The Good Evol – Butterfly Crush – Review
This review was written by Adam Taylor (UK).
This is The Good Evol’s latest CD “Butterfly Crush” officially released in 2011. Natalia Bartolotti and company bring to the table a plethora of musical experience that can’t be questioned. They hail from Los Angeles and are no strangers to the music business.
I always listen to the first track very, very carefully. The first track is what the artist has personally chosen to be the first piece of music to hit your ears. I have to say I was extremely impressed with the opening title track. It was an upbeat number that made a great first impression and had me eager for what was ahead. To be honest: I expected a sing-songy pop rock record that was extremely predictable and overly compatible for a mass audience. What I discovered was quite the opposite. The whole CD is wonderfully simple yet full of what I would call positive energy, with music that appeals to all the senses. The Good Evol reminds me a bit of No Doubt, Garbage, Cowboy Junkies and yes, even Madonna. There are both fantastic and entertaining moments on “Butterfly Crush” which gives the sound a very uplifting and marketable feel. There were some entertaining moments throughout, but also a few pin drop moments as well. From top to bottom “Butterfly Crush” is an extremely polished sounding production with amazing sound quality, legendary musicianship and top of the line musical compositions. If I had to pick one word or phrase that best describes The Good Evol it would be “fun”. This group holds nothing back and is total blast to listen to.
The most amazing thing about The Good Evol is the x-factor of Bartolotti. What is x-factor? – it is the passion within and it’s nothing that can be taught in a textbook. You either have it or you don’t. Bartolotti appeals to both advanced and novice listeners alike. This is harder to do than it sounds – and shouldn’t be strived for, rather it should come just naturally. The Good Evol has proven themselves worthy of praise with this latest string of songs. There’s nothing more dangerous than a hot female fronted band armed with a voice, a song, and a one way ticket to crash a party.
5 of 5 stars
Learn more about The Good Evol and their brand of power pop at their website, www.thegoodevol.com