Jennifer Hope Releases “My December” for Music for Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester Bennington

JENNIFER HOPE LAUNCHES DOWNLOAD TO DONATE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT LINKIN PARK’S MUSIC FOR RELIEF CHARITY Singer-Songwriter Jennifer Hope, has released her cover version of Linkin Park’s “My December” to raise awareness, and contributions for Music for Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester Bennington. The track is available for download until October 27, 2017 at GoFundfMe. A one dollar donation is all that is required to receive a download code, but any additional amount is appreciated and your extended generosity can further help many in their time of need. All donations go to the charity through the

Jordan Everist: “Vacancy” – the perfect soundtrack for anything you can really think of doing

Jordan Everist is a creative from Portland, Oregon. His love of music began when he was 4, but really took off in his high school years. Since then he has been producing music professionally for short films, cartoons, and musicians. He also has had a series of personal projects, where he’s been able to express himself and develop his own voice. Besides music, Jordan has an interest in all things creative, which he shows through his other ventures, writing and animating cartoons, and developing video games. Odds are if you’re reading this review, you’ve heard of Everist’s music before. If

RealTalk: “The Time Machine” hosted by DJ Infamous – depth and variety to each song

On his brand new mixtape, “The Time Machine” hosted by DJ Infamous, Phoenix, AZ based artist RealTalk, delivers his visceral lifetime narratives over remixes of hits taken from the 70s, 80s and 90s, including samples by Bobby Womack, Rose Royce, Michael Jackson, Prince, Xscape , Aaliyah, Pink Floyd, and more. The mixtape delivers 12 grooving tracks with beats by a handful of skillful producers, from Dj Eric Swain, Rehab Beats, to BigMattBeatz, Kaleem Beats and MCK, as well as By 318tae who has the lion’s share with 4 tracks. The only feature is The Last Poets on the opening track,

David Vaters: “A Voice In The Wilderness Volume 2” – wonderfully orchestrated narratives

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Long Island Native and 16-year-old Singer Alyssa Colón to Release “I’m Gucci”

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Russell Esby: “Post-Sentiments” – The combination of the essential music and deep lyrics hit home in unexpected ways

Russell Esby is a 17 year old multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, from the European island of Malta. Russell says that writing songs and playing music is his escape from everyday life’s complexities. “Post-Sentiments” is Russell’s 6 track EP: exquisitely meandering sonics that author tranquil moods presented alongside insightful lyrical content. With a clear love of personal storytelling, and a keen eye for the problems present throughout relationships, and yet with no desire to feverishly impose his knowledge, Russell weaves a gentle spell that pushes listeners toward awareness at their own pace. If you can embrace the gentlest subplot inside yourself –

JIBE: “Epic Tales of Human Nature” is intensely immersing

The 1994 assembled Dallas TX alt-rock band, JIBE, featuring vocalist Joe Grah, guitarist Toby Bittenbender, Corey Tatro on bass, and drummer Todd Harwell, is back after an eleven year hiatus with a brand new, full-length concept album, entitled “Epic Tales of Human Nature”. Produced by JIBE and Matt Noveskey (Blue October), and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer/engineer, Toby Wright (Metallica, Alice In Chains, Korn), the recording was completed at Orb Recording studios in Austin, TX. Wow! Once every year or two, I pick up an album that is so good it dominates my music preference for weeks or even months

Woochia: “Travels” instantly feels like a quintessential, well-crafted eclectic concoction

London-based French music and video producer, Charly Sauret aka Woochia, is influenced by artists such as Tool, Heretik and Beethoven, which is a fairly good indication of the vast creative spectrum his music is composed within. Expect also, to find a wide variety of blended sounds to accompany his arrangements – like the tones of acoustic instruments (guitars or didgeridoo) with tones usually used for meditation (singing bowls, different types of throat singing) mixed with driving percussion and pumping synth bass lines, to deliver what is described as soft and melodic techno music. A former student of Musicology at the

