What?s this? Well I can say that this is an early X-mas present for lovers of Westcoast music. Damn, what a fine album Claes Corin on keyboards and G?ran Edman (Kharma, Street Talk, Xsavior) on vocals has done. This goes in a true brilliant 80s westcoast style - If bands such as Toto, Airplay, Pages and Chicago are your cup of tea, then this will be an album you will almost do anything to get your hands over. Ok, this may not be in the same league as the mentioned bands but what is? Do I have to say that Mr. Edman sings more than good on this album. Well, hell his voice was made for this kind of music.
They have done an album with a sound that makes me think back to the glory days of westcoast back in the 80s. Yes, they have manage to get a sound that sounds huge and smells big budget. "Never Again" is a brilliant Toto sounding song with influences of fusionrock that even Mr. Lukather must be full of envy when he hears. The Chicago smelling pianoballad "Here Today - Gone Tomorrow" is pure magic. Listen to how this man can sing and it has almost a David Foster production feel over it. "Falling From Grace" is nothing but pure heaven. This is an awesome pianoballad with beautiful melodies and just listen to the harmony vocals in the chorus, the word is stunning. This is an amazing song that Toto have not done in many years. "Black Widow" is a light AOR song in the veins of Street Talk, great song.
Roc De Light is an album filled with 10 outstanding westcoast songs that is one of the most interesting albums in this genre for many years. So don?t miss this great opportunity to hear a westcoast album done like they used to. Corin-Edman has given their fans a stunning album that sounds amazing.