Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

Spain,"The Soul of Spain" (Glitterhouse GRCD 757)- Germany's Glitterhouse Records provides an invaluable outlet for the creativity of a host of top notch American bands whose enigmatic approach to music-making  sets them apart from many of their commercially orientated contemporaries ,and Spain must  rank right up there with the best that the label has to offer. The alternative rockers were formed in  Los Angeles almost twenty years ago by Josh Haden (son of legendary jazz bassist Charlie), but Haden is the only member remaining from those early days as the outfit that he reformed in 2007 deliver a downbeat yet oddly compelling  collection occupying a curious musical niche midway between lounge jazz and the likes of Spiritualized at their most glacial.

Kevin Bryan