Thursday, August 13, 2020
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Title: Encouragements
Format: CD
Label: self-released
Rated: *****
The newest Seven Ocatves album, ENCOURAGEMENTS is able to destabilize the listener for the way Kenny mixed synthpop (check "The real me"), late 70s pop a la Hall & Oates (like on "I'm falling"), 70s electronica, dubstep, electro funk, id.m., a bit of jazz or cheesy early 80s dance/soundtracks tunes with piano and harp in evidence (check "Give it unto you"). I dug the central part where electro funk was the main influence but at first it's difficult to get into the right mood to listen to the whole album in only one session. You need at least a couple of time to get used to its "weirdness" to be able to fully appreciate it. This album contains a lot of ideas and melodies if you are patient to discover them... Nice.


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