Neave Zaria releases the highly anticipated piano ballad ‘Patience Of A Saint’

Neave Zaria is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from the UK who possesses a talent way beyond her years. Heavily compared to Adele & Amy Winehouse, Neave was brought up listening to classic jazz and soul singers such as Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin & Etta James. Influenced by these musical legends and inspired by everyday life Neave has become an accomplished and prolific songwriter. Debut single ‘If I See You’ was released in March 2020 and has been playlisted all around the world, receiving glowing reviews from the music press. Hot off the heels of ‘If I See You’, her

In ‘The Book of Vision’ Composer Hanan Townshend Blurs The Line Between Science and Spirituality

Townshend weaves a spellbinding tapestry of sounds in Carlo Hintermann’s directorial debut about hopes, dreams, and death Composer Hanan Townshend’s new score for The Book of Vision is now available on Amazon. The Terrence Malick production marks swiz documentarian Carlo Hintermann’s directorial debut. “This film faces the reality of life and death, our hopes and fears, and inspires us to live life to the fullest,” says Townshend of the mind-bending journey. Hintermann describes The Book of Vision as “a game of mirrors between two dimensions, inspired by the type of storytelling in video games.” The production’s international cast includes Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”), Lotte Verbeek (“Outlander,” “The Borgias”), Sverrir Gudnason

Ute – “Happiness Together” – thoughtfully sung beautiful music from a strong female singer

Ute is a singer, born in Germany, whose heart is in the USA, alongside a huge part of her fans. Ute’s best friend, Grammy winner Kurt Wipfli, is also her producer, and many of her songs are originally written and composed by him as well. Her latest single is, is the love ballad, “Happiness Together”. “It is about that once in a lifetime story when you realize that the person right next to you is the one who you want to spend the rest of your life with,” explains Ute. This is thoughtfully sung, beautiful music from a strong female

Love Ghost – “Pillz (The Sky is Falling)” will now appeal to a much wider audience

It’s always great to see a band evolve and branch out in new directions. What is even better is to see them succeed at this difficult endeavor. With their latest single –  “Pillz (The Sky is Falling)”, we see L.A. based alternative rock band Love Ghost continue on the path of evolution into much more than a rock band . They incorporate trap beats, rock grit and rap verses, to really diversify their sound on this recording. It’s really impressive to hear this sonic distinctiveness which demonstrates this band’s talent, and their fingers on the beating pulse of modern trends. I

Kahbay – “Cayenne Pepper Boy” – an entertaining story with a vibrant template

Rising out of the gritty underground of New Orleans rap scene, Kahbay is a new emerging rapper, who has released a mixtape through his own music company – Greater New Orleans Sound. His music is regularly played around major venues in New Orleans, with Kahbay himself performing numerous times at the legendary Blue Nile. Spending much of his childhood around local parades and live bands he has been captivated by the craft since the very beginning. Now tackling global markets with his own personal sound and style, Kahbay recently dropped his single “Cayenne Pepper Boy”. Right from the outset, the

LU – Ride or Die” ft. Omari Night and DazeOnEast – a surreal and identifiable tone!

Signed to Big Top Entertainment L.L.C, along with the production team Cali 303, Luis Torres aka LU, is a Mexican singer-songwriter and engineer, born in the city of Guadalajara. He migrated with his parents at the age of one where his family settled in Colorado. Produced by Kxvi, LU’s debut single “Ride or Die”, also features R&B singers-songwriters, Omari Night and DazeOnEast. This is perfect melodic R&B/Pop record, as LU and his crew know melody, quickly laying down the narrative’s overriding tone: “Girl You Know that I am down for you, in the fire shooting rounds for you, ain’t no

Gabe Lopez – “End Of The Lost Summer” deserves top level recognition!

It is extremely rare to come across an artist like Gabe Lopez, who is poised, multi-talented, bold, self-confident yet humble – and surprisingly, one whose name you should already be very familiar with. The reasons are evident. Gabe Lopez is a Billboard Top 5 singer-songwriter and producer, who has produced and written recent music for Belinda Carlisle, New Kids On The Block, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Twice, Key and other multi-platinum artists. He has also produced and written for Joey McIntyre, Charice, James Brown, The Other Two on Comedy Central, SHINee, Tae Yang, VeriVery, DreamNote, Gayme Show, American Idol finalists and

Jae’ Morrissa – “AWOL” and “Butterfly” will send chills up and down your spine

Born Ingrid Jasmin, professionally known as Jae’ Morrissa has gone from singing to patients and residents in hospitals and nursing facilities, to becoming a fast rising singing sensation in the music industry. She started singing at the young age of 3 years old, as her talents were nurtured through her Mother’s taste and love for music. Jae’Morrissa was also inspired and influenced by such artists as Deniece Williams, Stephanie Mills, Minnie Rippleton, Phyllis Hyman and Teena Marie. Her debut single “Just My Next Song”, is being considered as a Nominee for the 62nd Grammy Awards 2020, as well as a

Downtown Mystic – ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ – more than just a nostalgic listening experience!

