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Once Around Saturn

These Promises

Review by Gary Hill

If you are a fan of the electronic based 80s music, you will love this. This is really a retro piece of nostalgia. I was never a huge fan of that style of music, so in some ways this isn't my thing. That said, I like the last couple songs a lot.
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Track by Track Review
Because Jennifer (featuring Glenn Whitehall & Amanda Easton)

The electronic sound on this is decidedly 80s styled. It makes me think of a cross between something like Human League and Prince. There is a definite soulful vibe to this. It's definitely a blast of nostalgia. There are lots of layers of vocals in this sonic creation.

Fortress Of Love (featuring Amanda Easton)

The 80s elements continue on this number. If anything, they are even more prevalent with a bit more of a dance sound in the mix.

Titan Excursion
I really love this piece. It's my favorite here for sure. It's an electronic musical excursion with a lot of magic built into it. The vocals take more of a backseat here, running more as flavoring over the top.
These Promises (featuring Glenn Whitehall)
I like this cut better than the first couple tunes. It's more in line with the kind of 80s stuff as those two songs. The first piece here made me think of Prince a little. This does that to an even larger degree. Sure, it still has other 80s leanings, but I can hear some definite Prince in this. I love the rhythm section, too. I can make out some hints of things like Art of Noise in this.
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