It was only 36 seconds but the intro alone was enough to bring a smile to my face, and set me up for what was to come…
The sultry voice of Jon Mack mixed with the electronic twiddles of Christopher Fudurich and Fred Traverso make for an exciting Electrock album. (Is that the word we’re using? Ok)
The music paints a picture for the lyrics; it’s all very theatrical not surprising really given her parents roots. With industrial beats and atmospheric sounds, Shadow has got a definite futuristic Sci Fi/fantasy feel it, which is in-keeping with the whole album.
In the first album she was getting to grips with the recording equipment, Jon taught herself to play live instruments at an early age, but it’s the marriage with electronic music that has been a learning curve for her. It has paid off however, giving her the freedom to play and expand her style.
As well as working with Christopher Fudurich and Fred Traverso, Jon Mack has collaborated with a whole host of talent this time, adding to the sound all the more.
Its music you can dance to, music you can rock to and music you can lie back and head to which ever fantasy land they want to take you to.
Words by Carolyn Davis