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10/19/07
Reviewed by - Matt Rowe


Bigelf
Hex

Hex, from Bigelf, is a reissue from 2003.  Bigelf combines Beatles harmonies from the late sixties, along with Black Sabbath riffing, and more than a large, heaping spoonful of Pink Floyd/ELO harmonies and psychedelia, in their music that is pure throwback to the glory years.  And it’s quite a tasty mix.  Throwing in a touch of the glam sound and embracing the early 70s Sabbath look, Bigelf is an act ready to go.

The album begins with classic Sabbath riffs in the straight-ahead rock of “Madhatter.”  But on “Bats in the Belfry II,” there is a curious ELO/Pink Floyd hybrid of harmonies going on.  And so, no matter where you are on this 12-track album, there’s plenty of reason to like what you hear.  For those of us who like our old tracks of the classic era, and like to hear new stuff with those ingredients, then Bigelf’s Hex is a fresh slice of that pie. 

While this is a reissue of the original 2003 release of Hex, note that the band is presently in the studio for a 2008 new album release. After you shake off that ‘back in time’ warp effect, I’m betting that you pencil a memo to self concerning Bigelf.



Release Date: October 30, 2007
Produced by: Damon Fox
Format: CD
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Track Listing:

Madhatter / Bats in the Belfry II / Pain Killers / Disappear / Rock & Roll Contract / Falling Bombs / Black Moth / Carry the Load / Burning Bridges / Bats in the Belfry I / $.


Bigelf:

Damon Fox - Vocals / Organ / Mellotron / Synthesizers / Piano / Guitar
Ace Mark - Lead & Rhythm Guitars / Slide Guitar
Duffy Snowhill - Bass
Froth - Drums / Gong.



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