The album is launched with "You Can't Sing, You Can't Dance." It opens with a mysterious ambient intro that develops and concludes with a strident and progressive groove that allows Jevtovic to glide along the edges of the hard rhythms. It is an exemplary set-up for all that follows.
"Am I Walking Wrong?"--the title track--is a vivid image of the long-legged stride of the bass and drums in their staggered andante tempos. Hernandez keeps a steady gait while Djordjevic weaves. Jevtovic masterfully creates an intoxicating tone-poem of sensory overload and he builds from there...
"Drummer's Dance" frees Djordjevic to follow his own cool rhythmic paths as Hernandez' brilliant bass work anchors the distorted extrapolations of Jevtovic who unfolds his own brilliant tapestry before us. It is the herald of a new voice and the trio reacts and reflects it effortlessly.
"One on One" catches the listener by surprise with its John Fogerty-sounding intro which quickly shifts from Fogerty to Fripp and back again. The track must have been riotously fun to perform and the recording captures that. The song warbles out and the following track--"In the Last Moment II"--opens slowly into a wide expanse of neo-ambient textures. The trio smoothly navigates tight turns and quick currents with sweet grace and style.
"Third Life" and "Tra-ta-ta-ta-ta" are both raw and gritty and are full-throated examples of this new voice in progressive guitar. "Bluesracho," on the other hand, sounds like the love-child of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Elwood Blues. It is raucous and raunchy and is full of fun and humor. It is also the curveball that sets up the change-up that follows with "If You See Me Again."
"If You See Me Again" is the final track of the album. The acoustic lead-in is completely unexpected and the nuanced electric textures create--with the bass--layers of color and tone.
All of the tracks are composed and produced by Dusan Jevtovic. The album is yet another triumph for Executive Producer Leonardo Pavkovic and MoonJune Records (MJR058). The album was recorded in 2012 in Banyeres del Penedes, Barcelona, and Aranys del Mar, Spain. It was mixed & mastered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during May of 2013.
Dusan Jevtovic is a heart-stopping, mind-bending creative force and a guitar wonder. With Hernandez and and Djordjevic, he effectively and thrillingly reveals the brilliance of his writing and performing. His is truly an extraordinary new voice that lovers of progressive guitar have anxiously awaited.
Visit Dusan Jevtovic's website at: http://www.dusanjevtovic.com/
Purchase "Am I Walking Wrong?" here.