2018-03-08 – JP’s Music Blog (“The Single Edits” Review)

Originally published:
https://jpsmusicblog.blogspot.com/2018/03/ben-craven-delivers-single-edits-david.html

Ben Craven Delivers “The Single Edits,” David Atkins Is “Spitting On A Fish” & Marbin Brings Us “Israeli Jazz”

Australian guitarist, Ben Craven will be delivering his career retrospective release titled “The Single Edits” on March 16th through Ben’s own Desert Comb label. While Craven may be best known as an expert in progressive rock music, with many songs pushing past the 10-minute mark, this new album delivers a concise, 40-minute, edited version of some of his more well-known tunes. Beginning with the space-like sonic build-up of “Critical Mass,” Ben Craven wastes no time showing off his skills on the guitar. Ben also takes the spotlight with his vocals on the grand feel of “The Remarkable Man” and then invites Star Trek royalty to lend a hand as William Shatner delivers the spoken word lyrics of “Spy In The Sky, Pt. 3.” The album continues with the wonderful acoustics of the “Great Divide,” before showcasing another glimpse into his progressive rock side with “No Specific Harm.” Ben closes out his new album with classic, nostalgic rock tones of “Golden Band” and the exciting frenzy of the “Revenge Of Dr. Komodo.” To find out more about Ben Craven and his latest release “The Singles Edit,” please visit bencraven.com.

Thursday, March 8, 2018