Give In By Bryan Away Paints Poetic Music & The Tones of 90s Rock

7 Dec

Bryan Away paints an EP dosed with melancholy and reflecting in Give In. Characteristic of Opera meets spoken word, Away’s music paints a storytelling web about how he sees the world and his commentary on it. Musically, the EP mixes the calm tones of a synth keyboard with backfill of reverb noise to give a dash of atmospheric texture. A track that stands out not only because of its sound, but also its lyrical content as well is Birthday Song. If a listener closes their eyes, they will hear a mixture of 90s rock influence and a poetic tone of feeling linked together. For Elliot Korte, recording alias aside, he’s been making music for a lifetime, but did not publicly release it until 2016. His music is quite sophisticated and well thought out from the album’s beginning to the end. Produced by James McAlister, producer who has worked closely with Sufjan Stevens and Bryce Desner, GIve In does not miss the mark of brilliance. Bryan Away you are off to a great start after your public revealing of your music. 

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Give In

 

Beyond Beyond Carries A Variety Of Tones & Eternal Sound From Lightning Hunter

6 Dec

If one merges the concept of eternity and experimental music, they will get the creation from Lightning Hunter. With the style of progressive rock instrumentally strung throughout the album, listeners identify quickly the raw and organic undertones that Charles Scandura intertwines in his music. With a heavy emphasis on time in this album and drawn out synths, you can hear the mixing of self expression and passion all mixed in one. Compared to the bands Placebo, Silversun Pickups, and Soundgarden, Lighting Hunter has made a name for themselves within the progressive music world. Between mixing references to brain science and our connection to the universe and more philosophical musings of our existence and our human-ness, they leave the listeners thinking. As an aside from having strong music, the songs on the album hold powerful meanings to the words that make up the lyrics, shattering the bonds of time and space infinitely.

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Fields of Ancient Light From Beyond Beyond

 

 

Sarah Schonert Channels A Level of Female Shero In Songs About Sounds

6 Dec

If the title does not give away the emotions I have towards Schonert’s music, the term Shero epitomizes me viewing her music as not only heroic, but inspirational for 2019. Take one listen to Sarah Schonert’s music and it takes you to another world. A world where you don’t know if its all imaginative or in another universe. The most noticeable thing listeners will pick up on when listening to her music is that it sounds like a mixture of new age post Sonic Youth music stylistically mixed with space rock, characterized by the textures and tone variety one hears in her instrumental style. Different voice tracks, variety of instrumentals of piano and reverbs, and a variety in her vocal delivery makes the album an interesting one to listen to from start to finish. Similar bands that have used such synth and sampling of vintage sounds include Math The Band, Of Montreal, and even mainstream influences such as Justice. Throughout the album, her music showcases almost a stream of conciousness mixed with her creative exploration of her voice and lyrics across tracks. In a digital age where over editing and heavy autotuning is used amongst musicians, its refreshing to listen to a musician who approaches their music making in a very raw and original way. 

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All This Noise From Songs About Sounds

 

 

Hey Oh From Sluka Gives Us A Preview As To What To Expect From Album Ready To Connect

6 Dec

With the music flowing creating an atmosphere that will have listeners rocking their foot and dancing around their living room, Sluka makes feel good music. When you close your eyes and listen to the song, you get a feeling of happiness and freedom within. Instrumentally, the single carries the tone of the mandolin and the other collective instruments in a swirl, mixes it up, and gives you music that is truly timeless. One of the first things listeners will notice about Sluka’s music is that one won’t be able to pin it down to one region or one location. Not only is this due to the fact that Sluka was exposed to different music all over the world, with his family moving frequently, but I think that its intentional as well. To have a sound that is wordly, sends a second message of all if welcome and no matter where you are, the sound of Sluka fits. Some interesting facts about this musician include the very diverse side pursuits he has gone after as well. While not performing he is a visual artist, distance runner, aircraft pilot, and owner of his own flight school. Audiences who listen to his music will not only feel a connection to his moving songs, but will sense that passion for music making runs to Sluka’s core.

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Scott Chasolen Writes From The Purest Tragic Heart In Album Living In Limbo 

5 Dec

Living In Limbo expresses the twists and turns of love and every emotion that accompanies that in this reflective album. Listeners should not lump this music alongside your typical heartache anthems. Chasolen’s music is not only raw, but it dives deep on your beneath the surface emotions that aren’t even linked directly to an emotion like happiness, sadness, or anger. With piano ballads that are as mighty as a guitar riff, the album does not fall short instrumentally either. Standout tracks include Limbo and Bluebird on the 12 track list. Lyrics from both of these songs differ greatly and capture two different emotions of love. Limbo describes that feeling where you are on the fence with someone and your heart does not know what to do. Bluebird is unlike any song I’ve ever heard before, painting the bird as one that will get through anything and using the superhero power of strength to overcome obstacles and a reclaiming of their silver sky again. Elaborating a little bit further on the instrumentals on this album include acoustic guitar sections and ever constant piano ballads that are almost symphony like, but pair up nicely with the meaningful lyrics and mood that this set of songs brings the listener.

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