Machines for Collective Living is Bouvetoya's sixth album at SynGate Records. With his album "Machines for Collective Living" Michael Jones aka Bouvetoya from Ireland faces the current technical development of this decade, though in highly melodic references through synthesizer-tunes full of character. The album spans a great and calm suspense and invites to dive into flowing soundcarpets. Maybe a request, to create such spaces against the rush and haste of the world to face the mechanisation with serenity?
With his second album Ya Think I'd Know Better, Coco Montoya ditches the guest stars and opts for a menu of pure, unadulterated Montoya. The results are quite impressive, to say the least. For the moment, overlook his somewhat pedestrian vocals and just concentrate on his scintillating guitar work. It's no secret that Montoya cultivated a reputation as one of the finest guitarists of the '80s and '90s through his session work, but even those familiar with his gutsy, electrifying style will be taken aback by the stylistic variety and musical depth on Ya Think I'd Know Better. Montoya even pulls skunk-hot solos out of the most predictable blues-rockers, while his smoldering solos on slower numbers like "Dyin' Flu" are passionate and moving. Best of all, Coco puts down his electric for acoustic romps like the earthy "Hiding Place." In short, Ya Think I'd Know Better answers the question whether Coco Montoya is a vital bluesman for the '90s, and the answer is an emphatic "yes!"