Thursday, May 5, 2016


INTROVERTIGO by Dan Patlansky
(Caroline International P&D)

South African bluesman Dan Patlansky has been making a name for himself as of late. He's opened for the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Joe Satriani. Wow! So why hadn't I heard for this talented musician before? Well, I found out what the buzz was all about after hearing and being throughly impressed with his 2014 release, 'Dear Silence Thieves'. I'm here to tell you, this guy is the real deal. He plays with genuine power, passion and soul. In 2016, Dan Patlansky returns will his latest offering, 'Introvertigo', and after listening to it after one spin, I believe it will justify Dan Patlansky's position as a leading light in the blues-rock arena.  Patlansky is one of few artists playing rocking blues with a modern edge - tangible, heartfelt, soul searching and full of fine songwriting; played with passion, vitality and simply stunning guitar work. The album opens with the pulsating groove of, "Run", which features both a memorable guitar line and strong chorus. Up next, the bluesy swing and swagger of, "Poor Old John" featuring a catchy guitar riff and strong vocals. A real highlight of the album is "Sonova Faith", a all out blues based rocker that begs to be crank to maximum volume. The rest of the album is simply stunning. Other highlights include, the soulful and passionate, "Loosen Up The Grip", "Stop The Messin'", the soulful charmer, "Still Wanna Be Your Man" and the album closing, "Queen Puree", a smoking blues rocker highlighted by Patlansky tasty guitar licks. All in all, 'Introvertigo' is a great balanced album which will appeal to existing fans and attract many more too. It really raises the bar and finds Dan Patlansky comfortable in his own identity. Whether your interest is in rock, singer songwriters or guitar based blues, this album is for you.  - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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