At least you’re living under a rock, you’ll notice by now the resurgence of the 80s in our popular culture. Some may say, that decade never leave us but rather evolve into something else. Either way, like it or not, art (call it cinema, music, TV) has been flooded with references and reboots or remakes from the time where everything was colorful, cheesy and consumerism was at its peak.
Calling back to those days we find our next band, Boston based Deep C. Divers, who have return with their new album Making Waves (no-pun intended). The record kicks off with “This Flight,” a song that shouts The Police with all its lungs thanks to its melodic guitars, shades of Reggae and overall positive attitudes that makes the journey much pleasant. The fun keeps on as we move into the next song “Feel The Light” with its groovy, somewhat funky guitar that fits so well with founding member Deep Chinappa carefree attitude and lose vocals. The rest of the material follows pretty much the same line, with a few tweaks and new arrangements, especially on the guitar, that adds new layers into the record, making it much dynamic and having more room for people with different tastes in music.
There isn’t too much anything to report, though from a personal perspective, this is one of those albums you need to really be in the mood for it. At first, when I was task with the work to review the material after a long day at the office, honestly it seem then like there was nothing for me in it. However, leaving it rest in my folder for a while and coming back now with my mind less burden and at rest, I can say the review is much positive and better than what it would be if it was written back then. Therefore, that might be a personal, unique experience, but it worth putting the warning on front: you might want to take a slow day to listen to the album.
Criteria - 80%
In any case, in the end, Making Waves is a great piece of music made by a group that showcases their many facets as a group and right away let you know they ain’t not a one pony trick band. There’s a lot to polish in the production department, but there’s definitely potential and great hopes for the lads of Deep C. Divers.