With The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe (also the label runner of ‘a’ Recordings, who are putting this album out) at his side as producer, Alex Lipinski has crafted a snappy record of sixties-style pop-psych rock. Alex was recorded in six hours apparently, and feels suitably energetic. Rock’n’roll!
6/10 Clinton Staff review, 09 November 2017
Recorded with Sir Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre, he lends his mid fidelity production chops to this album but really what we are talking about here is Oasis. Lipinski has a Liam-esque sneer to his voice but it's not just that both opener 'Going Nowhere Fast' and 'Dandylion Blues' have the ploddy balladeering of late period Oasis in spades. After three tracks things become very sparse indeed with just very quiet acoustic guitar accompanying the dominant voice. 'Come On People' demonstrates that he can write potentially massive ballads in the style of the Verve or Spiritualised and I start to think that with proper production and a less reedy delivery some of these tracks could be future anthems. Finally on 'Sophie's Song' the heralded Dylan influence can be seen clearly.
It's on A Recordings but caveat emptor, this is buskers music. There are however hints that there's a songwriting force trying to get out.
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