Alien Skin: “The Wicker Man” – there’s space and dynamics to the instrumentation

In August of last year we reviewed George Pappas aka Alien Skin, a long-time keyboardist and co-songwriter with chart topping Australian band Real Life, who had a multi-million selling ’80s smash with the track, “Send Me An Angel”. Having made the transition to electronic music in the early 80’s, influenced by the Gore/Wilder version of Depeche Mode, Pappas is an authentically schooled musician when it comes to things analog. Alien Skin’s critically acclaimed album ‘1980 REDUX’, recaptured the glorious sounds of real vintage analog synths and rhythm boxes, as well as the authentic auras, atmospheres and moods, of a period

Trey McLaughlin Music Announces The Official Release Date For Trey Connor Video “My Ghosts”

Trey McLaughlin Music (TMM) announced today that Trey Connor will release the official music video for “My Ghosts” on Saturday April 14, 2018. This video relates the story told on the 5th track of Connor’s debut EP; that everyone faces demons, and too often, the darkness that haunts a person, is not apparent to those around them.  We should all be aware that many people who appear to be living life effortlessly, are often waging a silent war with their inner demons, in the darkness, and alone.  Fans can learn more about the upcoming release by monitoring the artist’s social media pages

WiseguyEnt Presents The New Album Reposing Jay – “Sumthen Diffrant”

REPOSING JAY is a member of the label WiseguyEnt and a stand out artist originating from and representing Dallas. His musical content consists of consistently well-versed conscious compositions! REPOSING JAY is an authentic MC that embodies old school Hip-Hop, R&B, enlightenment and self-preservation. “I’m an artist from Dallas who embodies conscious raw rap. However, I also feel that I bring a Hip-Hop and R&B Wave that’s different than artists of today. I enjoy using my raw vocals cause it’s authentic, no one can duplicate your voice,” says REPOSING JAY. “I take pride in knowing that my sound is unique and

Davy Knowles and 1:9 Technology Announce the Release of Interactive 360 Live Concert Virtual Reality App

Jacksonville, FL. Blues Guitarist Davy Knowles – dubbed the “modern-day Blues Man” has accomplished a lifetime of achievements at just 30 years old. His music was selected to broadcast from Mission Control into space on the International Space Station. He has shared the stage and/or played alongside with countless legends including Joe Bonamassa, George Thorogood, Buddy Guy, Kid Rock, Joe Satriani, Warren Hayes, Jeff Beck, Chickenfoot, Sammy Hagar, Peter Frampton, The Grateful Dead and more.  He was on the bill on Bonamassa’s prestigious “Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea II” cruise. He produced and released a documentary called “Island Bound” featuring

Pastor Peter B. Unger Writes “Blood On Our Hands a Tribute to Florida Shootings

As with most songs written and released, there’s usually some kind of motive behind them. Nothing could have a stronger message or meaning than a recent song written about the horrific shootings in Florida. Pastor Peter B. Unger has been driven by the passion of his singing and songwriting from an early age, so there’s also no better way for him to express these feelings through his music. In a recent interview Peter Said: “As I looked at the faces of those lost in the last school shooting I experienced a deep sadness; sadness as I tried to fathom the

Kazeloon Releases official video for “Rock It (She Luv my Roccet) Freestyle”

KazeLoon Records, Planet 9 Music, Roseland Ent., The Pac Records, & K.D Lean Inc. announces the release of Kazeloon’s official video “Rock It (She Luv my Roccet) Freestyle”. Asian American Trap rapper KazeLoon real name Jason David Yonai and business partners are releasing his official music video “Rock It (She Luv my Roccet) Freestyle Prod.By Genius Boy of Chicago. In less than a few days this official music video release has accumulated over millions of views already on Vimeo. KazeLoon’s music video features appearances by Mya, K.D Aubert a.k.a K.D Rose, Allyson Felix, Diana Gordon was formally known as Wynter

Kilo M.O.E – “Rambo” features Cyco Thah Urchin and is produced by Chinaman Hustle

With a respectable catalog and dedicated work ethic, Kilo M.O.E is able to keep his name among indie music’s heavyweights. Produced by ATL’s Chinaman, “Rambo” features Chicago/Milwaukee artist Cyco Thah Urchin riding shotgun over the hardcore bass-heavy trap beat, delivering a death blow to those stepping in the way of Kilo M.O.E. Cyco Thah Urchin is also Kilo M.O.E’s Engineer and Producer of several projects already in rotation. The OG heavyweight pairing linked up 5 years ago by way of Urchin’s embassy radio brand. The two are gearing to heat up the summer with a new project they revealed, known

