March 31, 2022

RicoXMafioso - 'That Guy'

RicoXMafioso - 'That Guy'

RicoXMafioso is back with his new refreshing and exotic sound that always surprises the listeners. This minimalistic approach in music is powered by rhythm dominating sounds of short melodic signatures. You can feel the flames coming out of the stylised 808 kick, touching the distortion, accompanied by a sharp snare and brittle hi-hats. The dope rap flow constantly evolves and showcases the best use of emphasis on words by gliding over the beats. The voice has weight and sounds highly confident when delivering genuine, on-point messages. The melodic vocals from the main chorus are hot and catchy, keeping the track at its peak, all the time. 'That Guy' has magnetic energy through its spoken-word vocals which sound effortlessly smooth and saturated. The remorseless and relentless feelings expressed through this track are surely relatable, reminding you that you shouldn’t give a damn, to stay firm and lookup.

Definitely listen to 'That Guy' by RicoXMafioso on Spotify.

About RicoXMafioso:

"Rising 28-year-old Canadian based artist RicoXMafioso just dropped a hot new single titled "Treating You Right". The talented artist grew up on the westside and is creating art on the eastside. He grew up in a small town in Alberta Canada allowing him to master the English language. He comes from a very diversified background, English is only 1 of the 3 languages in his arsenal. RicoXMafioso started as an underground rapper with a wicked perspective. Now, he is looking to make his own lane in the rap and R&B game by mixing an old school flow with a futuristic sound.

RicoXMafioso will have you leaving your headphones having lived an experience. The artist is inspired by artists like Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Dr Dre, J. Cole, Joyner Lucas and many more."

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March 26, 2022

Eric Terino - 'Innovations of Grave Perversity'

Eric Terino - 'Innovations of Grave Perversity'

The album opens with 'Felt' - a song conveying the heartbreaking feeling of getting through painful loneliness. The poetic depth of words accompanied by Eric Terino's pleasing softly-raspy vocals creates an atmosphere that rains heavy emotion. The composition has a constantly evolving energy that revolves around the sentimental core of the song. One can experience the freedom given to the strings and harp with their spacious and detailed notations creating wonderful patterns that imprints this song in your soul. 'Felt' is the light that guides the listeners through the gates of this album. Next up is 'Torture the Dead'. This is a track with smooth, sustained piano whose sound slowly joins the rest of the instruments and vocals. With this song, the ambience becomes more involved with the music enclosing an emotional depth. The thoughtfulness of words along with the raw and mystical flow of this song creates a warm and intense aura. It conveys all the shades of love, and its power to manipulate life and beyond and having both a bright and dark side that directly or indirectly controls our lives. The absence of a firm rhythmic pattern allows the tune to freely perform the articulations that serve the meaning of this song.

The third track on the album is 'A Snowfall at Dusk', which brings out the soothing chord progressions with mind-melting sounds. The plucking of exquisite harp accompanying vocals, mellow whispering pads in the background and a brief performance of flute does much more to interpret a literal 'snowfall at dusk'. The art shines through the rendition carried out by the music. Every frequency in its place covering contour, range, and scale is used in such a way that it illuminates the essence of the music. Such an approach with rich lyricism supported by minimal instrumentation requires a pre-imagination of how the song is going to turn out; like a puzzle being solved. We can definitely see that the captivating enigma is solved through this slumberous composition. Moving along into 'Invocations'; this track blends the dynamics of previous songs with unique characteristics of the theme. Its broad major chord immediately catches your attention and sets the base for the meaning of the song. The elegance of vibratos immortalized by strings have more presence alongside the gentleness of the piano. A gush of emotions dripping from every element creates a harmonious flow of expressions and sentiments. The warm, sonorous and transcendental melody and lyrics are recalling memories of a lost love and hollowness of their absence.

The fifth track on the album, 'Boulder' is different. Brass and deep bass strings make it their way to illustrate a consistent melancholic aspect through their arrangement. Most of the structure of this song is built on vocals that drive the heartfelt tune. This song truly compels the isolated thoughts and feelings regarding self. Eric's creative approach creates beauty through simplicity in this composition. The artistic and musical transformation at this point in the album can be clearly felt. 'An Augury of Hope' is the next track on the album, and is a look back over life and some troubled times in the past, but having learned a lot from life, look forward to a healed, brighter future. In spite of having all the same instruments, this keeps giving combinations never heard in previous songs. The rhythm has a strong hold guided by plucks and string patterns. Everything feels higher in range and pitch including vocals which does justice to this song of hope.

