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Michael Landau – Rock Bottom

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Michael Landau
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Rating:
4
On February 16, 2018
Last modified:February 16, 2018

Summary:

It's a very good album - the songs are all very good, but that lack of a really lively or heavy song to really wake you up means that the overall feel of the album is just a bit too laid back for my liking.

Guitarist and producer Michael Landau has over the years had a very impressive career. As a solo musician he’s released a number of albums as well as more with various bands, but as a session musician he’s worked with a string of artists. The list of artists he’s worked with is impressive – Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, Seal, Richard Marx, James Taylor, Michael Jackson and many more.

One surprising bit about the album is that Michael Landau is known for doing a lot of instrumental music, but this album is not instrumental – instead he’s chosen to release an album with vocals.

THere’s a very laid back feel to most of the songs on the album, with a few having a bit more energy but never quite getting to rock territory. The songs are all very good and the guitar playing is excellent, but I do think it needs one or two much louder songs to add some much needed variation. Even “We’re alright” which is one of the heaviest tracks just feels slightly muted.

Check out the video for “One tear away”…

It’s a very good album – the songs are all very good, but that lack of a really lively or heavy song to really wake you up means that the overall feel of the album is just a bit too laid back for my liking.

Track listing:

1. Squirrels
2. Bad friend
3. Gettin old
4. We all feel the same
5. We’re alright
6. One tear away
7. Poor dear
8. Freedom
9. Heaven in the alley
10. Speak now, make your peace

It's a very good album - the songs are all very good, but that lack of a really lively or heavy song to really wake you up means that the overall feel of the album is just a bit too laid back for my liking.

About Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.
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