Dan Patlansky – Introvertigo

album by:
Dan Patlansky
Version:
cd
Price:
£10.99

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On 24 April 2016
Last modified:25 April 2016

Summary:

This album is truly a bold statement by a genuine musician who simply refuses to rest on his laurels and continues to push and challenge himself.

Dan Patlansky returns with Introvertigo, the follow up to Dear Silence Thieves, which was in my top 20 albums of 2014, so expectations are high for this eagerly awaited follow up.

The album opens with the hard rocking “Run.”  While not a bad song, I am expecting better, and I do not have to wait long, as the second track “Poor Old John” has Dan heading more into the blues.

Next track “Loosen The Grip” starts off with a menacing piano solo before Dan, accompanied by some rather tasty licks, joins in.

“Heartbeat” is more of a dirty blues rocker that sounds pretty stripped back, yet has a lot more going on after a couple of listens.  Dan has done a great job of mixing styles on the record and with producer Theo Crous who also produced Dear Silence Thieves, these two really know each other inside out.

“Stop The Messin” has an upbeat, modern feel to it, the fun packed lyrics and great tempo would make it a good choice as a radio single.

“Bet On Me” could also be another candidate for a single with its catchy chorus, and simple repetitive blues riff.

The slow blues number “Still Wanna Be Your Man” is a great reminder of just how good Dan’s song writing is as he takes us on a journey through life on the road as a musician, while trying to maintain the family unit.

Dan rounds the album of nicely with a couple of scorching guitar riffs during the hard hitting rocker “Queen Puree.”

This album is truly a bold statement by a genuine musician who simply refuses to rest on his laurels and continues to push and challenge himself.

Dan Patlansky wrote all the songs on the album except one, which proves that Dear Silence Thieves was not his debut and swansong combined, the songs on Introvertigo are far better in every way. We all know Patlansky can play with the best of them, but he never lets his playing overpower the song, very much in the Bonamassa school of thought.

And to save you reaching for the Urban Dictionary, Introvertigo means “The dizzy feeling an introvert gets when he or she spends more than five minutes with an extrovert.” So now you know.

“Introvertigo describes a feeling I very often experience being an introvert,” says Patlansky. “The concept behind the album is very much about my own insecurities. It’s about being an introvert in the music industry, my experiences in the industry and life in general. Even though the songs on the album have different topics and are not directly about being an introvert. It comes from an introvert’s point of view.”

Patlansky used his personal life experiences as inspiration for the album to ultimately marry good songs with guitar playing. Working with Theo Crous for the second time, he describes the process as more streamlined this time around, which allowed space for a more creative environment.

Says Dan; “Fans can expect a unique brand of Blues rock guitar playing, whilst striving for strong songwriting. I’m very excited and proud of this album, and honestly feel this is my best release to date.”

DAN PATLANSKY
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This album is truly a bold statement by a genuine musician who simply refuses to rest on his laurels and continues to push and challenge himself.

About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at planetmosh.com. Manager of The Goddanm Electric www.thegde.co.uk, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Hammerfest.co.uk. Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.
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