Mortinus: “Pyramid” maintains a special aura: largely rhythmic and intricately textured

Of all popular genres, electronica has always been one of the more globally conscious, crossing oceans and transcending cultural boundaries in a wordless communication of rhythm and melody. Tempering the experimental tilt of his previous material with groovier, more graceful rhythms and an ear for ethnic melody unmatched by many in the ambient crowd, Mortinus is back with his brand new double-sided release, entitled “Pyramid”. An EP containing two tracks – “Yellow Pencil” and “Gold Pencil”. Danish electronic music producer Mortinus has a Danish father and a half Greenlandic and Danish mother, while he says that there are also traces

AnandL: “Chasing Fame” ft. LUVKUSH – a track bursting with a seductive groove

I like AnandL, I really do. I find something uniquely appealing in his voice that appeals to a sense that other R&B artists of the modern age simply don’t seem to meet.  Anand Lakshminarayan aka AnandL, is an alumnus of UC Berkeley, who graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, but that doesn’t change the fact that he’s a solid musician with strong musical ambition. “Chasing Fame” ft. LUVKUSH is the latest track released by AnandL and to be quite honest, I’m not sure if it is his best recording, considering that the others are just as

The impact of Papa Juliett’s sound deepens with subsequent listening

Los Angeles alternative and progressive rock band, Papa Juliett, is Juliet (Vocals), Sui Gn (Guitar) and Julian (Guitar). The trio has just dropped a two-song EP containing the tracks, “How I Feel” and “I Can See”. Through all the years of reviewing I have developed quite eclectic interests in music.

Papa-Juliett-JulietBut I have a basic test I apply when quickly assessing music on the first listen, these key points are obviously taken into account well before I even consider the technical aspects: the music has to be interesting, it has to hold my attention, it has to be emotional, and to deserve my highest praise it has to create a pure visceral response.

I listened to Papa Juliett on Soundcloud and could not interrupt it. It aced the test. It is spectacular through good speakers or head phones. The songs demonstrate a maturity, and a willingness to expand their sound into lushly orchestrated arrangements; yet it remains distinctly organic sounding and very melodic.

The impact of Papa Juliett’s sound deepens with subsequent listening, but you will love it instantly. These songs however, do benefit from your fullest attention and will reward you with a deep emotional attachment to the music.

Papa Juliett will quickly build an impressive and inspiring resume with the type of music they forge on these two tracks. Sit back in a quiet place and let them take you on a romantic journey of discovery and elation. You’ll be entranced by Juliet’s stargazing voice, as she sings: “How I feel is because of me / How I feel is all because of me.”   Sui Gn and Julian supply expansive, jangly guitars which blend in with the crunchier riffs, while the mesmerizing formula is completed on “How I Feel”, by the solid drumming of Miah Palmer, sustained by Aaron Williams on bass.

Papa-Juliett-RecordIt gets even more complex and dynamic on “I Can See”“I can see the lights fading away / I can see my mind playing its games / and I will ask you why / and you will tell me why”. The song builds, then holds back, slowly falling off, and then rebuilds again – almost in a cyclic manner like the waves of an ocean, ebbing and flowing.

In fact, Papa Juliett’s music can be likened to the ocean in many ways. It is pure, beautiful, and profound. Then all at once its soundscapes become devastingly powerful and overwhelmingly ominous. Throughout however, it’s Juliet’s ethereal voice that maintains a sense of airy delicacy, contrasting the puissant sway of the music in its most exuberant moments.

Good music grabs your attention right off the bat; great music holds it right until the end. It does not linger around but grows with every listen and teases you with new and exciting nuances, in exactly the same way “How I Feel” and “I Can See” does.

These songs are a testament to how Papa Juliett can capture your attention with melodies and sounds that are familiar to the ear, while still exploring an expanding musical landscape that distinguishes them from anything else in rock.

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