WAHH World Fusion Band: Brother Ray WAHH World Fusion Band’s 2018 album is a love letter to its former bassist, the late Ray Villadonga, who spent the month before he died clocking in 12-hour days in the hopes of getting these last bits of music to tape. Villadonga’s spirit is In the droning hum and hypnotizing vocal on the nearly 10-minute “Desire On Fire” and the modern-rock breakdown on album opener “Eternity.”
It’s in every octave of the crazy wah-wah pedal on “Loony Luna,” and it shines especially bright on Brother Ray’s title track. The joy Villadonga brought to unconventional music is almost tangible on the effort, and we’re all better for it, too.
Scroll through a slideshow of 2018's best Tampa Bay music releases or see and sample all of them here. Call your local record store to see if it is carrying the release.
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