Hola! I bring you great news! It is with joy and relief that I mark the end of a year-long, crazed obsession, and announce the release of my new solo album, "Running on Gravity."
Ah, the Martian Acres guy does "the solo thing." So . . . Is it any good?
Well, “Running on Gravity” snagged a wonderful review last Friday at the RARWRITER music site in Los Angeles. Quoth the reviewer, Rick Rice: “This CD is exceptionally well-performed and produced, and at times one hears a classic like Graceland in this work . . . .”
Here’s the link to the site (the full review of the album sits down the page a bit, amongst other reviews, but don't miss the feature near the top of the page, which delves into the terrifying history behind the title song): www.RARWRITER.com
And the material itself? These songs are as varied as they can be: from “Flamenco” (is it sensuality or biblicality or, gasp, both?) to the “Queen of the Blues” to a country-rocker about a long-ago car crash that still haunts. IMHO, it's the best music I've ever done.
The Sound? You came to expect the highest quality CDs from Bob Story and I, when we wrote and produced the Martian Acres music over the past ten years. Well, worry not. From the first note of "Running," you're going to sense that you've "been here before." Bob Story co-produced the album with me, and brought his unique magic to the project. We spared nothing, either with regard to the musicians or the production (for example, David Glasser, who mastered the CD, is a multiple grammy winner; and, yes, if you think you are hearing a three-hundred-year-old cello on two of the tunes, you're dead right.)
Sonically, this baby shines.
So, Where Can You Get It?
Actually, almost anywhere. “Running on Gravity” is available on I-Tunes and Amazon. If you would like to own the actual CD--hey, the art on the CD itself is worth the downstroke--you can go to CDBaby.com (a great vehicle for, and huge supporter of, independent music generally).
Or, if you would prefer the more personal touch, I would love to send you the album (autographed or not). It’s fifteen bucks, including shipping, payable to Dennis Wanebo Music.
Lastly, I am now officially available to "take this thing live" (either solo or with varying levels of accompaniment). Intimate settings, such as house concerts, etc. work really well with all this material. And yes, there will be a CD Release gig in the not too distant future. Stay tuned.