The influence of heavy vibratos and peaceful nature makes this piece remarkable. Our penultimate track is 'Body Gets Stoned'; a concept of society's ability to sew doubt and destruction, but a warning not to let their words and values find a home in yourself. A tuneful acoustic guitar makes its way into this song, also setting a rhythmic pattern that is strummed. It keeps the temperate and relaxing flow while adding a space for Jolie Holland's vocals which accompanies Eric with resonant harmonies. The direction in which this album is heading also reveals the artist's personal point of view on life and love and making it a legacy through this album. Last but by no means least is 'I Didn't Live There', the last track of the album. This song mulls over shards of memories past, of good times gone, and of revelatory travels. An epic end with its calm and delicate form, a final reminder of how splendid the musicians and vocalist are with their art, that they can plant the seed of emotion and water it well with their music and lyrics.

Definitely listen to - 'Innovations of Grave Perversity' by Eric Terino.

Eric Terino

Innovations of Grave Perversity is Eric Terino’s third long player, and by any measure is his most expansive and layered work. Taking charge from where his sophomore record left off, the album is a parallel journey through the passage of seasons (winter into spring) and the transition from despondency to the birth of new hope and healing. It is a record about attempting to find light in the wake of trauma and working to reframe one’s life in a way that allows for the possibility of joy.

Written and recorded throughout 2020/2021 amidst the height of a global pandemic, the eight tracks that comprise Terino’s third LP started life in his home studio in a New England forest and came to fruition with contributions from musicians based all throughout the world. Cello tracks flown in from Russia, French horns from Italy, harps from the UK, and even a musical saw from Greece. Notably featured on a number of tracks is the distinctive voice and hauntingly beautiful violin of legendary Americana singer/songwriter Jolie Holland. It was as a result of the lockdowns that many new connections were able to be forged remotely and Terino’s experience of making this record became a tool to feel connected to other musicians and artists in a time when such camaraderie was greatly needed.

Lead single “Body Gets Stoned” was written by Terino nearly 15 years ago and features stirring violin and vocals from Jolie Holland, whose contribution allowed for the track to finally feel complete and ready to be properly documented. “‘Body Gets Stoned’ is sort of my take on a ‘Que Sera Sera’ (Doris Day’s 1956 hit from Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’). Basically, it’s a Buddhist kind of mentality that all is as it is and will be as it will be. So there’s no point in fighting upstream.  Ultimately the solution to any struggle is in letting the river take us where we need to go, which in my opinion… is home.”

Elsewhere, the record explores a wide range of themes such as mental illness, aging, leaving past loves behind, accepting childlessness, and renouncing damnation. All driven by an emotive intimate vocal and delicate near orchestral arrangements. Whether the subject matter is bereavement (“Invocations”), agoraphobia (“Boulder”), or the experience of coming out as an LGBTQ youth (“A Snowfall at Dusk”), the songs that comprise Innovations of Grave Perversity transform the deeply personal into universal statements on the complexities of human life.

“I feel more hopeful and open than I’ve ever felt before. There’s something nearly magical that can happen when you’re writing. You have to be careful because what you write could manifest itself into reality. So with this record, this was my attempt to shift the narrative of my life from a tragedy to a realm of potential for joy."

About Eric Terino

Eric Terino

Tapping into the rich timeless history of romance and poetics past, Eric Terino’s musical landscape paints a portrait of an American artist with a sweeping perspective on what it means to be human. The deeply personal becomes universal and heartbreak can be transformed to healing. Similar in fashion to Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, his tales of suffering mend with beauty. Gilding the places we have been hurt as a means of moving forward. This potential for alchemy exists everywhere, and Terino’s serenaded solitude reminds us of the infinite beauty in it all.

