Pete Kent – The Hidden Hand – Album Review
Genius Babble: Sunday, April 24, 2016
Written By Tom Coombs
There is nothing more beautiful to behold than a perfectly played guitar. I am not talking rock chords here, I am talking classical or the way the guitar should be played. With this in mind I would like to introduce you to Pete Kent and his second album ‘The Hidden Hand’.
Pete Kent from Wolverhampton is a finger-style instrumentalist who is at the top of his game and is the ultimate in one man musical genius and skill. It seems that I am gushing but just wait until you hear the music, doing all percussion himself along with the guitar in what are amazing compositions.
Following on from début album ‘The Sands of Time’ Pete Kent is bringing you more of the same energy that you wouldn't expect from an instrument only eleven track album. Most of the songs are his own but he also has three covers, consisting of ‘everywhere’ by Fleetwood Mac, ‘The Way It Is’ by Bruce Hornsby & The Range and Level 42’s ‘Hot Water’ which really shows the mix of music within Pete Kent’s repertoire.
There is something relaxing but energetic with the sounds of an acoustic guitar only, and the riffs from top to bottom just keep you glued.
From the upbeat songs like ‘Icon’ to the soulful slow songs like ‘When The Lights Go Down’ the sound is mesmerising and beautiful to hear.
5 Stars – Once you hear the skill and energy in the music you will have to own it