CD Review | Pop
Mike Viola, ‘Acousto de Perfecto’
Last year, critically acclaimed pop singer-songwriter Mike Viola released “Electro de Perfecto.” The acoustic “bookend” album “Acousto de Perfecto” is the result of a solo tour the Bay State native undertook to support that album. While three songs are reprised from the first album in stripped-down format, “Acousto” is otherwise all new and stunningly beautiful. Recorded live and accompanied by just his guitar and two violas — yes, Viola is performing with violas — he has created a song cycle of great intimacy and warmth.