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One Track Mind: Dave Mason, “Dear Mr. Fantasy” from Future’s Past (2014)

One Track Mind: Dave Mason, “Dear Mr. Fantasy” from Future’s Past (2014)

Dave Mason has returned, after too long away, to his birthright in Traffic — but, interestingly, not from the typical nostaglic perspective. Instead, he’s reworked “Dear Mr. Fantasy” as a searing blues rumination, steering the psychedelic Traffic classic in a completely different direction.

Something Else! sneak peek: Joe Bonamassa, “Oh Beautiful!” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Joe Bonamassa, “Oh Beautiful!” (2014)

As the reigning champ of blues-rock guitarists after Clapton’s generation, Joe Bonamassa attracts notice whenever he issues new music (and to the great delight of his fans, he does this often).

One Track Mind: The Both, “Milwaukee” from The Both (2014)

If you were wondering how the perennially circumspect Aimee Mann came to be in a band called the Both with riffy indie-rocker Ted Leo, look no further than the aptly titled “Milwaukee” from their forthcoming eponymous debut.

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, “Animals” from Midnight Sun (2014): One Track Mind

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, “Animals” from Midnight Sun (2014): One Track Mind

In 1973, director Alejandro Jodorowsky put together a psychedelic mindfuck of a film called The Holy Mountain that became an underground sensation — in no small part because John Lennon and Yoko Ono put their stamp of approval on it

One Track Mind: Brian Eno + Karl Hyde, “Daddy’s Car” from Someday World (2014)

Just as much as the first track from Brian Eno’s forthcoming collaboration with Underworld’s Karl Hyde was girded by a doomy sense of portent, “Daddy’s Car” is a compulsively listenable ride — all scronky keyboard blips, ass-moving beats and late-night promise.

One Track Mind: Johnny Orr, “We’ll Get By (The Autism Song)” (2014)

Johnny Orr assumes the role of an autistic boy and says what that boy might say if he were able communicate like a neurotypical kid in his gently swaying ballad, “We’ll Get By (The Autism Song).”

One Track Mind: Don Felder, “Southern Bound” from Road to Forever: Extended Edition (2014)

One Track Mind: Don Felder, “Southern Bound” from Road to Forever: Extended Edition (2014)

Though he’s long been associated with California as a member of the Eagles, Don Felder was born and raised in the swampy milieu of Gainesville, Florida. You get a sense of the profound impact that period had on him (both as a youngster and as a guitarist) via “Southern Bound”

One Track Mind: The Alan Parsons Project, “Fragile” (2014)

One Track Mind: The Alan Parsons Project, “Fragile” (2014)

Draped with a diaphanous, David Gilmour-like reverie — fitting, considering the band leader’s connection back to Pink Floyd — “Fragile” illustrates once again how the ever-malleable, at times almost faceless Alan Parsons Project continues through loss.

One Track Mind: Earth Wind and Fire, “Can’t Hide Love” from Essential (2014)

One Track Mind: Earth Wind and Fire, “Can’t Hide Love” from Essential (2014)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plP4Z2hHXvE&w=500&h=305] This sound, in the dead of night, comes rushing out of my radio — a tornadic gust of horns. Then there follows a devastatingly cool lyric, amid a suave and spacious groove. But who is it? 45 seconds in, I finally peg “Can’t Hide Love” as the new Earth Wind and Fire song; I knew Maurice White’s “yow”Read More

One Track Mind: Ian Anderson, “Enter the Uninvited” from Homo Erraticus (2014)

One Track Mind: Ian Anderson, “Enter the Uninvited” from Homo Erraticus (2014)

When all of the talk about concepts and recurring characters is done, an album like Ian Anderson’s forthcoming Gerald Bostock-themed Homo Erraticus must still have the musical goods — must still hold up on its own. The frenzied, very modern creativity surrounding “Enter the Uninvited” signals that it will.