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https://thebluesmusicblog.blogspot.com/2019/11/paul-karapiperis-album-release-acoustic.html


This very ambitious and generous (17 track) release is what I would call a contemporary/progressive blues-rock conceptual journey that takes essentials from roots blues (harmonica, acoustic and electric guitars), adds some low key, gravelly vocals and injects a few other interesting and eclectic sounds to create a dark and textured collection of connected compositions that  tell a story that is dark and mysterious and could possibly be used as the soundtrack to a Wim Wenders or Coen Brothers movie. The setting is "desert like" with lots of space in between subtle guitar leads, a slow and steady backbeat and Paul's vocals which are sublime yet tender. I think Daniel Lanois would be impressed with this as it does have some similarities to his productions yet is totally original and a credit to its creator. Something you would play on a long road trip or late at night with your favorite substance close by.