Saturday, June 7, 2008
CD Review: Redvers Downs - Summer Headlines
Redvers Downs - Summer Headlines
2008, Redvers Downs
If Max Headroom and David Byrne were caught in a cosmic blender, you might end up with an entity like Redvers Downs. Redvers Downs is a 3-D animated character who sings and plays guitar. The songs are interesting, although a bit political. Redvers seems to have it in for Tony Blair and his public smoking bans, begging the question of incidence rates of diode cancer. Summer Headlines is a fun experience, moreso against the backdrop of videos of Redvers. The CD itself is relatively unremarkable, but the animation is the real star.
The music is listenable, and enjoyable if you don't expect high end musicianship. Summer Headlines has a somewhat garage/basement sound. The songs are decent but not outstanding. I would highly recommend you check out Redvers Downs videos, however. Some of them are available on YouTube. Redvers could be a star.
Rating: 2.5 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about Redvers Downs at www.redversdowns.co.uk, where downloads are available for free, but donations are accepted!