Finally, here in my hands there is the latest album of the "Voltaj"
band. Remember the one concert of which we visited at the Black Sea? The
album is called "424" and as far as I understand its name represents how
many days passed since the preivous CD was released. Whatever. The
licensed disk itself I bought at a store, with a book of lyrics and
video-track in data area. Since I guess not a lot of you know the band,
here is my new report, the musical one..
Actually, the style "Voltaj" plays in is quite far away from the music I
use to listen to. So, here is a suprise for those of you who believe the
only genre I like is metal! The variety appears to be much larger. Well,
in this case we have to deal with a lot of electronics, sometimes mixed
with a bass-guitar sound. Almost like in the best traditions of the
industrial music (you'll get it as soon as you listen to the ..Tu
songs). Actually, I
think the bass-guitar is one of the things that attracted personally
myself. After this between the things I liked there were Romanian lyrics
with quite an interesting message. The language itself made it sound
even more interesting to me. Finally, there was the USSR (CCCP) t-shirt
their guitarist weared, with the logotype of the country where I had
been born. Made in USSR, you know.
Just before releasing the "424" they started showing the clip for the
last song on the local music channels. Actually the song made me
courious about the recent creativity of the band. It's called "De maine"
(tomorrow), and in the clip all the guys are shown playing and singing
on an oil-drilling platform somewhere in the Black Sea. Quite a nice
piece of video, and the lyrics are very optimistic. Just to give you an
idea what it sounds like, here is the mp3
In the rest the album really has a very good quality, and the disk
design is cool too. Everything's done with gray and orange cubes.
Exactly in this style the band's site
was re-designed recently. But what
I really want to critisize a little bit is the disk's content. Yes, it's
understood that it's quite a difficult task even for professional
musicians to write a real hit, and the fact that the CD includes two of
them ("De maine" and "..Tu") is really amazing. However, the other
tracks are not that brilliant, though among them is another track called
"Lacrima" which is ok. Also the CD includes several remixes. The gold
rule almost of every musican of the last ten years - "burn a remix of
your last song to the disk if you haven't written enough new ones".
That's how an average Dj MoFo makes his living nowdays. At the other
hand, the idea about the clip and its making video was very nice. I
remember the band promising to release a really quality product in one
of TV-shows, so there is my final conclusion. The great quality was
reached, and the fans are happy. Foarte bine.