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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bud Buckley/BudaRest - FOUR: Crying Out Loud review

Year : 2012
Genre : Acoustic Soft Rock / Bonfire
Label : BuBu Records, META-MUSIC
Origin : United States
Official site : > - here - <

Bud Buckley and Jax Resto are BudaRest, a multitalented songwriting/performing duo transplanted from New York to southwest Florida. Jax has been a performer all of her life from her days in school to her college years majoring in dance performance at Queens College. This led to her years with Ringling Brothers Circus as a dancer and as an aerialist. Following her circus career, Jax became a wife and mother, a rock drummer, a song writer and a novelist. She is still very active in all of these roles. Her band Kore played at the NY Mamapalooza festival in 2010. A Year later she formed Female Band Invasaion (FBI)

Bud performed all his life in a quite different arena. He was a multi award winning journalist/PR director with the teachers’ union in New York while at the same time teaching. The writing kept him in the eye of teachers across the nation and the teaching put him on stage everyday for a tough and demanding audience. They demanded attention and they demanded he play his guitar and sing while teaching all the elementary school subjects. Bud eventually studied fingerstyle guitar with well known Hudson Valley guitarist, singer songwriter and music educator Helen Avakian. He also studied voice with successful pop star Leslie Ritter of the Amy and Leslie duo. He as recorded four CDs, three produced by award winning songwriter Helen Avakian in Woodstock, NY with well seasoned studio pros like Scott Petito, Deni Bonet, Ross Rice, Dan Hickey and others. He is consistently highly rated by Reverbnation and is their number one singer/songwriter in all of western Florida.

Together, Jax and Bud form the songwriting/recording team of BudaRest, and have discovered that a pace of a song a week is something they can do and have done. At that pace, however, they have to slow down and save time for arranging and recording. A full collection of songs is in the making for release later this year. And probably every year.

Many of these songs will find their way into eBook novels penned by Jax. Music video production is also high on their project schedule.

Read on to gain an insight of a set of personal percepts regarding the disc, or don't.

It is not entirely clear if Bud Buckley has a huge Bob Dylan influence, or, is it the other way around, and Bob Dylan wants to sound like Bud Buckley - does not really matter, as the similarity is quite optimal in the sense that these two artists REALLY do sound to share a similar spiritual disposition, and credibility necessarily remains intact when someone acts and performs "just natural", which also is the hardest thing to "pull of". (And the easiest to recognize the lack of.)

The songs on this release are mature, meticulously and tastefully realized soft rock/acoustic deliveries characterized by solid vocal presences revealed in an intentionally warm audio environment. The melodic arches and the harmonic structures are established with scientific rigor and flattered with modest elegance. The disc oftentimes sounds to strike up an eloquent, and surprising connotation with the mere ethos of the renowned Nirvana Unplugged concert from the '90s, as the audio fabric itself shows the same readiness to render soft, funnily bloated, but very skillfully limited sounds that are ready and able to appreciate each other's volumetrics, and their co-operation warrant a lush listening experience all the way through the respective builds. Quality is a more eminent consideration then quantity, which is the optimum demeanor of the type of self expression that demands revisits, needless to say.

This is peaceful and thoughtful music, a direction that takes exigent bonfire /soft rock to their furthest possible respective extents, just to see if doing such an act yields a result that may draw a new pattern in the unsuspecting soul. To know the answer, you have to listen to the songs for yourself.

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