Spicy Tempo is a musician and composer from the San Francisco Bay Area, who crafts his sound in the Pop, Dance, Electronic and Chill Out music genres. His latest album ‘Mirror of Dreams’ was released this month and is the follow-up to 2013 debut album entitled, ‘Cool Spice’.
Unlike so many other EDM or Chill albums, ‘Mirror of Dreams’ keeps a delicate balance between melody, harmony and maintaining a consistent theme, not allowing the listener to become overwhelmed by a beat or by fading into ambient noise. Each melody feels tied together, like telling a story.
Spicy Tempo creates picturesque songs that all run together in a theme; they follow the same breezy, exhilarating nature. While the sounds remain beautiful and entrancing -the tempos are of varying speed and intensity, willing to explore the nooks and crannies of each soundscape.
Coming in with 15 tracks and just under an hour of music, the creativity and interesting music patterns will make you listen twice over, straight in a row. These songs are never boring. They go places you never expect. They are beautiful and sometimes piercingly intense. They are happy and up-tempo for the most part, but also emotionally compelling.
The songs really grow on you with its catchiness, its soothing textures, its engaging drum-work and subtle, yet powerful guitar and synth lines. Songs like “A Tribute To Love”, “Starlight”, “Galilee” and “Nostalgia” really depict the brilliance and beauty of this album. If you have taste for the faster stuff then “Carnival”, “Soul Journey” and “Costa Del Sol” cannot be missed.
Beautiful, tranquil, yet often pulsating, Spicy Tempo’s melodies amalgamate with each other like an aggregation of ingredients in an exotic food recipe. He has an uncanny ability to produce catchy melodic pop hooks in his songs, while the production is smooth, organic, and un-oppressive
The world of music is so amazing; much lesser known artistes are so talented, so good and honest in their efforts yet don’t always get the due attention they deserve. After going through the entire ‘Mirror of Dreams’ album, this is exactly what I feel. Every song in this album is worth praising. It has beautiful melodies and cool arrangements that make it worth playing at home, at the office, in the car, and just to chill and let go!
‘Mirror of Dreams’ strikes a great balance between upbeat and laid back; I love listening to it from beginning to end. I’ve been recommending it to everyone I know!