JamSphere http://jamsphere.com The Indie Music Magazine & Radio Network! Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:33:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 INTERVIEW: London Based Musical Project – Fitzsimon & Brogan http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-london-based-musical-project-fitzsimon-brogan http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-london-based-musical-project-fitzsimon-brogan#respond Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:33:56 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33954 Fitzsimon & Brogan is a musical project based in London, whose creators therefore logically are songwriter Neil Fitzsimon, and vocalist Bee Brogan. The two setup their songwriting and production to produce, what they describe as “pure pop for now people.” Both were previously in a band called Pretty Blue Gun who featured guests musicians such […]

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Fitzsimon & Brogan is a musical project based in London, whose creators therefore logically are songwriter Neil Fitzsimon, and vocalist Bee Brogan. The two setup their songwriting and production to produce, what they describe as “pure pop for now people.” Both were previously in a band called Pretty Blue Gun who featured guests musicians such as members of The Art of Noise, Dave Bronze (Eric Clapton’s bass player), Tobias Boshell (Moody Blues) and Pip Williams, who played guitar on the Walker Brothers’ track, ‘No Regrets’.  The two critically acclaimed albums were produced by Pat Collier, who produced Katrina and the Waves’ international hit, ‘Walking on Sunshine’. The partnership of Fitzsimon & Brogan has since gone on to place their songs in Film & TV and also write a musical called “Jack Dagger”. One of their latest projects is the 13 track album “Big Blue World”, released June 22nd. All the songs are written by Neil Fitzsimon, who also plays the guitars, while Bee Brogan handles vocals, keyboards, drums and engineering.

  1. How long have you been in the music business and how did this project get started in the first place?

Fitsimon and Brogan: We’ve been in the music business since the late nineties/noughties. Our current project started when our band, Pretty Blue Gun, broke up. We then decided to form a songwriting/production duo.

  1. Who were your first and strongest musical influences that you can remember?

Fitsimon and Brogan: The Beatles, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Morrissey, Abba, The Kinks.

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to?

Fitsimon and Brogan:  St Vincent because we think she’s a great guitar player and she’s trying to do something that’s a little bit different. We listen to The Beatles continuously. We’ve also been listening a lot to Tony Hatch’s work with Petula Clarke. You might think that’s a bit out there, but they are brilliantly crafted pop songs.

  1. What do you feel are the key elements people should be getting out of your music?

Fitsimon and Brogan: Originality and melody, hopefully.

  1. What do you think separates you from the massive crowd of artists emerging right now?

Fitsimon and Brogan: Well, we’re not obsessed with image so much so that we have pretty much remained faceless. We want the music to speak for itself.

  1. Do you currently have a preferred song in your catalogue that you are particularly proud of, and why is it special to you?

Fitsimon and Brogan: We’re particularly proud of a track that we have just recorded with Woody Woodmansey of David Bowie’s, The Spiders from Mars. It’s called, The Sheltering Sky. We think it’s a really great recording and of course, for us it was an honour to have Woody playing on the track.

  1. What were your main compositional, performance and production challenges in the beginning of your career and how have they changed over time?

Fitsimon and Brogan: When we first started, before we got signed, we worked in a lot of very bad studios with a lot of useless producers. We then decided to produce our own demos. Lo and behold, we then got a deal six months later. Since we’ve been within the industry, we have worked with a lot of great people, especially Pat Collier, our producer who produced Katrina and the Waves’, ‘Walking on Sunshine’. He has been a great influence on us because of his sheer professionalism and also, he ‘gets’ what we are trying to do.

  1. What would you consider a successful, proud or high point in your career so far?

Fitsimon and Brogan: We’ve got to say that we wrote a musical called Jack Dagger, which won the Musical Futures Award and was showcased at the Greenwich Theatre, London, The Bridewell Theatre, London and the Royal College of Music, London. We can honestly say, when we saw the full production, it was one of the most emotionally thrilling things we have ever witnessed.

  1. What has been the most difficult or curious thing that has happened to you so far as a duo?

Fitsimon and Brogan: We once got a rejection from a record company that we hadn’t even submitted to. Luckily we saw the funny side of this.

  1. What key ingredients do you always try and infuse into your songs?

Fitsimon and Brogan: Melody – the greatest lyric in the world will not save a song.

  1. What’s your view on the role and function of music as political and/or social vehicles – and do you try and affront any of these themes in your work, or are you purely interested in music as an expression of performance artistry and entertainment?

Fitsimon and Brogan: We don’t think that politics and music mix that well. There are exceptions, like Elvis Costello’s, ‘Shipbuilding’, which was a critique of the Faulklands War between Argentina and the UK. But, we tend to believe that it can sometimes be a little bit painful and excruciating to hear somebody living in an ivory tower talking about something with which they have no comprehension.

