CD REVIEW: Dani Raushi - High Tides Collide
By Cyrus Rhodes - 07/06/2012 - 12:52 PM EDT
Artist: Band: Dani Raushi
Album: High Tides Collide
Label: Rainmaker Media
Genre: Alternative Pop/Rock
Sounds Like: Garbage, No Doubt, Pink
Technical Grade: 9/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10/10
Commercial Value: 9/10
Overall Talent Level: 9/10
Songwriting Skills: 10/10
Performance Skill: 9/10
Best Songs: Hight Tides Collide, Don't Call Me, Everything you Love to Hate
LA based 5 piece band Raushi just released their latest CD entitled High Tides Collide. The band is fronted by front woman Dany Raushi. After three and a half years writing, living together, recording and all hardships that occurred, with their tenacious hard work, the LA based band finished finally recording their 11 song album at NRG Studios with the help of their mentor: multi-platinum producer/mixer, Jay Baumgardner and engineer Kyle Hoffman.
The CD kicks things off with the title track a catchy intro piece that sets the stage rather appropriately for this catalogue of music. This first piece wastes no time getting things off the ground with its driving rock rhythm, hooky musical flow against a grand slam chorus. Track 2 entitled “Don’t Call Me” serves up a hard rocking melody against heartfelt vocals and impressive vocal harmonies from Raushi and company. I would describe this impressive follow pieceas captivating, mesmerizing and infectious. Track 3 “Everything you Love to Hate” keeps things gears moving in the right direction with its slamming rock-driven groove that flows and ebbs its way though to emotional fruition. As the CD slowly unfolds I can hear many different musical textures reminiscent of Garbage, No Doubt, and Pink. The music is extremely melodic but definitely brings to the table a lot of musical variety and much in the way of hooky melodies and catchy format. You will notice rich musical textures overflowing everywhere - from rocking rhythm guitar, driving rhythms, piano, synthesizer and keyboard accents, well placed vocal harmonies built upon a rock solid rythem section. The vocal abilities from Raushi work extremely well within the confines of this catalog. Make no bones about it she‘s an impressive front woman (vocals and visuals) and delivers much in the way of emotion, reckless abandon and seductive persona. All band members play their parts extremely well song for song and note for note. Kudos goes out to some of the tricky curveball timing signatures methodically woven within the music by the band – nice touch. Let me go on record to say there's not a dull moment on the entire production. The music is rocked out and just fun to listen to. From striking “Over the Edge” to grooving “Never Knew” heartfelt He’s Trying to Save Me’ to thought provoking “Mistakes” this CD has something for just about everyone. The CD ends with Track 11“Sublease My Mind” the perfect finale statement for a CD of this caliber.
It’s hard to find any noticeable weaknesses with this CD no doubt. I wish there was a bit more peak and valley effect on some of the songs with more in the way of Chill, Ambient, and Sonic touches. This would give it more of a pop appeal without losing the hard rock edge.
From start to finish High Tides Collide from Dani Raushi is a rock solid musical production from start to finish. It’s an extremely consistent, catchy, and highly melodic 11 songs catalog. Its strength - it’s just a blast to listen to with songs that are extremely catchy, marketable and passionate. The music will grab the listener refusing to let go. All in all Dani Raushi combine amazing songwriting with top flight musicianship and entertaining songs that will have you wanting more once the High Tide returns again.
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