Alphaville – Strange Attractor (Album Review)

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Alphaville – Strange Attractor (Album Review)

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aLfie vera mella
aLfie vera mella
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Born in 1971, in Metro Manila, Philippines, aLfie vera mella is a healthcare worker, singer/songwriter, and editor/writer. He was the frontman of the ’90s-peaking Philippine Alternative Rock / New Wave band Half Life Half Death, which released a full-length album and several singles on Viva Records. aLfie worked at Diwa Scholastic Press as an editor/writer of academic textbooks and supplementary magazines, focusing on Science & Technology and English Grammar & Literature.In 2003, aLfie migrated to Canada; he has since been living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He works full-time at a healthcare institution, while serving as the associate contributing editor of Filipino Journal—a local community newspaper in Winnipeg—tackling Literature, Languages, Cultures, Lifestyles, and Music.As a means to further his passion for music, he formed the band haLf man haLf eLf. He now performs with another band, The Psychedelics.aLfie has been a music journalist since the mid-’90s for various print magazines as well as websites. He began writing album reviews for CrypticRock in 2015.In 2016, aLfie published Part One (Literature & Languages and Their Cultural Significance) of his Essay Series, Can You Hear the Sound of a Falling Leaf? His next planned literary endeavor is to publish the remaining parts of the anthology and his works on Poetry, Fantasy Fiction, and Mythology.In his spare time, he enjoys reading books and listening to music. He participates at various community events; and he explores the diverse cultural beauty of Canada whenever his schedule permits it.aLfie is a doting and dedicated father to his now ten-year-old son, Evawwen.

4 Comments
  • rotem
    Posted at 18:00h, 06 June Reply

    they are great! love them!

  • V Shahinian
    Posted at 00:05h, 07 June Reply

    They are coming to USA http://www.AlphavilleUSA.com this August 2017

  • Lime Juice
    Posted at 02:47h, 03 July Reply

    The long wait for this 7th album is not rewarding enough. Although today Gold may compose new songs “the way he likes”, this album is not well received by some fans for his “genre-defying” music making tendencies. I, for one, settle for few likable tracks, mostly the slow ones, like around the universe, house of ghost and beyond the laughing sky.

    I hope this is only a guise by Padre Marian to test the loyalty of his Grand Astral Body Church’s commune :p but another long divine revelation (album release) will make his church members jump ships

  • aLfie vera mella
    aLfie vera mella
    Posted at 16:11h, 06 July Reply

    Lime Juice,
    Thanks for expressing your opinion. It’s your right to feel that way–to dislike what you have personally observed in Alphaville’s new album–in the same manner that other fans who happened to like what they heard through their own aural perspective are also valid in expressing theirs.

    At the end of the spin, the beauty and likeability of music is really subjective. Therefore, as an artist, Gold could not really please anyone; therefore, the best direction to pursue, really, is to follow your own vision, dreams, and instincts.

    Cheers! Forever young you and I!

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