CD REVIEW: Darla Postnikoff - "5 Song EP
By Gian F - 04/20/2004 - 01:11 AM EDT
Artist: Darla Postnikoff
Album: "5 Song EP
Sounds Like: Heart/Guns N' Roses
Technical Grade: 8
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10
Commercial Value: 10
Overall Talent Level: 10
Songwriting Skills: 10
Performance Skill: 10
Best Songs: Under, Too Much, Tomorrow, While Ur Deciding
CD Review: Who says that classic rock is dead? Singer/songwriter/musician, and sometimes band member, Darla Postnikoff (a.k.a Dasha Postnikova) special delivered this superb and superior project from Vancouver, Canada, which contains beautifully crafted, well-written, and brilliantly performed songs that industry professionals and music lovers will immediately embrace and become more attached to with each listen.
The commercial single on this project, "Under," bares faint similarities to Fiona Apple's 1996 hit, "Sleep To Dream," and is undeniably, unmistakably a "hit." It should be followed up with the single that has across-the-board pop sensibilities, "Too Much." The song "Tomorrow," finds Darla in her natural element and illustrates the strength and width of her vocal range within the emotional parameters of the song (an important leson taught to contemporary singers). It also features a scorching vocal arrangement that would make any vocal coach smile. Through out this entire project she puts on one hell of a vocal clinic that's very similar to another Canadian that I really like: Amanda Marshall.
I wouldn't do this review justice if I didn't mention "While Ur Deciding," her piano and voice showcase which places her raw vocal talents, songwriting, and classical piano skills under a microscope and erases any lingering doubt as to what a bad ass she really is. She rises to the occasion and elevates herself to an even higher level with a song that's dramatic, dynamic, emotive, and unpredictable. This track is begging to be featured in a big budget movie, and Darla's (Dasha's) talents are begging for world wide recognition.
Advice: Just keep doing what you're doing...but do more of it! I look forward to receiving a full-length CD.
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