It has been known for over a decade about a solo album by New Orleans based Crowbar guitarist/vocalist/mainman that is Kirk Windstein. Once we heard of a potential acoustic album, then nothing much was known after that. Then in late 2019, there was a short teaser and then an announcement of the actual release, which had any fan of Kirk Windstein at full attention and hope.
The album starts with a signature blow on the guitar, but in a more seething manner than his usual New Orleans sludge recipe of Crowbar, Down, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Valume Nob, Victorian Blitz, etc. There is a more atmospheric depth and separate emotions in his vocal delivery.
His talents as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter have always been diverse, and anything he’s involved with always satisfies the ears of people who follow his extensive catalog.
The opening title track of Dream in Motion has strong hooks to get you started for the sonic journey. “Toxic” is a realistic track that sticks out for me personally in many ways, I might add. “Once Again” is a relaxing yet powerful song with clean guitars and keyboards.
“Enemy in Disguise” is a creative number with multiple bluesy over tones. “Ugly Truth” delivers a lot of emotion vocally in it’s own way, with unique arrangements. And if you are a Jethro Tull follower, enjoy the closing track of “Aqua Lung”.
Kirk Windstein is a true king of not only New Orleans music, but music in general! The whole album is great and takes you on a journey across many different sonic landscapes. I don’t want to spoil the surprise; you’ll have to hear it yourself. Pay tribute and pick up a copy!
Indulge in the video of the title track below!