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March 22, 2022

David Lockwood - 'The Rest Is History'

 

David Lockwood - 'The Rest Is History'

Admiringly harmonious and relaxed is the vibe that holds our hand through the journey of this 14-track album. David Lockwood's emotive and sensational vocals and lyrics create an indivisible affection towards this album for the listener. Supporting, complementary background vocals and harmonies form a wide spectrum of diversely textured voices. The composition is intended towards doing justice to the lyrics by encouraging their depth and purpose beyond the music. An absolutely beautiful piano rendition plays keys that travel through many tunes, variations, ranges and chords. Tracks have a sustained warmth and bright tone that softly blends with the guitars, strengthing the structure of the songs. Clean and colourful guitar tones shine throughout the album with its rich and fine-tuned performance. Excellence exists in the deft way that these compositions use spaces, complemented with instruments trailing off, allowing each song time to breathe and the listener to reflect. Smooth and firm bass, drums and percussion bring out a dynamic jazz accent through their tone and rhythmic patterns. Crafty and complex chord progressions are non-distracting and accentuate the sentimental aspect of each song. This album honours artists' thoughts through its heart-touching music and lyricism.

Definitely listen to 'The Rest Is History' by David Lockwood on Spotify.

Recorded “live in the studio” at Dreamland Recording September 27-30 of 2021 with top-flight musicians Kevin Barry (Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, Peter Wolf) on guitar, Zev Katz (Aretha Franklin, James Taylor, Elton John) on bass, Chris Marshak (Steve Winwood, Amy Helm, Lucy Kaplansky) on drums with Erica Leigh and Clare Maloney on backing vocals. The songs reflect on memory, mortality, and the many forms love takes.

About David Lockwood:

David Lockwood

"I was born in '51. My mom said I was picking out tunes on the piano when I was three or so, but I don't remember that. She had a flair for storytelling and tended to mythologize my childhood. I do remember figuring out 'My Country 'Tis of Thee' on the harmonica when I was five or so. It seemed like magic. And even after all these years of playing, writing, and recording, the creation of music still seems like magic."

After high school and knocking around in New York City and DC in the 1970s, Lockwood enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated in 1980. "I wrote and recorded a bunch of songs while I was at Berklee, sent out demos to publishers, got some songs signed, got some rejections. One of my favourite lines was 'You write interesting songs. That's a liability in this business.'"

In the 1980s and early '90s, he wrote "interesting" songs for, and performed as, Little Davey and the Aberrations, and recorded three albums of original pieces for solo piano: Music From a Fall Afternoon, Diamonds in the Snow, and Blue Distance. "I recently retrieved the last two and converted to digital. I think they've held up pretty well, all things considered." He also wrote music and lyrics for two decidedly offbeat musicals: Awesome at the Academy and A Rash Act. A third musical, Free 2 Ride, followed in 2007.

Lockwood joined the New Hampshire band Straight No Chaser in the late 80's and wrote most of the material for their well-received debut album Raccoon Beach, released in 1992. "We had some quality gigs in support of that album: Newport Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, the Blue Note in New York, White Mountain Jazz and Blues, and a bunch of others."

In 1995, Lockwood had the opportunity to spend two weeks with his songwriting hero Randy Newman as he was beginning to write the score for Toy Story while recording vocals for his album, Faust. "He was so generous and even more wickedly funny than I thought possible. He was also very direct. When I told him I'd been struggling to write lyrics, his response was 'You got anything to say?'"

Well, yes. Lockwood had and still has something to say. Through the 1990s, the aughts, and into the present, he has continued to write, record, and perform in and around New England while also serving as the celebrated music director, baseball coach, and Dean of Pranks for Holderness School in Plymouth, NH."

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March 13, 2022

notevenstevens - 'Chains'

notevenstevens - 'Chains'