  1. Tell us which of you does what, in Fitzsimon and Brogan, and who has the final say? 

Fitsimon and Brogan: Bee does all the vocals, keyboards and engineering. Neil writes the material, plays all guitars and bass. We both produce the tracks, and everything is a joint decision. And of course, Pat Collier, mixes all of our tracks. That is an art in itself.

  1. Which aspect of being an independent artist and the music making process excites you most and which aspect discourages you most?

Fitsimon and Brogan: We are independent but we are signed to recording and publishing deals with established companies. Indie labels tend to give you more time to develop as act. Creativity is what excites us. To think, a song that never existed before, has been created by ourselves is a brilliant feeling. With regard to discouragement, we think it’s very sad now that A&R people will only listen to what is essentially a master track version so that their job has been done for them. We think the idea of a rough demo, i.e. voice and guitar, is sadly now a thing of the past.

  1. If you had the opportunity to change one thing about how the music business works right now, what would that be?

Fitsimon and Brogan: Stop encouraging people to think that the only way to make it is through some puerile TV talent show that produces fodder to be picked up and dropped within a very short time.

  1. If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

Fitsimon and Brogan: Original, melodic and hopefully, exciting.

 

  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites as fundamental in building a career in music today, and what is your personal relationship with the new technology at hand?

Fitsimon and Brogan: Yeah, we’ve come to accept that it is now essential. We have our own website, www.fitzsimonandbrogan.com – we are on every download portal, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc. It must be said that a social media profile is vital.

  1. What is the best piece of advice regarding the music business that you actually followed so far, and what is the advice you didn’t follow, but now know for sure that you should have?

Fitsimon and Brogan: For one thing, you’ve got to believe in yourself totally. This is a business full of rejection. If you can’t stomach that, then it’s not for you. The advice we followed was to never give up. If something is rejected, then pick yourself up and try again. The advice we didn’t follow is that when we were first signed, we were talked into the record company forming a band around us, when we were primarily a studio act. We should have stuck to our guns as the live environment, although enjoyable at the time, was not what we wanted.

  1. What is your relationship with visual media? Do you think videos are important for your music? Do you have a video you would recommend fans checkout so they can get in to what you’re doing?

Fitsimon and Brogan: We’re not great fans of videos to be honest. Most of them are pretty dire. They’re either too literal or just skimpily-clad girls cavorting around to a moronic back-beat. You’ve seen one, you’ve seen the lot. We storyboarded the video to our track, ‘The Cutest and the Cruelest’, which can be found on YouTube – and the record company employed actors to play the parts. You can also find lyric videos to our recent singles, ‘Big Blue World’, and ‘Girl in a Gilded Cage’.

  1. Apparently you’re predominantly a studio band. What is it about performing live that doesn’t suit your circumstances or attract you at all?

Fitsimon and Brogan: We have found that it’s very difficult to reproduce our sound live and that is a compromise that we are not happy with, when we have to in essence, simpler versions of the songs.

  1. Do you have specific milestones set on the agenda for 2019?

Fitsimon and Brogan: Yes, we’ve had a few placements in TV and film, but that is a market that we would love to break into. Like most musicians these days, a song placed in a hit film a hit TV series or an advert, is the Holy Grail.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITE – FACEBOOK – TWITTER

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Needless Sound: “Need You Here” reeks of warm organic, alternative sounds http://jamsphere.com/reviews/needless-sound-need-you-here-reeks-of-warm-organic-alternative-sounds http://jamsphere.com/reviews/needless-sound-need-you-here-reeks-of-warm-organic-alternative-sounds#respond Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:10:27 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33950 Needless Sound is a music project from Italy (Bolzano), who recently released their single “Need You Here”. It practically reeks of the warm organic alternative sounds as the vocalist captures every essence of the poetic lyrics, and makes you wish you were there hearing him sing live. I think the highest praise I can give […]

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Needless Sound is a music project from Italy (Bolzano), who recently released their single “Need You Here”. It practically reeks of the warm organic alternative sounds as the vocalist captures every essence of the poetic lyrics, and makes you wish you were there hearing him sing live. I think the highest praise I can give is that, you’ll want to sing along, and you’ll fail. The singer’s phrasings and vocal nuances are both unpredictable and impressive, and the song allows him an ample melodic playground to use them. I’m not sure how many members this project has, but the music serves largely to promote the song, the singer and the guitarist. Collectively, they have a powerful sound with not too much flash, but a very consistent background which accentuates the vocals and guitars – both clean and overdriven in the latter instance.

Needless Sound purvey a grounded sound with all the natural zest their area of origin typically inspires. Not surprisingly their proficiency for rock, spans the international parameters, without leaving any touchstones unturned when it comes to traversing a wide divide.

Nevertheless, the music embodied in “Need You Here” maintains an unassuming, down-home perspective that is neither pretentious nor pandering. However it’s because there is so much passion spewing out of these guys, it’s completely impossible to ignore them. In the current technological music age, there is something very natural, very genuine about this listening experience.

