Monday, November 5, 2012

Xavier Rudd - Spirit Bird   -2012-
(Folk, Rock, Blues, Indigenous)

Shaped by his history but continuing to break new ground, Xavier Rudd is at his most creative on Spirit Bird once again painting breathtaking pictures with vivid, unmistakable tones. Hypnotic ceremonial rhythms ease effortlessly into tender folk songs. Gritty guitar blues sits perfectly alongside entrancing yidaki passages. Rudd's voice, and the voice of his ancestors, yet again bearing truth and knowledge. Led by the heart-warming "Follow The Sun," Spirit Bird weaves together Rudd's trademark mixture of blues, reggae, indigenous and folk music in new and familiar ways... at times recalling the simplicity of Solace, and at others the electricity of Dark Shades Of Blue. There is the youthfulness of To Let, but the wisdom of Koonyum Sun. It is Xavier Rudd by every measure.

Xavier Rudd - Spirit Bird

Xavier Rudd - Bow Down

Xavier Rudd - Follow The Sun