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Four Gems Cut Out Of Black Rock
Calcutta Boy: A Multi-Faceted Creative Resurgence
BLACK ROCK, AUSTRALIA (08/28/08) - Diamonds take years to form in just the right conditions before they are pulled from deep within the earth. Calcutta Boy, the latest release from Rhett May, formed in much the same manner - taking years to develop. However, leave it to Rhett May, an experienced songwriter and musician, to uncover four diamonds from the depths of his creative subconscious and his underground studio! After years away from music, Rhett has prepared and polished these new tracks for the world to hear. Rhett May is back and Calcutta Boy contains gems cut straight from Rhett's Black Rock, Australia studio
It's been nearly thirty years since Rhett's past successes in bands such as The Flint Stones and opening for the likes of Freddie Mercury, Queen and Brian May. However, during the decades May left music for the corporate world, his creative processes continued behind the scenes. “The passion stirred and started bubbling…” says Rhett, “then all my creative juices started flowing…pouring… tumbling out!” The album is self-released and the melodies and lyrics are entirely penned by May. With help in the recording studio from his childhood friend, James Payne, Calcutta Boy is the first of much more material due to be released in May's creative rebirth.
It is May's years of exposure and experience in so many different musical genres that gives Calcutta Boy its varied styles and unique sound. Just as a diamond, each song on this album is truly multi-faceted. With a classic rock feel, “There's a Little White Powder,” has an addictive melodic hook running over an anti-addiction theme dealing with the social disgrace of cocaine addiction. Well-crafted lyrics encompass a Caribbean/Calypso-style beat in “Mirror, Mirror,” one of the more popular selections on the album. Even pop-styled ballads appear such as “Have Your Arms Been Missing Me,” which has a hypnotic chorus and moody background vocal effects. “African Queen” contains a well developed storyline over surreal soundscapes and clever rhymes, taking the listener on a journey.
Calcutta Boy owes a unique musical flavor to the way Rhett May has developed musically over the decades. His exposures Indian ragas- which encompass many notes to create a melody- and his exposure to the great melodic hits of the 50's and 60's have given Rhett a rare musical palette. Undoubtedly, Rhett May is in the middle of a musical renaissance. He has cut four shining new gems out of Black Rock, and more are sure to come!
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