J.M. Olay / Muzak / Manhattan


The poetic truth of a screwed up world. This is a beautiful, rythmic song that reminds me of folk music in the bars of Europe. The lyrics are clever, interesting and thoughtful with plenty of attitude. The recording captures a great performance and is only lifted by the accompaniment. The strings clyde and pick over a strong guitar back bone and give the listener the cherry on the cake. I like cake and this is a doozy ! Peter T. Newton

This ballad reminds you, what's going on ...

A song with important message. The lyrics from the feather of J.M. Olay tells us an engaging story about live and the development of events beyond personal control, regarded as determined by a rough power. The songtext comes from the heart and touches the soul, but the whole composition is more various. There are virtuos played acoustic guitars which making the introducing in this wonderful arrangement. They also carrying the whole recording with nice tunes. You will hear brilliant strings in the backround making this composition complete. This is a extra factor what brings really feeling into the song. The refrain is clear and makes the meaning of the song engaging for me. This recording is definitely professional and very creative, influenced by folk and pop perfect arranged. I can feel the meaning of this wondeful ballad regardless of the language (the lyrics are added in English translation) and I´m sure, you will like to add it. Let others know your recommendation.

with headphones

I like to listen to this song with headphones. The tones of the guitar are different... You will probably realize that soon. You will notice that it's extreme beauty of a delicate music. That's by "with headphones"


I like the energy of this song. Although I don't understand the language, I can hear the arrangement, mix, and other musical qualities. This song is mixed well, nothing is too heavy or too light; a goog balance of instrumentation. The vocals are clear and strong, easily understood. The music arrangement has a good flow to it, not choppy or erratic; the right blend of melody and rhythmic implementation. well done!


Very very nice song Nice orchestral I Love the guitar and the voice 60s music si cool Lyric a very deep ,I’m see myself walking through Broadway and breathe Manhattan Thank you again for your music keep going good work Anton


Love the acoustics and vocals. Have no idea what the guys is talking about but the song is nice and the keyboards come in nicely. Like this song, it is moreish and I would listen to this again for sure.

Talented Composer

The composition's progression is excellent. I love the rocker voice in contrast to the violins. Olay definitely has his own unique style. Although, I am not fluent in Spanish, I found the vocal sound of the melody to be very catchy. Yay for being a translational composer!

Loved it!

Even though I couldn’t understand all the words because I don’t speak the language I thoroughly enjoyed this song! Great vocals great melody line too!!! The guitar was nice and simplified but was truly the backing structure for the song. I absolutely enjoyed the string arrangement as well. This song completely flowed from beginning to end and kept me wanting to hear more. Outstanding songwriting here keep it up looking to hear some more from this particular artist.

of what we hear

the Meaning inside the flows graduated to a leveling off of my concept of sound,, take me to highth and drop me over the edge ,, lover this ,, and the movement made my head spin. We need more artist like .this


Good quality recording. I can't speak to the lyrics because my Spanish speaking skill is quite low. I do feel that the chord sequence is well written and the instrumental part of the song is well mixed.

A pleasant sound

Has a lot of pick noise, although I like the sound of the guitars. Usually the vocals would be a bit louder than instrumentation and I feel like the guitars are a little overpowering. The orchestra sounds are a nice addition. It builds nicely using the orchestra. The softer sounds near the end are a cool change. Overall I like the combination of instruments but the guitar is a bit too loud and bright for my taste..


Me parece muy interesante e importante el mensaje que están mandando en esta canción, la música es sencilla pero bien ejecutada, lo cual permite enfocarse en la letra de la canción, me agradó bastante. Y no, no compremos Manhattan


Jean Paul writes: "Damit aber derselbe eine Empfindung erwecke, muß er sinnlich angeschauet werden in einer Handlung oder in einem Zustande; und das ist nur möglich, wenn die Handlung als falsches Mittel die Absicht des Verstandes, oder die Lage als Widerspiel die Meinung desselben darstellt und Lügen straft." This seems to be the case here.

Acoustic punch

This is a fun track. I really liked the rawness of the acoustic guitar. It conveyed a solid attitude that doesn't alway happen easily with that kind of instrument. I do not speak fluent spanish, so I can't comment on the lyrical content, but I do like that the vocal wasn't too smothered in reverb, and has a good presence. The singer has a solid voice. If i were to offer a criticism, I would only say that I like the impact of the strings in the chorus sections, but if the mix had a little more room to make that more impactful, it would have been better. That said, it wasn't a big problem, and didn't distract from what I think was being conveyed in the track. Good job!

Reminds me of Big Star

First of all, forgive this reviewer for not understanding the lyrics. If nothing else, the delivery is interesting, and I'm sure the lyrics match it. This track reminds me of something Big Star or Alex Chilton would have done except maybe modernized a bit. I liked the production a whole lot. The artist went to great lengths to make sure the key tags and such were in the right places and not overbearing. I sort of wish the acoustic guitar had a warmer sound, but overall I find this track worth listening to more than once. Check it out.
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