Cyrus R.O. – “Bones” is still a skillfully crafted song

I think I expected this music to be sterile and methodical. However, to my surprise, Cyrus R.O.’s new single “Bones” from his upcoming debut album “Deconvolution” is blazingly irradiated like bundle of energy that expertly marries the organic and synthetic. Underneath it all, a darker lyrical narrative dealing with “a character struggling with their gender identity, and the fear of social turmoil that comes with that.” Everything just grooves so well together; it’s a blend of sounds that I haven’t heard done this well from any progressive, jazz, or electronic artist in quite some time. It’s a masterful melding of electronic machinery with

Temperature Falls Release The Video For Their Latest Single “1-2-3”

The sound and atmosphere of Temperature Falls is built around somewhat gritty, blended organic-electronic sounding tracks that hearken the listener back to earlier times. Their latest track, ‘1-2-3’, is a seductive track that pulls the listener in with an eerie melody, sultry vocals and an ethereal reverberating atmosphere. Mixed beautifully, this is the perfect example of what to expect from this indie trip-hop/alternative rock duo from Oslo, Norway, made up of vocalist/lyricist Camilla, and multi-instrumentalist Ian J. Ward. ‘1-2-3’ is a gorgeous, melancholic song that is heart wrenchingly beautiful. Temperature Falls is one of those bands that are absolutely necessary

Pop Music Artist DAYVID Releases Music Video for “Same Old Feeling”

This song was released last Fall on his self-titled debut EP. DAYVID explains that “Same Old Feeling” was the last song written for this EP. It reflects on an old love that was like no other. “Same Old Feeling” was co-written by DAYVID and Grammy-Nominated producer Morgan Taylor Reid (Marshmello, Jack & Jack, CHROMEO). “Same Old Feeling” is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music: http://dayvid.lnk.to/SameOldFeeling. The production is simple with piano, vocals, and an 8-member gospel choir providing backgrounds. The lyrics and vocal performance make this song meaningful and powerful. All elements support the soaring voice

Arrows – “After Hours” – Inspired by 80’s synthwave and video game sound tracks

“After Hours” the brand new full length album by Arrows, says all it needs to about the brand of retro nostalgia this kind of music evokes. The project’s sonic palette is especially dense with layer upon layer of synth sounds stacked upon one another and wrapped up in a modern production veneer that makes it bang. Every song delivers big in the keyboard hooks department and the moods are consistently melancholy and wistful throughout. “After Hours” is Arrows hitting their stride; this is what it sounds like when a young band is killing it. Inspired by 80’s synthwave and video

PWJazy – “Heroes” – the mind of an alternative creative

LA-based performer, PWJazy, is an unusual artist. His songwriting is soulful and the arrangements are mind blowing. His voice is a breath of fresh air with all of the nonsense that has been going on for years in the music scene. His singing has a distinctive tone that has not been auto tuned or fixed up in any other manner. “Heroes”, his latest single, is a really intriguing, diverse recording. I didn’t like it when I first heard it, but the uniquely experimental alternative rock sound, the bombastic lead guitars, and the dark, mysterious lyrics somehow fuse together to produce

João Tostes – “Live Ukulele Here, There & Everywhere” exhibits dazzling musical dexterity

How often do you get to hear a full length live album of twenty instrumental songs played on the ukulele? And what if those songs were being played by an artist considered to be one of the pioneers of the ukulele in Brazil? Someone who has toured the world, taking his ukulele sound, to the most diverse countries – from Brazil to Canada, Italy and South Korea, among others. Someone who dropped a parallel career as an Information Technology entrepreneur in 2017 to fully dedicate himself to music and the ukulele. The Brazilian musician, composer, arranger and musical educator, in

Donny Richmond Continues #1 Success With “Statue Of A Fool”

Multi-award winning international recording, movie and TV star Donny Richmond is now an inductee of 4 different music Halls of Fame. His recent starring role in the movie, “Saving Faith”, released by media giant Lionsgate Entertainment, earned him a nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film from the International Christian Film Festival. Cameo appearances in the film were made by several of Donny’s fellow artists, including Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Michael W Smith, members of Rascal Flatts and The Gatlin Brothers, Olympic skater Scott Hamilton, and many others. Donny is highly respected among his music peers and fans

Oliver von K releases ambient guitar instrumental – “Ayinka V”

