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CD Review: Ben Wilkins S/T

Ontario-born Ben Wilkins was already a well-rounded musician, having studied classical music at Montreal’s McGill University and spent his post grad studies in Shanghai, China, when he began working with musical producers Pascal Shefteshy and Pierre Marchand (Sarah McLachlan, Rufus Wainwright) to put together his debut album.

The warm classical pop sound permeates most of this album, but the disjointed “Opening” has a mix of indie jazz percussive effects, piano and classical strings contrasting Ben’s clean vocals. It sounds like he has thrown everything but the kitchen sink into the mix to let us know he’s avant garde.

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CD Review: Adrian Whitehead – One Small Stepping Man (Pop Boomerang Records)

Embracing the sound of the ’60’s is almost de riguer these days, what with artists such as Amy Winehouse and Duffy scoring huge hits with their ’60’s girl group sounds. But it’s not just women who are seeking to emulate the sounds of the ’60’s.