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Gus Buzbee — Atmospheric Conditions
((Not on label) no#, 2011, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2013-06-10

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Gus Buzbee is a Houston-based singer songwriter who has worked as a engineer and musician over the past 40 years and has been voted best acoustic guitarist by the Houston Readers' Poll. Atmospheric Conditions is a set of nine solo acoustic songs. Gus' musicianship is impeccable but his ethereal and vibrato vocals really detract, making it a chore to listen to this disc. Fortunately each song is in the 3 to 4 minute range, so the total length is only 30 minutes. Gus is a fan of both John Lennon and Neil Young, but the only touch point is a small similarity to Neil's vocals. The promo material highlights three songs: "Abandon," "I Do I Do," and "Touch Me with Your Heart." Gus even goes so far as to suggest that "I Do I Do" will become a wedding ceremony favorite, which seems quite a stretch. Trying to distinguish between songs is difficult as they all sound the same. I really cannot recommend this release to the Exposé readership; it certainly seems out of character for the music genres normally reviewed.


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