Surrounded By Each Other
This is, with out a doubt The Nick Strange Trio's finest work to date. 'Surrounded by Each Other' is packed with twelve engaging and diverse songs. Each tune is cast in it's own mold and listening to the disc is like walking through a gallery of sculptures by twelve different masters. Deft guitar and drum inter-play layered on top of deeply rooted bass grooves create a ground work for the band's mellifluous vocal stylings. Lyrically the works fall some where between Pete Townshend and Pablo Neruda, thoughtful and reckless all in the same breath. The over all effect of the music evokes the rock, jazz fusion of bands such as Steely Dan and Dave Matthews. There is quite certainly something, if not a lot of things for everyone to enjoy in this lush collection songs.