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Manon Peak - Album Review: Focused

22 Oct 2017 // A review by Made2Fade
Manon Peak, pronounced 'Main-on Peak’ is a musical project formed by Ben Ruegg. The concept of Manon Peak is collaboration. Ben has always found writing with other artists, exciting and rewarding.

With the debut album Focused, Ben was able to record a song with longtime collaborator, Sio Andrews. Also, Ben invited more guests to his album including Daniella Kriek, Royce Dawson and Sophie Hamer.

They describe musical influences like Shihad, Breaking Benjamin and Incubus, though there's a lot more you can hear underneath like The Feelers, R.E.M, Midnight Youth, Garbage, Filter, Pink Floyd and The Foo Fighters.

This punches into there first track Isolation, with an anthem driven kick drum, and thick crunch on the guitars.

There are many great tracks on this album that will leave you humming them unknowingly, believe me!

Into The Wild has a bouncy and infectious groove that makes you want to get back to nature and find yourself.

Possible with beautiful vocal harmonies and an uplifting message about not giving up, this track has a reminiscence of Filter’s Take A Picture. I guarantee you will have this on repeat a lot.

Focused - Part One takes you straight back to the days of R.E.M’s Monster and Automatic For The People. A Dirty Alt-Rock sound with soft sorrow filled vocals.

Young Adult, such a beautiful but simple song. Heartfelt, tender and true. This is probably my favourite song from this album.

Altogether, Focused is a very well written, recorded and produced, collaborative album. There's a little bit of something in there for everyone. I think it's worth buying.


Review written by Karl Wootton
 

About Manon Peak

Manon Peak is a musical project formed by Ben Ruegg. The concept of Manon Peak is collaboration. Ben has always found writing with others exciting and rewarding. With the debut album Focused, Ben got to record song with long time collaborator Sio Andrews. Also, Ben invited more guests to his album including Daniella Kriek, Royce Dawson and Sophie Hamer.

The result is a sound that is full of real emotion and power where all the music came together with a team effort.

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Focused
Year: 2017
Type: Album

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