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Friday, February 27, 2015

A & L - Onto the Next Heart review

Track reviewed:
Onto the Next Heart

Release date:
2015

Group Responsible:
A & L

URL to check the track out at:
https://soundcloud.com/buzzrecords-1/next-heart

This review starts out with the official press release of the reviewed track. So be prepared, as consensus reality - which is courted by subjectivity - might even be better-, OR slightly/moderately/vastly altered compared to what the press release states. 

With the overwhelming positive response from their debut release, A&L is back with a new tune. Onto the Next Heart is an upbeat, pop/rock song with catchy hooks and killer guitar riffs and an in-your-face vocal that you will find yourself singing along with. With a vocal style that sounds like The Pretty Reckless meets P!nk, Lana delivers a vocal performance that demands your attention.

A&L is a new act made up of two seasoned industry professionals: Anthony Casuccio and Lana Marie. Anthony is a 20 year music veteran whose production work has been nominated for three Grammy awards, been featured in major music publications and topped the music charts. Lana is an award winning vocalist who has been a long-time force on the WNY music scene and voice to many jingles on radio and television.

Here is my personal review of the track:

The song sounds to me as an authentically collaborative-, yet (in this case: optimally) submissive declaration fueled by an unrelenting urge to find common ground between two traditional fields of popular rhetorics. The harmonic/melodic structure is both pop top to bottom, yet polite to the point from which on you start to have religious visions of Karate Kid and Tony Mon.TAna, and, if this combination does not excite you, then I do not know what to tell you. Experts claim that if you remember the '80s, you weren't even there, anyway.

Among the most relevant optimum traits of the track, the fact how little - if any - it concerns itself with its hyper-polite nature, - it is a bombastic love song from the '80s, at heart  - is truly remarkable. And here is why: though the delivery has both precise songcraft and competent harmonic mastery to support its skillfully constrained musical fascinations, the fact that you are able to hear a '80s disco song orchestrated to-, AND resonated by a present day studio environment, is a doubtless relevant experience that manages to coat itself into a timeless variant of mere charm. I love how the song DARES to be a '80s tribute song without even considering the alleged obligation to feel embarrassed in the process, instead, showcasing its love for the rendered styles with crisp, muscular production values.

The most important thing I'm picking up on this dancefloor-flanker romance-provocer Pia Zadora exclamation mark, is this: the people who were involved in the creation of the track, were having fun all the way throughout its inception and realization, while the form of the song itself is highly/naturally indicative of this mere agenda, of "just let's have fun", and I find nothing wrong with this stance. If you give AT LEAST THIS to me, then you can't commit sins against music that I could not forget with ease tomorrow. All in all, a competent song that manages to find an implausible-, yet OH!, so logical common ground between stone-traditional popism and pink spandex glam metal amourism. And, if you don't like it, then you should seriously admit that your main problem with it is that the things described in the track are happening to someone else, and not to you.

URL to check the track out at:
https://soundcloud.com/buzzrecords-1/next-heart

Where to purchase reviewed contribution:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/onto-next-heart-feat.-anthony/id964835777


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Friday, February 20, 2015

Dataphiles - Steampunk CybercrunkEP review

Year : 2015
Genre : electronica, very cyberpunk
Origin : United Kingdom
Official site: http://www.dataphilesmusic.com

Cyberpunk is not dead, it's just in the process of becoming your reality. Your iPhone approves, and it takes you with itself tonight, as this device will likely be the thing that you will be the most immersed in, as it will always give you what you want it to give you in the given moment, but the same could be said of mere technology, which is "just data", and so are you. Mystical design.

The cyberpunk style that was highly popular throughout the '80s and the '90s, - started as a mini-revolution among bored sci-fi authors - had to arrive to a temporary halt and subsequent,- although restrained hiatus when the then-current technological limitations have reached their maximum capacity in the context of interactive stimulus immersion - "yes, but will I be TRULY there?" (Define YOUR(s) "truly".)

