Cyrus R.O. – “Bones” is still a skillfully crafted song

I think I expected this music to be sterile and methodical. However, to my surprise, Cyrus R.O.’s new single “Bones” from his upcoming debut album “Deconvolution” is blazingly irradiated like bundle of energy that expertly marries the organic and synthetic. Underneath it all, a darker lyrical narrative dealing with “a character struggling with their gender identity, and the fear of social turmoil that comes with that.” Everything just grooves so well together; it’s a blend of sounds that I haven’t heard done this well from any progressive, jazz, or electronic artist in quite some time. It’s a masterful melding of electronic machinery with

Temperature Falls Release The Video For Their Latest Single “1-2-3”

The sound and atmosphere of Temperature Falls is built around somewhat gritty, blended organic-electronic sounding tracks that hearken the listener back to earlier times. Their latest track, ‘1-2-3’, is a seductive track that pulls the listener in with an eerie melody, sultry vocals and an ethereal reverberating atmosphere. Mixed beautifully, this is the perfect example of what to expect from this indie trip-hop/alternative rock duo from Oslo, Norway, made up of vocalist/lyricist Camilla, and multi-instrumentalist Ian J. Ward. ‘1-2-3’ is a gorgeous, melancholic song that is heart wrenchingly beautiful. Temperature Falls is one of those bands that are absolutely necessary

Pop Music Artist DAYVID Releases Music Video for “Same Old Feeling”

This song was released last Fall on his self-titled debut EP. DAYVID explains that “Same Old Feeling” was the last song written for this EP. It reflects on an old love that was like no other. “Same Old Feeling” was co-written by DAYVID and Grammy-Nominated producer Morgan Taylor Reid (Marshmello, Jack & Jack, CHROMEO). “Same Old Feeling” is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music: The production is simple with piano, vocals, and an 8-member gospel choir providing backgrounds. The lyrics and vocal performance make this song meaningful and powerful. All elements support the soaring voice

Arrows – “After Hours” – Inspired by 80’s synthwave and video game sound tracks

“After Hours” the brand new full length album by Arrows, says all it needs to about the brand of retro nostalgia this kind of music evokes. The project’s sonic palette is especially dense with layer upon layer of synth sounds stacked upon one another and wrapped up in a modern production veneer that makes it bang. Every song delivers big in the keyboard hooks department and the moods are consistently melancholy and wistful throughout. “After Hours” is Arrows hitting their stride; this is what it sounds like when a young band is killing it. Inspired by 80’s synthwave and video

PWJazy – “Heroes” – the mind of an alternative creative

LA-based performer, PWJazy, is an unusual artist. His songwriting is soulful and the arrangements are mind blowing. His voice is a breath of fresh air with all of the nonsense that has been going on for years in the music scene. His singing has a distinctive tone that has not been auto tuned or fixed up in any other manner. “Heroes”, his latest single, is a really intriguing, diverse recording. I didn’t like it when I first heard it, but the uniquely experimental alternative rock sound, the bombastic lead guitars, and the dark, mysterious lyrics somehow fuse together to produce

João Tostes – “Live Ukulele Here, There & Everywhere” exhibits dazzling musical dexterity

How often do you get to hear a full length live album of twenty instrumental songs played on the ukulele? And what if those songs were being played by an artist considered to be one of the pioneers of the ukulele in Brazil? Someone who has toured the world, taking his ukulele sound, to the most diverse countries – from Brazil to Canada, Italy and South Korea, among others. Someone who dropped a parallel career as an Information Technology entrepreneur in 2017 to fully dedicate himself to music and the ukulele. The Brazilian musician, composer, arranger and musical educator, in

Donny Richmond Continues #1 Success With “Statue Of A Fool”

Multi-award winning international recording, movie and TV star Donny Richmond is now an inductee of 4 different music Halls of Fame. His recent starring role in the movie, “Saving Faith”, released by media giant Lionsgate Entertainment, earned him a nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film from the International Christian Film Festival. Cameo appearances in the film were made by several of Donny’s fellow artists, including Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Michael W Smith, members of Rascal Flatts and The Gatlin Brothers, Olympic skater Scott Hamilton, and many others. Donny is highly respected among his music peers and fans

Oliver von K releases ambient guitar instrumental – “Ayinka V”

