Like the Paris that inspired Love Made Me Drunk, Gregory Page Hovelian has captured the “City of Light“ in sound. As the carousel and record spin, you will be transported to a Parisian rooftop where you can observe the view as Gregory Page Hovelian recorded it. Full of rich tone color, grey skies, captivating instrumentals and liberating lyrics, Love Made Me Drunk is intoxicatingly beautiful.
Listening to his world-weary vocals over muted trumpet, squeezebox and gently strummed acoustic guitar is enough to conjure the smells of strong black coffee and freshly baked baguettes. It's enough to place you in an old black and white film full of mysterious characters in raincoats and fedoras – with a hint of danger and love lost…Beautiful and aching, the sound of remorse tempered by dark humor, it is a gorgeous example of the seemingly lost art of finding beauty in disappointment and sorrow. ~ Jim Trageser
I discovered Gregory Page a few months ago. I've listened to his music nearly nonstop since then. It rewards repeated listening. It is deeply romantic and melancholy music and yet you emerge from his haunting melodies and permeating moods, exhilarated and happily dazed. Page has all the depth, mystery, virtuosity and originality of Nick Drake. Yet his songs are more engaged with the world especially in the realm of romance. I hope this summary intrigues, but it will never do his incredible music justice. Listen! ~ Patrick O’Leary