LoFi Chill: “Isolation” – rich, textured, and grand in sound and imagery

LoFi Chill is a U.S. based music producer. His style includes elements of lofi hip-hip, chillhop, and chillwave. “Isolation” is his fourth album release. Previous albums include “Optimism”, “For Lovers Only”, and “These Are The Days”. The producer describes the idea behind the album as feeling a deep sense of disconnection while living in heavily populated urbanized areas. Despite the modern-day reclusive and disuniting theme, this album seems literally tailor-made to relax and zonk you out whether it’s been a long day at work taking shit from the boss, or waking up to an unbearable hangover after a night on

Recklous: “Friends and Fam” – a heavy dose of personal scrutiny and a dash of harsh reality

It’s pretty hard to believe that rapper Recklous only dropped his first professionally produced track at the beginning of 2017. Over the years leading up to now, Santa Cruz’s very own lyrical wonder has balanced three personas: The reserved, well-mannered kid, an uplifting positive artist full of ambition and wisdom and an emcee whose love for hard hitting Hip Hop and lightening quick raps defines his sound. Slowly the first began to fade, leaving the remaining two in clear vision. Finally Recklous’ latest studio project is on its way, with a brand new single giving fans a clear picture of

Groove State: “Light Up The Sky” holds a lot of weight

Australian Indie Electro/Pop group Groove State draw their influences from the likes of Icona Pop, Major Lazer, Sia, Charlie XCX and David Guetta.  The duo consists of Lisjana on vocals, and producer DJ Deep G, who have reached Top 20 USA National Club Chart success (FMQB, DJ Times),  heavy rotation on dance radio airwaves and mix shows around the globe, as well as being a songwriting Finalist in The World’s #1 Songwriting Competition ISC. Groove State’s music has been placed in major TV & Film features, and have secured licensing deals with Nokia, Red Bull, Rip Curl, Sony Entertainment UK

Roger Cole & Paul Barrere: ‘Lost In The Sound’ – their most rewarding record yet!

If you are a Radiohead fan, with a penchant for legends like Pink Floyd and King Crimson, then Roger Cole & Paul Barrere will be an easy band to fall in love with. Thick haunting atmosphere, lots of bleeps and beeps, intense melodies, beautiful vocals and mystery-veiled lyrics, are part of the deal on their latest, freshly baked album “Lost in the Sound”. The riffs and parts are tight, intense little affairs with so much power as to build a cinematic degree of tension. These are well-oiled high-thread-count arrangements that draw their texture from an array of stringed instruments and

Rev. Peter Unger gains traction on his timely song “Christmas Cards”

As Christmas fast approaches, reverend Peter Unger is set to gain traction on this timely song “Christmas Cards”. Several websites have just featured the song and his YouTube views are starting to accelerate. Here’s a little more about the influence of the song and background of Peter: When Peter Unger was growing up, Christmas was a magical time for his family and him. He grew up in a small town in Vermont, and lived on the side of mountain three miles up a dirt road. Peter’s home was a beautifully renovated farm house from the 1700s. On a clear winter’s

Rahul Mukerji: “Ma De Re Sha” balances the obtuse with the accessible!

Rahul Mukerji is a ‘guitarist’s guitarist’ who revels in a self-penned musical hybrid shot through with intensity, precision and plenty of ethnic flavorings. His 11 track album “Ma De Re Sha” is a big sounding recording with enough of twists and turns to make Rahul’s solos sound both dynamic and interesting. The opening track “Exit 13” sets the outline tones of this collection of songs. It balances lyrical eclecticism with an Indian twist while his incredible chops help him forge his own style. There are plenty of incendiary guitar breaks and harmony guitar parts, but Rahul also demonstrates a lightness of

Triple threat alternative rock artist Zachary Ray

Born in Rhode Island, Zachary Ray is a Danish/American musician residing in Los Angeles. He was introduced to Metallica and Eminem at age 5, by his mother and stepfather, and became wildly obsessed with drumming. Hence his grandma from Rhode Island gave him his first drum set. Ray later took drum lessons and eventually also learned to play the guitar. This was followed by singing, which gave Zachary Ray the musical combination to perform and record with absolute artistic freedom. His latest release, is the single ”Trouble”. How long have you been performing and recording, and did you record or

Nega Blast X: “The Experiment” – this caliber and artistic conviction is required for this art to evolve

