Genres: soft rock, pop, new age
14, via Acqua Solfa
04011 Aprilia LT
Sep 30 - Oct 6 2002
are a band from Italy that creates light pop songs with vocals
courtesy of a Bjork-esque Delia Lyn. While they do show
lots of promise, this album suffers from a lack of focus and
catchiness. However, some nice, defining aspects leak through, showing
that there could be a brighter future for Onomatopea if they
work at it.
"The Power of Light and Love" is very representative of
this album. While it has an okay, new-age-ish feeling to it, there is
not enough to keep you coming back for more; the melodies aren't
catchy, and the atmosphere isn't particularly well done. "Lucky
Charm", on the other hand, has a neat little musical score-esque
background to it, which works quite well.
The problem here lies in the fact that there is more bad than good
contained within the album. While some people may enjoy this as
relaxation music, I can see little other use for it.
All in all, Onomatopea's music has some nice aspects to it,
but doesn't warrant any serious attention, as it has not been
developed nearly enough. In order for their music to improve, the band
will have to work on their melody structures and rhythms, and will
also have to find an appropriate niche for themselves. Until then,
however, their output will likely go unnoticed.
60 min 42 sec; 11 tracks; distributed by CD