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CD RICH ANTONELLI VOICELESS review

RICH ANTONELLI

VOICELESS

2013

 

A NEW RICH VOICE

 

Never a huge fan of instrumental releases no matter who they are from or how many notes per second the artist in question can tap out of their fret board I always found that instrumentals lacked that certain something that made them really memorable, rather than merely good background music.

 

 


This is obviously the one that finally breaks the ice for me! Rich has put together an album that sounds so warm and so much fun it’s hard to put down. It’s also a record that manages to keep your attention with its fast paced take on eighties hair metal meets more traditional hard rock.  

 

 


In an album you can almost jump into at times and immerse yourself completely. There are a few real highlights amongst a solid set of tracks and one is the insistent melody of ‘Mechanical Presence’ that proves that guitar albums aren’t all about shred and how fast your technique lets you play. One thing Antonelli has in spades is soul and a great ear, and this track just reels you in.

 

 


Elsewhere it’s the great journey that ‘Hannah’s Song’ leads you on after the gentle intro; the deep groove laid down in one of our favorites ‘Peaceful Sorrow’; but most of all it’s the grainy whiskey-stomp of ‘Rattlesnake Stew’ that wins us over completely.

 

 


Check it out online at : www.richardantonelli.com

 

 

 

Leslii Phillips

 

RICH ANTONELLI VOICELESS CD ALBUM REVIEW 2013