Voxmirage

Voxmirage

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Voxmirage

URL: http://www.voxmirage.com/

Voxmirage come from Seattle, and they mix synth-pop with alternative and other rock forms with a strong jazzy feel. The band consist of songwriters Mike Streng and Aaron Nicholes, this is their debut self-titled release produced by Ken Stringfellow. They hark back and cut forward thru time like a razor, leaving a lot far behind at what they do. The CD begins with “All I Want Is You” and it’s a fresh splash of energy with killer guitars after a short mystical intro. They nail everything in one with ease on this. The vocals and keyboards fly perfectly over each other in an intertwining frenzy. “I Can’t Take It Anymore Than This” follows in the same fashion but with more of a soothing effect, with a lower tempo. The songwriting picks up noticeably here with an overall better tune. The next track is “Hold On” and it’s one of the best of the disc. “Never Go Away” is another excellent number but the backing track manages to exceed the vocal performance, which is its only flaw if I had to choose. Otherwise once again they break some more ground on this with great synth work. On “She’s Going Away” they start to rock a little harder with a spacy track. This one is another very cool song, bringing everything before it together somehow. This has a really contagious groove, it’s another one of the best cuts. “Just A Fool” is another great track, as well as “Just For Tonight” which is a real light hearted, smooth jazz treat. The horns take over here and it’s a cool change. The space factor comes back with “On I Go With You” and it’s a pretty cool one too but if anything had to go it would be this one for me. I spot some influences more here than any place else, as well. They manage to bring the fun back on “My Favorite Sin” with another contagious groove. This has all been done before but that isn’t the point, it’s how they do it, and they do it very well. In fact they keep up with the very best of the genre, keeping up with them all. These are all good tunes with great instrumentation and vocals, not only reminding of but surpassing a lot on their path. Even the last two tracks, the well done cover of “Go Insane” and “I Know What Scares You” are of the same cutting edge level alternative rock. Voxmirage are a great band to keep an eye on in the future, every reason is covered here, and they are without question worth at least that much.

Purchase Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-i-want-is-you/id895260564?i=895260579

Cory Frye

Score: 8/10

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