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That is it

Steve Martland is passing through,
with BASIL RAMSEY


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Steve Martland: Horses of Instruction (p) 2001 Black Box

 

Martland has long been around making some dizzy with his ideas, and others enamoured with his bright and tight music skirting the accepted influences for his own thing. Beyond that are the many lesser isms he ignores for the sake of what brings him alive.

His vehicle, the Steve Martland Band, runs on musical ball bearings, ejecting the music, often like volcanic lava with the hynoptic repetitions searing the brain. But there's also a ruminative vein at a lower temperature that can capture the mind in a timeless daze [listen -- track 5, 0:00-0:49].

Steve Martland presents a music for you to accept or reject. I cannot imagine a moment of regret from him whatever you decide. He has set a style that accommodates his musical personality, and that is it.

 

Copyright © 26 January 2002 Basil Ramsey, Eastwood, Essex, UK

 

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