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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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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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Soul Numbers By Seneko Delivers Americana Authenticity

25 Apr

Seneko delivers Americana rock in such a way, that anyone listening will see that the vocals of Stan Olshefski is just the beginning. Although the track list consists of five songs for this release, it packs alot of classic stories and ballads for listeners. Callin’ of the Cause showcases the acoustic guitar and the high pitches of the keyboard for a full sound. With a mixture of applause and exaggerated enunciation of lyrics, this sets it up effortlessly in regards to the instrumental sounds. The mixture of the 1960s sort of doo-wop background singing style makes a cameo as well on the album. If you want to listen to an album that has some feel good stories, the sounds of Americana, and exemplary music composition, Seneko has just the order.

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River of Light Mesmerizes Listeners With Styko’s Sultry Voice & Feeling Of Rock + Roll

28 Nov

Listening to Kristina Styko will mesmerize you from the very beginning. With her sultry voice accompanying her acoustic guitar, Styko brings a feeling of rock and grill with a dash of grit. Out of all the tracks on her album River of Light, the one that is a strong standout is State Line Diner and At The Edge. From setting up the narrative to describing certain emotions in story form, Styko connects with the audience that is listening to her music effortlessly. Diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia back in 2017, nothing stops Kristina Styko which makes her music even more inspiring. Spasmodic dysphonia causes speaking and singing to be sometimes difficult to articulate and get sounds out. It should not come as a surprise that her isolated Thoreau like retreat in Vermont contributes to her unique and raw sound in her music. If listeners think that this is a talented musician, her talent exceeds that of a vocalist and she has put herself in the category of producer in her studio Pepperbox and record label owner of Thunder Ridge Records. If a strong female musician that organically creates her music by her own will, does not inspire you, I do not know what will.

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Starry Sounds By Todd Warner Moore Epitomizes Americana Music

22 Sep

From the first strum of the guitar by Todd Warner Moore on his album called Starry Sounds, the feeling of the Americana way is throughout from start to finish. With the tracks cohesively uniting to form an impressive collection of work, Moore does not disappoint with the latest release. The stories ebb and flow between stories of reflecting and those of a wanderer. Hailing from Kansas City, Kansas, there is an undertone of that of an artist that one can sense in his music. A mixture of influences of the Folk, 60s, Gypsy and Latin Music, Moore makes sure to diverse his sound with the overall sound that he has carefully crafted. He has consistently been releasing music throughout his career, with 2019 being a productive year with the completion of four albums. With no song being a weak song on his album, the one that was definitely a standout is Starry Sounds. With the lyrics making reference to the moonlit beach and describing it as “an uprooted memory, left no trace” this paints a vision of whatever place that may be for the individual listening to the song, and not just a specific image. Moore allows the listener to dream up while hearing his songs the spaces and images that comes to mind. The entire album is not only strong instrumentally, but emotionally as well.

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