It boldly, and cleverly addresses a sentimental subject with intelligent lyrics and combines them with their unique sound and style. The lyrics are saturated with emotional images when read on paper, yet somehow are more understated in the song itself, as the band avoid an overly melodramatic delivery.

This obviously alludes to the Needless Sound being mature and experienced in their craft. In an ocean of noise – this track stands out above the rest, exactly because of how intelligently it has been performed and produced.

Besides the gripping lyrics which abound in each verse, the music is heavily textured with organic sounds to form a solid backdrop which explodes with overdriven guitars and energy in the choruses. It feels carefully considered yet uncontrived, a bubbling mix of raw emotion and refined conviction.

Clearly Needless Sound have harnessed their gift for songwriting and as a result, their music is balanced and to the point, with all the song’s elements projected to diffuse it’s message and meaning. And here the message is one of loss and longing. The need to repossess the solace and happiness of love.

All the elements that make Needless Sound the band that they are there. The buildups through the song that take you from an easy beginning to an emotional crescendo; the distinctive vocals; the faintly dark and otherworldly sound of their music.

The intriguing layers of simple instrumentation – including the resonant bass line – that ultimately creates an aural soundscape which redeems guitar music in a decade when it seems at risk of becoming utterly disposable. It’s an absorbing, emotional record – certainly a very good one!

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Lost Reality Music (LRM) Presents: King Blitz – “Pain” shines on a balance of everything http://jamsphere.com/reviews/lost-reality-music-lrm-presents-king-blitz-pain-shines-on-a-balance-of-everything http://jamsphere.com/reviews/lost-reality-music-lrm-presents-king-blitz-pain-shines-on-a-balance-of-everything#respond Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:24:27 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33944 Rapper, producer, and songwriter, born in Gary, Indiana in 1991, King Blitz began rapping at the age of 9. His mother is a singer, poet, and artist, while his father is a guitarist, singer, producer, and writer. Blitz’s latest single, released alongside Lost Reality Music, is entitled “Pain”. The new single is a culmination of […]

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Rapper, producer, and songwriter, born in Gary, Indiana in 1991, King Blitz began rapping at the age of 9. His mother is a singer, poet, and artist, while his father is a guitarist, singer, producer, and writer. Blitz’s latest single, released alongside Lost Reality Music, is entitled “Pain”. The new single is a culmination of milestones for the Indiana rapper that run the gamut from deeply personal to professional, as sets himself up to move to the next level.

He bridges rap’s generational and stylistic gap with sounds and inflections that borrow both from the old school core and the modern new wave movement. Opting to be more multifaceted than flashy, King Blitz demonstrates the kind of versatility and maturity that should comfort anyone that might have been worried about the industry’s future potential.

Not overly focused on being a lyrical masterclass, but more on pure emotional storytelling, which still flaunts Blitz’s abilities. This is a project that operates on the blend of lyricism with an ability to go at a carefully selected beat and fuse a cohesive relatable story into an engrossing well-crafted production that will captivate a large number of crossover fans.

“Pain” reflects King Blitz ability to make a record that shines on a balance of everything, instead of the simultaneous highs and lows of some works released by his contemporaries.

King Blitz has a lot of moving things to say on “Pain”, and he doesn’t miss a single beat. He delivers a damning statement on the realities of life’s struggles, and talks about his experiences and the need for us to change by conquering our fears.

In reality his making powerful statements about the state of our society – life, love, work, and the will to achieve, and be the best we can be in any or all of those situations. Blitz nails the beat, dropping straight fire on the verses, and engaging a memorable melodic hook in the process.

“Pain” benefits from a thrilling production. Besides the personal nature of the lyrics, the soulful production work is worth mentioning, as is the terrific singing in the chorus, helping to fuel the track’s honesty and openness. It’s rewarding to hear King Blitz drop bars about life and emotions. This track is absolutely top notch and finds King Blitz at his best.

The Importance of Lost Reality Music (LRM):

Standing right alongside King Blitz – and other talented artists like him –  is the artist management company Lost Reality Music (LRM) who work out of Detroit and Chicago. Founded by music aficionados, who understand how the business works from the ground up, and in all of its multilevel facets.

Their main goal is to help artists keep their dreams alive with cash prizes, equipment giveaways, crowdsource beats and so much more. And in fact, LRM is putting its money where its mouth is by announcing King Blitz as the official winner of the $10,000 Lost Reality Music Contest.

Moreover Lost Reality Music (LRM) are also getting involved in the production of King Blitz’s new album via its founder James Philip. Philip himself is an ex music hobbyist who has turned his passion into a real and tangible service helping other music makers with promotional techniques, branding, consulting, and equipment, so they can make a living and grow their brand.

