ALBUM REVIEW: Gaz Coombes – Turn The Car Around | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Hot Fruit Recordings/Virgin Music

Released: 13.01.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

This latest album from Gaz Coombes is quite a melodious affair; sumptuous guitars and warm ambiance are interspersed with rocky guitar solos and intricate arrangements, resulting in a tapestry of sounds which unveil more with each listen, from the upbeat to the gentle.

Title track Turn The Car Around weaves hypnotic arpeggio scales, harp-like and dreamy against up-tempo guitar and cutting electric guitar solos, all with Coombes’ distinctive vocals across the top. Playful and complex, the songs are emotive and driven. The gloriously fuzzy, distorted rock sounds of Feel Loop (Lizard Dream) chromatically twisting atop phat pulsing bass, is one of the stand-out tracks. The album’s finale piece, Dance On, is full of rich choruses, soaring and swirling upwards, before stripping back and fading into the distance.

 

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