EXPLORE HOME STREAM
Forgot? ...or Register
Joe Liedtke October 14, 2015 - MUSIC!!
Vital 1 - Servant Savant EP | bit.ly/1J63p3K bit.ly/1VRfDt5 #MusicReview
WARNING: The grooves you are about to hear can be infectious and may lead to dancing, jolting your body around and other involuntary movements... and you're gonna love it. Let's jump right into the music of Vital 1.
Hailing from Milwaukee, WI Vital 1 (AKA Valentino Limon) has been in the digital music world for quite some time, over 2 decades to be exact. The maturity shows in this project for sure. The present music scene consists of countless faceless "producers" who just throw together pre made content into loops and beats and call it their own. Not the case with Vital 1. Each song has structure and balance which in turn transforms similar sounding samples of today into real songs.
"Queen" starts out this new EP just released on July 1. This tune sounds like an expression towards an ex girlfriend. I think he's calling someone a whore!! Brutal! I could use a little more vocals in the overall mix as it sounds a bit muddy at times. Great tune!
There are so many influences that I can hear in this project. Listed as influences on his CDBABY page are Charli XCX, Depeche Mode and Peter Gabriel. I can also hear some modern-day influences that may not fit completely but I hear "overtones" let's say...the gothic qualities really stand out to me. In particular some of the vocals remind me of a mix of Faith No More and Marilyn Manson. On the other side the tune "Walk" has a surprisingly poppy chorus that sticks out nicely.
"I Ain't The One" is very dance-able and has some nice ups and downs in the music. Electro sound scape backgrounds fill this one and supports the vocal perfectly. The title track is a nice bed of warm sounds. I enjoyed this track particularly well because it adds a nice break from the rest of the EP. This would definitely be a great track to drift off to at bed time.
"Heart Of Darkness" has a cool production feature straight off, listen to the sample that says "Check." As it fades later it blends into the music and I think is the highlight of the album for me. The music itself has a Linkin Park quality to it in some spots. The EP is rounded out by "The Thinnest Line" shows a heavy mix of industrial, pop and electro arranging that makes for a tune that does not get boring! I really enjoyed the production on this one with the electro breaks and poppy choruses.
Overall I enjoyed this EP and would recommend it to anyone who likes music that's a little off the beaten electronic path. Visit the "Buy" links in the Reverbnation player to the left to support Vital 1's new EP "Servant Savant!"
Steven Hughes liked
Whitney Ann Jenkins & Her Platonic Guy Friends Go Downstage Lefthttp://bit.ly/1VReqlv #MusicReview
Whitney Ann Jenkins & Her Platonic Guy Friends Go Downstage Left http://bit.ly/1RWtFCp #FOLLOW @WhitAnnMusic - Indie Music Plus - Google+
About - Help - Terms - Privacy - Ads - Blog - MoreLess