Regular readers will be familiar with KINSEY ROSE. Ken MacLeod has been telling us a lot about her over the past few years in his page. Now the Louisville, Kentucky native has released her first full album, “Fair Weather Love”. The album, features 11 songs, which Kinsey wrote with the likes of Rick Tiger, Bobby James, Buddy Owens and Justin Schipper, who also produced the album. It’s a modern sounding Country album, without getting lost in today’s Nashville pop country blandness.
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
One thing is quite certain: ou can love this album to death or loathe it with every fiber of your being, but you can’t really ignore it. From the gorgeusly disturbing gatefold sleeve, displaying a masterpiece of Gothic artwork by Swiss cult artist R.H. Giger (of “Alien” fame), down to the unabashed self-indulgence of its musical content, “Brain Salad Surgery” is a compendium of everything progressive rock is all about, the good, the bad and the ugly. It is loud, metallic, and harsh, undeniably bombastic, though it can also be melodic and soothing – a true rollercoaster ride of an album, swinging from the beautiful, English choirboy vocals of “Jerusalem” (with wonderful lyrics courtesy of one Mr William Blake) to the all-out progressive orgy that is “Karn Evil 9”.