Henrik Freischlader, Recorded by Martin Meinschäfer II Review
Henrik Freischlader returns with his latest blues rock album, Recorded by Martin Meinschäfer II. The album brings to light thirteen new songs and is a continuation of his last album, with Freischlader being a multi-instrumentalist; he performed almost all the instruments himself. In addition, Hammond organist and keyboardist Moritz “Mr. Mo” Fuhrhop added to some of songs on the album to flesh out its extended solos, old-school funk grooves, and melancholic ballads. Recorded by Martin Meinschäfer II was recorded with analog gear, old microphones, and vintage instruments to get that honest blues rock live character.
“Free” and “Aware of Things” have that catchy blues rock vibe, with Freischlader singing with convection and emotion. Freischlader conjures up an atmosphere that is bluesy and filled with catchy sounds.
Freischlader emphasizes melody as he paints on the soundscape canvas with a pleasant palette that includes crunchy guitars, thumping bass, and dynamic drums. Examples include “I Wanna Go,” “Hall of Shame,” and “Old Life Back.”
“The Given Groove” opens with Freischlader playing his usual tasty lead guitar. For a traditional taste of his guitar playing, checkout “Standing at the Station.”
Overall, Recorded by Martin Meinschäfer II offer many sounds for the blues music lover. Freischlader’s guitar playing is soulful and etched in the history of the blues. So, sit back, turn the stereo up and let the gloriously and broad emotional spectrum of blues wash over you. Recorded by Martin Meinschäfer II offers a rounded and nuanced listening experience, blues-rock with heart, and Freischlader’s most well-realized album to date. That’s the short of it!
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Recorded by Martin Meinschäfer II
November 11, 2022
Cable Car Records