Jupiter in Velvet
JUPITER IN VELVET– Screaming the Love Behind the Stars (2012)
by Michael Keith edited by Drew Blackwell
URL – http://www.jupiterinvelvet.com/fr_home.cfm
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Jupier in Velvet is a UK based artist that just released his latest effort entitled ”Screaming the Love Behind the Stars.” I have to say I was extremely impressed with the opening 3 tracks “Jupiter in Velvet”, “Love is on my Side” and “So how Could they Know”. They made quite the first impression with me. Each one possessed my full unadulterated attention. To be honest: I expected cheesy Singer Songwriter Pop cut from the same cloth as say a Jason Mraz or Rob Thomas. Not that there’s anything wrong with Jason Mraz or Rob Thomas, I just want to hear something new and different. What I discovered was actually quite the opposite. The whole CD is a breath of fresh air and is full of what I would call rocked out energy with pop-style music that appeals to so many different senses on so many different levels. It reminds me of Psychadelic Furs, The Minus Five, Parachute, and even Franz Ferdinand. I can also hear the slight Psychedelic-Funk-Americana influence in there as well. What I really like about Jupiter in Velvet is there is no attempt to deliver what I call over the top pop. Cheezy music with a handsome face via top flight sampling, cookie cutter songwriting via a mix that sounds more like a commercial than a piece of music. “Screaming the Love Behind the Stars” appeals to both advanced and novice listeners alike. Whatever kind of listening level you’re on – some will identify with things while others will not. Like a three layered cake Jupiter in Velvet is one artist that has allot of depth and has so much to offer. Weather it’s musically, lyrically, inspirationally, emotionally, spiritually – if you feel like music is taking us in the wrong direction than rest assured Jupiter in velvet is taking us back in the right direction.
Top Track: Title track
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Final Word: Jupiter in Velvet affirmed my faith in good music again. He represents all that is magical, real and good in music and his latest CD delivers a highly passionate 10 track catalog via top flight musicianship, amazing songwriting and music that covers all the bases: Rock, Pop and Psychedelic-Funk-Americana.