notevenstevens's debut album 'Chains' is electronic music on steroids. This experimental masterpiece defines its theme through its unique take on the complex arrangement of juicy musical elements. Thus, this album has driven itself through the walls of institutionalized musical theory towards a free and limitless form. From tracks like 'Goin Up', 'Float', 'Nitrous', 'High Beams', 'Tactical', 'Goin Down' you can hear the ideas and thoughtfulness behind the sound that entices you with its complex articulations and strong resonance. These tracks give the feeling that exactly match their titles. Even if the nature of these beautifully tuned and artistically composed tracks is entirely abstract, the basic fundamental music can be heard through it. The art of 'Chains' exists in its proficiency to simulate visuals in the minds of listeners based on each track. The tonal variations and unpredictable layers are filled with stunning shapeless forms of melodies and harmonies that enhance the scope of this album. Its ultramodernist compositional techniques have exquisite and captivating contrasts of dynamics and textures. Birth and rebirth of constantly evolving and challenging frequencies have ambient as well as emotional impacts on listeners. All this power when combined with magnetic and euphonic vocals, you get a whole new experience of Ethan, aka notevenstevens', music which can be heard through songs like 'Infatuated feat. Kehar', 'Paradise', 'Complex' and 'Spine' which feat. Stitxch along with 'Torn2Pieces' and 'Haunted' which has his own vocals. Using in-depth knowledge of how a sound hits and influences a certain mood or emotion and presenting it in a combination in its wildest nature is something this album accomplishes. 'Chains' is beyond the laws and regulations of methodical and procedural music, it is revolutionary in its own unique way.

Definitely listen to 'Chains' by notevenstevens which will be releasing on 8th April 2022. To know more stay tuned on notevenstevens' social media platforms.

Pre-save 'Chains' by notevenstevens now - https://ffm.to/chainsthealbum

About notevenstevens

notevenstevens is one of the freshest multifaceted artists in the Australian music scene. He is a genre-bending, PC Music-loving producer, artist, songwriter & creative director. His debut album, ‘Chains’, is one of the most unique and original albums to release in 2022. 

A 13 track experience with a mixture of instrumental and vocal based songs which includes his vocal debut on ‘Torn2pieces’, and ‘Haunted’. With an ever-growing fanbase with 5.05+ million on TikTok and 50,000+ streams, notevenstevens is definitely one to watch as he transcends the underground.

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March 11, 2022

Blind Uncle Harry - 'I Just Want You To Know'

Blind Uncle Harry - 'I Just Want You To Know'

'I Just Want You To Know' is one of those songs which carries emotions when presented in its natural form. This lyrically driven song already establishes its strong message and gives you an insight into its true meaning. The absence of overprocessed and polished sound is what makes this song unique and leaves an emotional impact on the mind. The clarity of vocals and their successive harmonies make them easy to follow and sing along with. The subtle blend of folk and rock elements is ingenious and has a genuine influence on the theme. A simple and traditional combination of fiddle and acoustic guitar contributes to the intricacy of this tune. A modest place for bass provides a significant warmth while also supporting the rhythm. The inclusion of electric guitar and snappy drums adds melodic and tonal quality to the spectrum. The underlying vintage dynamics serves up the isolated and saturated sound of all the musical elements as intended. Even though the composition and lyrics are amusing and engaging, the delightful humour has a powerful message for the listeners.

Definitely listen to 'I Just Want You To Know' by Blind Uncle Harry on Bandcamp.

About Blind Uncle Harry

Blind Uncle Harry is the stage name for Chris 'Harry' Doran a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter based in Bloomington, Indiana. He took the name Blind Uncle Harry from his actual great Uncle Harry, who was indeed blind. He was a fiddle player and sparked a lifelong appreciation of the power of one man and an instrument. 

Harry's 2020 album The Gospel According to Blind Uncle Harry received rave reviews, has been played on over 120 stations across the United States, charted on the NACC Folk Chart, and placed a number of songs on stations' weekly Top 20 playlists. The album's single "Hillbilly Hippie Haiku" was also lauded by critics, as was Harry's 2020 holiday single "Christmas Day in Australia", which also charted.

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March 11, 2022

Alexis Gerred - 'Unbreakable (Feat. MiG Ayesa)'

Alexis Gerred - 'Unbreakable (Feat. MiG Ayesa)'

'Unbreakable (Feat. MiG Ayesha)' is a fast ride of spicy rock and pop elements. It's a song with a vigorous energy that challenges musical and rhythmic complexities and wins! Squeezing out every last drop of melody through its composition, this song is loaded with wild, fantastic and unexpected variations in its flow. Tight and sharp drums and percussion sync their power with crunchy and monumental guitar riffs. Punchy lows and overheads, deep bass, a touch of electronic elements and a sick guitar solo are some of the many characteristics that uplift the vitality of the track. The collaboration with MiG Ayesa unifies the depth and significance of the song. Verses and chorus have flawless transitions with remarkable articulations connecting the sections. Gently blending brass with the guitar is genius and makes the sound immense and lavish. Effective key changes make the song a whole lot brighter and more engaging while also delivering the profundity of lyrics. The voice is a force of nature, brought to us through the sheer vehemence and mastery over high range vocals and harmonies. You can feel that the breathtaking voice is the strength and emotive power driving the song forward. In a performance that acknowledges this awesome force, Alexis Gerred has achieved unbeatable distinction. 

