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

For more listening: Strangers

 

 

Everywhere I Roam From Sean Miller Brings Tales of A Journey

28 Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everywhere I Roam from Sean Miller brings not only tales from a life journey, but he showcases his storytelling skills within his songs. While touring with his band, The Real Ingredients, Miller held off on releasing this collection. Reflecting on when musicians do this, it really shows that they are two separate projects and in a way showcasing of his musicianship. When listeners play his music, you will get a variety of scenes based on what he sings about within this album. A favorite track on Everywhere I Roam point to the direction of the song Canned Peaches. With lyrics and instrumental arrangement working together, the song has soul and character. It talks about the cycle of a harvest and the changing of seasons while carrying the theme of cherish every moment. Memories fade like pictures from a frame connects even more of that message within Canned Peaches on the album.

Artist Website

www.seanmillermusic.com

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Ghost Showcases A Power Punch In Its Debut By Fervence

28 Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ghost by Fervence catapults yourself in the progressive rock world right when the album begins. With heavy synthesized instrumentals and reverbs throughout, this album brings a lot as a debut from Fervence. The 7 song tracklist goes into everything from the duality of life to aspects of a struggling soul. A standout track from the list includes The Silent Wall as its completely different from all of the other songs on the list. It starts out with an instrumental piano track and has lyrics “can I still be here if I’ve gone away, now we are in this place come and fly, always”? The instrumental intro sounds similar to church hymns and then it zooms off to a heavier tone with drums and guitar in the background. The vocals of this song go back and forth between being in the forefront of the song arrangement to the back, with the sound of Austin Bentley’s voice echoing in the background. Not only does this create a new depth of auditory atmosphere for listeners, but it also makes listeners curious as to what will happen next musically. If you are wanting to add some variety to your playlist during this weird state of the world, put on Ghost and get taken to the world Fervence has created.

Artist Website

https://www.facebook.com/fervenceband/

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EP2 Blends The World of Electro Synth With 80s Energy & Instrumental Beats In Head Fake

28 Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a listen to Head Fake and get ready to be transported to an electro-synched world ready to open up. With radio cuts and 80s influence, EP2 knows exactly how to to merge an electro world with the modern day music sound. The band Producer Ivan clearly shows that he has traveled the world and helped musicians from all over. When reflecting on the origins of EP2, it makes sense that with the combination of being in the Indie and film soundtrack circuit, this translates to the full bodied songs that are on this album. You can close your eyes and envision a scene amongst EP2’s music and not only is it refreshing, it speaks to your soul. A standout track off their album is Song For Daughters with lyrics such as “someday you will wander off in search of your own sky”. Aside from the pop-80s chop chop instrumentals and that almost sway a listener in humming and dancing around their living room, EP2 artfully constructs their music knowing its filled with the best of intentions. It shows just by feeling the effect that their music has, leaving you fulfilled and at peace.

Artist Website

https://headfakemusic.com

For More Listening:

Song For Daughters

Path Overgrown Allows You To Be Zen & Feel All Of Your Feelings

25 Apr

Path Overgrown from Todd Warner Moore is exactly what your soul needs. Creating this album in Hong Kong, this acoustic folk singer intertwines zen, mindfulness, and heavy musings about life within his music. This is fifth album within span of 18 months, kicking it off with Birdsong in June 2018. With this album being anchored in acoustic rock, Moore has written music in the categories and music genres of Folk, 60s Psychedelia, Gypsy, and even Latin Music. With 12 songs bringing everything from a track titled Little Cobra to Gratitude, Moore clearly connects the spiritual and nature world into his musical collection as well. With lyrics such as “and to know not to know from the garden we go”, the metaphors and connections to life are all throughout this album. A shining quality of Path Overgrown, is that it brings these beautifully written narratives and reflections into a cohesive album. Todd Warner Moore’s writing is just as much of a standout component to which listeners will connect with while listening to the album. With the sounds of violin strings and the ever present strum of the guitar, this should be on repeat while driving down the road, getting back to zen, or just absorbing all the musicianship that Moore brings.

 

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