Alec Berlin – Patchen Avenue

Originally from Cleveland, Alec Berlin moved to New York City twenty-five years ago has shared the stage with the likes of Elton John, James Taylor, Rob Thomas, Ben Folds, Kenny Wheeler and Rufus Wainwright as well as performing in dozens of Broadway shows including Rent, Wicked, The Lion King and Bright Star.

I recently reviewed his six track EP, Life In The Bog, and so jumped at the chance to review this track, Patchen Avenue, released on 17/11/2022.

Once again, this track mixes progressive rock with classic rock and alternative and even throws in some jazz and funk for good measure. There is the twang of country guitars as the track hits a crescendo and the mix of acoustic guitars with electric is awesome.

The drumming in the background keeps the song tight as I feel, if let, the amazing guitar work could just go off on a wander, and the synths and funky basslines add so much depth.

The track is an instrumental but there is always something going on to keep the listener entertained and this really does need more than one listen through to actually hear everything it has to offer.

At about five and a half minutes in length it really is a musical treat for your ears, and I am certain that hen you have heard it once, you will want to listen to it again and again.

A job well done here; I think!

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