Respected music blog Texx and the City described ALT EGO’s album as “a highly effective mix of classical and dance elements”.
To open its review, Texx and the City wrote: “ALT EGO is a new direction for cousins Callen Petersen and Jody Abel. They have pivoted from their Acoustic Element days to create a new project that, while still leaning on familiar elements, introduces large-scale production. Their first album is self-titled, making its way through various forms of electronic and dance music.
“The album starts with a surprising modern spin on an iconic piece of music. ‘They Call Me Crazy’ takes the melody of ‘Habanera’ from Carmen, played on strings, over a hip hop beat while Lakota Silva gives a seductive vocal performance to top it off.”
“We’ve loved the reaction from our fans since the launch of ALT EGO earlier this year, so to get great reviews from the media and blogs is amazing, especially a respected music website like Texx and the City,” said Jody.
Callen added: “This motivates us to continue pushing our music. ALT EGO has opened our minds to new grounds of creativity and experimentation, and we hope more success will come from it – in the near and distant future.”
More about Texx and the City
Texx and the City is run by journalist and editor Tecla Ciolfi.
After building a portfolio writing for various SA publications, Tecla spent 2 years editing local music magazine Your LMG before taking up the position of editor at Deezer in South Africa.
As one of Memeburn’s 50 Most Prominent SA Journalists on Twitter, Tecla has grown Texx and the City into a fully-fledged music site that’s home to a team of young contributors who support the legends of tomorrow, today.