Review: Perpetual Motion – Rear View

Perpetual Motion – REAR VIEW:  I’ve reviewed this group before (issue # 139, specifically), featuring two high-talent players (Josie Quick – electric and acoustic violins, mandolin, percussion and Tom Carleno – guitars), as well as many others, since this is a 25-year retrospective kind of album.  What you will hear when the album is final/ready (towards the end of January 2017) is some of the most forward-looking string-based work you’ve ever heard!  Tunes like the bright and energetic “Blind Man’s Bossa” will give your ears (and your heart) hope for better days to come… I just loved this tune, and have no doubt you will, too!

What I love about Josie & Tom’s work together is that their music is just as original and fresh as when I first listened to them, and has a truly unique feel of inspiration and timelessness, especially on tunes like the ultimately jazzy-feeling “Zero Gravity“… in some respects, you will hear snatches of Jean-Luc Ponty on this one, but the sense of life and the zest for the living of it is “owned” by this great duo; it’s my personal favorite of the thirteen songs offered up!  I give Perpetual Motion a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99 for this excellent new album.  Watch the Perpetual Motion site to see when you can get your own copy of this fine music!         Rotcod Zzaj

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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