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25. Februar 2018

THE BLUESBONES – “Chasing Shadows“ – Naked / Donor – record company / in-akustik – distribution

THE BLUESBONES are back with a new studio opus “Chasing Shadows” The winners of the Belgian Blues Challenge 2016 & Second Best at the European Blues Challenge 2017 in Denmark have well established themselves by their classy cd’s and specially live on the road as outstanding band. The wheel of fortune concerning the band line-up has been turning again and anno 2018 the musicians are: Nico De Cock on vocals, Stef Paglia on guitar, Geert Boeckx on bass, Edwin Risbourg on Hammond and Koen Mertens on drums. The album title and black & white cd cover may seem a bit creepy and haunting, Are they chasing the shadows of their past of their musicianship or of the here & now featuring new creativity, inspirations and enhancement of their musicality by new sounds? This is your choice and personal view. So listen and enjoy “Chasing Shadows” by THE BLUESBONES and set your imaginations and illuminations free.

The opener “Find My Way Out” is a enchanting rock-cracker  with a bluesy & funky notch. Dynamic rhythms make the song sound very groovy. By his Hammond sound-floor you get immediately aware how Edwin has done hell of a job by his songwriting- and play-contributions.  Stef is the virtuoso axe-maestro again. The jam-sequence is even featuring a short drum-solo by the new stick-wizard Koen. “Going Down” is the consecutive classic-rocker featuring Nico as star-spangled shouter continuing the legacy of legends like Ian Gillan or Paul Rodgers and Stef is the riff-master and slide-daredevil by his extravagance solo in the vein of Jimmy Page, Paul Kosoff and Joe Bonamassa.  Hellacious opening by these two tracks. By the third title “Demon Blues” they go by title back to their musical roots, but The Bones surprise as this is a good-time song lightning up your day with a reggae & carribic flair and off course a buckshot of blues. “Love Me Or Leave Me” has a Mexican & latino spirit. This is the song for all lovers of Santana. By his Hammond sounds Edwin adds some delights like Ray Manzarek did for The Doors. “Psycho Mind” is highlighting as retro blues-rock-song  with a psychedelic flair. By “Seesaw Blues” TBB were in the mood for some good ole-rock’n roll, off course with a modern touch. By “The End” TBB manifest how diversified by sound-patterns they are just  now. Funky rhythms mélange with the blues. Mister De Cock is the cool, but also forceful shouter. The absolute wizardry is the jam of Edwin and Stef. Phenomenal and stunning grand final of the cd.  

One hot tip! To realize the magic of “Chasing Shadows” you have to play and listen to it several times, each time you will explore new chimes-surprises!

“Chasing Shadows” is the evidence by soundtrack that THE BLUESBONES are at their STARRY BEST in 2018!

Line-Up:

Nico De Cock on vocals

Stef Paglia on guitar

Geert Boeckx on bass

Edwin Risbourg on Hammond

Koen Mertens on drums

c@ THE BLUESBONES & Fank Nielsen

 

 

 

 

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