Oswald "Osssy" Pfeiffer has travelled a lot geographically and musically. The CD of the 42-year-old musician and producer is certainly notable for this circumstance, even though his Arabic roots (he was born in Beirut as the son of a German and an Egyptian) play only a minor role in the 15 pieces. His employers, from Toto to Fury In The Slaughterhouse and Paul Young to Accept, have left a lasting and positive impression on him. That Osssy's "Serum" nevertheless remains ambivalent may be due to the fact that he simply wanted to integrate too many influences into his first solo work. So some tracks that are quite well done in themselves like "Everytime" or "Certain Things" just seem to be overloaded. Other songs such as "Out Of Control", in which his partner Anca Graterol (Rosy Vista) sings, simply lack the line. It gets really gripping on "Serum" whenever Osssy brings a touch of Toto into the game ("Hungry Souls") or lives out his Beatles preference ("All I Can Do").
Top track: Hungry Souls