“Dreams of Venice” by “Spicy Tempo” is a great track, every time it plays out there’s a distinct level of character and personality that comes through in the sound. The musical backdrop has a unique twist to it – a vintage kind of vibe, a mellow and soulful ambiance, but also; Spicy Tempo’s lyricism and performance are undeniably true to his own artistic approach and style. It’s always a pleasure to listen to, there’s a creative freedom there for certain, but the recording and songwriting also tip their hats to some very classic soul tracks from way back when, and for this reason there’s an element of nostalgia thrown into the mix, which adds another reason to love the track.
The track has a great vibe, it’s addictive; the rhythm is consistent, so it keeps you captive, but the sounds are all very unexpected and unusual. The leading riff has a retro and fairly simplistic nature to it, yet the choice of notes add to the vibe, they add to the intensity, which somehow builds and builds despite the music seemingly remaining on the same plain throughout. It’s a clever bit of production, and it’s always interesting at all times. It’s the sort of music that is difficult to place within a certain environment, but then without a doubt will fit quite brilliantly amidst whatever it is that you’re doing when you hit play. It’s fun, it’s atmospheric, and it’s easy to get into.
The theme of the track is all that it needs to be, and as mentioned, that hook is unforgettable – the soundscape for this section really drives the melody and the concept effectively. The way the track falls away for the hook section is perfect; the ambiance rises up, the intensity drifts off in another direction, and the structure of the track really helps it leave its mark on you after listening.
A lot of thought and musical precision has gone into the creative mix here, and it shows. It all sounds very crisp and bright and warm – again, the perfect combination for a song with a loving purpose such as this. The vibe in “Dreams of Venice” stays with you, as does that melody, and that’s one of the best performance effects you can hope for.