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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

CD Review: Akiva - The Hermosa EP

Akiva - The Hermosa EP
2005, AkivaSoundMusic

Akiva started out to be a brain surgeon. This was a dream that took him to Europe and back. In the end though we can’t deny our hearts and Akiva’s heart is in music. 2005 saw the release of Akiva’s The Hermosa EP, the follow-up to his 2003 debut.

The Hermosa EP reveals a pop sensibility similar to that shown by Jason Mraz. Akiva shows strong songwriting skills and a great sense of melody. Lyrically he is adept although at times a bit wordy. His talk/sing style is made more palatable by his pleasant singing voice. Highlights on The Hermosa EP include Holler Hermosa, Six Miles, and Figment on The Fringe.

Akiva is very talented, and The Hermosa EP is a tasty little snack, or a decent brief introduction to him. If you’re in or around New York City I highly recommend you check out a live show. Otherwise, pick up one or both of his CDs. They’re worth the expenditure.

Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)

You can learn more about Akiva at You can purchase a copy of The Hermosa EP at

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