"Bloom's second album, after his stunning debut "Riverside," was, perhaps, destined to disappoint by comparison, but the fact that it comes so close to matching is a bold testament to his talents.This album begins with the startling "Mary Watches Everything," and ends with the simple, but decidedly NOT silly, love song "Be Well." In between we get another impressive set of Luka originals, mixed in with a pair of terrific covers, the Elvis standard "Can't Help Falling In Love," and a wild version of LL Cool J's (yes, that's right) "I Need Love." All and all a first rate album from a first rate artist."
J. Carroll | Island Heights,NJ | 12/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bittersweet poetry and haunting tunes make The Acoustic Motorbike a worthy addition to any music collection. The sound will stay with you long after a listen and the occasionally silly song, like the title track, makes a welcome change from the sense of pain that pervades the music. Even a cover of "Can't Help Falling In Love With You" sounds as if the singer knows that this will be a big mistake."
"What a great follow up to Riverside! I've been listening to Acoustic Motorbike in my car for weeks now, and I'm nowhere close to getting tired of it! :) It has a heavier mix of effects (delay, chorus, reverb, etc.) than the cleaner sounding Riverside and Turf, and it works well. I was treated to a private performance of 'Exploring The Blue' during one of Luka's sound-checks in Chicago recently. Listening to it on the CD is not quite the same, but it is still a VERY lovely sound."
What more can one say!
email@example.com | Dublin, Ireland | 08/15/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Acoustic Mtorbike! the acoustice guitar played by luka is as good as would be heard anywhere. Apart from the song "The Acoustic Motorbike" (more in the tongue in cheek style of his more famous brother Christy Moore) all these songs are deep, crystal clear vocally, and stunning acoustically. My favourite -- I need love, Just listen. If you get the opportunity see this man live in concert."