As the new single from 35 Year old male hobby guitarist from Switzerland,  Oliver von K, “Ayinka V” is a recording full of sweet emotionally charged moments, of quiet subtlety, emphatic life affirming melodies and sprinklings of musical flare. Bursting with fresh ideas and rhythmic vigor, this record is a highlight of the instrumental ambient guitar genre itself. If you’re like me and have crippling anxiety and it takes a lot for you to find your zen, this is the track for you. Put on your headphones and let this be the background of your day and you will be

Ambrose – “Without a Word” – brilliantly composed, produced, and imagined

Ambrose is one of those unusual musical composers you rarely come across via the mainstream media. Her work is never trite or clumsy and it always sparkles with personal genius. She never panders to modern trends or seeks to retread classic retro avenues, in search of commercial viability. She simply composes what moves and inspires her emotions. Each track on her stunning album, “Without a Word” will resonate with a different part of you. Ambrose’s works are equally beautiful and unique, as well as being particularly crafty at appealing to even the most elusive facets of your states of being.

Brand new artist Nuumelody spreads a powerful message on her latest hit “BODY”

Brand new artist Nuumelody goes out of the way to spread a powerful and empowering message about embracing yourself in her latest hit “BODY”. Her voice sounds assured and strong. With this song album, she confirms her position as a vocalist to watch in the coming months. Blending a mix of rhythmic groove, smart lyrics and soulful vocals, Nuumelody deftly displays the maturity and self-confidence that she has developed since her recording debut. Having already worked with a variety of accomplished producers, Nuumelody showcases a smooth range of emotion and mood on “BODY”, produced by Defstarz that reveals the heart

Rampancy at Midnight: “In Which This” – emoting with an extroverted fever that rocks!

Rampancy at Midnight (RaM) is a conceptual project based in Lexington, KY that intertwines and defies genre while blending personal experiences with thought provoking story telling. RaM just released their second 6 track EP entitled “In Which This” on April 28th, 2017. Rampancy at Midnight is one of those rare bands that will have a bigger impact on musicians and indie listeners than the mainstream crowd. In my opinion, that’s the best way to thrive in the music world and the best way to leave it – more appreciation, more dedication, and more intimacy with the fans.

“In Which This” takes you on a trip not unlike a breezy motorcycle ride on a warm summer’s day. From the minute “Evolve” builds up and explodes to a blend of grungy rock riffs and shoegaze vocals, Rampancy at Midnight gives us the full throttle spectrum of what alternative rock music listeners are looking for.  Indeed, this record provokes a surprisingly strong range of emotions.

From the petrol-fuelled propulsion of “Rapture” through to the spacey psychedelia of “Colombia” and melodic punk hooks of “Opposition”, Rampancy at Midnight prove to be a square peg within the round hole of the indie music landscape of the 21st Century.

If you are a fan of shoegaze, discordant tortured guitars and atmospheric production, step right up. Production is classic washy atmospheres of layered overdriven guitars and vocals. The vocals are sometimes near-field, then distant, but always compelling.

Keeping ahead of the curve and remaining just as confident.While others similar in genre hide behind their walls of sound and reverb, Rampancy at Midnight embraces the noise, emoting with an extroverted fever that, quite frankly, rocks.

It’s in the way that RaMs guitars veer in and out of each other, either exploding in grinding fuzz or clean strummed on “Divulgence”, that demonstrates the uniqueness of an artist not afraid of playing music that often oversteps its borders, as it does on “Sociopathic Tendencies”. Where others would lose the skewed melody, cover it up and beat it down with various walls of sound, Rampancy at Midnight set it on a pedestal.

RaM even further separate itself from the crowd, grunging out hard and coarsely laying out a sing-a-long of sorts that contradicts everything that you’d expect from an artist with shoegaze tendencies. That is until you hear the echoing explosions of distorted guitar bouncing around each other.

Rampancy at Midnight pulls you in with the accessibility of alternative rock but keep you sticking around for the caress of their conceptual sound.

In this rare case it can be said that RaM really is trying to reinvent the wheel on “In Which This”, and rather than remain true to any given musical identity they expand their sonic palette and continue to re-imagine what reverb-soaked over-driven guitars sounds can accomplish when framed in an experimental light.

Rampancy at Midnight music is distorted enough to appeal to grunge fans and there are enough dreamy pop hooks to branch out to fans of the shoegazer genre. Not to mention that their sound is both aggressive and standard enough to appeal to hardcore and alternative rock listeners.

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