Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2008
By: Claire Morrison for REGENMAG.COM
Evestus incorporates cultural sounds and the essence of dance with the macabre.
Eastern Europe is the home of the quirky performer Evestus. He incorporates cultural sounds and the essence of dance with the macabre, but in a very delicate way. The Sacrifice single explores flexibility of music through remixes, successfully showing alterations of the songs with out losing the vibe of the original tune. The SunStream Jumpstyle mix is highly suitable for a giant party or rave with its thick pulse and driving force that can drag anyone onto the dance floor. Raging drumbeats are the backbone of this mix, and the listener has no choice but to tap his/her foot along with the rhythm - it's an inevitable reflex to this catchy and fun version of "Sacrifice." Additionally, there are spurts of soft piano and keyboards between the dance themes. A heavy piano accompanies the Nostalgic mix. Halfway in, there are similarities to "Love Last Forever" by The Sagittarian with an edgier take. It's all very pretty, and this track makes one wonder if the nostalgia is embedded solely in Evestus himself or if he means to evoke similar feelings in his listeners. Perhaps he is just bringing in the nostalgia of the original tune. Whatever emotion grasps the fans or Evestus himself, the track is enjoyable. "Everybody Dies" is very catchy as well as dark beats give it a depressing, doom-laden atmosphere along with sing-a-long lyrics. It's almost humorous with the clash of ambiences. The lyrics could remind one of Smiths, where the music is peppy but the lyrics are definitely depressing to an extent. The irony is very clever. Evestus has explained that he is very tired of the lack of originality within the music industry and he has kept to his statement by expressing individualism with each album he produces. The Sacrifice single is no exception.
Find the original video for "Sacrifice" on YouTube.com/evestus