By Leslie Snyder
An emotional journey begins in Lima, Peru from an independent shoegaze/progressive Portuguese solo artist named Joaquim Barato. Joaquim Barato writes songs about beauty and anger with this latest musical collaboration with Flying Cape Experience who are an independent alternative/dream pop duo out of Flying Cape, Finland. These remarkable musicians released their latest musical collaboration called “8” Split EP on March 20, 2014 featuring eight “sense tingling” tracks that sound similar to the 1970’s “super group” ABBA.
The emotionally intense journey begins with the first track “Cherish” which is written by Joaquim Barato. This track features dark progressive/shoegaze melodies and soft “bellowing” chants throughout the track. This track is a reflective tale about a man who is appreciative of Mother Nature’s beauty. Meanwhile, beauty turns into darkness with the third track “Prophecies” which is also written by Joaquim Barato. This track features ‘haunting” progressive/shoegaze melodies with “eerie” chants “floating” throughout the track. This track is a gloomy tale about a man who is trapped by his past mistakes that are now making him feel guilty.
Next, darkness and anger turn into hope in the fifth track “Who’s standing beside you” which is written by Flying Cape Experience. This track features dark alternative/dream pop melodies and “moaning” vocals. This track is a sad tale about a person who has been hurt by people that he or she once trusted. Finally, the emotional journey ends with the hope of a new romance in the sixth track “I Am the other” which is also written by Flying Cape Experience. This track features “fluttering” alternative/dream pop melodies and soulful vocals. This track is a heartwarming tale about a beautiful woman who is putting a heartbroken man into a “trance.” This “trance” is literally filling this heartbroken man full of hope for a new romance.
This latest musical collaboration from Joaquim Barato and Flying Cape Experience which is called “8” Split EP is an absolute musical masterpiece. This wonderful collection of music describes every human emotion and will be enjoyed by many independent music fans all over the world.
Record Labels: El Vals del Conejo (Peru)/New-Zealander Active Listener Records
Artists Websites: http://www.elvalsdelconejo.bandcamp.com/album/8-split-ep
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