Dizzy Box Nine release “Electric Illusion”
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Today I listened to the 12 Track CD Dizzy Box Nine called "Electric Fusion". DBN is a band that cannot and should not be underscored. All music, lyrics, and fretwork invites the listener to sift through a multitude of pop-punk-rock sounds, all of which congeal up a tangible yet fun selection of songs – 12 of them in fact. It’s all kicked off by the tasty “Open Up To Me” which when you listen to the piece is the perfect intro statement to start a musical journey with. There’s somewhat of an upbeat, hopeful tone and mood here when one is introduced to this amazing band and Ludwig’s peculiar voice for the first time via this intro track. Ludwig’s voice is mostly well suited for this type of music. I have to admit when I saw the pictures of these guys and after listening to this first song – this band was everything I imagined them to be. On “Good” we hear music reflecting the many tongue and cheek offerings provided by past bands like Blink 182 and MxPx. This proves to be a very well grounded environment for this collection of songs. Pieces like ‘When I Look At You”, “Fantasy” and "Rosie”
Despite this Ludwig branches off with other tracks like rocking “Crazy Superstar” and my personal favorite “Tell.” Artistic expression should never be held to a strict guideline of musical fundamentalism. I hate to use that word “fundamentalism” here but that’s the way it feels sometime when we try to categorize artists. I also don’t think “musical fundamentalism” is what traditional Rock n’ Roll is about, and yes this album is fundamentally pop-punk based. Having said this “Electric Illusion” is in a league of its own combining the best 90s pop punk has to offer. The musicianship -though a little of polish and better production work wouldn't be that band- is off the charts the songs are amazing and the catalogue is fully loaded.
“Electric Illusion” is a very great album to sit through and enjoy. It also refuses to fall into the trap of becoming fundamentally duress-ridden pop. The musical arrangements slightly differ from song to song and the vocals and emotional latitude tend to remain compatible with that versatility of the band. All at a constant level throughout. Its music that you could use on a road trip – but also make you want to jump up, grab your guitar and write an awesome song that could change people mood. To inspire someone in on a very sincere and powerful level – yeah that what music is all about?
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