INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE ARMONITE RELEASES SECOND ALBUM “AND THE STARS ABOVE”!

Armonite, the instrumental rock collective led by composer Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi, signed with LA-based indie label Cleopatra Records for the release of their new album, And the Stars Above. Armonite’s instrumental music is perfectly in line with the spirit of the label, especially now that Cleopatra expanded in the movie industry. With the film division Cleopatra Entertainment, the company has distributed, developed, and produced several films most of which have a strong horror and/or music component, including The Devil’s Domain (starring Michael Madsen), The Black Room (starring Lin Shaye), Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill! (featuring the voice

indieOn Connects Music to the Blockchain and Creates Better Experiences for Artists and Music Fans

 Santa Fe, NM, USA – indieOn Inc.(indieOn™) is excited to announce the release of its music currency NDI to bring blockchain technology to the music sharing economy. Using a consensus platform allowing indieOn App subscribers to listen and vote on music selections in return for NDI tokens. indieOn is confident of creating a “music miner” who listens more and grow their Token value. The indieOn protocol is based on a decentralize ecosystem and revolutionize the music sharing economy industry. Chain of custody and smart wallets solve critical problems for musicians in marketing, managing and monetizing their creative talent. The global

Lyrics Of Two: “Summer Song (Hey, Hey)” – lyrical poignancy and a catchy sound

Founded by Los Angeles born, head songwriter and poet,  who is classically trained in piano and has a degree in Sociology from Mount St. Mary’s University, Lyrics Of Two have established themselves as accomplished lyricists, songwriters, and composers. Marie Helen is a member of the Songwriter’s Guild Of America, and has had an interest in creative writing from a very early age. From the acoustic pop of “Mysteries”, to the gritty, rhythmic Americana rock of “Streetlights Are Spotlights” and onto the life empowering anthem “Let’s Make This Earth From House To Home”, Lyrics Of Two have never failed to impress.

DirtyHarvard Is Set To Release Their New Hood Pop Album

DirtyHarvard has recently announced that they are all set to release their new hood pop album. They have already released 3 new singles from the upcoming album on SoundCloud and are ready to launch their first music video later this month. LosAngeles, CA – Biz and Rix Melody are the main men behind DirtyHarvard. DirtyHarvard is strongly becoming known for their HOOD POP style in music, which blends the sounds of known genres like Rock, Pop, and Hip Hop but with a DirtyHarvard twist. This newly crafted masterpiece will consist of 26 songs, while 3 of the album singles have already

SUPADAMN: “Pick the Party Up” – an eargasm that will take you to party heaven

SUPADAMN has been on his grind for a while now. He just gets more focused and more ambitious with every passing day. His latest 7 track project, “Pick the Party Up” dropped worldwide on the 3rd August 2018, and confirms the previous statement. This is his third album release, and follows his critically acclaimed album “Floor It”. A potential heavyweight in the underground circuit since 2016, the sharp-tongued rapper born in n Santa Monica has steadily – and deservedly – been earning widespread respect across the independent hip-hop community. SUPADAMN passion and devotion to the grind certainly pays off with

J. Sariah: “The Journey” – honoring the sounds of past and updating it for today

Singer-songwriter J. Sariah has dropped her full-length debut album, “The Journey”, with tracks produced by 3Bubble & J. Gray of Live From The Pentagon Entertainment and DJ Izzy Ill, idreaminstero and Dorothy Chan of Barron Studios in Houston, Texas. J. Sariah who comes from a family of music producers was once destined for the pro tennis circuit, but her passion for music took into a new direction. The artist began writing songs in middle school as a way of escaping stressful times, and graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2017. She has since released her 5 song debut EP, “The

DevGotCharacter: “Draft Night” combines superb flows with a real emotional connection

Out of Memphis, Tennessee, living out in the Bay Area, comes a hip-hop artist who has seen some things, has been there and done that, but after a long look in the mirror, DevGotCharacter has taken his game to another level. Adding some introspective ingredients to spice up his artistry, Dev has created what could potentially be one of the most interesting hip-hop releases this year. Far too often in hip-hop, the status quo becomes boring and stale. DevGotCharacter takes rap back to where it belongs with thoughtful and whimsical wordplay, while telling stories all wrapped up in a singular

Alternative rock band Love Ghost have released their debut album “Lobotomy”

Love Ghost is an alternative rock band from Los Angeles. While young in age (two of them are juniors in high school), these musicians have a genuine and developed grunge rock sound. The band released their first full-length album “Lobotomy” on June 17th. The album was produced by Eric Lilivois and was recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle & NRG Studios in Los Angeles. Their sound has been compared to Alice in Chains and Smashing Pumpkins, amongst other throwback rock greats. Their music is influenced by the teenagers’ personal experiences of addiction, mental illness, heartache, love and coming of

Jacob Seeger: “Something Real” – more than enough architecture to warrant multiple listenings