Behind every established artist, there is almost always an artist management team who actually made it happen. It does not matter how talented an artist is, but if they don’t have a hard-working and smart strategic team behind then, then the artist may be doomed.

This is where the importance of people like James Philip and Lost Reality Music (LRM) comes in. Artist management companies like LRM can often provide different perspectives, insights and solutions to problems the artist is encountering. Running ideas by a knowledgeable management team prior to making decisions often allows for good ideas to become better and bad ideas to be removed altogether.

LINKS:

Lost Reality Music Website:
https://lostrealitymusic.com/

King Blitz Website:
https://kingblitzmusic.com/

Link to King Blitz Music:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0lEvPwrWS9883d0jQ4SkA7

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LostRealityMusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LostRealityMzk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lostrealitymusic/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LostRealityMusic

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RIIV: “Beautiful” – romantic, sexy and catchy http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/riiv-beautiful-romantic-sexy-and-catchy http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/riiv-beautiful-romantic-sexy-and-catchy#respond Sun, 16 Dec 2018 15:01:07 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33938 Originally from Haiti, RIIV moved to Connecticut at the age of 6. A rebellious teen, RIIV often ended up in troubling situations. It wasn’t until he landed in a group home that he gained a close knit group of friends and felt inspired to start singing. His journey in life has contributed to his ability […]

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Originally from Haiti, RIIV moved to Connecticut at the age of 6. A rebellious teen, RIIV often ended up in troubling situations. It wasn’t until he landed in a group home that he gained a close knit group of friends and felt inspired to start singing. His journey in life has contributed to his ability to create music that leaves audiences wanting more. Emotionally connected to his music, RIIV enjoys writing songs about love and making people feel something. “Beautiful” is a romantic, sexy record. In addition to dope vocals, the production work is solid, comprised of slick, hip-hop/urban drum programming, warm pads, and synths. The resulting sound is something neatly ornate, and incredibly effective.

RIIV’s easygoing tone, soulful and soaring at times, perfectly fluctuates over the course of the track and never runs the risk of sounding flat and static. Relatability, positivity, and general geniality seem to characterize the singer both as a person and a musician, as he comes across as a wholesome artist.

His unique voice and iconic style shine on this release, laying bare his emotions and feelings for all to listen to. It’s clear that with a mix of R&B pop and electronic elements, RIIV and his production crafted Suncity to showcase his incredible artistry.

RIIV’s magical pipes fills this track with a beautiful melody and incredible runs. He transports listeners into his tale of romance and appreciation, where his stunning voice covers them in a blanket of tranquility and reassurance, infectiously drawing them back into the track to listen again and again.

“Beautiful” is a beautiful arrangement of sounds. RIIV has a way of weaving elements of throwback R&B, and modern pop into an infectiously catchy beat. And he does that without being overtly saccharine or resorting to that derivative drop-that bass.

The song conveys a sort of timelessness and nostalgia by drawing from various genres. The chorus is electrifying and catchy, where the vocals soar with intensity, which perfectly contrasts the new age production style. It’s simple, but allows his soulful voice to carry the entire song.

There is no overproduction – just keys, tasty percussion and a heavenly voice draping you in warmth. Besides the musicality, the lyricism is genuine and vibrant, making listeners feel like they’re actually surrounded by these sentiments that RIIV is singing about.

All in all, RIIV impresses on “Beautiful”, and seems ready for the spotlight and to capture his place in the professional music industry. I will be jamming out to this in the car.

For a full list of where you can purchase and stream “Beautiful”, please visit www.riiv.hearnow.com. For more information about RIIV’s record label L2 Records, please visit www.L2records.com.

Links to the single (Beautiful)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kCZB67ZmYw&t=6s
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beautiful/1443440002?i=1443440003

Social links:
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/riverson80
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riiv69

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PreacherMan: “The Chronicles Vol 2” – impeccably captivating! http://jamsphere.com/reviews/preacherman-the-chronicles-vol-2-impeccably-captivating http://jamsphere.com/reviews/preacherman-the-chronicles-vol-2-impeccably-captivating#respond Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:46:54 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33930 No stranger to music and the recording industry, PreacherMan is an artist born and raised in Memphis, TN. His latest release is the 9 song project entitled “The Chronicles Vol 2”.  Spiritually anointed lyrics with hard hitting southern beats is sure to grasp and minister to any music fan who likes the sound of modern […]

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No stranger to music and the recording industry, PreacherMan is an artist born and raised in Memphis, TN. His latest release is the 9 song project entitled “The Chronicles Vol 2”.  Spiritually anointed lyrics with hard hitting southern beats is sure to grasp and minister to any music fan who likes the sound of modern rap but wants to hear purposeful and meaningful lyrics that will draw them closer to Christ. His sound is so unique and it really stands out. His lyrics and his rap flow is so dope. Also PreacherMan is one of the few artist to not water down his lyrics which seems to be a trend in Christian hip hop but he encourages you by the gospel without being preachy. His words are extremely relatable to the secular world. His verses are not random and his metaphors are on point.

