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Words and music by Rick Moses
All songs, words and music
by Rick Moses.
Vocals: Rick Moses Guitar: Rick Moses Piano: Rick Moses
Bass: Robert Mills Drums: Robert Mills
Produced by Robert Mills
Solaris Sound and Vision
"Rick Moses’ latest album, "The Cycles of Life" , is a worthy successor to his previous one, "The Reality Express". Although, in many of the songs, Moses utilizes the technique of speaking the lyrics as conversation rather than “singing” them – and it is a master touch – the trademark smoky flavour of his vocals is quite apparent in the melodies.
In fact, the album is the audio equivalent of a slow dance unfolding on a dimly lit dance floor. The album’s ballad-marries-classic rock style is once again reminiscent of iconic Dire Straits numbers like ‘Tunnel of Love’ but it carves out its own identity in terms of evocative lyrics and guitar sounds that have a haunting quality to them. If you like your tunes straight up, without the grind and the distortion, this is an album to return to, time and again."
- Tanushree Mukherjee
In 2017, Rick released "The Reality Express", which has been described as 'Contemporary rock with a definite point of view'. This 15-track CD showcases his musical artistry, lyrical depth and has already garnered many great reviews, including these (and the others to the left):
"Rick Moses’ album, The Reality Express, is like a musical goodie box in many ways. You reach in, wondering all the while, what auditory treat you’ll draw next. And you are not disappointed. Each song is different in terms of its melody and lyrics and yet, the album works as a collection, held together by the common threads of a beautiful guitar sound and smoky vocals. If ‘California Night’ is the quintessential heartbreak city song, the funky notes of ‘Zombies with Spoons’ are almost Jamiroquai meeting Elvis’ ‘Blue Suede Shoes’.
Moses’ voice is like a good single malt scotch whisky – rich and smooth - and against the backdrop of the lilting guitar, it gives the album a very Dire Straits-like feel, especially in songs like ‘Last Man Standing’ and ‘American Dream’. This, however, does not take away from the individuality or uniqueness of the album’s overall sound in any way. If anything, it makes the sound more distinctive. All in all, this album is an acoustic journey. You’re sure to enjoy the ride!"
- Tanushree Mukherjee,
Correspondent, The Times of India
"The Reality Express is a fantastic album release from Rick Moses, who happens to be a wonderful tunesmith, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and poet. Yes [he's] one of the finest lyricist of the 21st century. This CD is truly a gift,"
- Robert Mills of The Hailers
RICK MOSES MUSIC REVIEWS
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