EarBuzz.com - Review of Resonance
(Spirit of Man)
you come across an album that is difficult to quantify. Such is the case
with the Resonance Project's Spirit of Man. This collaboration sounds like
a soaring, atmospheric-rock side project of Jefferson Airplane. Not to say
the sound is dated by any means, rather pointing to the vocal styling;
which is at the heart of the record, and reminiscent of Grace Slick's
early work. 'Eternity' begins as a mellow, Mojave-3/Zero-7 type of work.
The music escalates into cascading guitar riffs and gorgeous, dreamy
vocals. 'Fire in Your Liberty' continues the journey, adding edgier
strings and an incremental, catchy chorus (more rock-like than the first
cut). 'Home' feels like the musical peak of the album. The lead vocals
joined by back-ups and an extended guitar solo. The title cut, 'Resonance'
strikes a more aggressive tone. The overall sound is more akin to a Heart
track, as it builds the vocals widen and tower over the music. The artists
on the Resonance Project sequenced the record perfectly. The tracks play
as a continuous sonic story-board, with their sheer musical talent as the
narrator. Perhaps phrases like progressive rock suit this album, but
classifying it only detracts from the message.