 10
C / o : www.achilleswheel.com
www.hemifran.com

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

GERRY GRIFFIN - The Passage Of Time

GERRY GRIFFIN - The Passage Of Time

Written by Branimir Lokner
Wednesday, 28 August 2013

GERRY GRIFFIN
" The Passage Of Time"
( Self - released / Hemifran ) 2013.
CD
Alter rock / indie folk / americana / various genres - CANADA





Singer/songwriter, multiinstrumentalist and producer Gerry Griffin is a uncertain artist and
human being. " The Passage Of Time" is his 3rd album, where we can find 10 untipical
songs here and there. He penned his tunes in different time periods, and we can find a
several interesting spheres, as same as so call genres, in his authors views. He speaks
about love and loss, relationships, separations, and of course loneliness. He is poetic in
own way, and musically present materials ranges from indie folk/americana to alter rock
tendencies as well. Some of his songs posses a part of Tom Waits known atmospheres, but generally
Mr. Griffin has offered mainly an original visions and views...

Rating : 8, 5 / 10
C / o : www.gerrygriffinmusic.com
www.hemifran.com