© 2018 by Jeff Fitzgerald

January 15, 2018

Fort Worth, Texas band Gypsy Sun Revival returns for their sophomore release, Journey Outside of Time. They've expanded their line-up from a trio on the first album to a quintet this time around, giving their music a more colourful and richer sonic palette. Joining the core original trio of Lee Ryan on bass; Ben Harwood on drums and synth and Will Weise on guitar are new lead vocalist Mario Rodriguez (who also plays hand drums) and organ player Tyler Gene Davis.

Things get off to a great start on the opening cut, Cadillac to Mexico, as weird space noise ushers in pulsing drum beats, bluesy guitar, and what sounds like funky wah-wah organ for a song that is easily the catchiest on the album. It’s deliciously heavy,...

June 22, 2016

Gypsy Sun Revival is a US trio hailing from Fort Worth, Texas that comprises Lee Ryan on vocals, bass and organ; Ben Harwood on drums and percussion and Will Weise on guitar and Theremin. According to their Facebook profile the band caters to “listeners who prefer long distance trips through space.”

Indeed, on this, their self-titled debut album, things do get off to a spacey start on the opening track Crimson Eye, with drones, cymbal swells and mysterious space bleeps, before exploding into a sizzling space blues jam. Heavy psych number Solar Breeze is another blues inflected rocker that takes a left turn into deep space in the middle with some fantastic guitar playing, tribal drumming and waves of interstellar or...

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Jeff Fitzgerald

is a writer, musician and broadcaster. He formerly hosted the radio shows

Electronic Realizations on CKMS-FM and Prog World and  River Gibbs FM. He wrote for 15 years for the webzine Aural Innovations. He is also one half of the space prog duo The Star Diaries, one half of the electronic music duo Systems of Wonder, and is part of the Arcturus Strange collective.

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