Thursday, June 26, 2014

Album Review: Dex Romweber Duo- Images 13

Dex Romweber Duo
Images 13
*** out of *****
A rock and roll lifer Dex Romweber is back again with his newest release Images 13. Previously of Flat Duo Jets, Dex currently plays with his sister Sara on drums in this stripped down garage rockin’ duo. An eerie vibe hangs over Images 13 with the spacey twang of “Long Battle Coming” being a perfect example of the clanging rockabilly Dex has worked hard to perfect.

The instrumental combo of “Prelude In G Minor” and “Blackout!” wordlessly continues that cinematic sense of dread. On the other side of the coin, Romweber’s vocals are perfect for those dramatic twists of phrase in a classic Elvis style as displayed on “Baby I Know What It’s Like To Be Left Alone”, “One Sided Love Affair”, “We’ll Be Together Again” and “I Don’t Want To Listen”.

“So Sad About Us” shows Dex’s pop influence as he takes on a Who song that adds some 60’s pop inspired sunshine to the disk. “Beyond The Moonlight” has a country swagger as “Blue Surf” does what it promises, revved up while catching waves.  

In a neat trick the album breeze’s by but the songs stick around feeling polished and engaging. The formula is simple for the 12 songs on Images 13 but this isn’t rocket science, just good bare bones rock and roll.
A fun little ditty, support the artist here, grab the disk here and peep some video below:

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