Povi Life in Volcanoes

The duo of Cristina Calero and Carmen Rizzo has produced an album of mellow electro pop that will draw many comparisons to Sarah McLachlan. Calero’s poetic lyrics are elegantly wrapped in soft beats in an attempt to brew a sensual, romantic atmosphere. Unfortunately, for all their effort, it isn’t a very big turn on and the first three songs are flat. A much needed interlude finally comes with “Creatures,” a fast-paced number that hits all the traditional spots without attempting any new ones. Any momentum the album picks from this song is quickly dissipated with “Volcanoes,” which is a return to the slow dull been-done-before pace. The lustful vibe that Povi are trying to build comes up limp and leaves the listener puking in the garbage. (Nettwerk)