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Nexx - 2003 Colours

Patricia Tapia - vocals
Bernardo Llobregat - guitars, vocals
Francisco J Rodriguez - keyboards
Jose A de la Banda - bass, vocals
Oscar Perez - drums

Nexx are one of those bands we've had the great pleasure of watching grow up since we first heard about them in 1999. Long gone are the days of those 'hopeful' MP3 samples of Whitesnake covers, replaced by a confident ensemble who are at the peak of their powers musically. They'll tell you otherwise being the humble lot that they are, but you'd have to be impressed with this their first proper album release, which reeks of class and maturity. Nexx have truly landed! 'Colours' has a very 'big' and spacious feel to it, which allows the vocals of Patricia Tapia to climb all over the material which she does with ease. Fran Rodriguez's keyboards gives the band added depth and atmosphere, not overly-saturating mind you, but a lovely layered sheen similar to the first Cornerstone album 'Arrival' for instance. However without doubt, the strength of Nexx lays with their choice of material. Classy originals combined with interesting musical structures abound on this palette of 'Colours'.

The Songs
Where the intensity of 'Arches Of Faith' comes at you as dense as a gravity wave, it's offset by the effervescent crunch of 'Good Time Comes'. 'Wake Up' slumbers in mid-tempo mostly, but the chorus, bridge and solo sections kick-start it like a fizzy Berocca tablet! Previously heard before from their demo material are the tracks 'Get Fire', 'After The Storm' and 'One More Day'. These current versions are light-years ahead of where they were. I would have loved to heard an updated version of their fantastic track 'Time To Fly'. Man that would've been something. Oh well, never mind. Nexx close out with a couple of pearlers, the commercial flavoured 'If You Could Read My Mind', and the poignant balladry of '40 Days & 40 Nights'.. 'Here In This Desert, In A Dry State Of Mind, I Found This Old Recipe, Forty Days in A Burning Sun, Forty Night lying on Frozen Sand.'

In Summary
The band recently had their release party in Madrid, and as expected, return to the Gods Show in the UK at the end of May. Get along to it if you can, but more importantly, invest a few dollars in this impressive slice of melodic rock.


Track Listing:
01 Arches Of Faith
02 Remember
03 Get Fire
04 Indifference
05 Sitting There
06 Wake Up
07 After The Storm
08 In A Blue Moon
09 One More Day
10 Good Time Comes
11 If You Could Read My Mind
12 40 Days & 40 Nights

Related Articles:

Nexx - 2001 Promo CD

Nexx - 2003 Colours

Nexx - Interview with Fran Rodriguez (Jun 2003)

Nexx - 2006 Another Dawn

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#1 | Jez on June 16 2008 02:34:06
Very good debut album with a lot of high points and very few lows. Excellent production by Peter Coleman coupled with some strong material (Arches Of Faith, One More Day,Good Times Come).Patricia Tapia is a good vocalist - reminds me of Julianna Regan from All About Eve in places and the rest of the band back her up admirably especially Francisco J. Rodriguez on the Keys. Recommended
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