Jacob Seeger is an upcoming singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. His music displays a fresh new blend of Pop, R&B, and Singer-songwriter flavors. Seeger enrolled in Fordham University at Lincoln Center in NYC in 2014, and the following year released his self-produced debut recording – “Girl – EP”. He then moved to Boston and enrolled in Northeastern University to pursue a degree in Music Business with a concentration in Songwriting. Signed to Northeastern’s Greenline Records – he wrote, produced and recorded the single entitled “Call Me”. Since then, Seeger has performed at multiple venues, including the classic “The Bitter End”, and

Arash Behzadi: “The Last Sigh” – a wonderful sense of dynamics and timing

As a Canadian Iranian whose musical evolution has its beginnings in traditional Persian folk music, Arash Behzadi’s vibrant piano compositions explore the gamut of human emotions. “The piano mirrors existence in all its complexities from moments of profound sadness and loss to exhilaration and new beginnings,” he says. Arash’s soulful searchings have evolved in the last few years, spurred by a dedication to yoga along with explorations into a variety of art forms and fresh interpretations of New Age music. He is a creative collaborator working with renowned choreographers, artists, and musicians. Arash’s audience is a global one. He has

HATEBEAN: “FetusInFetu” – an all-encompassing giant monolith of sound

Based on a story by Jason Ellis and Michael Tully, “FetusInFetu” is an album about Dirt Bones: A man fighting a dark secret in a post-apocalyptic world. It is a concept of a set of twins born into one body, but of two different minds. Mixed by Michael Patterson (Puscifer/Nine Inch Nails/Beck/Moby) and Mastered by Paul Logus (Anthrax/Pantera/Public Enemy), the album was created and performed by HATEBEAN, a collective featuring members of the Jason Ellis Show off Faction, SiriusXM channel 41.

hatebean-300I’m not even going to attempt to describe the breadth of the work of HATEBEAN in a few sentences – it would take a book, frankly, and that’s meant as a compliment.   They have created just about everything under the sun on this album that is crazy, conceptual, progressive and artful.

The depth, intricacy, intimacy and diversity of “FetusInFetu” is astounding. Taken as a whole, the can album seem a bit overwhelming at first, but when you bite off one piece at a time and just enjoy it for what it is, you will be enchanted by its magnificence. If HATEBEAN continue to produce albums of this magnitude, no-one is going to give a flying fig what they call it or in whatever guise it comes.

Kicking off in truly dramatic style with ‘In The Beginning’, it’s a curtain raiser which acts as an overture to the vast scale and grandeur of what is to follow. Given a taster, you might expect a lull, but second track in, ‘Heinous’,  feels like it would be more at home as  the final track in the way it builds into an all-encompassing giant monolith of sound – akin to a final flurry rather than an introduction.

It’s no false dawn either; the sound of the album is huge with each passing song possessing blockbuster qualities.  “FetusInFetu” is ambitious and grand on a big scale, occasionally verging towards musical theatre, maybe not surprising considering the massive production on display here.

Packed with stirring moments, there is a surprising lack of the indulgence you might expect with the genre, no endless guitar noodling, or extravagant keyboard gestures. Outdoing anything contemporaries have recently offered, HATEBEAN toss aside the usual clichéd rock rulebook.

As each track goes by you become aware that the music of this band is the uncommon result of an uncompromising vision and style. All put together, you have an album that retains the rich quality and atmosphere of an epic cinematic experience.

The atmosphere remains bold and vast throughout, and it can easily be said that individual songs have a memorable impact, due to what’s probably one of HATEBEAN’s biggest skills — writing structurally complex songs while retaining simplicity – a similar trait also runs through Pink Floyd’s music.

Without breaking down each track, I can truly say that there are plenty of immaculate moments on “FetusInFetu”. Particularly impressive are songs such as “Blue”, “Out Of Mind”, “Twin Within”, “Sunburn”, “Motionless and Obedient” and “Amen”.

hatebean-coverWhile the material on the album is impressive to say the least, I can also safely say that the group delivers practical execution of their material to the point of virtual perfection. “FetusInFetu” enjoys a rich, almost symphonic production that sometimes even attempts to outshine the music itself. It’s one thing to have a polished big-budget sounding production, but it takes some level of vision and genius to find the optimal warmth and frame for a band’s sound.

Something HATEBEAN, Michael Patterson and Paul Logus have achieved here.The drum work is thick and heavy, the guitars sound rich and layered, and the bass work is consistently audible. From a technical standpoint, “FetusInFetu” arguably succeeds beyond any other concept rock album I’ve heard this year.

Not bad, considering that the idea of a band and album, started out as a joke when radio host Jason Ellis on SiriusXM told his boss, Will Pendarvis, “Well YOU should make an album! One of those concept records.”

Pendarvis took the statement to heart and set out to make a graphic novel in audio form, with help from his son, Wylie Pendarvis, who wrote a major slice of the music. Bear in mind too, that Will Pendarvis had never sung or written lyrics in his whole life, before this challenge became a recorded reality.

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