Thanks to the great folks at Rootstime for the shout out on the latest Hemifran release, “The Golden Demon.”
Jack Sundrud and I were honored to be asked to contribute to this project, and to get special recognition from Rootstime is icing on the cake.
You can find the review here (in Dutch).
The translate.google.com version:
Our music Swedish friend and colleague Peter Holmstedt with ‘Hemifran’ very active as a distributor and promoter of an impressive array of artists all over the world put their trust in his hands and put in his work. Additionally, he brings collected with the regularity of a clock work of the artists who work with him, getting around a specific theme.
A double album with songs about chaos and change that entitled “New Songs About The Golden Demon Chaos And Transition” now appears. The two CDs are 25 songs in one way or another deal with this theme. Greg Copeland kicks offs with the album title track “Golden Demon”, an acoustic ballad which Carla Kihlstedt on violin accompanies and sings harmony vocals.
Other well-known names on both albums are Sid Griffin, “Hat Check Girl ‘, the country and Americana Formation’ The Good Intentions” from England, singer-songwriter Michael Weston King and the Swedish artist Mikael Persson. The artists who contributed come from so very different worlds of pop, rock, blues, country, jazz and folk music. Thus brings folk singer Jenai Huff a very nice song with the piano ballad “Just Like Me” (see video) and we also get warm feelings when listening to the folk-rock song “Laurel Canyon” by Stephen David Austin and catchy uptempo song “Underneath The Satellite Sky “Jeff Larson.
Another notable track is the collaboration between singer-songwriter Doug Ingoldsby and Eugene Ruffolo and Kenny Loggins for harmony vocals to make the song “Brothers” and Michael Weston King’s protest song “I Did not Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier” also know to provide a moment of reflection on the madness of war.
The number that we believe best represents the theme of this compilation is able to display it beautifully sung song “Until It All Makes Sense Again” by Keith Miles. The unique collaboration between the Polish superstar Mietek Szczesniak and Wendy Waldman for symphonic rock song “Signs” deserves some extra attention in this review, as was the delicious wegkabbelende “Out Of My Element” Kenny White.
But in conclusion we can perhaps best to point out that this double thanks Hemifran you can win yourself (see below) and you still can move them if you should not apply. At the lucky winners after the purchase The 25 songs on this CD, we can guarantee all hours of listening pleasure in each case.