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Ted Wulfers

Tremolo Moon

Review by Gary Hill

The alternative rock meets Americana and blues rock sounds that merge on this set is such a classy release. Don't expect anything Earth-shattering in terms of creativity or unique nature. What you should anticipate is classy music that is very effective.

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Track by Track Review
The Ghosts
Americana, country music and alternative rock all merge  on this moody, slow moving number. The atmosphere and style on this are all class. It's sort of a power-ballad in terms of approach, building upward as it continues.
Fall In Love
There is so much class to this tune. It's a slow-burn jazz tune. It feels very vintage in terms of sound and style. It's packed full of emotion. The killer guitar solo brings so much magic to the number, too. This is one of my favorite pieces of the set. It's worth the price of admission by itself.
Summertime Festival Girl
With some serious funk in the mix, this jam band styled number has plenty of jazz in the mix. The female vocals bring some soulful texture to the cut. The tune is another that's packed full of class and style. The up-tempo jam late in the song calls to mind The Allman Brothers quite a bit.
1980s Movie (John Hughes)
Imagine Collective Soul working with Tom Petty. What you are thinking of probably sounds a lot like this mid-tempo rocker. There are some definite 1980s sounds in the mix here.
World I Knew
Slow moving, moody and sedate, this ballad has a real singer-songwriter vibe to it. I can still make out some hints of Tom Petty on this track. The horn work lends something special to the cut.
Fleur De Lis
There is a real down-home blues angle to this cut. It's drenched in some psychedelia. this is another classy tune.
Thoughts & Prayers
With a real alternative rock vibe, this cut is another that's very classy.
Desert Driver
There is a real class and drama built into this thing. The slide guitar is used in a unique way. This instrumental is fuzz-laden, a bit noisy and rather bluesy. I'm reminded a bit of early Pink Floyd, too. There is definitely a psychedelic edge here.
Anna, Queen of Bruges
Starting sans instruments, this is a classy balladic piece. It's set very much in a singer-songwriter style.
Red Shoes
A fun rock and roller, this is high-energy and catchy. It is another that makes me think of Tom Petty just a little. There is definitely plenty of glam rock built into this beast.
Sego Canyon
That Collective Soul thing is back here for certain. Yet there are still some Tom Petty hints.
Die In My Sleep
Slow moving and moody, this gets seriously powered up and rocking with a real trippy, psychedelic blues rock vibe.
 
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