Peace Music great name for these guys as their music displays a sense of peacefulness centered around pop themes. "Just For A Moment" opens the disc and with its calypso-like harmonies, makes you want to fix up a cocktail and hang out on the beach.
"Think Again" favors a more aggressive structure with a grittier vocal melody from vox/percussionist Michael Finochiaro. An abrupt time change segues into a blues section in the middle of this track, proving that Peace Music can mix various styles together into a quality product that is all their own. "Felt A Notion" begins with some enticing guitar melodies from David P. Torrisi. The song lends itself to a reminiscent Crosby Stills, and Nash and proves to be one of the disc's strong points. A little bit of funk fortifies the appropriately titled "Dig Into Funk," adding a good contrast. The disc closes with a trilogy of selections. Kicking it off is the very brief "Sunshine Eyes," a tune a la folk artists such as Simon and Garfunkel. The darker, "Eye To Eye" follows, weighing much less on the side of mass appeal, as its melodies are less infectious but is still a sensible track at this point in the record. Adhering to its more progressive palette, "Eye To Eye" leaves its dark realm and segues into a second movement of its own that is much brighter, and seems to symbolize an awakening into "The Light," which closes the trilogy and the disc, reverting back to the pop/acoustic themes that are heard at the opening of the disc no cocktails this time though oh well. Peace Music have displayed quality song writing, and the ability to meld many styles into their own flavor of some memorable feel good music.
- Karl Russo,