NOISEWORKS

(AUSTRALIA)

EVOLUTION

(2022)
LABEL:

AUTOPRODUCTION

GENRE:

ROCK

TAGS:
80's, Easy-Listening, Groovy, Old School
""Evolution" marks the dazzling return of Noiseworks, who has taken the best of all the trials and tribulations he's been through to deliver a collection of tracks of infectious, euphoric optimism."
LOLOCELTIC (15.05.2023)  
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When they reformed in 2007, the Australians of Noiseworks had announced that they were starting to work on new compositions. If the quintet has been touring since then, we had to wait until 2023 for "Evolution" to finally give a successor, 31 years later, to "Love Versus Money". 

Balbi & Co. didn't lie on the goods with their first single, 'Heart & Soul' released a few months before, with a positive and refreshing energy that brings us back to the blessed era of the band's first opus. The rest of the album is of the same kind and proves to be unstoppable all along. The format is typical of the 80's and 90's with a total duration reduced to a little over 30 minutes. This gives it a relentless efficiency leading to an irresistible desire to press the play button again from the last notes of a 'Touch (Epitaph)' paying tribute in 50 seconds to Stuart Fraser, the guitarist, who died of cancer in 2019.

The main weapon of compositions always carried by the fabulous voice of a Jon Stevens as soul as rock, it is well this euphoric optimism which brings positive in any situation. The ballad 'Long Way' is a perfect illustration of this with its heartbreaking vocals and its rise in intensity that takes us from melancholy to a bright hope. From the radiant 'Sunshine' to the resilient 'Let It Go', all tracks carry positive messages supported by energizing music.

In three decades, Noiseworks has not lost any of the amazing energy that made its legend. We can only hope that we won't have to wait so long to enjoy a new collection of exhilarating pieces.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Heart & Soul - 3:21
02. Amerika - 3:03
03. Stand Up - 3:05
04. Long Way - 4:13
05. Sunshine - 4:13
06. Low - 3:40
07. One In A Million - 3:30
08. Let It Go - 3:31
09. Ocean Girl - 4:42
10. Touch (epitaph) - 0:57

LINEUP:
Jon Stevens: Chant
Justin Stanley: Claviers
Kevin Nicol: Batterie
Steve Balbi: Guitares / Basse / Claviers / Chœurs
Stuart Fraser: Guitares
Lachlan Doley: Claviers / Invité
Jack Jones: Guitares / Invité
Scott Aplin: Claviers / Invité
   
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LOLOCELTIC
16/05/2023
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Le premier album éponyme de 1987 est également excellent.
TONYB
16/05/2023
  0
@Torpedo : je ne peux que te conseiller de découvrir l'album Touch, paru en 1988, qui reste pour moi un grand moment.
TORPEDO
16/05/2023
  0
Excellente découverte pour moi... De belles harmonies, des lignes de basse variées, un chant magnifique.
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