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IndiePulse Music Reviews: Look Into The Light by The Blank Tapes

Look Into The Light by The Blank Tapes Now Available on Nomad Eel Records

The latest release by The Blank Tapes – Look Into The Light is a fantastic offering of sounds with a 60’s sound but modern feel, with synergistic energy and harmonic super sonic beats, this is a hit for the new year and the coming millennium. The first, and title track, Look Into The Light is minimal in lyrics, but has punch, a psychedelic trance in audio.

The Blank Tapes @ Desert Stars Festival - 10/03/2014

The “band” has on their web page a bio that screams “dig this groovy ghoulies” –“ The Blank Tapes is the moniker of Los Angeles & Joshua Tree based multi-instrumentalist, Matt Adams, who has produced over a dozen albums of 1960’s inspired folk-rock-surf-psych-soul-pop on Volcom, Burger Records, Antenna Farm, and others”.

Although The Blank Tapes has the moniker of Indie, they have a well established sound and following, well credited to their talent and awesome sound. Reminiscent of artists like Donovan, Arthur Brown, Santana and Richie Havens and the rest of the Woodstock ensemble, this album is essential.

Following tracks, “I Think I Took Too Much”, “Ride On”, “Pure Evil”, “Light In The Dark”, “Death” and the final track “Don’t You Feel”, all follow the same high groove, beyond the fringe, beyond the folk-ish, early rock soundscape, creating a full and rich album with rhythms that hold on for a full foot to the floor joyride.

The guitar work is amazing while the Bass and Drums hold time like a heartbeat. I am amazed that this album is the brainchild of one artist that has all the bases covered.

Look Into The Light is written and performed by Matt Adams. Tracks #1-3 were recorded by Tommy Dietrick at Skylab Studio In Joshua Tree, CA, with the overdubs by Matt Adams. Tracks #4-6 recorded & mixed by Mike Post at Moosecat Recording In Los Angeles, CA. Track #7 recorded by Matt Adams at Arroyo Seco Studio in Yucca Valley, CA, drums recorded by Nathan Sabatino. Track #1-3 & 7 were mixed by Nathan Sabatino at Hi Dez Recording. Mastered by Paul Oldham. The album Art was created by Matt Adams himself.  This album includes the talents of Shaughnessy Starr whom performed Drums on Tracks #1-6, Jason Cirimele on Bass for tracks #1-3 and the brilliant vocals of Veronica Bianqui on tracks #1-7.

This, as said, is a great album and a pure homage to an era of music that opened the minds and the third eye of a generation, inspired equality, understanding and the expansion of a universal consciousness, and though that may have been many years ago, the principle of pleasure is alive and well in Look Into The Light.

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About Joseph Timmons (9137 Articles)
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