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Friday, July 29, 2016

ARJUN - Gravity review

Year : 2016
Genre : Fusion Jazz
Label : Pheromone Records
Origin : United States
Official site: >here<

Arjun's latest full length release marks the completion of a massively improvisative fusion jazz trilogy that has started out with their 2013 outing "Space".

The ensemble has garnered considerable attention with their particular brand of polite harmonies and easily comprehensible rhythms, toppled by massively improvisative leads. The disc is a well balanced, introverted guided tour on sonic vistas that do not attempt to challenge the set of basic rules that will warrant a type of inevitable insant jazz fusion: the one which is immediately ready both to be played and to be listened to, once certain conditions are fulfilled.

As such, the music is joyful, riskless, and optimally naive in the sense that it does not attempt to demand the next to last trick of rampant musical imagination, instead, the album remains a stable, enjoyable guided tour on top of harmonies that reign relentlessly satisfied with their doubtless impressive anatomies, especially as they are courted with soloistic approaches that are equally quick to reveal the mechanics of thought and skills that summon them . Read on to know more.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Sharon Knight - Portals review

Year : 2016
Genre : Massively Fantasy-Driven Soft Rock
Label : Independent
Origin : United States
Where to check it out: >here<

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Festival Favorites Sharon Knight and Winter are internationally touring musicians in the mythic-Celtic vein. Their penchant for combining fierce and gutsy bravado with ethereal beauty, a hearty dose of fantastical lyrics, and an obvious love of storytelling has inspired their own style, “Neofolk Romantique”. This often sound less Celtic and more “Folktales that ran away with the Faeries at the turn of the century and took cover in an old trunk bound for the circus, which was then commandeered by pirates.” This suits them fine.

Portals is a mature, undeniable, artistically ripe release that channels the charms of massively fantasy-driven escapism/romanticism with genuine creative grace, originality and musical aptness amidts its premiere acumen. The intention to deliver top tier songcraft, remains an unrelenting staple throughout this intoxicatingly ornamented sonic journey, and this is the central reason that the disc worsk so well. Read on to know more.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Jack of None - Who's Listening to Van Gogh's Ear? review

Year : 2016
Genre : Experimental Poet Rock
Label: Independent
Origin : United States
Official site: > - here - <

Jack of None's full length debut LP comes to you as a massively abstract - is that an oxymoron? - auditory journey that inhales clear creative intents-, and exhales the well-tamed assumption of poetic justice in the most literal contexts possible.

As the respective ethos of the spoken/written word is of key importance for the central vocalist, - as she is a poet, first and foremost - the music chooses to deliberately bend to the will of these spoken messages: it willfully accepts the role of ornamenitc sonic tapestry.

The music is well sculpted, nevertheless, albeit polite. Never seeking to taunt the words, yet the valiant quality of a smartly varied dynamic range is cleary observable: something that is a rarity in today's production standars, where volume and loudness are assumed to be kings. Read on to know more.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Blue Moon Harem - My Front Door track review

The song under scrutiny is quick to showcase a set of tasteful musical influences that are pulled and brought together to form a truly cohesive-, top tier rock song with no sub-optimal assets to conceal. The singing and the mastering are both supra-ballsy and consequently immaculate, the guitars are warm, yet they come to your house with bad enough intentions to make it impossible to not give a damn about their inventive machinactions. An immediately discernible structure is observable, that which is being led and skillfully courted through a series of logical-, and pleasant climatic/narrative conlcusions with due heft and rigor maintaned throughout the anatomic segments of the entire build. A fascination cultivated towards the most morose musical tints of "pure" rock is relentlessly kept around as the narrative opens up about the key - pun intended - aspects of the imminent romantic relationship the song itself is centered around. The best moments of Stone Sour comes through with irrefutable convince power. The inherent soul-story that is being told through glanced emotions, peaking sensations and expressed intentions pertinent to the desiring of intimacy, are very easy to relate to, inviting the attentive listener to soak some ears into the stimulus on yet another immediate occasion. The shapes of intensity with which the material communicates, is of exceptionally high quality and versatility herein, as the band not only manages to respect and honor the fields of rock, but they pretty much demand the holy whole and THEN some more of it. The piece boils with undeniable/insatiable power when successfully reaching its targeted peak values, and the excellent lead singer truly deserves credit for not being crushed under the mere sonic weight, instead, he emerges on top, "merely" riding the elegantly raging audio mass. In case your conjecture needs further reinforcement, then let me assure you that this is a band you want to keep some eyes and ears on, and one can only hope that they have plans to deliver a full fledged output composed of various tracks.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Phil Void - Delusions of the pampered review

Year : 2008
Genre : Massively Experimental Post-Punk
Label : Independent
Origin : United States
Official site: > - here - <

Phil Void's 2008 full feature effort "Delusions of the pampered" is an uncompromising act of pre-meditated "mRRda" committed against the casual concept of silence. The premiere name of the central game is a massively irresistible urge to deliver variety both in the context of intensity and musical rhetorics.

The album is not reluctant to showcase a wide spectrum of genres to be visited, and finds an abundant amount of playtime to be spent by the act of performing said visitations with various key strategies stored in the whimsical mind.

The mere potentiality of playfulness is invited, welcomed- and even praised throughout the record, regardless of the inevitable consequence of how the spin absorbs the inescapable lack a cohesive-, abundant flow to it, as result of the conscious decision of not wanting to have to tolerate a label that it could be shackled with. The album is not even secretive about this: its cover is not just a hint, but rather a declaration: abandon all expetations you who listen in here. Splice yourself in/out/off, and read on to know more.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mericana - Whatever's Left sessions EP review

Year : 2009 - 2015
Genre : Alternative Rock with a Grunge tint
Label : Independent
Origin : United States
Official site : > -  here - <

The Whatever's Left Sessions is a hard alternative-rock EP influenced by bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden & Muse. It was arranged & recorded in multiple studios between 2009 and 2015 in Edmonton, AB.

Mericana's Whatever's Left Sessions is a brief-, yet extremely eventful and precise stylistic exercise into the more morose and outright agry intersections amended by both the grunge and alternative rock genres. This smartly paced EP gives you no less and no more than four full musculature tracks to soak some souls into the massively guitar driven melodies that are complimented by larger than life clean singing.

The insatiable urge to deliver as soon as possible, is ever-present and relentless on the disc: no time is given to shoegaze tendencies. The patterns introduced on the disc are composed of extremely clear musical thoughts that are sculpted out with pretty much scientific attention devoted to maintain the clarity of harmony, which is a key asset of the whole experience. The band oftentimes summons the vibes of an unusually angry Pearl Jam, as result of a keen willingness to seek out and present  the hilariously reocurring feeling of an inevitable-, yet strangely uplifting sense of doom. Read on to know more.

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