Fireworks Magazine Review - December 29, 2014
T Clemente Band – Lost In Time (independent) Hard Rock
One of the many things I absolutely love about Fireworks magazine and the Fireworks team is they give valuable space to relatively unknown artists! Opening up the musical spectrum to us contributors and music lovers alike as well as giving these deserving artists some international exposure!
This band is just one of those examples, Teddy Clemente may be well known around the San Francisco area but his national and international profile is not quite there; however I think this is all about to change!
“Lost In Time” is about to sky rocket this awesome guitarist and his musical crew into the stratosphere! A driving and daring collection of Hard yet Melodic Rock, this album is going to turn heads. Clemente, himself, is a Progressive guitarist and composer of the highest grade. His arrangements are sterling and with help from producer and multi-instrumentalist Robert Berry, he borders on awe-inspiring!
On this release, he also introduces us to vocalist Amanda Dieck whose talents run parallel to Clemente’s. Her voice has an almost limitless depth so she can be harsh and tough when called for, followed by melodious and soulful and then completely breathless – and that can all be in just one song! ….Time’ also features long-time musical friends David Lauser on drums and the aforementioned Berry who lent keyboards, bass and guitars to the sessions. You may know Lauser’s work from Sammy Hagar whilst Berry is an excellent producer that is sought after in California.
Okay…so the music? The music – ah, yes- get ready for a pulsating Hard Rock, journey, one that is peppered with Progressive leanings like you have never quite heard before! From the almost unbelievable string-bending of Clemente to the ballsy rhythms laid down by Lauser and Berry to the super-sonic melodic voice of Dieck, ….Time absolutely shines on all selections! The talent of the musicians shines through the overall created gems that we hear and each of the fourteen tracks is a killer! Fourteen tracks that mesmerize you! This album is a hard driving effort that is so naturally performed, again at times, it is just unbelievable!
“…..Time” is one of those records that will turn the tide of music. It is an album that you will not be quick to forget and one that will call you back for more- time and time again!
Remember the name “T Clemente Band” ….remember the album, “Lost In Time”
Bruce E. J. Atkinson - Fireworks Magazine