Best From… Vitne – Endless Blue (2015)
It took me some time to complete the review for this album and it is my first album review after long break.
It is worth to mention that previous Vitne’s album (“Neon”) was released 2 years ago and “Endless Blue” released in July is much different from his previous release. What I mean to say is that significant part of his first album was a good example of pure, vibrant hard rock music and now the songs are much calmer and relaxing, because of acoustic guitars that are very apparent now.
The album contains 6 tracks:
- Rain of Hope (intro)
- Endless Blue
- Himitsu, Village of the Sea
- The Ocean
and was recorded by:
- Vitne – lead & backing vocals, flute, bass, guitars, synthesizer
- Julian Angel – lead guitar
- Phil Robertson – drums (“Misery” and “The Ocean” songs)
- Matthew Sean Reynolds – mixing
I would like to start from title track which is the most energetic song on this EP. Thanks to this song, Vitne interestingly blended the hard rock climate from the previous album with acoustic rock music from another songs on this album. The same applies to “Misery” which is slightly slower than “Endless Blue“, but in both songs lead guitar are well composed into the melody line.
When it comes to “Serenity” and “Himitsu, Village of the Sea” they are the calmest tracks and what is more “Serenity” is the only instrumental track on the whole EP. The flute does a really good job in both of tracks.
And the last song (besides “Rain of Hope” as intro) which I would put somewhere in the middle between lively “Endless Blue” and relaxing “Himitsu, Village of the Sea” songs. To be honest I am really neither surprised nor disappointed here and it is really hard for me to rate this song, for sure I could tell that it is a nicely balanced song.
To sum up, I am not a big fan of acoustic rock music, but if you heard the previous album (“Neon”) you should be satisfied especially with the title track. Anyway, it is a good choice if you would like to calm down, forget about all your troubles and enjoy listening to a high quality blend of hard, acoustic rock and relaxing music.
My rating: 8,5/10