'Unbreakable (Feat. MiG Ayesa)' by Alexis Gerred is available to stream worldwide on all streaming platforms.

About Alexis Gerred:

Alexis Gerred

"Star of West End theatre & TV to launch his first single from his upcoming EP.
All streaming Links go live on 11th March HERE: https://alexisgerred.hearnow.com

ALEXIS GERRED, will be launching his highly anticipated first single in 3 years, on March 11th, followed by an EP later this year. From Rod Stewart to David Bowie, to Phil Collins and Freddie Mercury, the West End Theatre made us familiar with such British Rock stars, whose names are forever recorded in everyone’s heart and mind.

And now, one of those rising stars emerging from the West End, is Alexis Gerred, an English Rock singer-songwriter based in London. Alexis’s name is known for his leading roles on stage productions such as ‘Our House’, ‘Dreamboat & Petticoats’, and ‘American Idiot’. He also appeared on prime-time BBC1 live television in Eurovision: ‘Your Country Needs You’ (Runner Up) and ‘Let It Shine (Semi-Finalist)’.

Alexis Gerred’s Emotional New Single, “Unbreakable” Drops March 11th
Collaboration with artist MiG Ayesa makes song highly meaningful

London, UK (March 11th, 2022) – How many musical artists get the opportunity to collaborate with the star who inspired them to make music to begin with? Alexis Gerred has. His new single, “Unbreakable,” features his inspiration and hero, MiG Ayesa, the West End and Broadway titan who has starred in such mega hits as Rock of Ages, Thriller Live, Annie, We Will Rock You, and more.

Fast-paced, with a smooth combination of both timeless rock influences with modern pop appeal, “Unbreakable” features a range of dynamics, resulting in a distinctive, one-of-a-kind flow.

Fans of artists like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Bowie, Queen, Foo Fighters and the Beatles will be drawn to the song’s heartfelt and passionate rock energy.

“Unbreakable” is the lead track on Gerred’s second album, releasing later this year. His first album, Alexis, debuted in 2018.

The collaboration with Ayesa is more than two talented artists working together. Like many of us, when he was younger Gerred wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life. It was when he saw his first musical, We Will Rock You in London’s West End that his life – and career path - changed forever. The musical, inspired by Queen, starred Ayesa, a rising star in British Theatre.

“I watched MiG Ayesa take to the stage and his delivery, passion and charisma flipped a switch inside me,” Gerred recalls. “Although I had never even attempted singing a note before, I knew I wanted to emulate him and follow a path that would one day see me up on that stage, too.”

And he did. Gerred followed his dreams and has gone on to star in multiple London productions as well as shows like “Eurovision: Your Country Needs You” (BBC1 – runner up) and “Let it Shine” (BBC1 – semi-finalist).

While Gerred built his career, Ayesa’s star continued to rise, landing the Australian-Filipino talent in leading roles in hits like Rock of Ages, Thriller Live, Annie, and more. He also appeared on Rockstar: INXS, leading to his own debut album with Decca Records.

“I’ve followed MiG’s career and plucked inspiration from so many things he’s done,” explains Gerred. “One that stands out in particular was his time on Rockstar: INXS where I loved his Rock ‘n Roll style of showmanship.”

The opportunity to collaborate on “Unbreakable” with Ayesa is even more meaningful by the personal nature of the song, based on a relationship with a former acting agent that turned sour. “Unbreakable” is about staying driven and focused on one’s dreams, an important message for many in today’s tumultuous world.

“This song is about resilience and determination,” says Gerred. “If I can inspire someone to take charge of their own lives and bounce back from adversity, that’s my goal.”

“Unbreakable” will be available March 11th on all streaming/download sites and is accompanied with a B-Side “Mary Go Round”, a cover originally by British Rock band The Struts.

