Music: Richard Vagner BOULDER / Biosphere THE SENJA RECORDINGS
Richard Vagner BOULDER
A beautifully recorded record of vocally-based rock / prog rock. Musically… instrumentation is mostly acoustic, but it remains rousing and well-handled, mixing genres well while staying true to his own (Vagner is a violin player). Things do get a little “New Agey” toward the end, but… overall, a beautiful record… perfect for early mornings or a lazy, sunny afternoon
Biosphere THE SENJA RECORDINGS
Full disclosure… I love this band. I’ve dug the good majority of their releases. Periodically though… the band drifts into songs that are more auditory experiments than songs (ie, LOTS of noodling and ‘button turning’). This record is one of them… it’s mostly just geeks turning knobs for other geeks who ‘get it.’ This would make a great film score, I guess, but… Buy another Biosphere record instead… “Petrified Forest,” for example. Okay… but targeted for a VERY niche market.