It has been ions since Martian Acres visited this part of the Galaxy and they are welcomed as only green men can be. With martini's of course and they bring gifts!
The title of their newest creation is "III" because it is!
Work began as the their sophomore effort Waltz to War 2008 was winding down. Songs that did not make Waltz only meant some future cd would be the home of these lovable Martian Acres tunes. Songs of love, love lost, loving you more, loving you less, hurried love, love gone bad, sad love, love of drinkin' and many many more. Here they are.
With plenty of guitar by Bob Story and revealing lyrics from Dennis Wanebo "III" will satisfy the most ardent of fans. Lets start with "Missing You", M words abound in many multiples musing a musical message that may make your microphone mute! This one has already won awards on the net as well. "Endlessly" see's Lisa Bell owning the lead vocal with a beauty and grace unheard of in our galaxy on this latin style groove. "Queen of the Blues" was last heard on Dennis' 2012 cd "Running on Gravity" as a simple blues with acoustic and slide dobro. Here it hits you between the eyes as a rock tome riding on the back of a she devil out for torture! "Gone to Bonnaroo" is the battle cry of one admitted tax evader and hopefully the government has lost his number. The jammiest tune on the cd "Here and Now" is a nod to Pink Floyd with eerie vocal work from Chris Ignelzi and Dennis with Bob Story's electric slide soaring! Speaking of mix Bob mixed and mastered on a set of Neumann near fields. "No Doubt" slides along a great bass line that tap dances around the changes with aplomb and verve. With programmed drums sitting alongside real drummers the whole thing grooves and percolates in time like a groovin' clicking clock. "Loving on Borrowed Time" is that rock anthem that curves into Queen territory with a cool guitar hook and rocking vocal orchestra on the outro section. If you have ever been down and out about love here is your drink, "Salty Dog" will help you get through the rough time and don't forget to tip your waiter! "Shady Types" is slick and grooving like a live performance...oh it is a live in the studio performance captured here in all its groovy-ness and drive with Kurt Reber on drums and Steve Ignelzi on bass. The cd ends with "Don't Blame Me" a crooners ballad featuring some nice acoustic jazz from Bob and another great vocal performance from Dennis. Christian Teele provides a cool drum track with sizzling cymbals and smooth brush work. These are a few of our favorite tunes!
All in all "III" captures a wide variety of music styles with interesting stories that keep it tied together like a gordian knot. Music that is all Martian Acres.
III, Martian Acres new CD is in production at CDBaby and will be available later this month. The road to completion was littered with plenty of obstacles like inertia, technical issues and at times to much focus. It was important to step back and gaze from a distance at the work. At times it was not clear that the end was worthwhile. With an eye toward the future we are happy with this work and know you will be as well.
This photo is part of the artwork that is in the new CD jacket.
Most happy with a guitar around my neck though it is starting to weigh me down!