Ike Moriz | All Around The World

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All Around The World

by Ike Moriz

Hooky, energetic, enigmatic, melodic, dramatically gorgeous British Pop/Rock from a true cosmopolitan artist living at the southernmost tip of Africa
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Whereof One Cannot Speak
4:06 $0.99
2. All Your Heroes Are Dead
4:25 $0.99
3. Killing Games
4:11 $0.99
4. Always You
4:38 $0.99
5. Anything You Want
4:16 $0.99
6. Starry Night (Featuring Elana Afrika)
3:23 $0.99
7. All Around the World
4:04 $0.99
8. Bite the Dog
3:36 $0.99
9. I'll Be Your Man
4:35 $0.99
10. Peace Dream
3:11 $0.99
11. Watching the Sun
4:26 $0.99
12. Still (Bravo Mix'07)
3:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
International SA Indie Pop star and actor IKE MORIZ (Cosmopolitan hot talent) has returned from London where he recorded parts of his 3rd studio album “ALL AROUND THE WORLD” (release date: 11.11.2007).

The hot new 12 track CD will feature 5FM radio DJ & top SA celebrity & TV presenter 'Elana Afrika' on the song STARRY NIGHT. It also includes a remix production by hip London producer Max Bravo ("STILL") in collaboration with George Michael’s producer Steve Kent. ‘The Darkness’ session guitarist Jim Barnes has written the opening song for this album. Ike’s songs will appear in the popular international TV series ‘Cooked’.

Ike has recently moved back from the UK where he has received wide acclaim for his 2 albums ‘Mirrors & Shade’ & ‘Play Me’. His original songs were played in 17 countries worldwide and Ike has appeared in many major feature films like ‘Alfie’, ‘Shanghai Knights’ and ‘Love Actually’ as well as UK TV series ‘Eastenders’, ‘Family Affairs’ and ‘The Bill’ et al.

Rock legend David Bowie himself voted Ike’s songs sveral times as top song of the month on his web site!

‘South Africa’s own indie pop idol’ (The Citizen, Cape Argus), sponsored by "Trigger Clothing" and "Cape City Volkswagen", studied music and acting in South Africa, Germany and Holland after a jet-setting childhood. The singer, actor, producer and songwriter spent 5 years in London, fronting rock bands, performing in musicals and running his own label Mosquito Records London, before returning to his favorite country SA at the end of 2005. PLAY ME has taken radio charts by storm while his music videos have rocked DSTV channel MK89 with FHM super models Lisa-Marie Schneider and Lilian Ndlovu in the lead.

In the US, Ike was described as “Bowie without the glam meets Oasis without the self-importance teamed with UK chart alternative without the boredom”. For further information visit www.ikemoriz.com.


- The Citizen

"His rock/indie sound is acoustic and edgy but still made for easy listening!"
- Cosmopolitan

"..this cat writes a fine tune. Listen to it wearing velvet & drinking martinis!”

- Cape Argus

"I dig the album!"
- Barney Simon, TuksFM

"I love it, ... it sounds great!"

"Bowie without the glam meets Oasis without the self importance teamed with UK chart "alternative" without the boredom."
- Indiepop Spinzone, USA

"It's fantastic!"



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Leicester Bangs Magazine (UK)

"Moriz sounds like a star and "All Around The World" drips pop glam"
Ike Moriz - All Around The World (Mosquito Records London)
With the exception of this year's "Breathing Dreams" Ike Moriz' recent album releases have been easy listening affairs, as he's made a name for himself as a gifted interpreter of the Great American Songbook. 2007's "All Around The World" appears to be a precursor to "Breathing Dreams" and showcases Moriz' songwriting is a contemporary setting, and incidentally betrays a welcome appreciation of British pop and rock from the `70s to now.

Bowie, Suede, Felt and Neil Hannon emerge as influences, though Moriz is very much his own man and his songs (and tunes) stand up to comparison. It helps considerably that he has a voice that sounds like no-one else, and there's a sophistication to the recording which strips away any hint of indie budgetary constraints. Moriz sounds like a star and "All Around The World" drips pop glam.

The album begins with "Whereof One Cannot Speak", written by guitarist Jim Barnes (The Darkness), it sets the scene with a planet-worrying bass rhythm, an ambitious arrangement and a lyric that mentions Sartre. "All Your Heroes Are Dead" is much subtler and spacier, though just as grand, and features a hook that in a fair world would guarantee abundant daytime radio play. "Killing Games" repeats the trick and "Anything You Want" confirms Moriz' ear for a classic melody. A top album, and thoroughly recommended to those who enjoy huge pop arrangements and songs with giant gold hooks.

IAE Magazine, Atlanta, Georgia

A solid gold alternative pop album
In 2007, Ike Moriz released the solid gold alternative pop album, All Around the World.
The project showcases Ike's other musical talents outside of the jazz genre. More along
the lines of what we call classic rock in America, the recordings on this particular
collective are chock full of cool melodies and Ike's signature tenor vocal.

Ike clearly chose wisely when selecting the right backing musicians to help deliver the
messages on All Around the World well. For Ike's part, he mixes enough sincerity and
strength in his delivery on songs like "All Around The World," "Anything You Want" and
"Bite The Dog" to remind you that he's not ashamed of his British influence. For an album
that is nearly five years old, I still enjoyed it's vivacious yet sensual tone giving any guy
out there plenty of mood music to play when he's alone with that special lady.

One could say that All Around The World wins Ike some cool points for creating a project
that several years later hasn't lost its appeal. Ike could easily win over a new group of
fans who may not know about this totally awesome classic rock release. I could hear a
re-release of some of these tunes on top of a remixed more up-to-date sound, because it
could do well.

I like Ike Moriz better as jazz artist (mostly becuase I'm a bigger fan of that genre), but this
alternative pop album has made a powerful statement which suggests that he's not done
making great rock inspired pop tunes yet. Check it out today.

Review by: Senseitional