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Auras - 2010 New Generation



ARTIST: Auras
ALBUM: New Generation
LABEL: Frontiers
SERIAL: FRCD 454
YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
LINEUP: Gui Oliver - vocals * Ferpa Lacerda - guitars, backing vocals * Matheus Brandon - guitars, backing vocals * Hermerson Vieira - bass * Edu Sallum - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Beauty Of Dreams * 02 Forgive And Forget * 03 Never Give Up * 04 In My Arms * 05 Reach Out * 06 New Generation * 07 Forever In Your Eyes * 08 Hungry Hearts * 09 That's The Way It Goes * 10 Keep On Loving You * 11 Out Of Love * 12 Love To Survive

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WEBLINKS: www.myspace.com/auraaor


Background
Does the world need another Journey? The question was pondered way back in the 80's. Many said no, but aspiring musicians and bands soldiered on - regardless of opinion. There were too many to name back in the late 80's, though Strangeways was a classic example. The 90's dredged up Savannah, Loud And Clear, The Storm and Valentine, the Noughties brought us 7 Months and Two Fires, and in this new decade, we are presented with Auras, a Brazilian outfit who really should know better than to relive moments that should stay firmly cemented in the past, if they know what's good for them! All joking aside, the fact that Journey are still a going concern would suggest that Auras are nothing more than the latest tribute band that have managed to land a deal. That might sound a tad unfair and I am sorry if people are offended by that statement, but that's what it would appear to be. What they do, they do well. Let's admit it - what they lack in originality they more than make up for it with the brilliant delivery and presentation.


The Songs
Landing the Journey comparison was obvious, but really you can also include Toto, Survivor, Pride Of Lions and Chicago. These Boys From Brazil have thumbed through the AOR Manual and cherry-picked the best bits. Indeed, picking up where fellow Brazilians Highest Dream left off, Auras deliver a smooth smorgasbord of radio friendly AOR, with songs that are drenched in melody. You can't go wrong with the lush 'In My Arms', the intense pump of the title track 'New Generation', or the magical 'Hungry Hearts'. The opening 'Beauty Of Dreams' has been heard in advance of this album release, while other tracks such as 'Keep On Loving You' will keep the punters happy. 'Forever In Your Eyes' was another to impress, though the Two Fires/Ramos Hugo similarity was too close.


In Summary
That said, we can admire Aura's dedication to perfection - Journey purists might find this a little bit rich, but I'm sure they'll get over it. However, while Schon and co are still doing the rounds, I think I still prefer the original. Auras though, deserves some kudos for sounding ever so un-Brazilian and for a well presented CD of AOR.


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#1 | george_the_jack on April 08 2010 22:55:45
You can't surpass the Journey reference and spirit indeed but this is a pure AOR album and Gui Oliver a fantastic singer!
#2 | Jez on May 05 2010 11:11:06
3 really good songs in 'In My Arms' 'Never Give Up' and the title track and that's about it i'm afraid. Of the 5 opening tracks, besides the excellent ballad 'In My Arms', all the songs sound very very similar and could be interchangable in parts, even down to the guitars sound and rhythm, which are very similar,and that is the main problem with this album, no variety whatsoever. The only track that gains any pace is the title track, which is really good,and a few more uptempo tracks like this would have added much needed pace, instead of the bland and unexciting stuff that is on show. The last 4 tracks especially suffer from really poor songwriting in general and really kill this album off stone dead for me. A shame as the good songs on here are just that. Some people will probably love this, but I found it to be drab, uninspiring and a pretty lifeless slab of AOR
 
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