Painting Music Album Cover

Release Date: March 2, 2010

Track Listing

  1. Alpha Omega
  2. Metro Police
  3. Fantasy
  4. Movie Star
  5. Say What You Want
  6. Total Eclipse
  7. The Sweetest Day
  8. Ice Cream
  9. Boyz & Girlz
  10. Shine
  11. Crash
  12. Get Up and Dance
  13. Don’t Forget Me
  14. Call Me
  15. Boyz & Girlz (Weekenders Remix)
  16. Crash (blanc Remix)
  17. Movie Star (Luke Valentine Remix)

Review

Blaise Plant is a member of the Japanese band Monkey Majik and  Painting Music is part of his solo work under The Alphabet Project. The majority of the songs on this album are sung in English, but there are also bits of Japanese lyrics scattered throughout.  The sound of the songs is a blend of influences from Monkey Majik and elements of dance music.

That isn’t to say that this is a complete transformation into a 4 on a floor stomper type of an album. With the exception of Alpha Omega, Fantasy, Movie Star and the bonus track remixes everything else falls into the mid tempo, acoustic guitar driven kind of music.

There aren’t many album cuts to speak of on Painting Music. 10 of the 14 songs on this album have been released as singles:

  • Call Me
  • Don’t Forget Me
  • Shine
  • Get Up and Dance
  • The Sweetest Day
  • Total Eclipse
  • ice cream
  • Crash
  • Boyz & Girlz
  • Metro Police

That’s some high output considering that most albums average around 3 or 4 songs as singles. It’s also a testament to the quality of the material to have so many released.

I would suggest giving the 3 previously mentioned up tempo tracks a listen along with R&B influenced Shine and Get Up and Dance. Those should give you an idea of how Blaise Plant’s music differs from Monkey Majik.

Overall this was a very enjoyable album. I had a  hell of a time trying to find a major outlet where you can buy it, but if you follow this link you should be able order it.

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