Missing motions


Fred Leduc, guitars, vocals, bass, keys; Anthony Scaffidi, drums, percussion; Kate Leduc, vocals, percussion; Glen Blair, soprano, alto, baritone saxophones; Lachlan McLeod, electric violin, Bob Veiner, trumpet.

Australian guitarist Fred Leduc produces his third album, thirteen tracks, all of which are his own work. Fred plays a tuneful, sensitive guitar, never wandering beyond good taste; he often uses intricate percussive rhythms and mystical electronic backing accompaniment; a hint of the jungle can be heard running through the percussion. "Moons O Havana" marks the start of a more interesting second half to the CD; "Les La Vie Com Sa", a Latin flavored romp ups the tempo with the trumpet of Bob Veiner given some prominence. "Where From Here" the final track, takes the CD out on a high note. Fred is a player and composer of taste, there are a lot of complicated things going on in his music; though few tracks stand out as significant; perhaps we could handle a little more flair and excitement, a steady CD.

Ferdinand Maylin

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