Marino Valle Band Dragon Of Love Straight Shooter – SHOT 039
About the album.
This is a real treat: It’s a debut album from a band that is busy establishing itself in Sweden and Scandinavia, but there’s not a moment among the album’s 13 tracks that suggests this is work in progress. This band is ready. Marino Valle brings a big, masterful, soul man’s voice and a broad stylistic range to the proceedings. The band is fluent and agile in the works of early rock ‘n’ rollers, soul balladeers and vintage blues artists. Catch the occasional Caribbean vibe, as well. The album features seven Valle originals and six diverse cover songs. Collectively, the tracks share two common threads: (1) a relentlessly romantic, man-needs-his-woman lyrical focus and (2) an unswerving danceability. Marino Valle Band has shaped this ambitious, varied set of songs into an entirely coherent collection.