"Connect/Everytime, the new album from Anibal Miranda is an extraordinary blend of superbly enjoyable tracks that swing from gentle ambience to smouldering beats and clean guitar chords. This is especially evident in "Just now", perhaps the crowning glory of the entire album. A beautifully soulful song which takes the listener on a journey of emotion and revisits the feeling most of us can relate to – the despair of a lost love. "I can't smile" tackles the same ground in a swooning melodic tempo as Miranda's rich gravelly tones captivate and resonate pleasantly, long after the track has finished.
But don't get the idea that this is an entirely emotive collection. The energetic "7 in the morning" will have you bopping around in your seat and "Don't Shoot" proves a fine excursion into the "don't take anything too seriously" philosophy of the artist, both tracks worthy of mention, they too go a long way to making this a must have purchase.
Miranda has been making music for over forty years, has played in front of audiences of thousands of people, has played a key part in the success of various bands over that time, and it shows here. Overall this album, is a delicious slice of what has been phrased modern retro music... with half a dozen tracks as stars on the cd, I'm sure you'll find yourself as I have, listening to the album from start to finish.
In the past month Miranda has created an Internet Group called "Musicians & Their Music". This gave birth to the first independent compilation project of 20 artists from all over the world and was recorded on CD - "GLOBAL JAM" - available on "CDBABY".
The delivery of this CD was due to the enthusiasm of all musicians involved and Andy Jones (Dragonhead - also available here) the tireless "midwife" to this labour of love.