PAUL BIBBINS - Disenchantment at a Distance (2023)

Paul Bibbins' guitar playing odyssey began when he was 17 years old, in 1973. That's when the itch to play guitar bit him. He had never played any other musical instruments before, and his original intention was to become a bass player. But when he heard all those great 1970s guitar-driven rock 'n roll radio tunes, like Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water," with Ritchie Blackmore blazing it up on lead and rhythm guitar...the decision was made. 

On his albums, he wears several hats: songwriter, guitarist, bassist, vocalist, producer, recording engineer, mixing & mastering engineer, and drum programmer. 

This is his new Ep "Disenchantment at a Distance", comprised of 4 songs for almost 20 minutes of music. The opener is "Bald, Beautiful and Long Gone", very 70s and a little jazzy, with good riffs and Hendrix-type vocals (and guitars too). The following "Thrill Walk" is entirely instrumental and with, again, some great riffs, very inspired. Very cool rhythm section too, very precise and solid. Track number 3 is the title track and the longest song on the album, very dynamic and, with a very creative rhythm section, good vocals and pure 70s guitar. "Vista Valley Drift" closes the album with great guitar solos and some prog bits, again totally instrumental. This is probably my favourite track of this EP, very interesting and recommended if you love the 70s and the atmospheres of that period.

Give it a go by clicking on the Spotify player below and remember to follow Paul Bibbins on social media.

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Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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