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The Sparkling Black By Aura Blaze Channels The Feel Good Music of Space Rock

8 Jun

Aura Blaze’s album The Sparkling Black carries all the elements of space rock into 2019 with a cadence that is unreal. Set to release June 21 in the intentional timing around the beginning of the Summer Solstice, the brainchild of this operation Rhode Rachel has thought of everything. From the beginning of the album setting the foundation of their out of world sound and the story of their music space, it makes listeners think they are in an observatory museum with those audio headphones prepared to consume the facts and nuances of a world unknown. The middle of the album shifts around with the musical varieties and the heavy rock influence as well. It forces listeners to shift what they were listening to earlier in the album to adapt to the heavy, but almost orchestra  sort of rock. The perfect blend of new age and futuristic rock and the influences of classic rock make The Sparkling Black more than a masterpiece.

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My Kind of Woman By Marty Thompson Gives Listeners A Dose of Texas Rock

26 May

Marty Thompson’s latest album My Kind of Woman channels everything you could ever want in a post-punk and psych rock crossover collaboration. With the album having textured synths and a dash of beach rock in their sound as well, Thompson excels at listener’s mind going on a vacation to think about the idea of surfing and relaxing on a beach somewhere. When thinking about the influences and where Thompson hailed, he cites Texas Rock and Psych-Country as being big inspirations. Although a dedicated love of music has always had Thompson involved with the idea of becoming a musician, he released his first solo album in 2015. Over the course of a lifetime, he has created over 200 pieces of original work and his live music has accumulated a total of 300 recordings. Standout tracks from the album include My Kind of Woman, complete with all the angst and grit needed in a rock song. Thompson not only characterizes everything from a country rock star, but he channels the rock and grit needed to make it as a musician.
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Nocturnal Signal By Jeads Gives Listeners Memories

26 May

Upon listening to Nocturnal Signal by Jeads, one can find the musician almost instantly. With the sounds of the Spanish-style guitar and the reverb that complement it simultaneously, a new-wave sound is created. These instruments make an out of world environment for a listener listening to Jeads for the first time. The fascinating fact about Nocturnal Signal is its part 3 out of 3. The first two albums are a solo acoustic guitar album filled with jazz and classical music. The second album has more of sound and field recordings filling up the majority of the album. Nocturnal Signal mixes those two sides of inspiration into one sonic mosaic.The songs are themed around the night per Jeads and mixed with electronic samples and inspirational sounds sourced from his Bellingham, Washington home. Standout tracks from the album include Undone and Lost In The Shoreline. When thinking about his music, the idea of how it is created, and the influence of the outdoors in his work are all important things that come from listening to his music.

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Naked By Aaron Beri Gives Listeners A Wave of New Age Mixed With Pop

23 May

Aaron Beri channels all that is sensual in his first single and accompanying music video for the track Naked. Produced by Audius Mtawarwira, Beri’s sound channels all the energy he is trying to convey in his song. The sound is stylistic and refined. This quality is the sign of when a successful collaboration between a producer and talent occurs. With the vocal runs varying in and out of certain areas of the song, its clear that he paints the picture with his voice and metaphors. In the music world, in this day and age in a consumption culture its rare to see musicians in their raw and unfiltered state before sometimes yielding to what popularity defines their musicianship. With lyrics such as “thinking about the way you move”, its clear that Aaron Beri sounds like Prince, Bruno Mars, and Jason Derulo just to name a few. Prior to exploring music, he modeled full time and was once going down on the path of law school. Upon finishing listening to his voice and what energy he’s putting out, Aaron Beri I’m glad those other aspirations did not work out, because the music world is waiting for you to explore to your heart’s content.

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Andy The Crocodile Brings Memories & The Element of Swoon In Scars & Wounds

22 May

Andy The Crocodile’s Scars & Wounds sound jump starts a memory bank of hearing 1950s music for the first time and the swooning tones of the instrumentals. It has a perfect melting pot of a variety of genres all spun into one. The creation of this album has been on a path of seven years as its process. His name by birth though is Anand Manivannan and he prides himself on with a mixture of formal music studies and the wonderful world of Youtube cast him even more so into the world of music making. Heavily influenced by The Fray, The Beatles, and classical Indian music, he brings something unique to the music world. He has the ability to transport his listeners to a specific time, add his formal and informal music knowledge, and add a stylistic twist to his sound. With his talent and ability to create his own universe where his music lives, listeners will not have to wait long. Mark your calendars, as June 8th will mark the release of Scars & Wounds for everyone to hear.

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