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ONE WAY Recommends [Issue #3]
Jay Jay Johanson
By Peter Vouras

Antenna (CD Emagine Music)

In the current pop music scene, it is nice to know that if you search hard enough you can discover something of value. Swedish artist Jay Jay Johanson's latest release Antenna is a throwback to the majesty of synth-pop made popular in the early 1980s by such groups as Visage, Ultravox and A Flock of Seagulls. Mixing syncopated rhythms, ambient noise and velvet-tenor vocals, Antenna stimulates the aural sense with innovation draped in nostalgia. A superstar in Europe, Johanson has developed a cult following here. What stands him apart from others who attempt to revive this genre of music is his proclivity for writing incredible pop songs replete with catchy hooks and whimsical lyrics. The opening track "On the Radio"_begins with the sound of a radio dial turning--it lands on a station and the journey begins. Cookie_brings to mind Cole Porter, albeit Cole Porter on acid, and "I Want Some Fun"_throws in a Chet Baker-like trumpet solo doused in electronic beats, but what may encapsulate the whole excursion is the track "Open Up" in which Johanson sings, "I open up/Stand here alone/Fully revealed/Totally naked. I show you all there is to see."

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