Thursday, October 22, 2009
If you're looking for a way to jazz up and give your life soul, I'd suggest checking the musical efforts of Iolite. From the first notes hitting my ears, it was obvious that this CD is mature and the art is real.
On Night, the soulful vocals soothe whatever is not right in the world. The instrumentation is peaceful and perfect. The trumpet solo is just right. On Be Wise, they embark into a more world music feel and genre. Its full of percussion and muted trumpets. The vocals are put nicely in their place and the piano excels.
On later track, Rooms, they bring in some good old fashioned soul to the mix. The warble of the guitars are a nice touch.
There seems to be a real sense of production and gloss with Iolite. They know how to compose and turn art in to something the masses can enjoy and be moved by.
RATING: 5 of 5 stars
Posted by Ross Christopher at 11:32 AM