PROJECT GRAND SLAM RE-RELEASES “GET OUT!”

Project Grand Slam, the acclaimed band led by celebrated bassist/composer Robert Miller, has re-released their single “Get Out!”, Miller’s anti-Trump political protest song. Like many Americans, Miller has been profoundly upset by so much that the president has said and done. In response, he wrote “Get Out!”, which does not mention Trump by name but nevertheless contains a clear message. Says Miller, “I wrote the song last fall in response to all the insanity of this Administration, which I thought at the time couldn’t get any worse. But with the ongoing impeachment inquiry the song is even more relevant today”,

Trey Connor to Release Single “Heavy To Hold”

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Butta B-Rocka Releases Uplifting & Emotional Single ‘Promise Land’

On Tuesday November, 26th– Butta B-Rocka returns with an uplifting, groovy, and powerful folk/world music single ‘Promise Land’. The melancholic single features a modern, melodic beat, powerful instrumentation, and an angelic vocal performance by Butta B-Rocka. From the beginning, you are able to hear the African influence in the music. Moreover, the single spotlights the artist’s vocal abilities and her angelic tone. Undoubtedly, the single has the ability to grasp any audience as it contains a unique style and sound that gives the track a feel-good identity. The powerful message and instrumentation of the single will take the listener into

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Born in Springfield (MA), Rico Homicide started out as DJ Homicide at age 12. His hunger for succeeding in the music business allowed him to work with big name stars and also become a DJ/Host on illradio.net during the 2000’s with owner Yukked Up. Besides being on illradio, Homicide’s music was played from Hot 97 in New York to Hot 93.7 in Connecticut. Currently Rico has dropped his latest single, entitled “Nothing to Lose”. This song shows how the artist has matured over the years and how he is moving towards becoming a huge voice in underground hip-hop. The track doesn’t

“Ketamer01B (simm’ a MAFIA)” by Italian DJ/Producer Doc Ketamer

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Pat Rossi is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer and producer. He is also the founder and front-man of the popular Canadian Rock band The Falling. Rossi, whose acclaimed songwriting skills led him to perform with Bon Jovi after winning the XM/Serious Satellite Radio Songwriting Competition, has now set his sights on being a solo artist. The artist who has worked with, and performed alongside names such as, 3 Doors Down, Gilby Clark of Guns N Roses, Jonas and The Massive Attraction, among others, brings to the table his latest single, “Let you Go”, via the RedJam Records indie label. The

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Kristoffer Hilmarsson, the artist behind -lIne-, has been in several band line-ups before the forming this project. Hilmarsson has also performed at almost every open stage in his home country, Sweden, as a solo artist. In May 2019 he decided to move his career to the next level by creating -lIne-, and has released 3 singles since then, including “I wanna kill you in the shower”. From the opening jangling jazz guitar intro of his first single “Where You Are”, to the last reverberant notes of his latest release, “Lovely”, you’re subjected to an incredible journey that seamlessly straddles a

Omar Bowing – “Paradox” – is simply breathtaking in its composition and emotive power

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Rasplyn: “Scenes Through the Magic Eye” -Simply beautiful, and beautifully complex

Released on Mythical Records on November 30th, 2014.

Carolyn O’Neill is a Chicago native who grew up playing the clarinet and organ. After playing in her high school orchestra for four years she went on to receive her degree in Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago. Carolyn’s debut album, under her project name, RasplynScenes Through the Magic Eye is due to be released on Mythical Records on November 30th, 2014.

It’s challenging to try and classify the work of Rasplyn, on this 7-track debut, as she comes up with something that escapes any previously conceived category tags: if you think of her as a dark ambient artist, you may be right for a few songs; but then she morphs into experimental and avant-garde tracks, and comes back playing typically neoclassical passages.

At that point you stop trying to find a tag for her music, and just take it at face value: as one of the greatest examples of what I personally call Atmospheric Music; or rather music that surrounds, then invades the space around your being, engulfing your senses, and inducing you into any given-mood predetermined by its composer.

Rasplyn’s Scenes Through the Magic Eyeis a multi-dimensional, hypnotic, down-tempo assault on all of your senses. Most mainstream music genres aim their sounds towards capturing the attention of your head, heart or feet -either through appealing musical notes and/or ear-catching words. Rasplyn’s music moves on different wavelengths as she builds layer upon layer of intoxicating soundscapes that pierce your entire being.

A plethora of percussion, strings and mystical voices –but never words, which are far too circumstanced, therefore limiting, I presume – are used to rapture and transfix your senses, both aural and spiritual. To say that this is an essential recording is an understatement. It’s a spinal album, dark and moody, and one that needs to be discovered by all.

What would we do if there weren’t artists like Rasplyn making the effort to stretch barriers, and set musical goals that go way over and above the need to be on radio station playlists or popular music charts?

Scenes Through the Magic Eyeis simply beautiful, and beautifully complex. You fall into the songs, get wrapped up in them. And while some composers use sparse instrumentation and slow rhythms to create a more sensitive environment, Rasplyn manages to create simplicity out of complex textures and subtle counterpoint, maintaining interest, and always giving the listener someplace to find solace. The entire album is a musical masterpiece, worth listening to a thousand times.

I didn’t name or mention any specific track and I purposefully will not! Scenes Through the Magic Eyeis not a pop album; it is a storybook for your soul, as each musical passage unfolds into the next igniting textures which might sound smooth and seamless, but beneath the surface evoke Carolyn O’Neill’s innermost experiences and emotions.

Right at the end of my review, I discovered that Carolyn O’Neill, over and above her musical prowess, has experience as a Clairvoyant Reader and Energy Healer. Which for me was a significant discovery and put the whole, Scenes Through the Magic Eye project, into perfect perspective.

Now I understood why this stunning piece of work contains an amazing amount of mystical, emotional inspiration that sneaks into your soul and grabs you!

OFFICIAL LINKS:

http://www.mythicalrecords.com/
http://www.rasplyn.com/
http://www.twitter.com/mythicalrecords

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