"Unbreakable" Written by Alexis Gerred & Produced by TylaJoe Connett

"Mary Go Round" Written by The Struts, Vocals by Alexis Gerred & Produced by TylaJoe Connett."

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March 10, 2022

Alias Wayne - 'Chaperon'

A fun and delightful song that takes you on a much-needed holiday. The theme is served with relaxed and comfortable articulations that will drop you directly into your best cosy vacation spot. The sweetness, ease of melody and lyricism bring warmth through its meaning and purpose. This song reminds us to take time off, and spend some time with the person we love. To keep your stressful problems aside for a while and chill. The gentle and light music is driven by drums and percussions with intricacy. Warm and brief bass is just thick enough to dive deep with its tone. The song feels like a freestyle acoustic blend of many genres. With Rhodes and keys supporting chords in the background, the guitar leads with its raw and original sound. The composition merges extremely well with the words as if the words are carved directly from the notation and the groove. Easy to follow and easy to sing along to, this song defines simplicity through its melodic beauty - something which is unique!

Definitely listen to 'Chaperon' by Alias Wayne on Spotify.

About Ranzel X Kendrick

Ranzel X Kendrick is a genre-blending artist singer-songwriter offering a very original pop-rock "freestyle folk" groove in his Texas Trilogy CD’s: 1) Texas Cactus, 2) Texas Sagebrush, and 3) Texas Paintbrush.

Kendrick brings fans his alter ego persona in the Fall/2019 release: “SNAFU by Alias Wayne." The 6-song EP that embraces his equal enjoyment of more-electric… Alternative Country/Rock & Blues on a broader canvas.

Growing up w/multi-Grammy winner uncle Roger Miller giving tips to his songwriting, Kendrick brings an influence of humor at times in his songs. If you like great lyrics and great melody in excellent original songwriting, Ranzel X Kendrick delivers it.

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March 06, 2022

MOON AND ARIES - 'The Arrival'

MOON AND ARIES - 'The Arrival'

'The Arrival' has a magical synthwave elegance that gradually grows on you. With its steady rhythm, it brings you into its musical cosmos and engages you with its crystal clear melodic sound. Musical elements have dynamic and otherworldly influence through their mesmerising electronic instrumentation, heavy beats and outstanding vocals. As spacious as the music sounds, it also evolves over time with its exceptional interpretation of emotion through its composition. Every musical element sounds polished and due to its fine tonal quality, it immediately becomes an earworm. The music breaths energy in and out with its variations and remarkable effects through its electronica and interesting articulations. Such beautifully crafted music highly contributes to the song being atmospheric and hypnotic. On top of all the mind captivating music, we have fantastic and passionate vocals with perfect vibratos and harmonies. The brightness and range that the voice covers is immeasurable giving out the feeling of comfort and calmness. Its ethereal and euphonic features are performed with passion and are devoted towards delivering the meaning of this song. The delays and reverbs add a touch of kaleidoscopic ambience that provides depth to the song. 'The Arrival' comes with awareness and wakefulness with its esoteric theme and vibe built upon its distinctive musical and philosophical perspective. 

Definitely listen to 'The Arrival' by MOON AND ARIES on Spotify.

MOON AND ARIES

German composer & producer Tom Aries and Canadian writer/singer Jordana Moon team up as MOON AND ARIES. To bring warmth and assurance for a brighter future.

The new album envelops captivating retro synthesizer sounds with ethereal vocals - the result:

A very calm, chill, romantic and relaxed overall mood! A sound they’ve proven to be dear to the audience of the Spotify Editorial and radio station playlists. A perfect addition to synthpop, triphop, electronic, ambient, chill, lounge, pop streaming or radio playlists!

About THE ARRIVAL – the album and the new title song release: A mission: To help raise the collective consciousness through high vibe music. We are driven by purpose and passion. The Arrival album is a philosophy, our culture and way of life. It's who we are and how we want to resonate thru the musical Universe. It's worth it to take a chance and do something unique and authentic, even if there's a risk of not having everyone on board. We make the music we are inspired and guided to make, and we go "all in". We believe in what we are creating. And that is incredibly important. No one will believe you if you don't 100% stand by your creative instincts and reason.

