Jetliner - S/T

Those who know me will tell you that I'm rarely at a loss for words. With that in mind, sometimes an artist comes along whose music gives me reason to pause, a sensation that is so wonderful that I can only listen and enjoy. This is a category in which I can gladly place Jetliner's new self-titled CD.

Jetliner is the latest project by singer Adam Paskowitz (Mozart, The Flys). The sound is best described as 70's pop wrapped around Paskowitz's operatic vocals (the man has pipes and isn't afraid to use them), the music remains subdued and often revolves around the piano and light instrumentation. The melodies are strong with tight, if not heavy, hooks and you can almost hear the strains of Elton John, Manfred Mann, U2, and even Radiohead shining through.

While it would be nice to see Jetliner hit it big in the mainstream, I'm a realist. They're probably a bit too 'out of the ordinary' for anyone to pick up. The nice thing about our music though, is that it's not reliant on anybody's nod of approval and because of that, if you dig 70's pop or merely are a fan of truly beautiful music, you might want to check this one out.

by Lycan Davis

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