Thursday, June 16, 2011

Review: Faz Waltz “Life On The Moon”

Italian rockers Faz Waltz are back with a new record entitled, “Life On The Moon”. Led by Faz La Rocca, the boys are back with a dozen new tunes that capture the essence of 70s glam rock. “Life On The Moon” is the sophomore release to their self-titled debut (read our review here), which came out exactly one year prior.

Hop into their “Love Limousine” and you’ll feel like you’ve taken a time machine back to the glory days of T. Rex. Their love of all things Marc Bolan comes through even more on tracks like “Get On Down” and “I Long For Your Love”. Other highlights include the ballad “Mr. Sorrow”, which features progressive chord changes reminiscent of the pop stylings found in the music of Mott the Hoople. “Never Let You Go” sparkles with a super sharp pop melody, made all the more radiant with a bouncy piano line. “Friend Of A Nightmare” has a very similar vibe and is equally enjoyable. Two other tracks stand out because they are a detour from the fuzzy stomp rock that dominates the album. The stripped down acoustic “Lucky Man” offers a rare glimpse of a naked Faz Waltz, and “Marble Eyes” closes the record with a gentle and earnest piano ballad in the key of David Bowie.

Faz Waltz is recommended for fans of T. Rex, David Bowie, or The Knack.

iPOD-worthy: 1, 3, 6, 10, 11

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