When I think back over the past year, I feel CHH is in a transitional period where not many artists are making albums like this anymore. As CHH tries to find a happy medium between representing God and infiltrating the modern urban industry, albums like “The Chronicles Vol 2” are going to be hard to come by.

Kicking off with the title track,  “The Chronicles, Pt.2” listeners will find out right off of the bat that PreacherMan is in this to spread the message of faith. He sets the energy level for this album with this track that makes you literally want to break the building with the beat.

If anything, the following track, “Apply The Pressure” is even more intense. This is a track that will definitely get you moving, but at the same time PreacherMan gets your attention to listen to what he is saying.

“Christian Rapper”, is a song that touches issues PreacherMan goes through, as he faces trials and tribulations in his life, and reminds us that the Lord will come and pick him up in times of trouble. The bass line is mesmerizing in “Highly Favored”, as the Memphis rapper shows off his skills and keeps Christ centered in it.

There are only so many ways you can rap the Gospel and bring anything new to the message without sounding like every other Gospel rapper, but PreacherMan is able to throw scriptural guidelines into secular discourse with clever lines. He is impeccably captivating on the ravenous and scrupulous “I Am” and “Lift Him Up”.

“My Inspiration” is classic PreacherMan, a ferocious delivery and even more heartfelt. It really tells the story of how the Lord can be the answer to our problems. “The Goal” featuring Chris Keith drops in almost as a breather from the relentless bars dropped by PreacherMan, as supplies moments of sweeter melody.

“Worth It” brings the truth with passion, and a percussive dominated beat. Here PreacherMan sounds like rap veteran with a mission to change the culture.

Some music artists are easy to forget. Sometimes it’s that their songs are not memorable. Their production is forgettable or they don’t sound unique in their own right, whenever you hear their voices. That is not the case with PreacherMan, who has a rapturous and resonant voice, and an all-round powerful demeanor, backed up by trunk rattling beats.

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Kevin McWha Steele: “The Nightly Howl” – moments of aural epiphany http://jamsphere.com/reviews/kevin-mcwha-steele-the-nightly-howl-moments-of-aural-epiphany http://jamsphere.com/reviews/kevin-mcwha-steele-the-nightly-howl-moments-of-aural-epiphany#respond Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:00:47 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33925 Kevin McWha Steele just seems to pour his whole mind and soul into every recording he does, and “The Nightly Howl: The Ariel Trilogy – Part Two” aka “The Clamorous Owl That Nightly Howls and Wonders At Our Quaint Spirits” EP is not an exception to this. More subdued and less grandiose than much of […]

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Kevin McWha Steele just seems to pour his whole mind and soul into every recording he does, and “The Nightly Howl: The Ariel Trilogy – Part Two” aka “The Clamorous Owl That Nightly Howls and Wonders At Our Quaint Spirits” EP is not an exception to this. More subdued and less grandiose than much of what’s currently on radio, this record also seems more intimate and personal. Steele invents a new angle to classic art rock and singer-songwriter proceedings, and experiments with warm vocal melodies, acoustic textures, retro vibes, and an overall indie rock aesthetic. Steele’s voice is the main instrument here and it’s wonderful to hear that great falsetto. In their simplicity his vocals are just stunning. Besides a beautiful voice he has a wonderful talent for making music that is not able to be clearly defined. Listen to this on headphones and you will be very pleased at the artful way in which it’s mixed. This is almost a study to discover how simple and pure music can be.

Kevin McWha Steele is a poet and songwriter living in Brooklyn, NY. He writes and performs original songs in French and English, and has received songwriting accolades from Sting, Pink, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Philip Glass, Gary Lucas, Robert Wilson, among others.

This EP forms part of The Ariel Trilogy tracing the life of a musician in NYC for twenty years, from 2016-2036. The CDs are released in backwards chronology, with “Kevin McWha Steele” taking place in 2036, “The Nightly Howl” in 2026, and “Kooks” in 2016.

Throughout these recordings we can savor a great deal of what has always drawn people towards: the hypnotic atmospheres, the delicious harmonic and melodic washes, and the vulnerable moments of epiphany that contrast so much with what tows our ears under on a daily basis.

The airiness of the production provides more space for Steel’s unmistakable voice to drift about in its characteristic haunting expressiveness. The EP kicks off with the only English song “Front Page News”, which is also the most fleshed out production of the bunch.

A fully-fledged rhythm section drives the psychedelic groove and wailing electric guitars, as Steele lays his pinpoint narrative on the line: “Ya made front page news. Like the bitches with the shoes. And the new gurus. Front page news.” This is also the first single from the compilation.

