wow, 'old farts' from the 70's and/or 90's take note! this great album mixes folkprog and hippy stylings with a fin de siècle 'modern edge' that is now as retro as the swampy vibes it also evokes.. sounds a lot like Edgar Broughton Band's masterful third lp combined with Rich Robinson's solo stuff, plus a bit of tha grunge, of Zep's heavy drums, Dr. John's voodoo, etc. In short: just what the pearl jams of this world have NEVER achieved :)
Favorite track: STAIRCASE BUCKLE.
Truly a homemade record, this album reveals the heart and mind of a satisfied man and ever-loving music fan. Most of these songs were recorded on 4-track cassette machines in closets, bedrooms and garages, then overdubbed in the digital realm to complete this strange collection of music influenced by the mighty Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, John Coltrane, Lawrence Welk, Howlin' Wolf, Soundgarden, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, Will Smith aka The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The Damned, Bert Jansch and Pentangle, did I mention Led Zeppelin? Joni Mitchell, Robert Johnson, various Classical, Jazz and World Music greats, the sounds of nature, the idea of freedom, Jesus, mermaids and the Beatles. The list goes on into an endless spiral of music and beyond! Please enjoy, and let me publicly thank and praise Bill Sanke for graciously and magically turning unlistenable sounds into a record that I am most proud of.
released January 25, 2015
Written, Recorded, Produced and Performed by Bryan Kertenian
Mixed, Mastered, brought to life by gentle force Bill Sanke
Mentor, Guide and keys player on tracks 5, 10, 14 Jeff Martin
Bass of Excellence tracks 3, 11 and "piss the snow" lyric- track 3 Corey McCormick