Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Album Review - Rambling Bones & His Bloody Agents

Far removed from Fuzigish, South African underground legend Bones is back with his second solo album but this time he is not alone - he’s brought his Bloody Agents with. Filled with charisma and the sweat of a thousand club gigs, the latest release showcases his unique talent for songwriting.

This album seems to be a little more reflective than the first installation with the lyrics weaving in and out of colourful metaphors. The recording itself is masterfully stripped down and reflective of Bones’ live aesthetic, no fancy studio tricks here but a definite step up from the bare basics production of the EP “Live with Rusty”. Kudos must go to recording engineer Stevie G for very tasteful production. 

Stand out tracks include “Crystal Ball”, “Baboon Moon Rising” and the highly addictive “When I’m with You”.

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