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Seclusion

by In-A-Sense

EBM infused Synth-pop in the veign of And One and Melotron.
Genre: Electronic: Synthpop
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1. Distance Between Us
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2. The Contract
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3. Devotion
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4. Why
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5. Ultimate Sacrifice
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6. Seclusion
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7. Passion In Your Eyes
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8. Emotional
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9. I Fear
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10. Please Tell Me
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11. Formerself
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12. Will You Be There Sometimes
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13. Forgive Me
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14. Beautiful Girl
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15. Breathe With Me
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16. Why (Tragic Mix)
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17. Passion In Your Eyes (Virtual Vamp remix)
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18. Ultimate Sacrifice (GASR Remix)
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19. Passion In Your Eyes (Wave In Head)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
In-A-Sense is Steve Ferraro who does vocals/writing, John Sepulveda of Matrix fame on synths, and Ania Sepulveda on backing vocals. The band is based in NY, and has a strong following.

In-A-Sense can best be described as Synthpop with an edge, an almost EBM flavor. Danceable and catchy revolving around strong melodies reminiscent of the 80s, but with a modern twist.

Fans of bands such as And One and Melotron will love In-A-Sense. In-A-Sense has featured songs on quite a few synth-pop compilations, and has been remixed by bands such as GASR (Ultimate Sacrifice), Chinese Theatre (Passion in your eyes - Virtual vamp Mix), Matrix (Why - Tragic mix) and Wave In Head (Passion in your eyes). Their 2005 debut album "Seclusion" is a must have.


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Bob O.

Great CD!! A must buy. One of this years best albums.
In-A-Sense is a side project of John Sepulveda from the electro band Matrix, so when I purchased this album I was expecting really good electro/industrial music. I was suprised when I got the pleasant supprise of Steve Ferraro's great vox. The music is super catchy EBM with a strong synthpop/80's feel.
Beautiful Girl is a great track with catchy female vocals by Ania Sepulveda in addition to Steves strong lyrics. The Contract has a strong matrix vibe to the music and is also very catchy. Expect to hear this at clubs. The CD includes 4 remixes. They are all good, but the remixes by GASR and Wave in Head really stand out. I rate this CD 5 stars and it is a must buy.

Matthew Johnson

Seventy minutes of music that pays homage to classic synthpop bands without sham
Grave Concerns Magazine Review Posted: Jan 1, 2006
In-A-Sense, a duo comprised of programmer John Sepulveda and singer Steve Ferraro, have accomplished a significant feat with their debut album by putting together over seventy minutes of music that pays homage to classic synthpop bands without shamelessly ripping them off. “Devotion,” for example, throws some New Wave knob twiddling over a thumping four-on-the-floor drum machine rhythm, and the primitive but forceful analog bass line of “Former Self” is reminiscent of catchy minimalist acts such as the underrated Trans-X. The songs that can be compared to synthpop mainstays are inspired by the earliest work of New Order, as evidenced by the bass line in “Why,” or Depeche Mode when Vince Clark was still in the band, as exemplified by the upbeat bouncing keyboards of “Will You Be There Sometimes?” and “Passion In Your Eyes.” There are a few areas that could use some polish, though. For one thing, Ferraro’s vocal approach is reminiscent of the “Dave Gahan goes to the opera” style made famous by Soil and Eclipse’s Jay Tye, but without the same depth or range; songs like “Seclusion,” with its multiple vocal tracks, and “Beautiful Girl,” which features guest backing singer Anna Sepulveda, are the band’s best. With over an hour of original tracks, the album does begin to feel formulaic; most of the songs feature a simple high-BPM beat with some analog keyboards and vocals mixed over the top, and a little more variety would’ve been nice. Still, the entire album is well done, and as a bonus there are four remixes, the best being GASR’s dark electro mix of “Ultimate Sacrifice,” which adds depth and atmosphere to the original with more intricate rhythms and an undercurrent of distorted guitar. Despite a few things in need of a little improvement, In-A-Sense have created a promising first effort, and synthpop fans should definitely check this one out.

Visit Sepulveda and Ferraro online at www.in-a-sense.com.

Review by Matthew Johnson
Grave Concern Magazine
http://www.graveconcernsezine.com

Jason Baker

In-A-Sense has presented a good debut album here, with plenty of music for your
This is the debut album for In-A-Sense, released in 2005 independently by the band. It features a whopping 15 original tracks, as well as 4 remixes. In-A-Sense is made up of Steve Feraro on vocals and John Sepulveda on synths and vocoder. John was previously involved with the Out-of-Line records band Matrix, which released 2 albums between 1999 and 2001 on that label.

In-A-Sense walks a line between futurepop and synthpop on this album, with high energy dance tracks side-by-side with slower, more sentimental ballads. The music sound quality is excellent.

Beyond that issue, though, the album is quite solid throughout. One track in particular that really stood out to me was "Beautiful Girl". This track was also on the band's demo cd, and I was impressed with it then, as I am now. A thoughtful, deep song that has a haunting melody to go along with it. Also worthy of note was "The Distance Between Us", with it's very catchy melody and chorus. It's a great opening track for the album. "Will You Be There Sometimes" is still a solid song, occasionally seeming a bit stilted but overall quite enjoyable.

The remixers for the closing tracks include Matrix, GASR, Chinese Theatre, and Wave In Head. The Matrix remix of "Why" removes the clubby percussion in favor of a more tender approach to the song, but without slowing the tempo. It's a very intriguing take on the track! The Chinese Theatre remix brings in the expected heavily analog synth sounds into the track, and GASR take a surprisingly poppy turn on their remix. While the mix does has some of the more intense elements that you'd expect with a remix by GASR, it's nowhere near as hard-hitting of a EBM mix as I was expecting. Still very good, though. Wave In Head's remix is actually rather unimpressive, with the music sounding exactly the same as in the original track, only played in the WIH style. Of course, that could just be me, but I wasn't impressed.

Overall, In-A-Sense has presented a good debut album here, with plenty of music for your dollar. Nearly a hour and 20 minutes long, this album is full of some very impressive songs and topped off with 4 good-to-great remixes that only enhance the value. Recommended!