One of the things Downtown Mystic notoriously excel at is masking emotional lyrics with upbeat, driving-with-the-windows-rolled-down kind of melodies. Their double-side single, ‘3-Way Heartbreak’, which also includes the track ‘Same Old Lover’, recorded in 1983, has all that and more. While for most other contemporary bands, it’s hard to recapture the real magic of rock n’ roll, for Robert Allen and his crew, this comes easy. They grew up during rock’s golden era, hence Downtown Mystic’s music lives up to the genre’s legacy, rather than just riding on its coattails. The ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ single, on the Sha-La Music, Inc. catalog,

P Bailey – “Change The World” – a lush blend of mid-tempo R&B and Soul

P Bailey has adorned our pages many times over the last few years, but just in case you missed it, we’ll fill you in again. Originally from the UK, Paul Bailey aka P Bailey grabbed his first musical influences from Motown and Muscle Shoals, as well as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Without any formal training, the 5 octave singer, developed his singing and writing style by listening to artists like, Ron Isley, Donny Hathaway, Luther Van dross, Prince and James Brown. Bailey had his first major break when Rick James sampled his track ‘Part time Lover’ for the sound

Thamatic – “The Cyberpunk Trilogy” – an oblique triad between the past, the present and the future!

The Chicago-based cyberpunk styled band Thamatic – who blend EDM and synthwave with alternative rock structures, consist of the core trio, made up of Mike, John and Matt. They have also built a massive collaborative collective of creative minds and skillful hands, to construct epic sound designs, and intensely profound narratives. The thing about Thamatic is the promise they hold. The sense not only of their influences, but of the influence they may have on others moving forward. They have an innate sense of both the future and the past. An air of immediacy and familiarity permeates through their music, as their songs carry themselves nobly. It truly feels as though we’ve known Thamatic’s atmospheric, melodic and harmonious tracks for much longer than we have. Timeless and mercurial, each and every one.

Steeped in classic retro-wave synths, warm and inviting, Thamatic’s new EP “The Cyberpunk Trilogy” lifts us into another atmosphere, it is a recording that begs further listens, revealing something new of itself with each turn, each deeper listen.

And there is real depth, in this immersive 3-track concept EP. This is a masterful work of cyberpunk electronica unafraid to explore both existing, and new territories. Expect crisp basslines, layers of lush synth pads, insistent and mesmerizing beats, and gorgeously wistful vocals. Expect to also savor the balanced blended beauty of both the organic and the electronic.

“The Cyberpunk Trilogy” feels like a truly cohesive EP rather than simply a collection of unrelated pieces of music. Such is the quality of this recording that I cannot in all honesty place any tracks above others as standout tracks, the entire three-track record is simply an exquisite work of electronica that is not to be missed.

The panoply of sounds teased from their instruments, results in an oblique triad between the past, the present and the future. The electronic and the organic present a conversation so nimble and complex it can respond to every possible nuance needed in the Thamatic compositions.

The EP opens with the track “Spacesuit” – a song that deals with the conflicting elements of man, technology and gods. It’s here that Thamatic instantly manages to accomplish the difficult task of sounding both retro and cutting edge, on a recording that triumphs because of its songwriting quality and production.

This kind of music transcends the limiting labels that some of Thamatic’s peers fit into. Emotional, epic and sweeping, yet at the same time, somber and understated, “Spacesuit” illustrates the meandering yet propulsive basis of Thamatic’s songs, displaying the group’s knack of finding extremely catchy melodies in the most unlikely spaces. This song is instantly hypnotic.

The synths in “After School” are brilliantly layered, and picking out the individual instruments with a good pair of headphones is a real treat. The vocals are very distinct here, singing a brooding melody, with a haunting and ethereal vibe. The atmospheric synths also share its space with an absolute gem of a bassline. Together they form the anchor of “After School”, allowing for everything else to buzz around its structure.

Thamatic gorgeously slide into a backdrop of acoustic guitars and synths on “Black Sails”. By now the group have already convinced us of their habit of having ideas, sounds and ambitions on an epic scale. And there is a definite sense of continuation of that trend here.

The music is rich, textured and layered. Vocals and instrumentation mesh together to create a blended sound that has no desire to be categorized, but simply savored. This is a world of richly detailed music that will unfurl over repeated listens, and is ready for any mainstream radio chart.

With the release of “The Cyberpunk Trilogy”, Thamatic have demonstrated to be a bunch of visionary artists. In this sense, the particular musical direction that they have given to this recording sounds authentic and it goes well beyond a mere exercise in style.

The operation of transposing to modern canons the atmospheres of synthwave, blended with EDM and rock elements, necessitates of more than just a bunch of very good songs. In this respect, the operation carried out by Thamatic on this EP, can be considered as extremely impressive. This recording in its entirety is just brilliant. Great production. Great choice of instrumentation. Masterful arrangements. Sublime performances.

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