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3.02 | 4 ratings

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3 stars Blues finds its way anyway!

Austrian born Benjamin Kantschieder is a one man band named KANOI, not far from Buckethead's concept. Moonglow, 2013, is close in spirit to Blues' long gone legends like the unrepeatable Stevie Ray Vaughan's raunchiness and overdrive or early cosmic blues/rock stylings.

Krautrock gives shelter to this kind of un-proggy/proggy efforts, as long as they carry some kind of "inner craziness" not found in their root music foundations to distinguish them from those same pure blues/rock artists. KANOI's holds some of these unpure momentums along the way.

Music language wise its closeness to these old standards, I suppose, seems surprising nowadays. Kanoi's energy drive is his best weapon yet do not expect groundbreaking musical structures, better yet, appreciate his fidelity to old Blues/Rock guidelines, which by themselves are not that Proggy but Prog related or Proto prog founded, blended with touches of electronic music decorations and sonic environments, which are in fact where he sounds more unique and Progressive.

Well written songs (there are 6), but kind of low keyed by its own proposal and idiom to travel beyond the ***3 PA stars rating and criteria. But good certainly suits it to perfection.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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