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Sluka: “Colorful Radiation” Review

Christopher Sluka is a singer, songwriter, musician and performer with 11 albums under his belt. Sluka was born near Seattle, but has lived around the world. His musical influences varies from different backgrounds having grown up in many cultural settings.

Sluka began his music career in New York clubs. Christopher found himself in the same scope as Tears For Fears, INXS, Talk Talk, and Simple Minds. He recorded music in Los Angeles with Cat Gray, known for working with Prince, and then went onto find a fan base in Japan. Once in Japan, Sluka release two albums. His discography includes: Emotional Battlefield, Fear of Ordinary Life, A Matter of Perception, Solo Flight, and Introversions.

Christopher loves to perform live and has been compared to Coldplay, Radiohead, The Killers, and Sigur Ros. He engages his audiences in a unique live setting. Christopher uses the live performances for new releases of his records. Sluka is a global renowned visual artist and his surrealistic oil paintings are showcased in galleries from New York to San Diego, and Tokyo to Milan.

Late in 2016, Sluka began work on a new 3D visual album: a ten track recording called Colorful Radiation. The opening track “Number One” begins whimsically and then transferring over to a melodic space type of rock sound drawing influence from David Bowie. “Virga” follows up with a graceful keyboard introduction transcending into a steady flow melody. “Rise” is a steady laid back track with a unique blend of Sluka’s endearing space sound with a gentle sway.

“Tease Me” starts off with a lovely piano introduction, then the synth comes in along with the drums. “A Mode of Joy” is a transcendent engaging piece that begins with a beautiful piano introduction bringing in Sluka’s calm voice to lull the listener into a very caring listening experience. The remainder of the album includes: “Slinging Slights,” “Arpeggiate,” “Cold War,” “Visceral Repercussions,” and “Metaphor.”

Colorful Radiation is all over a wonderful album that will leave the listener looking forward to more from Sluka. More information on Sluka can be found at:

www.sluka.com

Photo courtesy of www.sluka.com

Kyle Thomas
From Fort Worth originally and now lives in Central Texas. I earned a bachelors in English from Texas State University-San Marcos and my MBA from Letourneau University. I've written for other online music magazines and have a love for music.
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