About MOON AND ARIES: A music duo, surfing the quantum Universe bringing back your favourite retro music and mixing it with a futuristic perspective. A “Synth Pop Opera” mix: Tom aka Aries composing the song, Jordana aka Moon, writing the lyrics and singing, this galactic duo feels complete in their mission together. A "mission accepted", to create high spirited, thought-provoking entrancing music. The door to the musical Universe is wide open and they welcome you to enter into this world!

Jordana Moon

About Jordana Moon:
Jordana Moon (aka Jordana Kalenova) is a singer-songwriter from Western Canada. Composing and creating lyrics and melody with the goal to inspire and empower her listeners. Her approach to music is to mix a higher level of consciousness and concepts and bring these more philosophical ideas to modern music. Jordana composes her music with a wide variety of instruments, playing the piano, acoustic guitar, Bass guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, ukelele and violin.

Jordana studied creative writing at Vancouver film school, and she enjoys writing music with themes of high consciousness, sexual healing and empowerment.

Jordana finds inspiration from old jazz, the 70s and 80s soul/pop / RnB music, trip-hop and current neo-soul. And Artists like Portishead, Shivaree, Eliza, Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell, Lauryn Hill, Massive Attack and composers like Cole Porter and Steven Sondheim. She released her solo songs as Jordana Kalenova on every streaming platform.

Tom Aries

About Tom Aries
Tom Aries (aka Tom Sundermann) is an electronic synthesizer musician, songwriter and producer from Western Germany. A composer of mostly instrumental tracks, analogue and digital synthesizer sequences. Tom`s music fuses his classical piano education with influences stemming from synthesizer sounds of the 80s. He produced songs and sounds for computer games and soundtracks for short videos and films. Influenced by bands and artists like DEPECHE MODE, KRAFTWERK, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE, MASSIVE ATTACK, PORTISHEAD, RĂ–YKSOPP - and the sound of the 80s... - he created more and more songs, instrumental ideas and music.

Especially the combination of pictures, films and art with music have been Tom`s first creative base. Tom composes his songs mainly on the piano. After this first acoustic piano melody version, he is producing the songs within his little home studio.

He released his solo songs as an artist 'GALAXY OF NIGHT'. 

March 05, 2022

Kali Indiana - 'Probably Not'

Kali Indiana - 'Probably Not'

'Probably Not' is a song that encompasses all the beautiful aspects of its delightful genre. The musical and lyrical simplicity presents the strong message of this song with ease. Accompanied by expressive and challenging instrumental performances we get a colourful and vibrant sound keeping the energy consistently high. The raw and classic guitar and fiddle solo is a melodic treat for the listeners keeps the song more engaging and interesting. The major scale chord progression with a minimal and relaxed rhythmic pattern unleashes roots of country-rock and outlaw music which is layered in its unique stylized way in the song. The energy of vocals perfectly matches with the music. Kali Indiana's voice is powerful and shows emotional strength and resilience. The passionate voice is firm and harmonic that establishes the tone which certainly hits hard and deep. In Kali Indiana's words - "This song is a love letter to strong women,- a manifesto for the ladies who just want to be left alone to have a drink."

Definitely listen to 'Probably Not' by Kali Indiana on Spotify.

About Kali Indiana

Kali Indiana is an outlaw country-rock artist based out of Omaha, Nebraska. Her latest single, "Wild In Me" was recorded in Nashville with Jordan Lake at the Record Shop and is available on all streaming platforms. KI’s next single, "Probably Not" on 3/4/22. This song is a love letter to strong women, - a manifesto for the ladies who just want to be left alone to have a drink. “Probably Not” is new age 9-to-5, I’m just damn pissed off and ready for a change anthem. If you combined the tone and timbre of Miranda Lambert with the power and growl of Janis Joplin, then set it to outlaw country music, you'd have a good idea of KI’s music. Her high-energy, rock-infused show is unique for female country artists and brings a fresh feminine perspective to a genre filled mostly by men. Her background is as a classically trained choral vocalist, who then trained with one of the Midwest’s premier blues and operatic vocal teachers for many years. KI started writing her own music in high school, and the first song she wrote took her within only months to playing solo for tens of thousands of spectators at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, IN. Kali has been hooked ever since. Her personal brand is 70's glam rock meets cowgirl fashion, and Kali loves to ride motorcycles/ATVs and travel. KI also has her law degree and has worked in business settings for the last 10 years. Kali worked full-time in sales while putting herself through law school, all while growing the Kali Indiana brand. She is professional, trustworthy, and an extremely hard worker.