There’s really no words to describe the sound of Nega Blast X. The Burbank music arranger, author and digital artist, Dominic R Daniels, sole proprietor of the Nega Blast X project, is in a realm of his own and hardly many can touch that artsy creativity he has under the hood. Based in the trance, techno and industrial idioms since 2010, Daniels is inspired by Daft Punk, Orbital, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult and The Mutaytor. “The Experiment”, Nega Blast X’s third album is released on Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, and all other major digital download stores. Artistically speaking, Nega

Tisabel: “GENRE HOPPING” bristles with energy and artistic audacity

Longtime Musical director and vocalist Tony Isabel aka Tisabel boasts an unprecedented skill set. He writes, arranges, sings, plays, and performs. He busts taboos, flashes unstoppable ambition, blends genres together like paint. Soulful ballads and funky grooves, ambient new age soundscapes, Hip-hop fantasy, and divine EDM devotion. For these qualities alone, he deserves respect. However, as you know, respect is also kind of a bullshit concept. Your favorite songs may not grace anyone else’s mixes; your favorite artists may not have ever left town. A century of recorded music has given us a galaxy of worthy tunes. But the gravitational

Lee Lee Lanea: “Basswhipped” resonates gloriously

Beats aren’t gendered. So why are we still in the dark ages when it comes to gender equality in the music studio? Women represent less than 5% of music producers and engineers. Yes, the music industry—like every industry on this patriarchal planet—is sexist. That is not news. But this means we’re missing out on a whole world of sounds, stories, and perspectives. Our culture has systematically ingrained this idea that technology is more of a man’s thing. Then of course there’s the fact that most men get freaked out when women do things better than them or even as good

The Mumford Music Experience: “On the Way Home” speaks directly to the soul

Mumford & Sons took the world by storm using their raw mixture of acoustic melody, percussion, and that catchy little banjo to compliment the ensemble. Then the unassuming bunch of West London lads who started out with a bandolier full of anthems and a desire to share them at venues around the UK, dropped the banjo…and folk connotations, plugged in, and went alternative rock – much to the dismay of many fans and critics. Now their sound of ambition is a second hand copy of Coldplay. Now who will bring that acoustic driven music which always sounded like something old, something new, and ultimately something very comfortable to our ears?

Ever heard of The Mumford Music Experience? Now before you go running off thinking this some cheap plagiaristic or tribute cover band, stop where you’re standing – The Mumford Music Experience is exactly that! The experience of that lush, melodic and acoustic driven sound reminiscent of the older, and dare I say, better version of Mumford & Sons. But that’s where the similarities end.

The Mumford Music Experience is a folk rock band formed around the German soundtrack composer and songwriter, Alexander Ehm. To complete the band, Ehm recruited talented musicians and artists from all over the world. And in Medyoneful, he found the voice that would make their songs unique and special.

The Mumford Music Experience’s debut album, “On the Way Home” contains 11 Songs and was released in stores worldwide on 20.06.2017. The band infuse the melodies on their debut album with simple Americana and a down-home, sing-along stomp that instantly implants itself on the brain.

Starting off slowly, often with Medyoneful singing solo over the acoustic guitar driven arrangements, nearly every track builds with guitars, keys, bass, and vocal harmonies until the entire thing explodes with bliss – the folk rock equivalent of an EDM drop.

It’s tough to fault a band for sticking to such a successful musical algorithm throughout the album, and in fact you can’t – Making it entirely easy to embrace the familiar sounding songs which you are hearing for the first time.

It’s albums like this that make most of what the music industry produces these days seem even more like so much garbage. The heartfelt lyrics pierce the soul, at times, and the emotions build with guitars and harmonies to a crescendo befitting the sentiment, never out of place or disjointed. The variety of songs on the album provides an exceptional selection of music that fills the spirit.

Songs like “All The Way Home”, “I Won’t Lose You This Time” and “It’s Never Too Late” speak directly to the soul and substance of a person, without coming off as melodramatic or self-centered. “Learn, How To Be Free” with its introspective imagery and empowering interjections, is both deep and intriguing, and one of my favorite songs in the collection, along with the electric “Happy And Sad”.

“Superhuman” is a great vehicle for Medyoneful’s melodic singing and his gorgeous vocal range, and if you have a penchant for more upbeat tunes, you will relish in the gentle rhythms of “The Golden Train” and “We’ll Find Joy.”

These songs are all touching and soothing. Some are slow and contemplative while others are passionate and joyful. It has just the right amount of bittersweet melodies and uplifting tunes. Alexander Ehm and his, The Mumford Music Experience project, has delivered eleven courses of hearty, delicious musical dishes with the album “On the Way Home”, which you can accompany with a glass of chilled wine and a shaded umbrella on a cool white-sanded beach. Forget about Mumford & Sons for now…

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