MAGIC DANCE – From Death To Life! (2020) + 2019 Remasters & Remixes
Long Island based MAGIC DANCE will return with a new album, ‘Remnants’, to be released by Frontiers Music in December, but have released an EP entitled ‘From Death To Life!’ now. It’s an AOR celebration in the Halloween spirit.
MAGIC DANCE is the solo project of Rock singer/songwriter Jon Siejka and was originally begun in 2012 as a side venture for his other love: 80s AOR / Synthwave culture. It is heavily influenced by iconic synth-pop and movie soundtrack music of the era, although has recently evolved into a heavier and more guitar-oriented style that leans more towards classic mid-80’s AOR sounds.
The previous Magic Dance album release was ‘New Eyes’ in late 2018, Siejka’s debut for Frontiers but third album overall.
It offered ten superb songs infused with sparkling keys, energetic riffs and catchy, memorable hooks. If not for the modern production, one might have thought they were listening to something straight out of the ’80s!
Also, last year Siejka released revised / re-recorded / remastered & remixed versions of older MAGIC DANCE tracks.
Songs like ‘When We Were Young (Sturgeon ’87 Mix)’ or ‘I Need a Name (Sturgeon ’87 Mix)’ have received much more guitar riffs & solos and sound almost melodic hard rock bringing to mind early VEGA style.
Awesome 80s-styled stuff
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From Death To Life! (2020)
01 – Still Alive
02 – Oh No
03 – Zombie Breath Surprise
04 – No Light (The Hand of Death)
05 – Long and Lost Lonely Nights
06 – Trash…My Trash
2019 Remasters & Remixes
01 – When We Were Young (Sturgeon ’87 Mix)
02 – I Need a Name (Sturgeon ’87 Mix)
03 – I Wanna Know (Kevin Krug Mix)
04 – Another Life, Another Time (Remastered)
05 – Last Light (Remastered)
Jon Siejka – vocals, guitars, synths
Kevin Krug, Gabor Domjan, Luke Anderson, Emanuele Moretti – bass
Kevin McAdams – drums, percussion
Gdaliy – saxophone
Tim Mackey – guitar solos
Ziv Shalev – guitar solo on ‘Oh No’