Steve Hack­ett WOLfLIGhT

Guitar Techniques - - MUSIC REVIEWS -

Steve takes a break from his re­work­ings of early Ge­n­e­sis ma­te­rial to pro­duce yet an­other stunning stu­dio al­bum. It seems af­ter watch­ing the re­cent Ge­n­e­sis TV doc­u­men­tary that hack­ett has re­tained his mu­si­cal in­tegrity far bet­ter than the rest of the band as this re­lease is at least on par with his early ma­te­rial. Pro­duc­tion qual­ity is far su­pe­rior too, and this helps to em­pha­sise his fan­tas­tic use of mu­si­cal light and shade on an al­bum that’s ded­i­cated to the con­stant fight for free­dom. As usual the vo­cal har­monies are warm and lush through­out, but as you’d ex­pect it’s Steve’s gui­tar play­ing that never ceases to amaze and ex­plore new bound­aries. Whether the song is slow and melodic, acous­tic led or fast and brash, hack­ett re­ally pulls out all the tricks for this 2015 re­lease. The pro­duc­tion has the tracks run­ning on from each other and this works re­ally well; but check out the ex­quis­ite Love Song To A Vam­pire, the ti­tle track and the beau­ti­ful solo acous­tic piece, Earthshine, for a good cross sec­tion of what’s avail­able. Re­leased in var­i­ous for­mats to keep ev­ery­one happy, we like this a lot.

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and ra­dio friendly col­lec­tion. Sin­gle pull is Just You, which is a good place to start, but there is so much more to David Aldo’s mu­sic and it will be in­ter­est­ing to see what im­pact he makes in Bri­tain dur­ing 2015.

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