SLUKA is described as Syncopated Gothic Groove Rock.
Experimental Pop, melodic songs with twisted lyrics that move into new territory with arrangements that replace hi-hat with guitar samples and cymbal crashes with primordial screams!
SLUKA challenges his audience to accept new boundaries for the pop musical spectrum.
Forgoing slick production techniques as evidenced on previous albums, this time SLUKA utilizes only an
electric guitar, drum machine, and his distinctive ethereal voice.
Christopher Sluka – singer, songwriter, musician, and performer – has now recorded eight studio albums with over 100 original songs which have been released throughout the world. After several years performing on the New York club scene, his first big break came in 1988 when he was approached by some Japanese record executives after a concert. They were impressed by the syncopated gothic groove rock sound of the band, the melodic explorations of his voice, and the almost psychedelic adventures underlying the distinctive and emotive songwriting. They invited him to record one of his songs in Los Angeles to be released as a CD single in Japan. The song, “Sunday’s Child,” did so well that an album deal was inevitable. SLUKA was signed to Meldac, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, for two albums.
Coinciding with the record releases were sold-out concert performances, numerous television appearances, radio interviews, and excellent press, reviews and international acclaim. He gained immeasurable experience from his love of “live” performance to which he credits the strength of his powerful yet sensitive voice and his inspired songwriting. Of course, Christopher hasn’t achieved this success all by himself. He was fortunate to work with some of the most gifted and talented Musicians in the business.
“Solo Flight” contains 16 new recordings. As the title suggests, this album is a solo effort.
An additional challenge was to write and record songs that would utilize only an electric guitar, a drum machine, and a single lead vocal expressing the melodies with visceral biting lyrics.
All the tracks were recorded “live” in the studio (as a listener would hear them “live” in concert), without the use of studio effects, edits, or overdubs.
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