Elias Dris – Beatnik or Not to Be (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 37:26 minutes | 680 MB | Genre: Indie Pop, Alternative
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Vicious Circle
Listening to Beatnik Or Not To Be, second album of the young Parisian Elias Dris, we can predict a bright future, because this artist is very talented. Author, composer, multi instrumentalist, producer and graphic designer, Elias Dris solo manages his small company with talent, including recruiting excellent musicians to accompany him on this new album. What surprises in the first listen of his songs, is the tone of his voice. She is very feminine (like her frontal photo that illustrates the cover), as well as her aerial music with refined elegance. Elias Dris composes a music that mixes folk, pop rock, americana, dream pop where flows melancholy, spleen, memory, but without falling into the darkness. There is a lot of light in him. His song and his music would stick well to the images of a film like road movie, as the caress sound of his harmonies have a lightness that leads to travel, the escape of the spirit. Somewhere between Mazzy Star / Hope Sandoval, Bobbie Gentry, Dean & Britta Cranes, Julee Cruise, the clear and folk line of the 9 wonders of Beatnik Or Not To Be, have an irresistible charm, thanks to the production. Recorded at the Black Box studio in Angers, renowned for both vintage and modern acoustics, the sound of the album is just awesome. We are enveloped by the comfort space that emerges. Test the tracks Roads and Warm My Chest. There, impossible to keep foot on the ground, is the immediate take off and goose bumps guaranteed. And to say that Beatnik Or Not To Be is only his second album, yes Elias Dris has a great artistic future ahead of him, and we will accompany him!