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Album Review: Scott Helland Guitarmy of One | Spy Detective Collective

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Scott Helland Guitarmy of One | Spy Detective Collective

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With over three dozen records to his credit already—having leapt from punk and thrash metal to cabaret—New Paltz’s Scott Helland dives guitar-first into James Bond territory with Spy Detective Collective, providing the throwback soundtrack for your next undercover operative. This exhibit of instrumental intrigue is an atmospheric mood setter, a time machine to the retro TV of childhood memory and its popular espionage-oriented shows’ theme music: “I Spy,” “Get Smart,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” and others. Helland goes rogue with electric strings and tireless beats, sleuthing through clever titles such as “Perry Mason Exoneration,” “Emma Bella Citronella,” and “Keeping up with the Barnaby Joneses” while honoring iconic secret agents with vigorous performance. Fans of surf music and film noir will also enjoy the mysterious moods and supersonic strumming, as “Coronets for Clouseau and Columbo” and “Gone with the Bond” close the case. Snoop around this for this one.

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