ian  james  stewart 

By Rick Tilley (Metal Discovery)

You may not know the name Ian James Stewart, but you may well have heard of Strangeways, the fabulous band he has played guitar and been chief songwriter for since the 1980s. Ian is also a multi-instrumentalist, producer and vocalist and 'Junk DNA' is a solo album full to the brim with atmosphere and emotion; in fact, it feels like he really put his heart and soul into recording this.

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By High Voltage

' Junk DNA ' by Ian James Stewart is totally groovy in a kick ass way. The title track is music built on a lack of constraint in regards to conventional genres. It's unique and yet familiar. It's got rock, jazz, blues, funk, and more and yet it's non of those at all. It's almost like Ian is the Bruce Lee of whatever it is he's decided to create here. Listen to the title track or ' Slow Burn Dance ' for a taste of the goodness available. The bottom line is that this isn't something you should be figuring out. It's something you simply crank up and enjoy. It's feel good music and that's good enough for us.

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