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Artist: DANZ POETA (@)
Title: Pray For Rain
Format: CD
Label: self-released
Distributor: CDBaby
Rated: *****
Indianapolis brings out the debut of Jamie Vitro, who stands behind this solo project. It’s a musically combination of classic and melancholic Synthpop themes with danceable Futurepop tunes – Jamie names ASSEMBLAGE 23, MESH or COVENANT to his influences – and this fits globally. He also could already open a gig for the famous RAZED IN BLACK and also this experience has formed him towards a more electronic-driven sound. Unbelievable, that he was a guitar player for some Goth-inspired local bands before – but this only shows his musically talent. So this release features 10 tracks of well worked out Synth-/Futurepop music which has all smooth and catchy attitudes to offer. It isn’t the newest sound and machinery in use for sure, but it’s damned effective arranged. These tracks wont let a fan of the mentioned genres unimpressed, favorites featuring the most melodic content can be named with the opener "Mortal Coil" and "Breath Of Time" on the danceable side – and of course the strong "Dante In His Fire", a beautiful and slowly arranged ballad. Another winning point of this act are the well included vocals – of course they are genre-like deep male and crystal-clear recorded. Also impressive are the kind of lyrics providing a romantic up to poetic background – and so drifting a bit away from the usual "fighting-for-a-better-world" monotony. DANZ POETA prove with this self-released album, that real talent wont be undiscovered. This is a strong – maybe a bit more thoughtful alternative to some above mentioned famous acts of this genre. Available via CDBaby.



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