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March 03, 2022

Rory Sturgeon - 'Hope you'll be mine'

Rory Sturgeon - 'Hope you'll be mine'

'Hope you'll be mine' is a song that perfectly holds that 'friendly hug' of a quality that pulls the listener into a dreamy and wistful pool of familiar emotion. The mellifluous tone carries a lo-fi and atmospheric ambience that resonates beautifully. Unfolding into the depths of the music, the warm and gentle resonance of the piano performs the core melody and sustains high energy throughout the song. The creative and artistic approach of blending multiple tones through the piano and the subtle contribution of the bells locks in a mellow vibe, further, keeping the song engaging. This combination perfectly communicates the sentiment of the lyrics through the beauty of simplicity and clarity. Arranged with a minimal pop styled rhythmic pattern, the beats are clean and easy-going. Rory's voice is the star of the show, having a rich natural depth to it that is expressive and soothing. The vocals are accompanied by subtle harmonies that add more colour to the song and sound relaxed and cosy. Rory Sturgeon is definitely one to watch!

Listen to 'Hope you'll be mine' by Rory Sturgeon Spotify.

A word from Rory:

"I am a 19-year-old Indie artist from Kent, England. I have played the piano since I was 8 years old and started learning production skills at age 18. I produce and record everything myself from home using pro tools."

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March 02, 2022

WARRIOR TRUTH - 'Down the rabbit hole'

WARRIOR TRUTH - 'Down the rabbit hole'

Intense, virtuosic, and powerful, this song is the definition of glorious aggression and heavy metal rap. The soul-vibrating distortion of massive guitars with deep bass playing a spicy riff makes the adrenaline rush. With pummeling and clear drums, we get the punchiest kick and smashing snare with piercing hi-hats and cymbals. Being rough and tough at the core, the song has melodic and harmonic elements layered in the background that blend well with the tune. Vocals have a personality that dominates the rap game in this song. The flow and throw of words is full of vibrant energy driving the emotions. The variations in death growl stand out by their strong impact giving an insight into the artist's talent. With its thunderous music and lyrics and contorted guitar riffs and chords, emphatic drumming, extra low-range bass, and aggressive rap style, 'Down the rabbit hole' by WARRIOR TRUTH is one hell of a song!

Definitely listen to 'Down the rabbit hole' by WARRIOR TRUTH on Spotify.

About WARRIOR TRUTH:

"In a world where there’s misinformation, lack of facts on important topics ,restrictions on freedom of speech i felt I had to go deep within to get answers and that’s where warrior Truth was born."

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March 01, 2022

Unspeakable Vehicle - 'Eagles and Vultures'

Unspeakable Vehicle - 'Eagles and Vultures'

'Eagles and Vultures' is a single that has some really good elements and could benefit from the addition of a few more elements. Let's understand the idea and execution behind this song: starting with the melody itself, we get layers of some really good classic keyboard tones that also gives us a shade of organ which plays the core melody. There is a separate keyboard layer that has a rhythmic bias over melody. The keyboard covers the bulk of the melodies and harmonies. The composition is built using the keyboard as the cornerstone and main structure on which the vocals are pinned. Along with the keyboard we have a percussive rhythm that is well-timed and performed. Regarding the vocals themselves, they feel experimental and somewhat abstract. They tell a story that sometimes appears disjointed from the music itself, but perhaps that is the artist's expression of art in their music. The track appears to have three phases making for a long piece. Each phase has the same instrumental elements but has variable melodies, chord progression and rhythm. Being the experimental and theatrical song that it is, this track is perhaps something that would be best suited to the game or independent TV/movie production world. 

'Eagles and Vultures' will be released on the 1st March 2022. 

About Unspeakable Vehicle:

"Unspeakable Vehicle is a progressive rock band formed on November 8th, 2019 from the U.S. & Germany. The band consists of vocalist, keyboardist & bassist Austin Perry, drummer & percussionist Noah Smith and guitarist Patricia Oprisiu. Their song 'Eagles & Vultures' will be released on their two year anniversary since they released their first song ''O' Miss Valentine"."