Dani'el - The Book Pt. II: Redemption
Electropop, Synthpop Dani\'el is back with a continuation of Book series that began off with The Book. This time around, he's coming at us with a four track EP titled The Book Pt. II: Redemption. And, well, let's get right on talking about it.

Moonchild breaks out a very nice melody that sounds very dreamy, and somewhat romantic. The vocals are off from the beat in my opinion; while the music is absolutely easy going and relaxing, the singing contrasts that by completely overpowering them and being a bit overbearing with odd pitch shifts happening hear and there. Not quite the best route to take, but, still, the instrumental segments of the song were fantastic.

Redemption sort of had the same problem vocal wise, with the chords overpowering the music just a bit too much. However, this time around the music fits the mood of the vocals, cracking out a bit more of a pop-ish beat whenever necessary, but for the most part remaining in tune. The backing vocals that come and go were also a lovely touch.

Sensitive Boy really shined well on the album, with the beat actually becoming more steady as a new wave synth line beckons forth a wonderful sound. Dani'el's soothing vocals fit right in with the overall theme of the song, and this is perhaps him at his best. Great job. I would say the same about To Dare. However, the vocals do go through some more odd pitch shifts and may take some time to get used to (you may never get used to it), but the charming instrumental work once more burns brightly.

And it's at the end of this EP that I come out saying that Dani\'el is absolutely brilliant when it comes to his electronic work. Each rhythm in each song was absolutely brilliant in every sense of the word. What brings it down, however, would be his vocals. While they can sound great at times, when he starts to get a little louder with his singing, his voice kind of cracks up and breaks the overall mood of the song. If he could manage to bring out more of his sooth sounding voice and less of the almost hysterical screaming that comes out sometimes, then this EP would have been much, much better than what it currently is. Still, check it out and form your own opinion on it; the music is top notch.
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Dani'el - The Book Pt. II: Redemption

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2014 by Dita Entertainment
Dani\'el is back with a continuation of Book series that began off with The Book. This time around, he's coming at us with a four track EP titled The Book Pt. II: Redemption. And, well, let's get right on talking about it.

Moonchild breaks out a very nice melody that sounds very dreamy, and somewhat romantic. The vocals are off from the beat in my opinion; while the music is absolutely easy going and relaxing, the singing contrasts that by completely overpowering them and being a bit overbearing with odd pitch shifts happening hear and there. Not quite the best route to take, but, still, the instrumental segments of the song were fantastic.

Redemption sort of had the same problem vocal wise, with the chords overpowering the music just a bit too much. However, this time around the music fits the mood of the vocals, cracking out a bit more of a pop-ish beat whenever necessary, but for the most part remaining in tune. The backing vocals that come and go were also a lovely touch.

Sensitive Boy really shined well on the album, with the beat actually becoming more steady as a new wave synth line beckons forth a wonderful sound. Dani'el's soothing vocals fit right in with the overall theme of the song, and this is perhaps him at his best. Great job. I would say the same about To Dare. However, the vocals do go through some more odd pitch shifts and may take some time to get used to (you may never get used to it), but the charming instrumental work once more burns brightly.

And it's at the end of this EP that I come out saying that Dani\'el is absolutely brilliant when it comes to his electronic work. Each rhythm in each song was absolutely brilliant in every sense of the word. What brings it down, however, would be his vocals. While they can sound great at times, when he starts to get a little louder with his singing, his voice kind of cracks up and breaks the overall mood of the song. If he could manage to bring out more of his sooth sounding voice and less of the almost hysterical screaming that comes out sometimes, then this EP would have been much, much better than what it currently is. Still, check it out and form your own opinion on it; the music is top notch. Nov 10 2014

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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