There are only 3 songs on the EP, but Kevin McWha Steele crams each one with creativity, haunting sounds and beautiful songwriting, until there’s no room left. On “Les Choses Sont Pas Si Simples” the musical texture changes to acoustic, and Steele’s voice becomes its primary instrument alongside the poetry of its bittersweet tale: “Things are not so simple. When love, love goes away,” he sings.

Upon first listen, one will quickly notice how emotionally stunning the final two tracks are. Riddled with a sense of achingly beautiful melancholy, vulnerability, and angst, Steele manages to slowly pull you in. Each track leaving you more and more curious, and sounding more and more raw and honest.

“In the morning I often think of you. In the morning I get up from all my nightmares. I am ready for another stay. The one without you and without return. Next to you,” recites “A Côté de Toi”, which finds Kevin McWha Steele with just his guitar and voice in a live performance.

Again its Steele’s angelic voice and emotional poetry that captures your attention and holds it for the duration of the track. This music touches you deep within your heart and soul and unleashes emotions you may not know you were capable of expressing.

Considering most of it is in French, that is a formidable feat indeed. Kevin McWha Steele’s performances are accurate and the meaning of his lyrics is emoted through what is probably his own personal feelings. It’s this kind of soulfulness that makes him stand out.

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Parasyche: “Insanity Origins” – a ceaselessly gripping journey! http://jamsphere.com/reviews/parasyche-insanity-origins-a-ceaselessly-gripping-journey http://jamsphere.com/reviews/parasyche-insanity-origins-a-ceaselessly-gripping-journey#respond Sun, 16 Dec 2018 01:37:28 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33918 Parasyche is a Metal band from Santiago, Chile. They started out in 2011 with Matías Becerra (Lead Guitar) and Nico España (Drums) throwing around ideas, and were then joined by Nicolás Borie (Lead Singer, Guitar) a year later. In 2016 they decided to work on releasing their first album, under the official name of Parasyche […]

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Parasyche is a Metal band from Santiago, Chile. They started out in 2011 with Matías Becerra (Lead Guitar) and Nico España (Drums) throwing around ideas, and were then joined by Nicolás Borie (Lead Singer, Guitar) a year later. In 2016 they decided to work on releasing their first album, under the official name of Parasyche adding Cristian Suárez (Bass and Vocals) to complete the line-up. Since releasing the album “Insanity Origins” the band began to promote themselves virally through social media and touring Chile. The band is currently working on their second album which is planned for release in the first quarter of 2019.

“Insanity Origins” is a completely unhinged and revelatory record. Parasyche take their progressive and thrash metal-busting specialties to the edge, set it aflame, and push it off a cliff- and do it with style. The only way an album like this can maintain any level of coherence is consistent musical anarchy – numerous styles, both vocal and instrumental, are woven together in one insane tapestry.

Most worthy of praise among the musicians, the rhythm section drummer España and bassist Suárez, who shift gears fluidly to match Borie’s every-vocal-type-imaginable abilities. Matías Becerra brings the metal to Parasyche, playing riffs that walk the line between crushing bolts and fitting nuts. Of course he can shred with the best of them too.

“Insanity Origins” is a musical triumph. It blends so many things together it’s one of the most unique and hard-hitters of the year. Listening to the album in its entirety is the way to go. The songs roll into one another providing an exciting listening experience. After your initial listen, you will discover a newfound respect for metal music.

Most perceive metal as screaming and uninspired power chords, but Parasyche, alongside a handful of other groups will teach you that taught there is so much more to metal music. Amidst the bone-crushing riffs and assaulting rhythms, they are able to instill enough inventive nuances and unpredictable dynamics to elevate this work into the realm of refined splendor.

From the opening track, “Box of Hate”, this album is a ceaselessly gripping journey. Combining challenging progressive musical textures with metal’s ferocious mindset Parasyche embark on executing the musical madness of “Vesania” – six minutes of head-banging mayhem sung in Spanish.

In addition to the irresistible melodic, textural, and philosophical gravity of the track, there’s an abundance of harsher and more arresting moments. Not least the explosive shredding and soloing. “Detonation” starts where the previous left track off.  Borie delivers every note and every scream with overwhelming amounts of passion that never cease to amaze and impress. The bass makes the guitar riffs work and it is one of the key components to the album’s overall sound.

“The Treason” opens with high powered shredding and never lets up from there. The polyrhythms that drummer España pulls off is nothing short of astounding, as he shows off his finesse and stamina. Not only does the band deliver in harshness and intensity, they also add many epic and atmospheric elements to this record.

Many of which can be heard on the slow burning “Land of Lies”, the multilayered melodic crush of “Stolen Liberty”, and the grungy progressive dynamics of “Arise”. It is a soothing calm before the storm which arrives with “Cachafaz” – a stunning masterpiece of sheer technical aggression that is the cornerstone of this album.

