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The Windsong Spires By Echo Us Carries Listeners To A Different Galaxy In Latest Album

31 Aug

The Windsong Spires by Echo Us carries a deep level of transcendental magic throughout the entirety of their album. From the intense track of You Can Imagine with the vocals of Charlotte Enger and the percussion talents of Andrew Greene, the combination is nothing short of dynamic. The musical construction of the track has everything from magical keys of the piano, harmonies, and sounds of the woodwinds all cascading together to form a beautiful sound. Going along the elements of progressive rock, the intertwining of the intention behind the album also comes through. When focusing in on where Echo Us draws their inspiration, it should not be entirely surprising that the themes of space in sound and galaxy rock come through. The galaxy and orbital space the band creates with the airy constructions of the light keyboard and the reverbs creates something nothing short of what sounds like it came from an entirely different galaxy or astral plane. If one could grab all the positive elements of meditative music and spin it in something that holds weight musically, Echo Us comes pretty close. Similar bands that could be compared include the sounds of Reptar, St. Lucia, and Young Galaxy. If you are in the mood for something that carries fascinating musical sound, Echo Us delivers it.

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https://echous.bandcamp.com/releases

Songs From The Briarpatch By Will Jackson Creates Music You Will Want To Drive To

17 Aug

Upon listening to Songs From The Briarpatch, listeners are enveloped in the warm energy of his songs. A winning mix between Americana and Classic Rock, Will Jackson does an amazing job of creating a musical atmosphere that listeners enjoy settling in on. Hailing from North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, there is a Carolina vibe that runs through this album. A combo of easy listening and beach rock makes this album traditional and modern all in one. Stand out guitar riffs on the track Good Enough show the wide range of Jackson’s sound and arrangement on that track without a doubt. Throughout the album, there is quite a number of tracks that intertwine life messages, lessons, and stories along the journey. Jackson’s voice makes listeners want to hop in their car and drive.

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WillJacksonMusic.com

Hey Mountain Hey Connects Listeners To Look Inward In Latest Album

17 Aug

Hey Mountain Hey starts off on a psychedelic jump starting trip with lyrics heavy on the theme of remembrance, nature, and connecting to the human experience. The vocals of Rokiah Yaman only add to the wonderful musical dynamics of the album. This is the third album in the High Chair Trilogy that started in 2018 with The Butter Thief then 2019’s The Dharma and the Drama. The album clearly pulls in a variety of music styles, one being psychedelic and trance rock. A standout track from the album is Tree & Leaf. Honing in on the themes of time, eternity, and everything in between, it sounds more of a lighthearted anthem of proclamations of love, reflecting, and healing.

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https://billysurgeoner.bandcamp.com/

Alabama Song Channels The Soul of Music

8 May

Close your eyes and envision a nostalgic feel and you will get Alabama Song from Nancy Wenstrom. With lyrics referencing the flowers of Alabama and the red mockingbird, Wenstrom does an amazing job at creating the atmosphere through her words. Not only is it a reflective song full of memories and details, but it carries an almost inner peace on her time back in Alabama as a teenager. The fact that she can’t return because her family is no longer there in Alabama makes this song and memories even more bittersweet as you experience them as a listener. Deeply influenced by her transient life and always moving around a lot, its not too surprising that it carries into her songs. For someone who wants to listen to original Americana music, listeners will be in for a treat when they listen to Inside Story.

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https://www.nancywenstrom.com

In This Place From Thorin Loeks Captures Pieces of Soulful Reflection

17 Apr

Overall, In This Place captures all the reflecting and soulful introspection than one needs to hear during the time of a pandemic. The vocals of Thorin Loeks are mesmerizing from track to track. Some standout songs on this album include Open Sky and With You. Musically, one hears a beautiful mix between acoustic and Americana with heartfelt lyrics. With lyrics from Open Sky “we’ll find a way to make this right, to make it right”, it packs a deep punch to listeners thinking about their life path upon an open sky. Looking further into this, listeners will connect the feeling of being a wanderer with a feeling of wanting to feel grounded as well. As a result of a three year project, the album feels like a book waiting to be read and consumed by the voracious reader. Without a doubt, I’m going to have this album on repeat as it balances the reflecting with easy listening.

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In This Place

https://www.thorinloeks.com

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