Feb 21, 2012
Please, read the entire review on www.kemptation.com
Josh Klinghoffer can be found currently as replacement for John Frusciante with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Klinghoffer’s closeness to the band played a big part in the decision to promote him to fulltime member (he played live with them during the Stadium Arcadium tour, providing second guitar to Frusciante).
Klinghoffer’s song writing with Dot Hacker clearly shows that he is not merely being asked to learn the songs and play along like a performing monkey. His artistic talents shine through and, even though the Chili Peppers retain their distinctive sound, this EP is a testament to Klinghoffer’s own ability as a standalone musician.
The EP is only four songs long (with a full length album due for release in May, according to the label’s website), but that is plenty to give fans a taste of what to expect – though conversely, it might leave those of us who are undecided with insufficient information to go on, to which it is then a matter of musical faith as to whether we go and purchase the full length upon its release.
Klinghoffer provides guitar and lead vocals, standing alongside a veritable super group of musicians who have played with the likes of Gnarls Barkley, PJ Harvey and Omar Rodriguez Lopez (of Mars Volta fame). […] [/one_half]