“Need” grooves hard with fast guitars and thick rhythms; Borie’s singing is intense as he spews the lyrics with full impact. Matías Becerra’s guitar work is at the center of the piece, and he fearlessly unleashes abrasive sonic assaults. “The Wolf Inside” is potent and power packed with intense hollow melodic riffs and bass lines, and a perfect way to close the album down.

This one is a pure electric eargasm for guitar lovers. Throughout this album, heavy guitar riffing, soloing, incredible drumming and powerful vocals remain at the forefront, with Parasyche always knowing how to get the balance right. They stick to highly technical concept while shredding their way through an emotional backdrop, displaying their instrumental and vocal virtuosity.

In their spare time Parasyche also have a passion for making videos of classic songs they cover in the most entertaining to ways, garnering them millions of views. Checkout their version of Bohemian Rhapsody – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7PR02o-T7s

Listen and subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/parasyche
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Tau: “Indecisive” (ft. OGI.Ejay) blows up into melodic emotion http://jamsphere.com/reviews/tau-indecisive-ft-ogi-ejay-blows-up-into-melodic-emotion http://jamsphere.com/reviews/tau-indecisive-ft-ogi-ejay-blows-up-into-melodic-emotion#respond Sat, 15 Dec 2018 17:44:22 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33913 In an era with melodic sing-song rap, electronic productions, and groovy soulful vibes; storytellers get lost. But then there are artists like Tau, who can put storytelling on top of bars, on top of electronic sounds, on top of groovy soulful productions and deliver it in a voice that will blow your mind. Tau is […]

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In an era with melodic sing-song rap, electronic productions, and groovy soulful vibes; storytellers get lost. But then there are artists like Tau, who can put storytelling on top of bars, on top of electronic sounds, on top of groovy soulful productions and deliver it in a voice that will blow your mind. Tau is building a bigger following every day by providing quality content. His tracks showcase the sort of technical mastery and new wave vibe that will make him into one of the genre’s exciting up-and-comers. He’s a guy that can float on any sort of instrumental, and tackle a wide array of subjects. Tau is a Louisiana native from Baton Rouge. His latest single “Indecisive” (ft. OGI.Ejay) was released during November 2018. The track deals with the narrator making amends with a woman from a previous relationship, despite his past transgressions.

On “Indecisive” (ft. OGI.Ejay) he takes aim at all of his competition in the new wave Hip-hop and R&B games and fires away. First impressions go a long way in any situation, and give a sense of what a person, place or thing is made of and what can be expected of them in future interactions.

This track quickly shows off Tau’s melodic crooning and finds him adopting a thrillingly flow. It provides him a chance to prove his worth and lay the groundwork for a foundation that is rooted in quality and substance, two traits that are present in most of his other works, especially the “Growth” and “Growth II” EP’s.

“Indecisive” (ft. OGI.Ejay) serves as an introduction to get acquainted with the talent on the mic, as well as the music behind it. Tau flexes his singing and storytelling skills over a thumping beat and a syncopated piano.

In addition to the lively, finger-snapping rhythm, the track packs plenty of poignant lyrical moments, which effectively stamps Tau as one of the more thoughtful, sensitive and cerebral talents to emerge as of late. While Rap, Hip-Hop and R&B, in general, are playgrounds for personal commentary and emotional stories, not everybody has the charm and power of Tau’s delivery.

It’s Tau’s desire to keep evolving that makes “Indecisive” (ft. OGI.Ejay) as good as it is. His voice meshes well with the production, as he trades off verses with delicacy and confidence before the chorus blows up into a melodic emotion that allows the Louisiana native to go back and forth with delicious intensity. OGI.Ejay shows up to add some more light to an already bright room.

With the perfect balance of pop universality, pointed soul groove and rap urgency, the two set about to impress and delight. Easily succeeding in doing both. As the urban music world continues to morph under the influence of a multiplicity of genres, Tau continues to find his way into the crossover mix. Where he goes from here will be an even more fascinating journey for his fans.

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Karen Salicath Jamali Set to Take the Carnegie Hall Stage Saturday for Her Debut Concert http://jamsphere.com/news/karen-salicath-jamali-set-to-take-the-carnegie-hall-stage-saturday-for-her-debut-concert http://jamsphere.com/news/karen-salicath-jamali-set-to-take-the-carnegie-hall-stage-saturday-for-her-debut-concert#respond Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:16:38 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33909 Karen Salicath Jamali – Two Performances Set For December 15, 2018 New York City, New York – Karen Salicath Jamali is an award-winning pianist who earned a chance to play not once, but twice at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Winning second place in the American Protégé Music Talent Competition and an honorable […]

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Karen Salicath Jamali – Two Performances Set For December 15, 2018

New York City, New York – Karen Salicath Jamali is an award-winning pianist who earned a chance to play not once, but twice at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Winning second place in the American Protégé Music Talent Competition and an honorable mention winner at the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music this fall has given Karen Salicath Jamali the chance to play twice in one day on the world famous Carnegie Hall stage. Locals can check out her performances of her original piano composition, Rainbow Angel at both 11:30 am and later that afternoon at 3:30 pm.

