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Frank Grimaldi
Balance
Empathic Records

Frank Grimaldi is an intelligent and poetic songwriter and his music has many faces. "The Right thing" has a relaxed groove and a Bowie-esque lead vocal. Grimaldi has a clear soulboy thing going here.

"Bad Habits" is jazzy and loose and has Grimaldi singing of how we never quite lose our less than sensible habits. "Faggotry personified" weds the personal to the political to a groovy beat. Grimaldi speaks of the clicheés surrounding the image of the gay man as Soce, the elemental wizard raps.

"Love is not the same(what am I doing in this bed)" visits a love affair gone sour. The upbeat reggae stylings of the song make you feel like dancing. Balance is a great record.

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