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This Is Where It Begins
A Dare Productions

I do have initial impressions of this album, but I don’t want to start with those. I want to first let you know that this album will remind you of the 80’s. There are some newer sounds in this, but it’s otherwise a very electro-groove/pop/new R&B album. This is a well-written album. From a production and studio performance aspect, I will say the vocals needs to be “tweaked” and fine-tuned. In track 5 there is a sound that is used that is very ear piercing – actually painful to listen to.

Now, out of the entire album, track 3 and 7 touch on some true electronica and should be considered in other applications. Plus, I don’t believe they fit with the ballads very well. I dig the electro stuff – Aderrick pulls that off very well! Track 8 delivers a very cool slow durge-style intro and moves into a nice steady down-beat groove. The final track takes you back to the 80’s dance. This is a fun album to listen to. I would visit his website for sure, and see what kind of new stuff he comes out with. He has a ways to go, and needs to settle into more of a definitive style characteristic. Otherwise, this is a very creative album.

Favorite Track: 3, “What You Want.”

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Erik Beyer is a trained musician, performer, songwriter, arranger, and self-taught businessman. After spending five years in the Army Band he moved back to Portland, OR and began designing sound systems and marketing pro audio gear. He later was hired to book for a local Portland venue, putting bands on stage seven nights a week where he reviewed all CDs submitted. In 1998 he formed Beyer Sound Productions with a goal to serve musicians.

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