A superb American debut from Sasha Alexander…..
S. To say Sasha Alexander has been shortchanged in the U. is an understatement. His hypnotic ballad, "If You Believe" received sparse air-play. Listeners, such as myself who managed to hear the song a few times were impressed. The album release has been delayed for a year atleast, but it is worth the wait. "Dedicated To. . . " is a very stellar collection of ballads and mid-tempo cuts. "If You Believe" has been remixed, but thankfully it is very close to the original and only enhances the positives. The amazing track is followed by, "We Can Leave The World" which is a heartfelt ballad with the piano right up front. Throughout the CD, Sasha's voice shines. His voice has the texture and warmth that many performers today lack. Other notable tracks include the danceable, "Let Me Be The One" and the catchy ballad, "Don't You Forget Me. " There are a couple of lack-luster tracks, but only 2 or 3 out of 12, makes for a very enjoyable listening experience. If you don't believe in Sasha Alexander, this album will change your mind. Highly recommended.
The first Late Night Tales release of 2016 is a very special project by Sasha. Imagine listening to music inspired by Frahm, Richter and Steve Reich, but made by one of the UK’s leading house and techno DJs. Away from the hubbub of the club, the craziness of Ibiza, there’s a contemplative side to everybody. Forget the beats and the sweat and the billowing anthems; this quiet, undulating, at times pastoral piece is less about songs and anthems and more about texture and atmosphere. ‘Scene Delete’ is a side of Sasha you’ve never heard before.
While Sasha's mother is dreaming of her son's great career as a pianist, Sasha is left speechless for other reasons: his beloved piano teacher Mr. Weber tells him, he is leaving town forever. Sasha is heartbroken, and the only person in whom he can confide his feelings, is his best friend, Jiao. As a son of an Ex-Yugoslav family even in Germany one rarely lives outside the closet, and Sasha is grateful that his homophobic father believes Jiao is his girlfriend. But what begins as a useful lie becomes a large and complicated one, when Sasha's younger brother, begins an affair with Jiao. All lies get exposed and what appears to be a catastrophe is in fact the revelation of new possibilities in the lives of Sasha's family.