But such boundaries can no longer claim legitimacy to their own once-necessary existence, as computational power is widely becoming almost as accessible as gasoline scented air, in order to calculate and render anything that the imagination is able to conjure. Oldflash: in this day and age, humans are super-reliant on technology - wish you had a dollar every time you've read this? - that which pretty much equates with the primary means to access and consume the exact type of streamlined information that you are looking for, driven by your preferences. A YouTube user has no more pronounced nor more valid relevant existence to you then the seconds you are watching her/him for, and this inherent-, almost romantic level of arrogance is every user's right to exercise. Cyberpunk primarily is a mindset, a school of thought, composed of iconographic inner images and m(o)ods, and the musical testaments seeking to represent these aesthetic sentimens have been around the very moment those bored sci-fi authors have arrived to the experimental conclusion that opposing and fearing technology and its machines are not necessarily the optimum stance. Do NOT oppose technology and machines: integrate them instead. This, I feel, is the exact idea behind the new Dataphiles EP, called Steampunk Cybercrunk. Had you not integrate it, you would not have the chance to assess your experience of it. Read on to know more about the release.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

AlogiA - Elegia Balcanica review

Year : 2015
Genre : Progressive Metal with various key tastes
Origin : Serbia

The moment one hears their latest release kick off from the speakers, one instinctly knows that Serbia's AlogiA enjoys and exercises an excellent command over an abundant amount of especially richly textured metalmongery.

The album features and maintains a relentless urge to offer constant variation on soberly controlled harmonic structures, taking you on thorough and exciting strolls of various sub-genres of metal, smelted into muscular compositions that exhibit clear character and identity.

Sometimes less is more, and it especially is true when the music is of such varied and optimally dense character as you will be subjected to on this release. The band has chosen to display all its key fascinations with metal via a hefty, "no time to waste" attitude. One has the fine feeling of being over soundscapes that would have been suitable to make multiple songs of, yet the band still is willing to refrain from orbiting around an idea for too long, and instead they spoil you with harmonic/melodic intricacy that ofentimes borders on the robust verges and timeless charisma of technical death metal. This is especially true in the context of the instrumental opening track.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Martyr



Lyrics:

kill me
there's no other way
to complete me
time is alive
and I figured it out all right
it's hard to lose a mind
especially with pride

fuck myself to death now
that's right
giving it all up for something
that must be right
my assumptions are fried
let's pretend that I lied

whether I do want it or not
it makes no difference
you're gonna tear a hole on my life
a one-time precedent

through the realms of regrets
I will know no enemies
I know you will love me
wrong
I know belief is disease

do remind me once again
how to be alive when I don't know?
what gives me the part
that pulls one through?

why is that when I really
achieving something,
after it, it's not the same?
never is the same
you're faithful within
death is your name
never is the same

in the meantime

darling, I will love you
sometimes
ripping apart all the limits
just still confines
see awareness arise
the ultimate weapon is designed

so fuck myself to death now
that's right
giving it all up for something
that must be right
my assumptions are fried
let's pretend that I lied

whether I do want it or not
it makes no difference
you're gonna tear a hole on my life
a one-time precedent

moving on to something
it is never, it's wrong, it's the same
I know you will love me
wrong
I know death is your name

do remind me once again
how to be alive when I don't know?
what gives me the part
that pulls one through?

why is that when I really
achieving something,
after it, it's not the same?
never is the same
you're faithful within
death is your name
never is the same

I want your
I want your soul to fill
life is here
to make you make you feel

Buy this for $3 at:
https://gyzmusic.bandcamp.com/track/martyr

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Friday, December 26, 2014

I drink your tears in silence



Lyrics:

why would I listen to your
every word, to your every word
when I do understand your silence
what you've been missing so far
could be given by these hands
we could be one through the silence

I see your portal eyes are gates
you've got the one who mitigates
I hold you in silence

reject the shades of the night
get healed now by these hands
I drink your tears in silence

you're wielding impertinent doom
through your every word
but I let them collide with silence
if you do decide
that you'll never speak again
no no never again
we could be one through the silence

