Bending Air starts in familiar fashion - the first 4 tracks are bright, bouncy, and very much in the Chet Atkins influenced sunny fingerstyle...but then the album turns decidedly darker with the war-themed 'Guernica'.The following tracks stay in a sombre mode, but things start to cheer up with a medley of 3 Australian traditional tunes. As always, there are some cover arrangements. The Beatles epic 'A Day in the Life' with the Winterbreak Music Camp guitar group re-creating the orchestral cacophany.Some special guests feature too: gorgeous harmonies on 'Poetic Justice' by Christine Collister, BV's and flute by Brisbane's own Sarah Calderwood. Two of Michael's sons - Adrian, and Joshua - also feature on Cajon, and Bongos.
01 Cosmopolitan Blues 02 Hit or Miss 03 Sticky Rice 04 Tangalooma Sunset 05 Guernica.wav 06 Poetic Justice 07 Losing Myself 08 Bushwacked! 09 A Day in the Life 10 Slip Away READ CD REVIEW