PAUL 'LEFTY' WRIGHT - Songs From The Portal

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock, Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion, Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: OB | Autor: BSV

Paul 'Lefty' Wright hasn't left any big footprints yet: Here and there he was engaged as a session musician, as a sitar player in an Indian orchestra and finally as an organist in the Hungarian state circus. And now he's coming up with a double CD as his debut. "Songs From The Portal" is Psychedelic's name. But playing a sitar is not synonymous with being psychedelic. So it takes almost the whole first CD until it actually becomes psychedelic. But that's not a shortcoming, because Wright has much more to offer and shows it: His album sounds as if Frank Zappa, The Soft Machine, Syd Barrett, Arthur Brown, The Nice and Sly Stone had locked themselves into a studio and recorded these 21, mostly compact, but with countless details garnished songs. Jazz, prog, cabaret, rock and psych meet here. The only drawback: Apart from the drums and various wind instruments, Wright performed everything himself. Recorded by a real band, the material might not have sounded so artificial.

Top track: Timothy

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