Emerald Suspension is set to release the EP “Eruptions” on the 4th of March 2020

The band Emerald Suspension recently debated about the best guitar solo in the world. That discussion ignited a plan to create a single to be titled ‘Eruption’. Inspired by the Eddie Van Halen guitar solo of the same name, there is no mistaking the two. In the meantime, other tracks came together, with and without guitars. So now the release is ‘Eruptions’, an EP with six nifty tracks. ‘Eruptions’ features an unconventional mix of guitar, percussion, vocals, samples, noise, effects, and DIY instruments. The unique works range from noise to alt-rock to an orchestral ballad (of sorts). ‘Eruptions’ with different

Star Trek Picard Martial Arts Dance Video Starring Ben Ryan Metzger

Believeland musical artist Ben Ryan Metzger has released his new martial arts dance music video for Star Trek Picard. Ben wrote, composed, and performed all the vocals on this incredibly inspirational pop rock opera track inspired by the legendary Sir Patrick Stewart, master engineered by 13 time Grammy Winner Mike Makowski, and produced by Space Jam Slam phenom Chris Adams. With deeply powerful vocals and soaring high falsettos Ben showcases his amazing voice reminiscent of Elvis Presley and Andrea Bocelli engaging into maximum warp with an Axel Rose flare. Often compared to Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee, Ben strives to

Love Ghost – “Dead Brother”- a fresh new synthesis!

L.A. based rock band Love Ghost, are back with a brand new single entitled “Dead Brother” (release date January 24th). The accompanying music video (which was shot by Rob Zombie’s camera operator Hassan Abdul-Wahid, and directed by acclaimed horror actor Jeff Daniel Phillips) has already won Best Music Video awards at 3 international film festivals. Dark. Theatrical. Ambitious. These are the words that immediately come to mind when describing Love Ghost’s newest release, and they’re the words that make it so unique in their discography. “Dead Brother” takes the quintet’s tried-and-true sound and offers a more complex and DARKER take

Bruce Engler – “Not You & Me” will make an instant impression on thoughtful music listeners

Now recording his 3rd solo release, “Not You & Me” is the first single from the upcoming 2020 album by Bruce Engler. If you’re looking for good music, then look no further. This track has all the things you want to hear that you don’t get much nowadays in the pop-rock market. Melody, harmony, conscious lyrics, and captivating vocals. Engler also stretches his chunky and atmospheric guitar textures and branches out into snippets of adventurous lead playing. Used to so much shallow infantile-styled recordings of late, I was unprepared for the extremely personal and moving adult orientated material contained within

C0MBINE – “Duetz” – emotional, infectious melodies while keeping it lyrical

Northwest-based artist, rapper, and musician, C0MBINE, formerly known as Lone Seeker 777, started out his creative career in 2014 writing the song “I’ll Never Forget” in a junior talent show. He has since built upon that initial foray, raising the bar on each subsequent release – the single “K1ck It”, then the album “Rise”, followed by “Christian Girl” in 2018. The fruit of his endeavors though, started to truly come to the fore with the release of his double-sided single “Duetz” in November 2019, which was positively received by fans and critics alike. Beautiful instrumentals and thought provoking lyrics drive

Pop singer & songwriter DAYVID releases new single ‘Spinning Bottles’

“Spinning Bottles,” produced by Grammy-Nominated producer Morgan Taylor Reid, is a follow up to DAYVID’s popular single, “Wasted Luv,” from his self-titled EP that was released in October 2019. “Spinning Bottles” is the first single from a forthcoming album scheduled for release late this year. DAVYID’s last single, “Wasted Luv,” was praised by critics and listeners around the world. Upon its release in September 2019, the single became #4 on All Access Music Top 40/Mainstream Cool Music Chart and has enjoyed Top 40 radio play in major markets across the US, as well as Sirius XM.  DAYVID was also recently

Strange Music Release “Heart Of Darkness” The Song & Video By Mackenzie Nicole

STRANGE MAIN/STRANGE MUSIC RELEASE “HEART OF DARKNESS” OUT NOW THE DEBUT SONG AND ACCOMPANYING VIDEO FROM MACKENZIE NICOLE’S UPCOMING ALBUM MYSTIC OUT ON FEBRUARY 14. GUEST PERFORMER AND SPEAKER ON TEDX TED TALK FEBRUARY 29 Strange Main the pop music division of Strange Music to release Mackenzie Nicole’s Mystic on February 14, written by Mackenzie Nicole and produced by Michael “Seven” Summers (Tech N9ne, Mac Lethal, Krizz Kaliko). Preorder Mystic here: http://smarturl.it/MYSTICpreorder “Heart of Darkness” is the debut song and accompanying video that begins the unveiling of a musical and visual video series leading up to a short film. Mackenzie

Asian Rock Singer AMEL D is going viral with single “I’m Your Rain”

