Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 165 / 11-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Hypertension | Autor: WT
Scandinavia seems to be a good breeding ground for young bands who have dedicated themselves to the good old Deltablues. However, the Danish Mojo Makers give the music of their role models a strong pinch of rock and soul from the 70s and serve eleven tracks with their second album, to which with the funk-inspired "Naja" even a perfectly danceable number belongs. With the title song, the quintet dares to take on a gospel, while "Come On Brother" right at the beginning spreads a hint of southern rock, performed by the powerful vocalist Kasper Osman, who then reaches top form with "Man Fire Soul". Lars Emil Riis Madsen acts on the keys, especially on the Hammond B3, rather cautiously ("Fly On Baby"), but here and there also as a driving force like in "Howl Away". And with Kristian Hoffmann belongs a guitarist to the band, who likes - and well - to play Dobro and Lapsteel. Together with the rhythm section Kristian Bast (bass) and Morten Haesum (drums) they form a formation, which at the end with the almost 50 seconds long "Slight Return" shows that they have already listened to Jimi Hendrix with success.
Top track: Howl Away