J.C. Bosco | Being in the Energy Funnel

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Being in the Energy Funnel

by J.C. Bosco

Styles that range from rock, pop, jazz, classical-(and beyond) of which after put into the "band blender", come out as an original and unique combination of heartfelt progressive rock and is sure to captivate the ear upon a careful listen.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. Jigsaw Lady
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2. In Some Laughs/Energy
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3. Take Flight
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4. For Cecille
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5. Can or Crat??
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6. Passing the Time
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7. Mofungo
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8. Rubberella Stella
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9. Bees 'n Chocolate
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10. They Danced
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11. Hear (part 2)
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12. Now
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13. Out Some Laughs/that's a Wrap
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Josh Charles and Carealot Productions is proud to announce the release of J.C. Bosco: BEING IN THE ENERGY FUNNEL--(12/30/06). There was a lot of work and care put into this CD - (similar to A POSITIVE FLOW-{Second Edition}, the last release) but with a few significant differences: the addition of a few new band members who've also contributed some of their song ideas into the mix as well as some guest horn players and a percussionist. So the sound of J.C. Bosco as a "band" shines through on most of the tracks - and with a vengeance that's displayed on cuts like "In Some Laughs/Energy", "Take Flight", "Passing the Time" and "Mofungo" among others. The recording date of this work began when JC started
recording at least 4 compositions on 7/15/04 - including "Bees 'n Chocolate" and "Hear-(Part 2)" among others. However most of this work came to full bloom in the latter half of 2006 - especially when then bandmembers Aaron Moment and Rob Benson not only aided JC with some powerful guitar and drum/percussion work, but much of the recording was done in Rob's basement "practice pad" in NJ as well as in a NYC rehearsal studio to really spice things up. The last song on the CD-("Out some laughs/That's a wrap") also adds a new and unique touch to rap music in general, while still retaining
the J.C. Bosco sound.

With Being in the Energy Funnel, Josh Charles is also much closer by way of finding his own voice as an artist - incorporating compositions with varied styles, yet which the end result is a clear blend of original/unique "prog" which is evident upon a careful listen. Plus one of the great things about BITEF is that it sounds just as much "today" as it does from another period on many of the tracks, making this CD of interest to a broad range of listeners. Most of the melodies and "hooks" are quite strong as well-- something that JC has been known for with his compositions. So far, folks like Jeff West--(the head of NYC's top notch rehearsal studio, Ultra Sound) has called this CD "amazing in terms of its new sounds and is an improvement over the last one"-(though Jeff still likes APF-:). For a project like J.C. Bosco, its been a bit "the small miracle" that even without the aid of "the Majors" and being on a low budget, album creations like Being in the Energy Funnel and A Positive Flow have been realized. In fact, we're hoping you (the listener) feel as we at the J.C. Bosco camp do: that BITEF gives a few Major label releases a run for their money nonetheless!...Take that careful and due listen... we feel there's a few sounds that are sure to captivate and if you're a fan of true progressive rock in general-(along with a few twists), you'll find this CD a special experience with a few surprises to boot. And yet because of the strength of BITEF as well as the fact that many may find it hard to label in its entirety, it may just be one of those rare CD's that could be timeless. This is a work that's not to be overlooked. Oh, and the use of headphones is recommended!.. {Note: the catalog number of this CD is CARE02CD and the song titles, dates of release,etc. are all listed correctly here on CD Baby}.

The J.C. Bosco special band dream continues on...


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Garry Lee - 'The Overflow' Radio Show

Awesome pop-rock with a hint of 60's!
This is a fantastic new album by U.S musician J.C.Bosco.
The first CD - A positive flow, is equally as interesting, though there are distinct signs of progression showing many new ideas on this latest release. The album includes many melodic pop-rock tunes and some more bizarre arty pieces, which all in all, should satisfy the more intelligent listener one way or another. I am currently playing songs from 'Being in the energy funnel' each Saturday night between 8-11pm @ www.radioseagull.com
Verdict : Highly recommended *****

Jeff

This CD has some amazing new sounds on it that will stun the ear for days
This is a great new CD with many awesome sounds on it!
Worth the listen for sure as the 1st J.C. Bosco CD was, but this one is even better!...

David Easton

Magnificently twisted!
If one can be simultaneously pushing the envelope and retro, then Josh you've done it! This is magnificently twisted!

Wendy G.

Being in the Energy Funnel
Retro, playful and personal this album lets you unwind on cushions of sound. This album is full of cool sound effects and great instrumental interludes. My favorite tracks are "Passing the Time" and "For Cecile."

Vincent Giovannantonio

Being In The Energy Funnel
This album is a Masterpiece! Such diversity! Every song leaves you on the edge of your seat!
Jigsaw Lady and Passing The Time are my favorites!

Drummer Bear (Mike Fass)

The Bosco's Standards Remain Unshaken
This album is one of those rare pleasures for which one waits a great deal of time, so much so that one hopes not to be disappointed. "Being in the Energy Funnel" is well worth the wait.

Back in 2003 we were treated to an early single release from this newly finished and released collection of deliciously groovy compositions. That single was "They Danced" and I knew it was a sign of more good things to come. Finally, here it is and, after so much anticipation, it's almost impossible not to pit it critically against the Bosco's last masterpiece, "A Positive Flow", a record that I and others have hailed as one of the greatest pop albums ever made ("Child of the Sun" still raises the hair all over my body and not every performer can do that to me). That's one heck of a standard to live up to with any kind of follow up but, upon hearing this entire new offering, my hat's already in the air. How does it differ? Well, let's see.

I recall that the ONLY fault I could find with "A Positive Flow" was the use of synthetic drums (only because I prefer them live). A petty concern at that but it was all I had. On "Energy Funnel", the addition of live drums and new instruments and textures gives this album a decidedly earthier feel, although an unmistakably JC Bosco outing nonetheless, with all the playfully trippy quirks that have been a staple of their sound since the 1980s when we knew them as JF Bosco.

It is, in fact, a perfect companion piece to its predecessor and, dare I say it, even exceeds it in terms of production and presentation. Not only that but the songs are just damned fun! The vocal harmonies are as sumptuous and beautiful as we've come to expect and the musicianship is, as always, top notch.

Is it coming across yet that I love this album?

Claire

Great Songwriting!
Call it "new" or call it "retro"-(or inbetween)- the main thing is that Being in the Energy Funnel is great songwriting with alot of passion behind it!

Very recommended!*****

Graham Knox

The best so far
This is the best album so far by J. C Bosco. Josh Charles has a comprehensive knowledge of great pop
music. Check this one out. You won't be disappointed.