I see your portal eyes are gates
you've got the pain that mitigates
I hold you in silence

reject the shades of the night
get healed now by these hands
I drink your tears in silence

no no no no never
darling I won't ever
let you be a bitter soul

baby, I've finished making sense
I wanna hold your face
right between my hands

I see your portal eyes are gates
you've got the one who mitigates
I hold you in silence

reject the shades of the night
get healed now by these hands
I drink your tears in silence

no no no no never
darling I won't ever
let you be a bitter soul

baby, I've finished making sense
I wanna hold your face
right between my hands

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Colorado Psycho


Lyrics:

Nancy, you were in my dreams,
a couple of nights ago,
we finally talked of everything,
that brought us down so low

when I awoke I shed some tears,
and reflected on my life,
my empty arms are aching,
to be holding you, my wife

oh, Nancy where are you now
I heard you moved to Colorado
I'd really love to see you again,
girl, I miss you so

thing is:

you're the cosmis bliss
all I want and miss
this truth is a fist
you don't even exist

I'll never go back to the neighborhood,
and our big pink house up the drive,
and I never tell anyone about those days,
how we made it out alive

this pill is a hard one to swallow
Nancy, I made you up today,
so I can look for you tomorrow
a figment of imagination

Nancy, you've got the love I know
I want to track it down
so I put you to Colorado
a figment of imagition

I know what I'm gonna do
I won't touch you
I won't be even talking to you
I'll be watching you
just watching you
I'll be watching you

I know your every single thought
you'll be having through the night
I know the color of the lipstick
you'll reapply in the car
I know the feeling I'll have
when I guess your movements right
I know we'll have a life of love
for you exist only in my mind

Nancy, my lover is sorrow
I heard you moved to Colorado

oh, Nancy where are you now
I heard you moved to Colorado
I'd really love to see you again,
girl, I miss you so

thing is:

you're the cosmis bliss
all I want and miss
this truth is a fist
you don't even exist

I'll never go back to the neighborhood,
and our big pink house up the drive,
and I never tell anyone about those days,
how we made it out alive

passing time has changed my mind,
a brand new point of view
if I could only track you down,
I'd find a way to change yours too

I know what I'm gonna do
I won't touch you
I won't be even talking to you
I'll be watching you
just watching you
I'll be watching you

Buy this for $3 at:
https://gyzmusic.bandcamp.com/track/colorado-psycho

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Her heart belongs to Cthulhu



Lyrics:

ohoo

Cthulhu has my lady
I can assure you that
he keeps her with
unrelenting persistency
I mean he's got his tentacles
wrapped around her face, her face

and not particularly gently, either
oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, au

he keeps her in that place
with a tentacle on her face

and the most frightening
thing of it all
is that I like her at that place
take it away, Matt

baby, baby, baby never come back
baby, baby please don't come back

she said:
"my heart belongs to Cthulhu!"

"he will only give you slavery!"

"white boy! that's more than I would
get from you!"

you're damn right about that
that's more than you would get from me
but what if you were
came back to me anyway?

that would be a bad fucking idea, baby
because I'm a very-very ego driven person
who was able to tolerate you
up to this fucking point in time

then she said:
"feel free to masturbate yourself to death, white boy
I won't be going back to you
no, no, no, nu, nu, nu"

her heart belongs to Cthulhu

oh yeah yeah yeah yeah

you give me a pain
that moves through me like
a pig through a python
oh yes, you do

her heart belongs to Cthulhu
oh yeah

never, never, never come back, babe
never come back to me, yeahdajksfksjadhfaslkdjf

her heart belongs to Cthulhu
oh yeah

you give me a pain
that moves through me like
a pig through a python
oh yes, you do

her heart belongs to Cthulhu
oh yeah

and she will never never never
never, never come back to me
and that's the way I want it to be

yeah

aha, that's right

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