As the new single from 35 Year old male hobby guitarist from Switzerland,  Oliver von K, “Ayinka V” is a recording full of sweet emotionally charged moments, of quiet subtlety, emphatic life affirming melodies and sprinklings of musical flare. Bursting with fresh ideas and rhythmic vigor, this record is a highlight of the instrumental ambient guitar genre itself. If you’re like me and have crippling anxiety and it takes a lot for you to find your zen, this is the track for you. Put on your headphones and let this be the background of your day and you will be

Ambrose – “Without a Word” – brilliantly composed, produced, and imagined

Ambrose is one of those unusual musical composers you rarely come across via the mainstream media. Her work is never trite or clumsy and it always sparkles with personal genius. She never panders to modern trends or seeks to retread classic retro avenues, in search of commercial viability. She simply composes what moves and inspires her emotions. Each track on her stunning album, “Without a Word” will resonate with a different part of you. Ambrose’s works are equally beautiful and unique, as well as being particularly crafty at appealing to even the most elusive facets of your states of being.

Brand new artist Nuumelody spreads a powerful message on her latest hit “BODY”

Brand new artist Nuumelody goes out of the way to spread a powerful and empowering message about embracing yourself in her latest hit “BODY”. Her voice sounds assured and strong. With this song album, she confirms her position as a vocalist to watch in the coming months. Blending a mix of rhythmic groove, smart lyrics and soulful vocals, Nuumelody deftly displays the maturity and self-confidence that she has developed since her recording debut. Having already worked with a variety of accomplished producers, Nuumelody showcases a smooth range of emotion and mood on “BODY”, produced by Defstarz that reveals the heart

Kieran And The Iguanas: “I Feel Love,” Blazing A New Trail Of Audible Ambrosia

What’s in a name? The power of a name and its value has long been immortalized in prose, poetry, and music. The question is; does a name influence the personality, temperament and sound of a band? And what would you expect Kieran And The Iguanas to sound like anyway?

Born in Bournemouth from the sound of a saxophone, tambourine, a guitar, and some bongos, Kieran And The Iguanas have been refining their style and playing a number of successful gigs in venues around London including: Wilmingrton Arms, The Half Moon and the Finsbury.

The band have been in the studio to record a number of eclectic, melancholy sounding tracks, from “To Deteriorate” and “I Have No Legs” to “Cold Shoulder” and “Jesus Christ,” among others. Whether delivering pensive tirades, gospel hymns, classic covers, torch songs or upbeat pop dittos, Keiran and The Iguanas absolve themselves with irony, midst their seemingly twisted mix, of tortured acoustic sounds.

Strangely however, it is their most recent release, the cover of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love,” that distinguishes them from the commercial and mainstream-seeking, rat-pack of self-proclaimed indie bands. Kieran And The Iguanas treatment of the song, composed by Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellote and Donna Summer herself, is what I’d call ‘a total reversal process’. Considering that the 1977 release came at a time when most disco recordings were backed by acoustic orchestras. Giorgio Moroder’s innovative production of “I Feel Love,” was recorded with entirely synthesized backing tracks.

According to David Bowie, at the time when the song was released, Brian Eno came running into the studios where they were recording and said; “I have heard the sound of the future.” He put on “I Feel Love,” by Donna Summer, exclaiming; “This is it, look no further. This single is going to change the sound of club music for the next fifteen years.” Well it actually did and was influential in the development of dance and techno music.

“I Feel Love,” has been covered on numerous occasions by none other than, Bronski Beat, Kylie Minogue, The New Deal, Curved, Madonna and even the Red Hot Chilli Peppers on their 2004 “Live In Hyde Park” album.

Now The Iguanas have grabbed that very same song and revolutionized it’s sound, by taking it into the opposite direction, or rather, back to where it came from. The acoustic era! Genius, pretentious or just downright silly? You decide. One man’s refuse is another man’s gold.

The one thing that comes to my mind, is that while others are desperately struggling to sell-out their sound, to the highest bidder, Kieran And The Iguanas refuse to compromise, while blazing a new trail of audible ambrosia. That alone deserves respect.

Listening to the other tracks by Kieran And The Iguanas, I get the impression that the band tackle fierce questions in a very personal way. Themes that would probably elicit  unthoughtful power ballads or incoherent pop slop from other artists, instead pullout some great pieces of music from these guys. Their songs are balanced but yearning, often clever and understated, yet at the same time overwhelming.

Once you understand Kieran And The Iguanas views on life, the world, people and God, you’ll become wrapped into their sound. Their bizarre world will invade your own, sinking its beautiful but deadly claws into your very consciousness. This, friends, is not music meant to be taken lightly. A little dose of deviating genius takes a lot of getting used to!









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