Blessed Is The Boogie
Alive NaturalSound Records
The Australian based band Datura4 has recently kicked open the door to their third blues-based rock album entitled Blessed is the Boogie. This latest incarnation, a 10-song offering, displays the band’s style with progressive continuity from their previous work. The album is rife with quality musicianship and creativity, and the production is top notch.
Dom Mariani, the prolific and award-winning guitarist of the band, continues to carry listeners through impeccably timed, note embowed leads and rhythms. Influences from legendary classic rock music can be drawn from this album yet Mariani stands with confidence in executing his signature guitar style.
The opening track “Black Dog Keep Running” draws slightly reminiscent of another nostalgic “Back Dog” song before transitioning into its own solid standalone rock tune. The title track “Blessed is the Boogie” will sway you in your seat with its harp-infused rock steady beat. Enjoy the true blue’s keyboard work in “Ooh Poo Pah Doo”. It wouldn’t be surprising to hear “Evil People Pt. 2” in a sinister video sound track in the upcoming future. It just seethes bad intentions in the most primal way.
More use of that brilliant harp and keyboard work would certainly be welcomed. Datura4 continue to become less dependent on their influences while developing their own signature style. Their sturdy rock sound is fun and current yet reminisces nostalgia.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: DATURA4 – BLESSED IS THE BOOGIE