ARTIST:

ANGELICA

(SWEDEN)
TITLE:

ALL I AM

(2020)
LABEL:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

GENRE:

A.O.R.

TAGS:
80's, Easy-Listening, Female vocals
"Without being revolutionary and still quite formatted, "All I Am" nevertheless offers some welcome sweets and confirms Angelica's vocal talent."
LOLOCELTIC (09.12.2020)  
3/5
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Is it enough to entrust average compositions to a female singer with a talented voice and advantageous plastic to make an album at least interesting? The answer is obviously no and we had not shown a great tolerance towards Angelica and her first opus ("Thrive" - 2013) with overly formatted titles. Seven years later, the singer of The Murder Of My Sweet is back on her own, still with the close support of her partner Daniel Flores who is in charge of keyboards, drums and production. For this new opus, the duo also called upon Michael Palace (Palace, Code Red, Find Me, First Signal, etc...) to embellish the whole of his magic guitar, while also taking care of the bass lines and some vocals. 

When listening to the opening single 'Calling', the temptation was great not to go any further. With its synthetic AOR-Pop-FM, this track seems to plunge us seven years back. Angelica Rylin is still beautiful and sings as well as ever, the track is not unpleasant and the production is impeccable. However, everything seems to come together to provide us with a skewer of preformatted pieces without soul. However, and even if the sequel doesn't spare us a few other pieces in this kind ('Addicted To You', 'Living On High Hopes'), it would be a shame not to stop on some notable efforts that allow "All I Am" to reach an acceptable level.

Most of the interesting pieces tend to offer a welcome sweetness in these troubled times, but it is with its catchy dynamic and chorus that 'Beat Them All' stands out. It is later joined by 'A Pounding Heart' in the same spirit. Meanwhile, the classic but touching ballad 'I'm Sorry' manages in a US style that Bon Jovi would not deny, also benefits from one of the (too) rare and luminous Michael Palace solos. In this soothing softness, the more cinematic 'Don't Say Goodbye' is a little too syrupy despite the intervention of a male vocal (Michael Palace?) while 'Angel' is better. Finally, it would be a shame to miss the authentic mid-tempo folk-rock 'Time And Space' which is as soothing as a sunset. As for 'Time To Go Home', it concludes the set with talent, offering a beautiful emotional intensity and a new nice solo.

While it would have been tempting to throw this opus away and let it disappear along with its predecessor, 'All I Am' manages to offer a few tracks touching enough to spare him this fate. This is not enough to propel Angelica's career in the division of the unavoidable or revolutionary artists, but allows nevertheless to take time to enjoy some welcome sweets and to admire the superb voice of her interpreter. One more effort and the next album could this time prove to be really inescapable.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Calling - 4:10
02. Beat Them All - 3:22
03. Addicted To You - 3:13
04. I’m Sorry - 4:07
05. Time And Space - 3:54
06. Don’t Say Goodbye - 2:51
07. Still Bleeding - 4:33
08. Living On High Hopes - 3:16
09. A Pounding Heart - 3:40
10. Angel - 3:33
11. Time To Go Home - 4:47

LINEUP:
Angelica Rylin: Chant
Daniel Flores: Claviers / Batterie / Choeurs
Michael Palace: Guitares / Basse
Pedro Cesar Camargo: Guitares / Invité
   
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TORPEDO
09/12/2020
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Très sympa... Belle voix, des titres peut être passe-partout et sans doute un peu mielleux mais très agréables.
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