Gab De La Vega has released a new eleven track album entitled ‘Beyond Space and Time’. This is an impressive new album. The new work was recorded and mixed by Simone Piccinelli at La Buca Recording Club in Montichiari and mastered by Jack Shirley, Grammy-nominated producer and sound engineer (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Jeff Rosenstock, Gouge Away...) at The Atomic Garden Studio in Oakland, California.
The album begins with the electrifying track ‘Phoenix From The Flames’. This is an energetic rock track, with a powerful riff, stellar vocals, and a riveting baseline. This track sets the standard for this album, and it has successfully grabbed my attention as a listener.
‘YYZ’ takes a much slower approach in the beginning. The electric guitar is substituted for the acoustic guitar. The vocals have a very critical role in painting the narrative. The vocal execution is flawless and highlights the artist’s passion and emotion.
‘Rosary of Days’ is a stand out track to me. It has a very powerful intro, where the vocals take center stage and position the listener. The instrumental then makes shock-entry, with a ground-shaking riff, impressive drum pattern, and deep bass. ‘There must be something more’, is repeated. It's a catchy line that is really drilled into the listener. I love the texture and flavour of this composition, and the effect it has had on me as a listener.
‘Bomb Inside My Head’ picks up the tempo, with a drums-intense track, and catchy melody. This Hi-fidelity track is a burst of energy, the perfect addition to the album in my opinion.
‘As One’ is quite a specular track also, the slowness of the verses juxtapose the intensity of the chorus. The verses are quite minimalistic, with just vocals and an acoustic guitar, used to paint the narrative. The chorus introduces drums, bass, and a thicker and more emotional riff. I love this track for what it brings to the table. It has a very refreshing and rejuvenating sound.
‘Words Unspoken’ is a touching track, where the vocal delivery is flawless, and the riff echoing from the acoustic guitar is hypnotic. The harmonica is a subtle yet unique and humbling touch to the track, to really diversify the track, and create some flavor.
The album finishes on ‘I Still believe’ - which carries a lot of the themes discovered in ‘Words Unspoken’ and turns it into a triumphant conclusion to what has been a marvellous album. The vocals echo throughout the track, painting a beautiful picture for the listener.
This is a highly recommended album and I am looking forward to future projects by Gab De La Vega.
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