Kohala - Back to Kohala
Most of the music on “Back to Kohala” was composed by the three members of the trio. They’ve also included a couple gems such as Brian Wilson’s Warmth of the Sun, and Randy Lorenzo’s Forever Mine. While the song selection is mostly new, Kohala’s classic sound resounds and continues to be open, spacious and warm.
Review by John Berger
of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin
“Charles Michael Brotman, Charlie Recaido and Kevin Teves come together again as Kohala to share the musical magic created when a nylon-string guitarist (Brotman) teams up with two guys who prefer the hardier steel strings. The acoustic trio emphasizes the concept and contrasting textures by mixing their recordings so that Teves is heard solely through the right speaker, Recaido on the left and Brotman is in the middle. It’s a clever idea. The tranquillity and delicacy of their arrangements make this, their fifth album, a perfect antidote to the daily stress of times like these, especially when enjoyed on headphones.”
“Been listening to “Warmth of the Sun” [from BACK TO KOHALA] … I think you could have a hit on your hands. I think Palm hit on something. … ” Peter Manzi, Editor, New Age Voice Magazine, 08/13/2002