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Fernando
Enter To Exit
In Music We Trust Records
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Rock and roll continues to thrive in this day and age, despite the naysayers and old guard who deny the good of the new. There are still new artists and bands every year that are worth listening to, bands that create music that entrances the listener and has a certain intrinsic value. Fernando Viciconte is one such artist. And while he and his band don't exactly break new ground on their new recording Enter To Exit, they do create a low-key rock music that is instantly classic and extremely likeable. Fernando's lyrics are tightly wound verses, wholly expressive and intimately captivating. After listening to his songs, one feels like they know a bit about the man and how his outlook on the world operates. The songs range from gritty Brit-influenced rock ("Howard Hughes") to melancholy piano driven balladry ("Waiting"). There are upbeat poppy acoustic-based numbers ("The Reluctant Deity") that will certainly keep the toe tapping even as they lead into horn-infested grandiose numbers that recall some of Jules Shear's more Beatles-ish attempts ("Another Day In My Head"). There is even a great, dimly lit smoky barroom love song in the alternately beautiful and haunting "Mariana". "Everybody Knows" is a prime example of how Fernando can take a moody attitude and convert it to Jellyfish-like bounce, complete with hopping drums and piano that prances along in a joyous romp.

With the release of Enter To Exit, Fernando is set to prove to the world that he has a very unique voice, and that he can craft amazingly complex simple songs that will certainly stick in the listener's head with repeated exposure. These songs extort empathy from their listeners with a straightforward honesty in a way that most modern pop music doesn't tend to be able to achieve. And while the songs on Enter To Exit can be somewhat traced back to their cumulative roots, it is easy to see that Fernando has the same songsmithing prowess as did a young David Bowie… and he's not afraid to use it.

-L. Keane

Track Listing:
1. Howard Hughes
2. One Trick Pony
3. The Reluctant Deity
4. Another Day In My Head
5. Mariana
6. Everybody Knows
7. The Change In Us
8. From Now On
9. The Devil's In The Sky
10. Pasajeros
11. My Magnetic Field
12. Waiting


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