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Shawna Virago Pioneers With Latest Single Heaven Sent Delinquent

6 Jun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawna Virago has pioneered and showed us she channels her strength through her music. With Heaven Sent Delinquent, the single talks about escape and how sometimes you have to blaze through to grow. Lyrics such as “I would have stayed but I had too much pride” carries more weight than a typical song. Guitar instrumentals open up the song just enough with rock that you can sense the angst, but not too heavy so that it gets out of the genre of easy listening. Virago prides herself on performing since the early 1990s, an era before social media and Instagram followers. Just raw, real music. The most organic a musician can get. The themes of storytelling and Americana run through the single and will have listeners closing their eyes envisioning the images that she creates with her lyrics.

Artist Website

www.shawnavirago.com

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Dangerous By D.G. Adams Packs Aspects Of Warning & Optimism In Latest Single

18 May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.G. Adams gives us a hint as to what is coming up with his album Nexxt with his latest single Dangerous. While he is not in the throws of Shakespearian words on stage, he is coming up with deep music. Adams’ history had him rooted in acting and then it has evolved into full time musician, kicking it off back in 2011 with the nudging of best friend Torquil Campbell. The standout lyrics from this single are “so pray and shout, but don’t you forget to cast the devil out”. It plays with the symbolism of religion, but packs a heavy punch in the aspect of understanding and relating to the world around us. Instrumentally, the rhythm guitar adds atmosphere to the song and provides this rock, yet folk vibe. In the unusual time that we are living in, the lyrics fit what a lot of people are probably experiencing and mulling over in their minds. By combining the aspects of warning and optimism, D.G. Adams has listeners intrigued and wanting more.

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http://www.reverbnation.com/open_graph/artist/1800295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behind The Veil Of Light From Nyxem Catapults Dark-Synth Rock Into A New Universe

14 May

Close your eyes and take a listen to Nyxem from Jonah Hontos. It will remind you of the best qualities of dark synth rock meets the audio tracks of nostalgic video games all in one. There is a heavy mixture of synths and hardware sounds in the album. By merging the worlds of synth wave, metal, progressive, and game music, it all yields this sound that is definitely futuristic but something that is in a category of all its own. A track on the album that carries so much musical textures and synth is Ra In Thy Rising. Something about the way the song opens and goes in an upwards crescendo followed by the lows, definitely shows a variant way of the wave of the sound. War Engine comes at a close second for interesting compositions on the album. It halfway wants you to jump up and get running, and another part of you wants to put on your headphones and soak up the fast tracked sounds that have a lot of energy and get-up to them. A fascinating part of these songs is that no actual guitars are involved as instruments from Nyxem, its all created by synthesizers that get run through high gain amp modeling software. By mixing the ideas of the future, the blends of traditional progressive rock and metal, and sounds of game music, get ready to be transported to another world.

Artist Website:

Nyxem

https://nyxem.bandcamp.com

Overnight Flight From Todd Warner Moore Shines Light In Latest Album

5 May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Todd Warner Moore shines light through his voice on his album Overnight Flight and entrances his listeners along the way. Composing several different types of genre of music over the course of his career adds to the variety and flexibility as an artist. He has performed in bands such as Acoustic Juice and Tea-Thieves. Overall his music has an other world sound, further alluding that his exposure to international music has aided in the well rounded sound he has within his musical pieces. While the majority of his music is acoustic based, with his voice and accompanying arrangements, it does not detract from what he has created. By hyper focusing in on a characteristic sound and composition, Moore deliberately has carved himself in his own niche. Some standout tracks on Overnight Flight include Mistakes with lyrics reflecting on life and the challenges that present themselves. He sings about from almost the soul’s perspective on things alongside generalizations about the experiences as well. Another beautiful song includes Rite of Rain which opens with all instrumentals and sounds like a mesh between classic symphonies and naturescape music. It literally sounds like the music you would play while running in the forest or sitting on a boardwalk.

Artist Website:

https://toddwarnermoore.com/home

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As A Bird of The Air Carries Andrew Reed Into The Energy Of The Rock Music Limelight

28 Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Reed brings a realm of light and consciousness in his album in the first track and then it goes in a direction that exemplifies nothing short of the high energy that classic rock is known to deliver. A rock fueled track includes Strangers with that 80s/90s instrumentals that doesn’t fall short of anything less than great. A close second is the song Escape on the album with lyrics like “you seem so restless, I’ve got no reservations about you” and the music arrangement of this song just makes me think of the band Aha! and the elements of glam, strength, and magic. An interesting fact about Reed is that he spent more than a year from social media and music in preparation to create this album. Doing so, when you take a listen, while it has nostalgic elements of the 80s and 90s music within the rock world, it does have a sense of uniqueness that is intertwined throughout the songs that incrementally get better and better as you listen. Artistically, all of the songs were all recorded with saturating analog tape which ran 3x normal speed, thus giving them an intentional sonic and power ballad feel. With enlightenment and transformation themes at play here, Reed creates something so magical you can’t quite put a name on the one thing that hooks you in, eager to want more.

Artist Website

https://www.andrewreedmusic.com

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