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The Sound Machine
Vol. 1


Artist: Vinny Cryme
Label: Plaza Mayor Company Ltd
RRP: £13.99
5 060274 800527
Release Date: 30 September 2016

Vinny Cryme is a vintage funk / blues guitarist and bass-player coming from Marsala (Sicily), a city near the Egadi Islands and the border of Africa. So the new ethno vision of Vinny Cryme put together the Italian soul of the extreme south of italy with elements of Africa, mediterranean culture and London hippie ideas of guitars and bass lines...

The Sound Machine - Vol. 1 kicks off on the right note with 'Cosmopolitan On The Rocks' which opens like the Bee Gees's 'Stayin' Alive' (1977) before moving on to a tune very reminiscent of the opening theme to the console game Grand Theft Auto 5.

This is a diverse and thoroughly enjoyable album, which contains 11 songs (51 min, 35 sec). If you don't bop your head and sing along "Africa, Africa" when listening to 'Nuvole & Vento' then you have no soul.

It feels like highlights of the work of many musicians from various nations and walks of life, so given that this is the work of one man makes it all the more impressive. Give it a whirl, you won't be disappointed.


Nick Smithson

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