Maybe That’s Okay by Peter Michaels Jr.: EP Review
Understanding an artwork develops over time, and that’s part of its beauty. Introduction, delight, and eventually the wisdom we part with it are the essence. It may be a movie, an art show, or in this case, Peter Michaels Jr’s fantastic EP “Maybe That’s Okay”. All five tracks incorporate a mind-bending genre mix of world fusion, classic 60s rock (kinda like the early Beatles), to some slow ambient compositions that just ooze style.
The psychedelic juggernaut that is “Star Child” kicks things off. Here is where the exotic vocals and musical synthesis come together to create a vibrant and exciting performance. I enjoy how the groovy attributes of that hippie era are prominent in Peter’s composition. Once we board “Here With Me (Get In The Train), the vibe gave off the existence of a traveling circus. The track sounds like a piece of world music spectacular as the maracas’ reverberating vibrations meet the bongos’ and basslines’ warm welcome. The album closes up with “He Don’t Flaunt,” which has an acoustic guitar with a faint flamenco influence. The spiritual and serene vibes emanating from the flutes give the tune a distinct similarity to, or at least a nice nod toward, native American folk music.
The idea that an artist must be within the walls of a defined genre is quite outdated. Artists such as Peter Michaels Jr. show us that experimentation and diversity can cause a magnitude among audiences, and surprise them at the same time.
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Review by: Damien Reid