Albert Bagman

Albert Bagman from Baltimore, Maryland in the USA is a solo melancholic rock project.

Albert Bagman - melancholic rock from the USA

Albert Bagman

Slowly drifting out of the speakers comes a puff of smoke that gradually permeates through the room as Albert Bagman surreptitiously brings together eight bar blues with grunge rock to pervade the soul.

As with all solo creators I can only marvel at the patience as each instrument is laid down one over the other allowing the audience an insight into the minds eye. The extrapolation of which leaves the head reeling from the declensions that arrive. What most drew me to the music of Albert Bagman is the way in which an idea that initially seeps out of the speakers is brought to life as the tracks develop, becoming ever more complex billows of oil-fuelled cloud.

About a year into the concept of Albert Bagman after time as part of a band it will be interesting to hear how the music develops, as early full instrumentation when being met with a request for live performance resulted in electronics appearing in the thought process.

I leave you with a machine backed number followed-by a full instrumental track. Some quandary Albert Bagman faces as both are of considerable interest.

As of yet, there is no website, or social media page – I can a link to bandcamp. I am led to believe a new label may surface called Hebegebee Records – keep your eyes out for more information on this as it evolves.

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Matthew Edwards And The Unfortunates

Matthew Edwards And The Unfortunates originally from the USA now based in Birmingham in England is the melancholic rock outfit centred around Matthew Edwards with David Roberton, Derick Simmonds and Bob Dog forming the line-up now recreated in the UK.

Matthew Edwards And The Unfortunates - Melancholic rock from England

Matthew Edwards And The Unfortunates

The music of Matthew Edwards And The Unfortunates languidly floats around the room in a pall of atmospherics as the sounds, which mind of gallows in early morning mist, drift around the ears. The sombre considerations have an almost tangible feel with their rich tones.

Whilst morion of temperament the quartz has a lustre which glows blackly between the walls. It is the very sadness, which is translated in luxurious compositions that makes Matthew Edwards And The Unfortunates addictive to the listener. The multitude of instruments deployed are not over-arched, each, adding a necessary and not over-played part in the orchestration. The intonation of the vocal suits each moment in the tracks, bringing the ideas together in an intense out-put.

Currently working on a follow up LP to the The Fates, which was originally distributed only as a CD in 2013 – now available digitally, it will be interesting to see how the new formula moves forward.


The Fates – Matthew Edwards & The Unfortunates is available on iTunes.*

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