"The Unstoppable Lift" CD
Genres: pop, rock, funk
Oct 13 - 19 2003
Orr's The Unstoppable Lift is a seven-song album that is
influenced by a wide range of genres, including pop, jazz, funk, and
electronica. The melodies are good and everything's tightly
played and produced,
although often the songs go on for too long and dwell too much on
limited pools of melody.
An example is "Machines," which consists of a
verse-and-chorus melody with some neat, electronic beats. It
isn't bad, although its six-and-a-half minute duration means the
listener gets bored by the end. The four minute "Snow Fell
Black" is better; it's an elegant pop number with a warm, cozy
feel. Meanwhile, "Funk for Breakfast" is a
standard yet passable funk tune and "Sounds Like the Future to
Me" is a laidback but way too long pop number with an
This is a good album, but not a great one. Hopefully,
next time around, Zack will have a winner on his hands.
He certainly has the songwriting talent to shine if he wants to.
[Vitals: 7 tracks, distributed by CD
Baby, released 2002]