The Ian Ad Venture; the long standing collaboration between Ad Vanderveen and Iain Matthews continues after a 5 year break. The new cd is now a fact and it has been working towards a broad song selection of originals as well as some cool covers. "Ride The Times" is an acoustic based record with some electric streaks.
This record is sweet on the ear: the two voices are similar but clearly different, one track flows into the next, each one a improves with repetition and it doesn’t seem to matter whether the song is a cover or an original. Some, like prescient Mohammed’s Radio or Tom Waits’ classic Heart of Saturday Night, you’ve obviously heard before, but so manu others sound as if you have. In the end, it doesn’t matter. You’re in the safe hands of two confident craftsmen, their talents and having a good time.