The new CD ‘Secrets & Alibis’ from Tennessee-based outfit VOID CONTACT is a rare occasion reminding the 60's, 70's and 80’s, also presenting the integrity of its own musical formula. Let me start by saying that I’m much impressed with this wonderful release! Sure, main credit goes to the songwriter David McHenry (lead vocals, b/v, keyboards, drums, percussion) and his long-time partner Carter Scott (guitars, bass, keys, back vocal duties). Here, a founding duo enlisted the support from many guests. Musically, ‘Secrets & Alibis’ features the eclectic blend of classic art rock, power pop, buffoonery, psychedelia, theatrics, sympho string quintet, accordion, pseudo Dixieland, sounds of radio (to name only a few). This spellbinding record wanders about in a free-formed style, utilizing a retro-infused recipe. The album flows and the listener is drawn farther into the sonic wonder that’s deeply familiar to lovers of famous artists from the past but remaining to be stunningly original. Panoramic approach evokes the vivid imagery of such bands as The Beatles, 10 cc, Queen, Pink Floyd, Klaatu, Supertramp, Styx, Toto, Jellyfish, Tears For Fears and the ilk. Just try to imagine the 14 fully new compositions produced by mentioned luminaries of yesteryear. There’s no doubt, this incredible disk is worth listening to again and again. So folks, sit back and relax. Let Void Contact take you for a dream ride.