Album Review: Wild Bill Ricketts, West Wind

By Scott Kara

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Album cover for West Wind by Wild Bill Ricketts. Photo / Supplied
Album cover for West Wind by Wild Bill Ricketts. Photo / Supplied

More percussive sorcery, soul jazz wizardry and seductive sounds from the south Pacific courtesy of human metranome Will Ricketts (aka Wild Bill) from the Phoenix Foundation, and many other bands.

On his second album as Wild Bill, and along with a cast of usual Wellington suspects, among others, he charts a course for some strange and intriguing listening - so all aboard. The Great Eastern agitates, and shimmers over 11 minutes, Loo Loo has a more cheery Fat Freddy's jaunt and lilt to it, and the title track is like a wild and frantic fado.

Stars: 4/5

-TimeOut

- NZ Herald

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