Genre: Progressive Rock

Sounds like: Beach Boys meets Queensryche,

The Good Musical Variety 

The Bad Marketability

The Ugly Unorthodox for mainstream

The Band 4 out of 5

The Music 4 out of 5

The Songs 5 out of 5

The Vibe 4 out of 5

The Production 3 out of 5

The Verdict 4 out of 5






The Artist I recently checked out the latest CD from singer/songwriter Dale Turner entitled Mannerisms Magnified. Turns out Turner comes to us from Sacramento, California.


The band Turner sings & plays all the instruments very much like artists Prince or Phil Collins. I would say Turner possesses above average playing abilities for the progressive Alternative Rock format. You will find many impressive guitar licks, rock solid bass guitar & drum rhythms along the way. Timing is spot on within the genera. Turner can hold his own on all instruments including vocals & harmonies, but more importantly itís impressive that Turner did all of this work himself including the engineering. That is quite a feat. Turner hits home with his thought provoking music. Vocals from Turner are executed perfectly, & in many ways the strongpoint part of the production. Amazing pitch control, & harmonies that are extremely creative. If I was a betting man I would wager this guy took chorus in High School. The music possesses progressive rock flair that is at times can be both fast-alternative & slow-melancholy. All in all fascinating music to wrap your head around. Will remind you of classic Lou Reed, Queen, Queensryche & even The Beach Boys. The songs Simply put Ė interesting, highly original & very unpredictable in nature. Some of the lyrics are not so easily pinned down. Turner is a clever creature & will require more than that to figure out. The vibe Overall very progressive, has both hard & soft moments. All in all a lot of musical variety. The production professional grade from start to finish The good Honorable mentions go out to the amazing musical diversity & talent of Dale Turner. This guy is a musical genius who locked himself away for a few years or two to deliver you this catalogue of music. Having said that It's highly worth an hour of your time to peer into Turner's world. Turner clearly put 100% effort into this production. I was entertained the entire time. Folks out there who enjoy progressive rock with lots of flow & ebbing textures will fall head over heals with this CD. Kodos goes out to Turner who wasn't afraid to be himself when the record light was on The bad Not the most marketable record Iíve ever heard, It doesnít mean itís not impressive in itís own right. The ugly Music will be hard to swallow for mainstream listeners.  


The verdict Dale Turnerís Mannerisms Magnified is brilliantly fascinating. It's highly creative, extremely entertaining, & you will never guess what's coming next. Again itís impressive how one man was able to pull all this off by himself. The amount of work it took to create a CD of this magnitude cannot be overstated.. The Bottom Line Sit back, relax & see where the Mannerisms Magnified roller coaster ride takes you 


Markus Druery

Indieshark Music Critic





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