Marcel Ziul: In A Minute Review

Hailing from Brazil, Marcel Ziul brings his style of blues to the main stage with his debut full-length album, In A Minute. Building upon his First Takes EP, In A Minute showcases the intrinsic talent Marcel embodies. With the smooth soul of Stevie Wonder, and a sprinkling of the funky blues riffs of Stevie Ray, Marcel delivers a modern take on the legends that came before.

Opening up with a modern alternative vibe, “All the Time” displays the originality this songwriter has to offer. Transitioning to a more familiar bluesy style, “Afraid of Loving You” features a funky upbeat riff. Marcel shows his talent in songwriting, providing powerful lyrics to complete the package. He portrays his versatility, in ranging from soft jazzy ballads to hard-hitting riffs. Songs such as “Confusion” and “Learn to Fall” offer shades of Marcel’s softer side. “Too Blind to See” has a very ‘80s feel, with a funky bass line as its backbone. Bassist Rodrigo Mantovani’s riff shines on this track, as the rhythm builds and strips down to glorify each layer of funk.

Marcel Ziul proves his skill as guitarist, vocalist and composer. In A Minute offers a polished rendition of the blues, with some funk and soul thrown in. Give him the chance to reopen your ears, and listen to a fresh take on a sound that revolutionized the genre, a sound that would make Stevie Ray proud.

The Review: 8/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– All The Time
– Afraid of Loving You
– Confusion
– Don’t Walk Away
– Too Blind to See

The Big Hit

– Afraid of Loving You

 Review by Don Tice

Buy the album: Amazon

2 thoughts on “Marcel Ziul: In A Minute Review

  • March 30, 2013 at 8:28 am
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    Marcel Ziul is a great song writer. His guitar licks are powerful and very creative. Along with funky bass lines, great guitar solos and rock solid drums, this band will not let you down. Cheers!

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  • March 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm
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    I’ve seen him play alive many times, and every time it was wonderfull to hear Hendrix and other gods of the guitar receive such a tribute! His own songs are great, and I wish him success!

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