Gently bold guitar mastery Arthur Fowler – Towns and Mountains EP review

Gently bold guitar mastery Arthur Fowler
This entry is part 26 of 31 in the series Single, EP and Video reviews

Gently bold guitar mastery Arthur Fowler – TOWNS AND MOUNTAINS:  There’s a significantly different pace on Arthur’s new album from the music on “Here I Am Again“, which I reviewed earlier… he reveals his gently bold guitar mastery in beautifully comforting ways on the new release.  Though I didn’t find LIVE videos from this new one, you’ll still want to be sure you SUBSCRIBE to his YouTube channel, where you can enjoy several of his videos… I did it right away.

Arthur’s wonderful guitar is joined by bassist-composer Kiyo Tahara, keyboardist-composer Momo Tahara, pro vocalist Chiharu Okamoto, percussion from Kikuko Yasu, as well as effects wizard Kei Takasugi and drummer Marc Wilson… their sheer talent will be clear to you on the 3:27 “Juliaca“… I predict this song will achieve MAJOR airplay on stations all over the globe!

One of the most “listenable” tunes I’ve heard (yet) in 2020 is the 4:18 Belén – the solid percussion keeps the story moving at a very nice pace, and the other instruments swirl around in pure psychedelic glory… I’m reminded (in spots) of tunes I’ve heard from Todd Boston.

There was no question about the song that would be my choice for personal favorite of the five Arthur offers up on the EP… the 6:50 opener, “The Wind/Popocatepetl” features some tasty lyrical adventure and solid playing from all the players… be sure you listen to this with your headphones on!

I give Arthur and his musical pals a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this most enjoyable sonic treat.  Get more information at Arthur’s website.          Rotcod Zzaj

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