Tag Archives: 2019

A Planet Without Atmosphere From Galapaghost Channels Reflective Energy That Has Listeners Swim In Their Thoughts

30 Jan

When you listen to A Planet WIthout An Atmosphere, you will close your eyes and imagine everything that Galapaghost sings about. The music is characterized by a synth tone that is almost church hymn like and has instrumental qualities you hear in an orchestra. Completely produced by himself, Galapaghost expresses himself 100% on his terms. From the beginning of the album to the end, audiences will hear how he intertwines these unique aspects of his music paired with his moody, but meaningful lyrics. The track Mirage sounds like a melody that would be heard on an underwater swimming expedition and would have a listener tracing their fingertips on the water reflecting with the light as they listened. The entrancement and reflectiveness that Galapaghost embeds in his music makes it full of levels of extraordinary greatness. 

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Mirage From A Planet Without Atmosphere

 

 

 

Siren By Resurrection Fern Lures Listeners In With Elements of Nature & Truth

13 Jan

With the Siren channeling their call out to sailors at sea, Resurrection Fern knows exactly how to lure them back in. Earlier this year, we saw two other singles released, this one culminates the EP. The online communities of Twitch.tv have helped aid in the popularity of her and her music. Channeling her self expression and music making for the past three years, has not only built an audience and fan base, but also has been a consistent venue for her and her music to live in virtually. Her debut album, Beyond The Trees released back in October 2018 further supports that with her fans, she was able to have that collection of music released with the support of listeners. The fascinating aspect about her music is that it waves back and forth between the realm of new wave music, but still along the lines of experimental ambient. Thinking about genres and vocalist sounds, Resurrection Fern sounds raw and unfiltered. Listeners can categorize the genres of her music as everything ranging from experimental to acoustic. Lyrically the single channels nonstop storytelling themes and elements of nature are throughout the song as well; maybe a storm is what it takes to make me free not only personifies the storm, but gives a heavy statement to reflect on in the ethereal world Resurrection Fern has us escape too.

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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

 

 

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