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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

 

 

Journey To The Centre of Yourself Showcases A Chronological Story

1 Nov

Most people have online archives documenting their teenage angst and coming of age stories, but H! documents alot of his through Journey To The Centre of Yourself. A song on this album that stands out is Chasing What You Don’t Want and Life’s Too ShortChasing What You Don’t Want goes over heartbreak, but keeps it in a matter of fact way, rather than telling too much of a melancholy tale. Life’s Too Short is not only an emotional track, but one that promotes hope through life’s struggles. The electronic tune in the background of this song adds even more layers to the musical scenery. “These are the words that I’d go back and tell myself don’t let go and savor every breath you take along the way”. This packs an inspirational punch in light of being trapped and struggling through certain periods of your life. Alongside the creative license H! takes in constructing his music, his album cover of storyboard frames he illustrates gives listeners a new level of seeing an artist connect to their work.

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Liquid Lotus Delivers Raw Emotion From Artist Mah-Ze-Tar

20 Oct

If you listen closely to Mah-Ze-Tar’s music you will find a spiritual level to it and the raw emotion that he puts in his music as well. Stand out tracks on the album include Maand and Cosmic Union. With the majesticness, zen tone to the album, and use of the sitar and other instruments, it goes without saying that Mah-Ze-Tar is intentional with the feel and tone of his music. Known for playing Burning Man, Lighting In A Bottle, and impressive collaborations with Kaminanda. By mixing Hindi and English, he’s not afraid to blend the two to spin out an even more diverse album. By mixing the sounds and cultures from all around the world, this is an album to listen to if you want music to be inspired by, moved by, and to incorporate in your life. With this being his premiere album, listeners should be excited for the future music that he’s destined to create.

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