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CD – Down to Earth
Reviewed by: Rory Richardson
Edited by: Cyrus Rhodes
This is Slim Loris’ latest effort and it certainly does not disappoint. Venture to the internet – it will reveal an emotionally charged musical journey starting from Sweden to your heart. This is one band from Stockholm who brings to the table an elite songwriting craft coupled with top flight musicianship and a knack for making a the emotional connection with listeners. Musical flavors presented: Folksy-Pop Rock, Celtic, and Acoustic Alternative Rock.
Song Samples from the CD
The opening track "Low” a marquee song that sets the stage perfectly for this CD. It was a great intro piece that stuck in my head and had me eager for what was ahead. All in all the whole CD is brilliantly delivered with warm musical textures and flowing compositions. Headed up by singer-musician combo 2 core members: Robert Barrefelt (Guitar) and Matthias Cederstam (Bass, Guitar, Piano, and Organ). Other members include Jonas Ellenberg (Drums and Percussion), Leon Lindstrom (Backing Vocals) and Adrian Jones (String Arrangements). Barrefelt’s voice compliments this style of music well. Musical overtones reminded me a bit of Michael Buble, Kenny Loggins, John Mayer and even Marc Cohen. There are some fantastic pieces on this CD which gives this musical production a very accessible feel emotionally. The overall fretwork is impressive and the writing style is brilliant and I would describe it as emotional, pure, genuine and straight from the heart. These guys have all the singer/songwriter qualities needed to gravitate a fan base here in the US and abroad. Need I say more..
Favorite piece on the CD is a toss up between “Low” and “Break Even or Loose” ”
All song samples are from the Slim Loris Page on My Space
/ Low /
Into The Stillness /
Waiting for something /
Play Next /
Aint nothing like it used to be /
If there were two words I would use to describe Slim Loris it would be enlightening and powerful.
Enlightening is the way that writing music can be a cathartic thing especially from oceans away,
but also enlightening to the listener to never take any style of music for granted. At the end of
the day Doen to Earth by Slim Loris has the potential to reach out a huge fanbase if delivered
effectively. It’s a musical experience you will return to time and time again.
Rating: 10 stars out of 10..Perfect!!!!!
Rory Richardson...EvO:R Reviewer.
About the Reviewer:
Cyrus Rhodes is also President of Katavi Arts kataviarts.com a record label based out of Seattle, WA.
He also plays guitar for local rock band Seven Against Thebes, Over the years Rhodes has been
a guitarist in a touring band, band manager, booking agent, A&R representative, talent buyer, executive
producer and most recently a syndicated music critic. His reviews have been posted on USA TODAY and HEADLINE
NEWS. In 2009 he launched INDIE MUSIC DIGEST. IMD is dedicated the helping Independent
Artists and only accepts material from unsigned bands.
Cyrus's Record Label kataviarts.com
Cyrus's band Seven Against Thebes www.7at.net
Drum Dynasty www.drumdynasty.com
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