Friday, May 27, 2016

Review : Ted Poley - Beyond the fade

Ted Poley - Beyond the fade (2016) Frontiers Records
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio
Tracks : 1.Let´s start something 2.Everything we are 3.Hands of love 4.The perfect crime 5.Stars 6.Higher 7.Where I lost you 8.You won´t see me cryin´ 9.We are young 10.Sirens 11.Beneath the stars
2,5 out of 5

We are living in the age of compressed mp3 productions handmade for digital streaming services, it´s not like back in the day when everybody was supposed to have a huge hi-fi system at home and your favorite albums were recorded in expensive and big room studios.
An album like Ted Poley´s 3rd solo album "Beyond the fade" will sound like shit in your Bang and Olufsen amplifier and speakers but works just fine on your smartphone.
The Danger Danger singer Ted Poley takes on a set of songs written by Tom and James Martin of Vega, the album is packed with late 80´s party-like AOR where "Everything we are" sounds like a leftover from FM´s "Indiscreet" sessions.
But I can't help thinking that this whole thing feels so average and pale.
Highlights : Hands of love, Stars
Recommended if you like Danger Danger, Firehouse, Marcello/Vestry

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