Though his recordings are demo quality, they do present solo artist Jupiter in Velvet as a captivating rock singer, someone with real presence. Right from jump he puts out a gremlin-from-another-world vibe on the guitar-driven “Heavy Like A Brick,” which also features some killer bass and drums. The guitar solo is a wailer, but it’s not well constructed. “Metanoia” has a breezy pace that’s well matched to lugubrious organ chords, and the song’s verse sections are terrific. Unfortunately, the chorus does not deliver. On “The Day I Fell From The Stars,” JiV is intensely emotive, bursting with the kind of qualities that define a rock star persona. Perhaps a collaborator is the key to this artist’s next step?