In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

Whether it’s drums, violin, bass, keyboards, guitar, or vocals, Christoper Sluka, continues to attempt to do it all. The former jet pilot soars past mere auditory consumption. With his latest album Introversions,  he worked to ensure that visual sides would accompany each offering.

Proving that music is timeless, he is determined to make it remember his contributions. Decades have been used to polish his artistic acumen, yet Introversions leaves one wanting more creative substance for the time that’s required to listen. An undulating ’80’s current is felt on the recent endeavor. Although Introversions boasts instances of credible talent, too many elevator ditties overwhelm the project.

“San Diego Zoo,” an ode to yesteryear yearns for a youth which holds simplistic answers to all of life’s questions. The classic, “Sunday’s Child,” which earned Sluka international success, pays the strongest homage to the 1980’s. Here perspective is praised for its ability to evoke redemption and oblivion.

With tracks like, “Valentine Lies,” “Even The Knights Love Caesar,” “Beautiful,” and “Severed,” Introversions careens off the cliff and crashes into calamity. With these songs, the elevator audience is most certainly unmoved. Fortunately, both “Paralyzed,” and “Fear of Ordinary Life,” save the album. The Beatles, “Eleanor Rigby,” is conjured with the latter.

Since experience is the best teacher, press play and discover if Sluka will be coming to a playlist near you.

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