One of the most beautiful things about Providence is the diversity the city has when it comes to art & music.The intriguingly interesting ones are always creating the next magnificent masterpiece, which is fun for guys like me who get to feel like Indiana Jones drinking out of the Holy Grail when we get our hands on a fantastic piece of music that not a lot of people know about yet. That's where the enigmatic madman known as Andrew Spatz comes into play with his awesome debut album, ~^~Kuh~^~Thee~^~Druhl~^~.
~^~Kuh~^~Thee~^~Druhl~^~ brings the sheer intensity that Spatz brings with his acoustic guitar and amplifies it with bass, drums and keyboards that is almost like inserting a rocket booster into a '57 Chevy. The energy that's released after you press play is like a spark plug for your eardrums, leaving you awestruck and in a state of jaw-dropping shock while you experience the dynamics that Spatz naturally has. Possessing a style thats cross between the lyrical poetry of The Doors' Jim Morrison, rocking folk rhythms of 60's era Bob Dylan and a unique aesthetic that only Spatz can identify with makes ~^~Kuh~^~Thee~^~Druhl~^~ a treasure of an album, a truly groundbreaking piece of music that can't be duplicated.
- Rob Duguay
Here's that time again, the moment of truth where few are chosen and the rest are left to the imagination unless you actually get off your ass and grab a copy of ~^~Kuh~^~Thee~^~Druhl~^~. You totally should because every song is pristine, which makes it even more difficult for me to highlight a chosen few. You'd think after nearly a year of doing this I'd actually stop my hesitance. Still too early for that, anyways here goes something: "Derivative Love" is a groovy taste of hip-shaking madness that showcases the fury and brilliance Spatz has. "Faith Train" is another favorite of mine, all about Spatz and his wife heading into town not wanting to be late. Spatz's voice rides the fine line of being smooth as silk and gritty like sandpaper perfectly as well as harmonizing like a rhythmic oracle. "Don't Trust This" makes me think that it would be a song Roy Orbison would have written while sitting up in heaven with the rock & roll gods, spectacular music that's extremely infectious.
You can always check out Andrew Spatz at nearly any open mic in Providence whether it's Sunday night at The Apartment, Creation Tuesdays at The Spot Underground and even on the internet airwaves of 990WBOB. Spatz is one of those musicians who are a must see live in person, both while he's playing and when he's striking conversations at the bar. A character that you'll never forget, I guarantee you won't forget his debut album either right when you give it a listen. If you have a decent taste in music and are always looking for that diamond in the rough that'll blow your mind, get yourself a copy of Andrew Spatz's ~^~Kuh~^~Thee~^~Druhl~^~.
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