The essence of good music is like a gust of fresh air which can carry away all the negativity from our minds in a flick. This spirit of soulful music reflects in twenty-six-year-old Asian artist called Amel D. A prolific singer and songwriter, she is also well-known for being an entrepreneur and business women. Her recent track ‘I’m Your Rain’, shows her signature tonality and natural creative flavor. This track perfectly fits the requirements of indie rock in every aspect, and stands out as a unique piece of art. The track successfully captivates a large section of the music lover

Award-winning Mario Marco Farinato Releases The Video for “Perchè”

Mario Marco Farinato winner of SanRemo Rock 2019 and Tienilpalco 2019 presents his latest video, “Perchè” completely created in cartoon animation, with music produced on a Linux audio system for a lower environmental impact. The video was completely produced on second-hand laptops, to reduce impact on the environment. “I believe in a world where there is equality, participation and awareness, in memory of the victims of Australia’s recent Wildfires,” says Farinato. “The video has been produced with rubbish from Xmas package, toilet paper and recycled paper on a laptop running on battery, to reduce our environmental impact,” continues the award-winning

Rajah Mahdi shows that he’s more than willing to experiment

Rajah Mahdi Byrd is a Recording Artist from Glassboro, NJ. Born two months premature, he received brain damage during delivery, resulting in cerebral palsy. However despite this bad turn of events he has still managed to live a normal and social life growing up. In 2010 Rajah started recording music as a means to express his opinion on social situations and issues. It became a frequent hobby and in 2013 he decided to start taking it more seriously. Rajah’s goal is to create a solid platform with his music and to eventually spark social reform with the values and ideals

Stig Gustu Larsen: “Lifelines + Echoes” – seamless and full of hard-hitting urgency

Stig Gustu Larsen started his professional career as the singer, guitarist and songwriter for the rock band “GUSTU” who toured Europe and Asia as well as releasing two successful EP’s, including the minor hit “Love/Hate Collide”. After eight years with the band Stig took on a solo career and released his first solo EP “Finding Home” in November 2014 which debuted at number 5 on the Norwegian iTunes charts. The title song also got airtime on radio stations across the globe. Since the release of the debut record, Stig has toured all over Norway and has been invited to play in New York, London and Amsterdam.

Stig Gustu Larsen

Stig Gustu Larsen

2016 sees the release of what Stig Gustu Larsen defines as his most personal record to date – the EP “Lifelines + Echoes”. “This record is not a concept record, but it is most definitely a theme based record,” says Stig, continuing: “Throughout the record the listener is taken for a walk around the city with the music as the thoughts or soundtrack of the night. The record is about losing someone and how to deal with it. It could be a falling out, break up or even death. For me this record is about specific persons in my life, and sadly some of them are not here today.”

The record was also recorded in an unconventional way. The songs were recorded in the living room, bathroom, garage, balcony and a rehearsal space in Oslo, rented by the hour. Stig also walked around the city, recording with a handheld recorder to capture the pulse of the city. With the exception of the bass on “Walk it off” (which was recorded by Grand Elk’s Jørund Hjeltnes Langdal), all the instruments and vocals on “Lifelines + Echoes” have been performed by Stig Gustu Larsen. This EP really surprised me in a very good way. There is so much diversity and wonderfully written and performed songs on it.

I was sold straight after hearing the opening track “City Of Ember”. The descending chord sequence in the verses, the crystal clear production, the sublime piano tones, the beat and the emotive vocals all hit the mark for me.

The EP cover

The EP cover

And by the time I heard the second track, “Come Home”, I knew I would love everything about this record. It sounds seamless and full of hard-hitting urgency that makes you want to take a drive and rehash your feelings, thoughts and emotions. I’m impressed with Stigs instrumentals, whether its guitar or piano-driven and his vocal deliveries.

The guitars are crunchy, dominant and have an existential punch; the pianos are sprawling and rolling in warmth, while Stig’s voice has great dynamics here. It can be soft one minute and then soaring at another.

The record is captivating and intimate. It’s almost as if Stig Gustu Larsen is singing to those who are longing for some stability and truth in all the chaos and complexity of loss that echoes throughout the record. And it doesn’t get more personal and emotional than “Lifeline”, in which Stig’s voice steps out of its comfort zone and soars well beyond.

Stig Gustu Larsen

Stig Gustu Larsen

For something even more soul cutting, lend your ears to the well-crafted, acoustic-guitar driven, melancholic nuances of “Next Year”. Stig’s singer-songwriter and pop-rock music, references a ton of different styles and eras, yet seems to be contemporary and original.

The final, jaw-dropping-spectacular, EP closer, “Walk It Off”, is yet another demonstration of the pure lack of pretention, the commitment to melody, and the observance of feel and mood which make this a staggeringly moving song filled with pain and anger.

Pensive, perceptive, intelligent, honest, and emotive, all these songs on “Lifelines + Echoes” resonate beautifully with Stigs’s rueful writing and his own fine musical backing. In a music industry where mindless pop clogs our charts, a sanguine singer-songwriter such as Stig Gustu Larsen is a breath of fresh air. That he will build momentum and popularity over time is inevitable.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEFACEBOOKYOUTUBEINSTAGRAM

About The Author

Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.