Bosso Poetry Co.
Superb guitar work, compelling melodies and thought-provoking, witty lyricism. Singer/songwriter Kevin Brixius of Rockthrow joins with the amazing Javier Carrasco to present a unique blend of words and music in "Bosso Poetry Co." Six of the pieces feature poetry read over a supporting musical background, sharply drawn vignettes such as a young man telling off Satan, an older man facing the losses of time, and a businessman firing the likes of Abraham Lincoln and "all you Roosevelts." Six others offer evocative-even visual-instrumentals about wistfulness, anguish and hope. Can there be faith in the face of the mechanized, rational world? From the haunted yearning of the young couple in "Chickens" to the industrial tension of "A Nut on the Machine of the World," Brixius/Carrasco explores this theme and gives it aural life. "Oh Well" offers the counterpoint of sung vocal, in the story of a young woman's secrets, and "A Prophet" provides a final flourish of comic relief. If you appreciate tight craftsmanship and fresh artistry, you will soon count this album among your favorites.