Vlado Jozic is a producer and multi-instrumentalist who owns a recording studio in Sweden. He has just released his 10-track album of pure modern rock, featuring the phenomenal singer Darija Skoric, entitled “ORGANIC”. What does an artist do when they’re equally good at electric rock and acoustic? For Vlado Jozic, he showcases both styles in this 5-star album. He is able to construct acoustic whispers which build into a fierce electrical screams and then comes back down with beautiful piano and chime endings.
“ORGANIC” plasters a grin on my face every time I hear it. Of the ten tracks, each and every one of them is strong, and many are absolute killers. Darija Skoric’s voice is driping with honey and fire. She can sing very playfully and in songs like “Rocket Queen” she can sing very seductively as on “Venom” but she can always come back to the heart wrenching sound of agony such as in the song “Cold Hearts.”
If you’re looking for those power-packed, crunchy, guitar-fueled rockers, they are here in glorious abundance, with “Energy”, “Advertising The Sky”, “Is It The Devil”, and “Welcome Killer” being the particular standouts. For something a bit more subdued, check out “Sinner” and the melodically compelling, “Heart Is A Strange Place To Be”. In short, there is nothing on this album not to like, no matter which way your rock tastes tend to run.
The power, punch, harmonic textures, and melodic hooks that Vlado Jozic delivers through his instrumentation and production, are very impressive indeed. “ORGANIC” rocks, no matter how you slice it. It’s a feast to the ears. Just crank up the volume and Vlado Jozic will rattle the pearly-whites right out of your head.
On the album, Jozic seasons the tracks with an occasional and familiar dash of 70s and 80s classic rock, but the main ingredients are contemporary and fresh. He writes, arranges, produces and plays a myriad of instruments with layered texture and soul. Standing starkly silhouetted in front of the paler, lusterless backdrop of today’s disposable musical icons.
Together with the incredible voice of Darija Skoric, who lifts the song quality to infinity, Vlado Jozic just plain rocks! A perfect mix of juicy rockers and seductive ballads that are both great at first listen and fantastic after lots more spins, “ORGANIC” reaches a level of inspiration, depth and quality that only happens when an artist has a real “creative urge”.
If Vlado Jozic and Darija Skoric had something to prove with the release of “ORGANIC”, they have done so! The two make-up one of the best independent, classic-rock, music and voice combinations, I have recently heard on this planet!