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Bruce Ley 

Collection One: The Peacock, the Deer and the Moon (Independent)


Ontario-based Ley is a Zelig of Canadian music. He’s played country with Tommy Hunter, disco with the T.H.P. Orchestra and in the early ’70s band Brass Union. With partner Candice Bist, Ley’s been writing songs all along, inspired by everything from Sufi mysticism to slick fashion ads. His veteran session colleagues join in, providing an uptown sheen. “Resisting the Pull” is an articulate critique of consumption. If the execution projected more rage, he’d really have something. Guest guitarist Eric Mahar pushes against the metronome a touch on “No, No, No” to show what’s missing. The playing could be, should be, looser. What, are all you guys off the sauce?

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