BRIGHT SHINY OBJECTS from NYC-based violinist and singer/songwriter Deni Bonet, is available on Zip Records, (distributed by Sony/RED, US and PIAS/Rough Trade, Benelux).
In a departure from her usual song-based material, this album is entirely instrumental – Carnegie Hall virtuosity intertwined with a rock-club vibe and intimacy. Deni has spent the past year and a half writing and recording with a Who’s-Who of some of the best musicians on the planet – including Steve Gaboury (Cyndi Lauper), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Richard Barone (Bongos), Shawn Pelton (SNL), Will Lee (Letterman), Matt Beck (Matchbox Twenty), Steve Holley (Paul McCartney), Graham Maby (Joe Jackson), Ben Butler (Chris Botti), Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega), Jack Daley (Lenny Kravitz), and the list goes on and on…
There are elements of straight forward rock, classic-styled pop and pure American folk, but she takes all of this and makes it wonderfully her own. This new album is sheer, ultra-high voltage rock with pure classical training and precision playing. The songs make you want to get up and dance around the living room, or groove to while walking up the street wearing headphones. Even without the vocals, you can hear the passion and emotion in Deni’s performances.
The opening track, "Light This Candle", recalls the more skilled moments of alt-rock (with an emphasis on "rock"); "Einstein's Brain" is a finessed blend of the poetic nature of a violin intertwined with the chime of a 12-string electric guitar (Mozart meets The Byrds) and the delicate yet dramatic texture of "Primal Dream" is filled with emotion - one doesn't need lyrics to feel what is being said. And check out her updated cover of the classic “Frankenstein”, which begs to be used over the credits of the next Marvel movie.
“Just finished listening to this masterpiece. The playing is so damn rich and fine and tempered and textured; the melodies are strong and enveloping”.
~ Rob Ross, Popdose
"In an age where music is coming to be more and more defined by one dimensional labels, Deni's music is timeless, genre defiant, and destined to be around for years to come".
~ All Music Guide
“Tracks on the album soar high with vibrancy and her ability to stun from beginning to end”
~ No Depression
“Bound to be one of the standout records of 2017, I'm calling this early as one of my favorite records of the year.”
~ Paste Magazine