Intro: Luna Achiary is a Singer/Songwriter who hails from the Los Angeles area. She’s been making quite a name for herself regionally and nationally. She’s received critical acclaim for her amazing songwriting and impressive talent from many prominent music critics thus far in her musical career. As a versatile musician, she has experience and deep interest in drums and percussion, as well as bass. She writes mainly on guitar and piano, playing other instruments as and where required. Her music comes from multiple influences and genres, mostly progressive rock, alternative, metal and jazz. This latest release “More Human Than God” is her latest 13 track release and the result though far from a self-indulgent ego trip, rather a moving and elegiac artistic statement from start to finish. This is not your overly predictable Ramon Noodle Pop Rock Female artist, no Achiary goes much deeper than that. In-fact Achiary could even be classed as a 4 genera artist: Alternative Rock, Pop, Americana and even contemporary Singer/Songwriter. Achiary has way too much precision and clarity to live in the shadows of overly-predictable Pop Rock. Indeed this is clearly evident in songs like the title track, “Obsession” and “Light Side of the Moon” and Under the Leaf” which methodically ups he ante to a very respectable level of catchy musical expression and craftsmanship that transcends typical pigeonholing. The music is also commercially viable with a fresh sound and an entertaining vibe that makes a real connection with the listener. All pieces within this album hold the attentions span of the listener perfectly. In a nutshell this is Alanis Morissette meets Jewel. I can also hear Jewel, Paula Cole, Natalie Merchant and Jan Arden layered within the music. As a singer Achiary could be compared to many of the above artists. She also has a good visual making her extremely marketable any way you look at her. These are compliments of the highest order. The 13 song line-up also comes fully loaded and appeals to many listeners with a wide variety of musical styles.
My favorite tracks are: Against The Wind, Guilty, Obsession and First Love
MUSIC can be heard via SOUNDCLOUD — https://soundcloud.com/luna-achiary
Conclusion: I would imagine in time we will hear more from this amazing artists in the near future. No doubt Luna Achiary has carved a marketable niche for herself thus far setting himself up for more marketable success down the road. I would not be surprised to hear his music featured in a major Motion Picture or TV Series one day. But for now I can honestly say this is one artist that clearly gives you a clairvoyant snapshot that is highly original, uplifting and dare I say brilliantly catchy in scope.
Final Rating: 3/5 Stars
Jolene Roberts Approved by Michael Rand
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