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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

REVIEW: Nad Neslo - Back From Gone

Nad Neslo – Back From Gone
2007 Nad Neslo

There is something to be said for period music. The ability to transport your listener(s) to a different time and place is special, and Nad Neslo accomplishes it admirably on Back From Gone. Imagine this scene: It's the mid 1970's. You're hanging out with a couple of friends in your parents’ basement, making sneaking a beer or two from the fridge upstairs. The record player is on and your friend just brought over this great new record of guitar-driven psychedelic rock. You just sit back let the music wash over you and talk jack with your friends.

Back From Gone could easily be the soundtrack to that scene. With guitar work that reminisces of the Doors and sometimes even Mark Knopfler, Nad Nelso has made a very distinct and successful record. A series of sonic landscapes punctuated by a cover of Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer", Back From Gone is a must for a relaxing evening at home or a rainy weekend. The highlight of the disc may just be Neslo's tribute to D.B. Cooper, and "Garnet Mountain" has a persnickety bass line that will have you grooving in your barcalounger.

Check this out. Nad Neslo has a very original sound in this day of pre-packaged guitar rock, and his vocals will remind you faintly of Jim Morrison at times. It's a great disc, even if it may be one of those "I have to be in the right mood for it" selections.

Rating: Buy It Soon!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this kind of music, it's just hard to find these days. A friend gave me a CD mix of songs and he included Wandering John from the Nad Neslo CD. I wound up downloading the whole Back From Gone CD and I love it!