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Slim Man: Solstice

Slim Man, the alter ego of Bona Fide bassist and leader Tim Camponeschi, has a vocal range that would probably tank on American Idol. But he stays within himself, and that works just fine for the songs he writes. Solstice has its hits and misses, but certainly benefits from Marc Antoine’s distinctive Latin-style guitar magic, which adds depth and class. Wrapping your arms around this album is akin to grabbing hold of a soundtrack of a seasonal relationship, a summer fling. The nine original songs have an ethereal quality as fleeting as a summer sunset.

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