AKA Louis: “POEMes CRISToLIENS #2: Wall Painting (A Tribute to Graffiti)” – places of sentient and divine energy

“POEMes CRISToLIENS #2: Wall Painting (A Tribute to Graffiti)” is another Musical Poem by AKA Louis, the 2nd of the CRiSToLIAN POEMs series. After ‘Creteil, the City of Dawn’, AKA Louis pays tribute to the graffiti’s and tags that decorate the walls of his city, the capital and the surrounding areas. Just like CRiSToLIAN POEMs #1, “Wall Painting” is also a poetic movie you can watch on YouTube. Once again, the master of French underground ambient music has woven his web of intricate patterns, deep resonant bass and subtle counterpoints to create an amazing sonic journey, capturing images in the

J Tizzle: “System Override” – several layers of intricacies

J Tizzle’s sound connects with our primal impulses while indulging our yearning for the technological. Synthy, bass-driven melodies with dark heavy beats, sometimes intertwined with samples, etch out tracks that are full of raw energy. It usually takes more than just a few listens to notice all the intricacies this South Bend born producer carefully crafts into each of his cuts. J Tizzle (Jeffery Townsend Sr.) stunned us with his previous releases, the debut album “Cosmic Journey” (2014) and the EP “The Chill Zone Vol 2”, the EP, “Transition” (2015), followed by “The Chill Zone Vol 2” (2017). Now in

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Steven Romero who released his debut single “Bad Idea” on March 2nd, is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. Influenced by pop legends like Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and George Michael, Steven who has collaborated with accredited hit songwriters such as Neon Hitch, Tiffany Fred and Candy Shields, started his music career as a teenager and has continued honing his talent ever since. It’s never easy for young artists to appeal to fans beyond their own age group, but Steven Romero has put together a solid debut. His vocal tone is clear and distinct, and the song is packed with hooks


The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon is a journey more complex and original, yet more accessible than anything Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk may have released before it. The fact that it exists at all is testament to the projects perseverance, raw talent, and prophetic direction with which Noah Archangel, King Aka Yeaux Majesty, Ash Ra Aka Houey Freeman Fka Ashtonomics, P.ey3, Grynd Seazon, and Juskwam steer the good ship Band of the Hawk aka BOHUP, to the richest musical waters; plucking out those worth bringing along on their musical voyage and creating records greater than the sum of their parts.

In terms of perfection of a sound it’s hard to imagine that Songs of Solomon could do much more. Everything you could want in electronic-based urban music is here with equal amounts of hip-hop and cinematic orchestrations thrown in for good measure. This is an album that perfects a certain style of music.

The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon draws its strength from consistency and its fluid track list, notwithstanding its mammoth 22 song duration. The emotional power the record manages to achieve when in reality it is a sequence of luscious electronic beats, sprinkled with raps, is perhaps what is most impressive.

Time will tell if this is a definitive moment for the project, but at this point it seems the realm of electronic and urban music is open for Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk to be part of the next big visionaries of their genre.

The album is dense with fresh ideas which battle for elbowroom every few beats, impatiently vying for your attention, before launching each track on another unexpected tangent. Its testament to how good the vast majority of the ideas are that the whole thing doesn’t buckle beneath the weight of its own creativity.

Armed with such an agenda, Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk attempt to pull The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon apart, treating string laden flashes, bass booming and beat-driven percussion as landmarks in their hyper-lucid vista of hard bop and cinematic-laden ambiance.

From the theatrical black hole of the opener Old Gods and the New to the percussive mono-thematic onslaught of Wendy & Lisa, through to the piano-driven musical epiphany of Transpressions of Trismegistus, or the soulfully sampled soliloquy Those.hoes.over.there., Noah Archangel attempts to redesign the urban album; experimental but conventional, seemingly improvisational but well thought-out, and preoccupied with achieving its vanguard. Which it does.

The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon, therefore operates as one whole thematic piece, but with each track serving as a parcel really capable of existing outside of this medium if it has to. As the album moves through various sections and suites, it can create jarring transitions brief passages of reflection that beg for more listening.

In particular tracks such as: Kundalini (feat. Yeaux Majesty), Nebuchenezzar (feat. Juskwam), No Fools (feat. Stx) and the single Black Lotus (feat. Yeaux Majesty, Juskwam & DJ Thruvo), needs your attention, being lyrically driven.

With a plethora of feelings crammed into mere moments on each track, The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon makes for some serious listening, both in tone and execution. It’s a defining work a mark of excellence!


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