Welcome to EvO:R Entertainment
The Independent Musicians CD Reviews|
Welcome to the EvO:R Independent CD Reviews Section.
I would like to take a few minutes to introduce ourselves to everyone. The EvO:R review section
features reviews from various independent musicians that submit material for our consideration.
I wanted to let you know a little
about our review teams collective thoughts on music. It's important to let the people that we review know how we
think of their music and how we listened to their creations.
First of all, we strongly believe that if your music stinks then
the world should know about it! After all, you have the nerve to charge as much for
your stuff as the majors do so it better be pretty damn good. If your material is good, we'll be glad to
tell the world. I We will hold nothing back! That is a promise.
The EvO:R CD Review Team
Living In The Acoustic Projects
Reviewed by: Cyrus Rhodes
Song Samples from the CD
This is Rick Reynold’s first acoustic CD and it certainly doesn’t disappoint – he still brings that high energy feel that he’s known for and the quality of the songs can’t be questioned.
The opening track, well after the spoken intro, is called "It's a Shame" and it certainly wasn't - it was a great frothy number which bounced along and had me jigging about in my seat. The backing vocals from Gwen McCrae sounded great.
Apart from the odd bit of strings and birdsong, the whole CD is wonderfully simple with just guitar and vocals - it reminds me a little of John Mayer and maybe Ben Taylor. There are some fantastic and more unusual chords being used which gives the sound a much more complex but totally accessible feel. There were also some very funny lyrics throughout.
All song samples are from Sounding Rick - Sounding Rick page on CD Universe.
It's a Shame
Eddie at the Window
Loose as Ashes
Old Fashioned Crime
Everybody Says It's OK
Out in the Crowd
Wave With Me
She Doesn't Live Here Anymore
I Would Be
Putting Out A Fire On A Burning Bridge
My only criticism would be that I felt that some of the backing vocals did sound to be slightly out of tune but
all in all, this is a fantastic CD and will certainly have you searching through Rick’s back catalogue!
Cyrus Rhodes ...EvO:R Reviewer.
10 star rating average – This CD gets 7 1/2 stars
About the Reviewer:
Cyrus Rhodes is also President of Katavi Arts kataviarts.com a record label based out of Seattle, WA.
He also plays guitar for local rock band Seven Against Thebes, Over the years Rhodes has been
a guitarist in a touring band, band manager, booking agent, A&R representative, talent buyer, executive
producer and most recently a syndicated music critic. His reviews have been posted on USA TODAY and HEADLINE
NEWS. In 2009 he launched INDIE MUSIC DIGEST. IMD is dedicated the helping Independent
Artists and only accepts material from unsigned bands.
Cyrus's Record Label kataviarts.com
Cyrus's band Seven Against Thebes www.7at.net
Drum Dynasty www.drumdynasty.com
The EvO:R CD Reviews Home Page
Want EvO:R to review your music?
It will be honest and above all, very interesting. You will be granted permission to reproduce the review or link to the review on any artist websites or social media sites.
Due to the cost involved with hiring quality reviewers
we will require a $15.00 donation when submitting a CD for review. Simply click the "donate" button to the right to donate $15.00 for your professional review.
After making your donation you can send your CD to:
855 Markham Wood Rd
Please, no emails with links to music. We do require a CD for any reviews.
Reviews will appear in the order that CD's are sent so don't delay
as it takes a few weeks for reviews to appear! If your CD is good enough
it may qualify for the top 25 Indie CD's of all time.