Uncover Me

Uncover Me

5.0 1
by Peter Matuchniak
     
 

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2012
Label:
Progrock Records
UPC:
0837792005018
catalogNumber:
70

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Matuchniak   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Jimmy Keegan   Drums
Henry Miller   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
David Gilman   Flute,Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Jim Debaun   Bass,Guest Appearance
Jesse Molloy   Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Vance Gloster   Keyboards,Guest Appearance
Ted Zahn   Vocals
Rick Meadows   Bass
Natalie Azerad   Vocals
Mike Eager   Guest Appearance
Conor Jonson   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Patrick Carney   Paintings
Peter Matuchniak   Composer,Producer,Concept
Steven Bell   Engineer

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Uncover Me 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
Peter is the lead guitarist for a group I reviewed last month, Gekko Projekt, and this is his debut solo album. So I was expecting some intricate electric guitar solos - and they're organically present, but they BELONG. They don't overpower the music, they don't jump up and down and scream I'M A GUITAR SOLO, STOP EVERYTHING AND LISTEN TO MEEEEE. These are all full-bodied songs, with styles from classic to progressive rock to jazz to folk, with a variety of well-played instruments, gorgeous vocals, a clean production sound (and some interesting sound effects - rain, sirens, and more). Female vocalist Natalie Azerad has a sweet voice, similar to Jewel's, but mix in a little Sheryl Crow and a generous chunk of soul. The first song, Falling Ash, sounds Pink Floyd-ish, very progressive, as is the second part of that composition, Rising Sun, which appears as the next-to-last song. (Okay, maybe there's a few blistering guitar solos in Rising Sun that demand attention, plus a progressive keyboard jam, but they fit the song.) My favorite tracks are Uncover Me and Running Back To You. Uncover Me features acoustic guitar, vocals and flute, with a lilting, playful, Renaissance Faire feel. The guitar on Running Back To You has a smoky, dirty feel to it; the whole song conveys a hypnotically sexy melody and dangerous interweaving of vocals and instruments. Down in New Orleans and Across the Pond are jazzy, featuring some great sax, great guitar solos. Definitely party songs. The last track, Hippy In The Rain is cute, nice acoustic guitar & vocals, but feels like it hitchiked onto here from another era. My only complaint is that some of the songs have rather long intros, and others very abrupt endings (London Vibe, Sandcastles). All in all though, there isn't a clunker on here; the whole album is a great listen, and it's become one of my new personal favorites.