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By Metallized (Italian)

Già chitarrista del combo scozzese Strangeways, autori di un buon AOR, Ian James Stewart ha realizzato alcune prove soliste per dare sfogo alla propria creatività senza muri o castrazioni. Questo Junk Dna è la sua nuova fatica atta a testimoniare produttività e varietà di influenze e gusti. 13 tracce, che spaziano in ambiti musicali disparati, tutti trattati con una maturità notevole e con derive nitide in chiave pop, ambient, new age, rock e soft jazz. Insomma è meglio chiarirlo subito, questa è una release inclassificabile come genere, non adatta al classico rocker che vuole chitarre a manetta, urla titaniche e batterie tuonanti, qui serve una mente aperta per apprezzare gli sforzi del nostro.

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By Brian Sidler (Former Music Writer for Chicago Music Magazine)

If you trust my ears, which I hope you do by now, I’m telling you this album stands up to the toughest scrutiny. It deserves your undivided attention. It deserves your money. I have dropped the frikken needle on this puppy several times and I’m still not bored yet. Usually, I’ll get bored (even if I like it) after about the fourth spin and most often I can’t get through an album without skipping the next tune in line after 15 seconds into any particular cut. Not this time.

So here’s why I love this platter.

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A word or two on Junk DNA from Robert Wyatt..

I well remember father Brian Eno's warning dictum concerning unhelpfully decorative clutter:

"every object obscures another".

And here's what is so refreshing about what Ian James Stewart does. there's everything you need and nothing you don't.

Ian's music has a hypnotic elegance. A magical touch - almost translucent at times - but with a warm pulse that really drives the music along with an organically focussed momentum.

Rock music for grownups.


Ian was born in a small Scottish farmhouse, to the sound of his father's accordion. Started playing guitar in the mid-sixties, strumming along to his dad's records - Hank Williams and Johnny Cash as well as the popular music of the day.

Ian's sister Linda played piano, brother Billy played violin, and later his younger brother David took up bass guitar.

Ian started playing in their dad's band. A mix of scottish and country music. Next he found himself in a Glasgow band "the James Boys", playing material by such as Steely Dan, the Eagles, and Stevie Wonder.

After six months with them in Spain, Ian returned home to work on his own songs.

He managed to get hold of an old reel-to-reel tape recorder, bouncing ideas back and forth until he felt he'd got enough possibilities down to write and record his own music in own way.

after recording and touring with many of the best, Ian's really earned this.

Ian James Stewart's music has something to say, and does so in a way I find totally authentic.


robert Y@.

Thank you Robert..!