des 042015
 

Sunshine at night does not seem like it was the biggest influence for Finland’s Micke Bjorklof and Blue Strip brand of slinky Blues. The Land of the Midnight Sun cast enough shadow for the late night Blue Soul of Ain’t Bad Yet, their sixth album, recorded and produced by John Porter at Rockfield Studios in Wales, home to the big rock of Britain by playing host to Queen, Black Sabbath, and Oasis. The rock heft bulks up the natural Blues in the music of Micke Bjorklof and Blue Strip. Ain’t Bad Yet takes “Troublemaker” to task with a strict pounding rhythm, puts down heavy footfalls to walk through the “Sweet Dream’s A Sweet Dream”, hurries the groove to catch “Last Train to Memphis” as Micke Bjorklof tries to walk right in “Blame It On The Bright Lights” as Blue Strip lay down on a rhythm made of rubber.

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