SOUL THRIVERS IN THE NEWS
the brand new album MORNING GLORY :
The blues is always the same anyway.
Three chords for a lamenting hallelujah. – for those unfamiliar with the subject.
often make an unqualified statement along these lines. After all music is always worth a thousand words, you should always have a CD like this one for such cases: Soul Thrivers, an international trio from Berlin that was expanded to a septet for the studio recordings, are clearly a blues band. The British singer Dvora Davis, the Polish-born harmonica player Adam Sikora and the French-American guitarist Nick Morrison have however, opted for a contemporary style that combines southern soul, neo-soul, restrained country twang and rock and pop. Remarkable is the repetitive, groovy and hypnotic character of many of the songs, which in combination with Dvora Davis’ warm, soft soul voice, is reminiscent of trip hop a la Morcheeba.
There are no epic solos only atmospheric songs by the protagonists, who all play several instruments. Particularly appealing are the musical splashes of colour from Hammond organ and blues flute. A llvely and organically recorded disc that can be forgiven for minor impurities. The only real shortcoming, despite all the stylistic diversity, are the songs, which are mainly mid-tempo, sometimes lack variety over the length of the album.