Ottawa Express - Ottawa ON
Ok, how is this possible? How can one dude lay down tracks for nine hours, mix for twelve (with no dubs or loops) and produce a complex album of reggae, rock and tribal folk, on which he is the only player? Impossible. Then again one look at the dude (that would be Shane) and it may not seem so ludicrous. The record is a lush, sweeping opus that touches on many genres, showcasing Philip's obvious musical muscle. Anyone honking away on a didgeridoo, then sliding all over a guitar, then wailing on djembe drums, deserves respect. And hey, the tunes ain't that bad either. Especially the thumping How Could You Know. It's sick (as in good - you know, the way kids talk).