Lord Conrad: “Fight Till The End”- ready to wow clubbers!

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Shaun Jacobs: “Rollin’” formulates a gritty chart-topping sound

started out playing drums at a very young age, but it was only when he turned 15 and his older brother thought it would be good for him to learn more than one instrument that his love for guitar, singing and songwriting was born. Growing up in a family where his dad was an opera singer and his brothers’ able musical craftsmen as well, Shaun soon started writing, recording and producing his own music. It wasn’t long before the South African artist gained traction in his home country, winning the SAMA 2014 Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, as well

Samplified: Extensive high quality sample libraries

You’ve written a killer song. The lyrics and music are flowing but there’s just something missing. Maybe it’s a guitar strum, riff or pluck. It could be a thumping bassline or some shimmering keys. More often than not, it’s a groovy drum beat. You know that any these would be the perfect complement to your newly written potential hit, but how can you get that sound for your song? If you’re a beginner, it’s a tough ride to create that professional recording sound at home. On the other hand, if you’re a professional you’re usually hard pushed for time to

All Atomic – metaphysics melds with the spirit of dance

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NothingDark: “Tragicomedy” sees the band at their most lucid, melodically and rhythmically

NothingDark is a 3-piece from Montreal Canada, formed in 2018. Its members, made up of Nack Jicholson (Vocals, guitars, synth), Roxanne Miller (Bass, backing vocals) and Matt Davis (Drums, percussion) are inspired by 80’s synth pop and rock. Nack & Matt handle all recording, mixing, and production in the band’s well-equipped Montreal studio. “Tragicomedy” is their 2nd EP, while work on the third and fourth installments are already underway. For any of you synth lovers out there, this is the record to get, though there is plenty of guitar too. NothingDark is a band that will take you to places

aVIE: “Chutney Chasers” – a living, breathing organism that mutates and grows

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Roddan: “Don’t Be Troubled” – so impeccably penned!

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On September 7th Tommy Francisco, born and raised in Austin Texas, released his debut Ep “Eight23”. This Ep has generated a major buzz and several songs (“Show Up” “Crush” and “Vibez”) have been featured on Spotify Playlists. Eight23 has a tropical sound that includes inspiration from Dancehall/Afropop and Rnb/Hiphop. There are 5 songs on this Ep that flow cohesively.  MORE ABOUT: Tommy Francisco is a Singer/Songwriter born and raised in Austin, Texas. Tommy was raised in the inner city of Austin and has overcome a slew of trials and tribulations on his journey of becoming a recording artist. At

BlowinMaddTrees: “The Scent” cooks up a tasty dish

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Science & Sanity: “Officer Wayne” delivers on the extremely actual theme

Science & Sanity (named after the book by Alfred Korzybski) is a 24 year old Scandinavian singer-songwriter. The single “Officer Wayne” is his debut release. Before we get to know Science & Sanity, it may be interesting to recap on Alfred Korzybski’s thoughts. According to Wikipedia, Korzybski ‘argued that human knowledge of the world is limited both by the human nervous system and the languages humans have developed, and thus no one can have direct access to reality, given that the most we can know is that which is filtered through the brain’s responses to reality.’

officer-wayne-350Science & Sanity’s voice has a dark beauty that reminds me of Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake. I first started listening to this track after a late night shift while it was dark and windy. When the first drumbeats came in over the speakers, I knew I was in for something incredibly different. A genuine story teller with a gift for portraying intimate stories in way that becomes humanely universal, the soft effects and very minimalistic instrumentation add to this atmospheric song.

It wasn’t what I was expecting, nor was it the sort of music I tend to listen to anyway. Yet the almost sad, plaintive, sweet, nostalgic, warm offbeat sound somehow clicked with me. Science & Sanity sounds like an artist who possesses a fantastic imagination and an eccentric personality that shines through in his music, whether it is his lyrics or the music that fits them perfectly.

Listening to “Officer Wayne” you’ll get to lie down in a darkened room totally surrendering your inner vulnerabilities and senses, to the cutting social commentary, Science & Sanity delivers on the extremely actual theme of a police officer who is totally blinded by his petty righteousness, learned from following Horatio Caine.  I’m not sure if the Horatio Caine referred to here is the one from CSI: MIAMI, but I suspect it may be.  Lyrically, Science & Sanity doesn’t slouch. He knows how to direct what he’s talking about as the first half of the song reads:

Handsome and strong the officer stands
He’s ready for a gun fight
With anyone who’s smoking grass
Or pissing in the moonlight

With that homoerotic hat
And his laces neatly tied
He’s a victim and a guide of the worldwide
Religious dreams of the stateside

Chest out, arms crossed
Ready to obey
He cannot wait to pepper spray
These lawless actions till they go away

It’s ineffective, it’s inhumane
But Wayne’s not to blame for his lame campaign
The poor man grew up with Horatio Caine

 

Science & Sanity’s music and words seem to grow out of their bounds, mixing seamlessly with the listener’s own personal memories, thoughts and fears, making it possible to explain just why this song reminds you of that one particular person you know, and have seen behave in a similar way, but couldn’t find the courage to talk about; whilst the song is a perfect description of the night when everything went horribly wrong…because of some over-zealous action from someone in a uniform.

Much like Tom Waits, Science & Sanity’s voice is certainly an acquired taste. “Officer Wayne” is obviously not packaged for mainstream radio – no flash, no pretense, just challenging lyrics, and a very light musical backing next to a dramatically dominant storytelling voice with an eclectic delivery.

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