Genius collective artistry Trap Cat Collective – Trap Cat Collective

Genius collective artistry Trap Cat Collective – TRAP CAT COLLECTIVE:  I don’t get a lot of “various artists” albums in for review for this magazine… in some part, that’s probably because of the ‘zine title, but when I get an album in that features bright and shining talent, it’s GOT to be here… as you listen to Blake Trent’s acoustic work on “I Need You“, you’ll know why I dug it from the first spin… great guitar, but more importantly, the ENERGY to back it up… it’s this kind of tune that takes me (way back) to the early-to-mid-sixties, when rock ‘n folk was in it’s heyday!

There’s a well-produced trailer that will get you rapidly familiar with the group’s enchanting style…

…my main thought on the promo video is that it would have been nice if there were a couple more short vids to watch… on the other hand, you can SUBSCRIBE to the Trap Cat channel to watch more of their artists.

Another tune that shows their diversity and broad range is “Benign“, featuring Rachel Gentry… I’m not really one for “pigeonholing” songs or albums with “labels”, and this sweet little song proves that’s not necessary, anyway… absolutely penetrating vocal on this one!

Trap Cat is actually an artist’s development agency, giving artists who really have something to say with their music a place to “get further ahead, instead of competing with each other”… cool idea, for sure… the song of the ten offered up on the album that best illustrated that cooperative approach, and is my personal favorite is the opener, “Watercolors“… great lyrics, catchy hooks and a message that will bring folks of all stripes together to listen to their most creative musics. 

I give all the artists on the album a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98.  Get more information on the Trap Cat website.     Rotcod Zzaj

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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