This is…..the Beginning
(Molten Records CD003)
From Aural Innovations #30 (February 2005)
The is a side project for Josiah main man, Matt Bethancourt. This little project allows Matt to explore a more groovy 60's beat sound compared to the 70's inspired hard rock sound of Josiah. I am not sure who backs him up on the CD as there is very little information with the CD or promo sheet. Anyway, this is some pretty cool stuff with some good grooves and licks! At times it is a bit like Quicksilver Messenger Service and on track 4, "Baby's Takin' Me For a Ride", very Jefferson Airplane like. He really can sound like Marty Balin on this track. There is some cool dual electric leads on tracks throughout to give it a bit more psychedelic flavour than Josiah. Quite a cool record and worth checking out if you like Josiah. Look for Matt's next project to be released on Elektrohasch in 2005!
For more information you can visit the Molten Records web site at: http://www.molten-records.com.
Reviewed by Scott Heller