“This is just the beginning to my journey with this instrument” –Fareed Haque
Have you felt patronized by music lately? Do the simple pop schemes disappoint you? Are you looking for something complex and intricate? Then this is the album for you. This is musician’s music. The 12 set track listing is similar to satellite radio, changing frequencies and styles from track to track. By the third track, “Never Give Up”, Garaj can hush the crowd with the haughty hues and hot-headed harmonies.
In most cases, being called dense is not something to be taken lightly and is certainly a far cry from what most would like to hear about themselves. When it comes to music though, and in particular that crafted by Here We Go Magic, being called dense may very well be one of the best comments the quintet could receive.
Florida is a place unto itself, by my estimation. Like the other ‘big states’ of Texas and California, it takes on its own unique identity and presence. These states are so large, they are their own ‘region;’ and again by my estimation, include elements of all that is around them. Florida is neither just southern, nor merely coastal. Florida has elements of east coast culture, due in no small measure to the strong concentration of New York retirees, the so-called ‘snow birds.’ Florida also has significant aspects of Cuban and Mexican culture elements, as well.