”Potatoes On Mars’’, an Indie rock Anthem album that will move along with him for the years to come.
You know you’re up for something big when your songs keep growing on all platforms and have captured the ears of so many fans and reviewers. Andrea Pizzo and The Purple Mice know how to put in the work.
We love how different each song is, starting the album with some strong vocals right in the first seconds of “Keep On Searching”, a great beginning song to introduce the whole project of this album. Suddenly without a signal, they move the listener into a more ballad type of sound on “Song Of Nothing”.
No matter the instrumental (all beautifully composed), the vocalist speaks truth in each of his lyrics, reflecting on human dreams and emotions that feel relatable.
The tone of his voice while singing is extremely honest and to be fair, we all share his thoughts in most songs. The wit, the power, style and uniqueness to deliver perfectly crafted songs like ”Among The Stars”, a more funk sound that risks it all with high octaves and a strong voice leading us through the whole experience.
Is just beyond the average album on streaming platforms. For us, they exceeded expectations with this big release and earned a deserved spot in our playlists.
The 4th song, “Potatoes On Mars”, where the album title comes from is completely different from all we listened to so far, it feels country, fun, unexpected and filled with happiness related to the circle of life.
One thing that characterises their music for me is the use of great electric guitars to fill voids and areas that could feel empty otherwise.Says one of our team members.
“Jupiter And The Galilean Moons” captured us from the start, sounding cinematic, building up a spatial experience that brought us chills and brought us to a different universe for over 9 minutes! Strings, choirs of multiple voices, echo sounds, water and space noises… it is like watching a movie and we loved it.
When it comes to titles, they know how to engage the listener. By the time you reach “Go Fishing In The Ocean Of Enceladus” you begin to understand the universe Andrea is moving us to. The sound goes deep, the drums are fresh and moody yet simple and relaxed, the flow is in the right place and we’ve felt how he could sync with us with each second of the song, preparing us for “Pale Blue Dot”, the mid-song in the album, filled with cultures and vibrations, heroes, superstars and love.
Songs like “Goldilocks Zone” show us the quality of mixing and mastering the album has, playing with the guitars on stereo channels, sinking us into a deeper tone while Pizzo’s voice guides you along with a beautiful story, it felt like a movie, filled with mermaids, bards and taverns where stories were shared.
A great rock beat that feels powerful, complex and authentic changes the pace of the album when we arrive at “Masters Of The Galaxy”, one of the most Rock songs in the entire compilation. It sets the mood along with the band but still keeps tiny futuristic sounds that blend perfectly with the guitar riffs.
If “Masters Of The Galaxy” was strong, then “Road To Universe” is the next level when it comes to Riffs and guitar showoffs. Voice and mixed influences from the whole album surprised us hitting right in within this song, changing in the middle to a nice and soft piano that gets back to rock vibes!
The amount of effort put into the 11 tracks is undeniable and that is because, there is still one more song that sounds more special, unique and cheerful than the others, “Starship To Heaven”, a great way to close the whole immersive experience for any listener who like us, made it through the whole album with a smile on our faces.
Great rhythm along the entire work, filled with essence, passion, grit and the determination that makes you feel alive! “Potatoes On Mars” is catchy, easy listening and has a great tempo along the journey.
The best news? They have tons of music in their catalogue. Be sure to stay tuned by following on social media as well as showing your support!