Karen’s journey started out in another creative realm, art. Born in Denmark but now living and thriving in New York City, Karen’s artwork has been displayed all over the world and featured in the likes of the Louvre in Paris.

Then one day her world changed. An accident left her with a head injury that turned out to be a blessing. She began to play piano and all of a sudden was composing astounding pieces that offer relaxation and beauty all rolled into one. She has made 6 beautiful Albums and 2000+ originals,

Void of any piano skills before the accident, Karen Salicath Jamali realizes the miraculous gift she’s been given and has embraced it fully. American Protégé Music Talent Competition and the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music are just the latest in which she showcased her skills.

Skills that will be on stage at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm. Those interested in attending to see Karen play her original piece at her first ever concert. Rainbow Angel, or those who are interested in interviewing her can reach out via the information provided below.

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Pianist Karen Salicath Jamali is set to play her first concert at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm.

Contact:

Karen Salicath Jamali http://kjamali.com/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/karen-salicath-jamali/1011009416

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4p7vUm7FVaSl7DSBf1X0QS

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/salicath-2

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Karen-Salicath-Jamali-900970829957037/

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Music Consultant Khady Thiam Gueye – founder of True Media Independence (TMI) http://jamsphere.com/news/music-consultant-khady-thiam-gueye-founder-of-true-media-independence-tmi http://jamsphere.com/news/music-consultant-khady-thiam-gueye-founder-of-true-media-independence-tmi#respond Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:17:49 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33905 The ability to market your music is an essential skill. Without properly promoting yourself or your music, no one would know you even make music. Regardless of status or stature, administration is a great equalizer of all businesses. If you want exposure, you have to put in the time for marketing - that or hire it […]

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The ability to market your music is an essential skill. Without properly promoting yourself or your music, no one would know you even make music. Regardless of status or stature, administration is a great equalizer of all businesses. If you want exposure, you have to put in the time for marketing - that or hire it out. Independent artists have more opportunities than ever before to launch their own career without the backing of the major labels. Hiring a professional PR executive to handle your campaign is generally the best way to get great coverage.

Khady Thiam Gueye

Khady Thiam Gueye

You might prefer the DIY approach to promoting your music, but there can be huge benefits to surrounding yourself with a great team of like-minded professional people. If you have a team of well-connected individuals who are passionate about your music all working in your interest, it stands to reason that your chances of success will increase.

Moreover, by outsourcing your promotion and branding needs to somebody who better understands the specific processes necessary to help you gain exposure, you’ll have the time to concentrate on doing what you initially set out to do – and that is making the best music you can!

One such well-connected and passionate individual, is Khady Thiam Gueye, the founder of True Media Independence (TMI). Her company acts as a music consultant company propelled to provide the necessary know-how and empowerment to build a successful music career for musicians and labels. They drive priority projects to success through adequate and effective services.

Khady Thiam Gueye has over ten years of experience and strong histories of success as a music industry consultant with clients including AKON. The efforts that TMI is making today are a direct continuation of her legacy.

Keep up with the latest news on Khady on INSTAGRAM and visit True Media Independence (TMI) to check out their services. With the right strategy in place, music promotion and branding is often the solution for musicians who seek to the power to lift themselves out of obscurity.

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Kill the Reflection: “Forever & Always” – flair, passion and a dizzying amount of creativity! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/kill-the-reflection-forever-always-flair-passion-and-a-dizzying-amount-of-creativity http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/kill-the-reflection-forever-always-flair-passion-and-a-dizzying-amount-of-creativity#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:56:20 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33901 Kill the Reflection is group from Oklahoma City, OK, consisting of Morgan Routt (Vocals/Guitar), Mark Martinez (Bass) and Starr Raven (Drums). Their new album, “Forever & Always” is currently available for pre-sale and will release on Dec 27th 2018 on digital and physical CD format with Vinyl to follow in 2019. On the album, Kill […]

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Kill the Reflection is group from Oklahoma City, OK, consisting of Morgan Routt (Vocals/Guitar), Mark Martinez (Bass) and Starr Raven (Drums). Their new album, “Forever & Always” is currently available for pre-sale and will release on Dec 27th 2018 on digital and physical CD format with Vinyl to follow in 2019. On the album, Kill the Reflection presents an interesting musical mélange of alternative rock with excellent musicianship and vocals, as well as exceptionally strong lyrics. The instrumental work on the album is worth listening to repeatedly, and the songs are intelligent, though generally dark. “We have adopted the moniker of (Music for broken people) which to us is a precise depiction of what it means to dwell within our emotions. A tragic reminder for love of the obscure, and the maniac within,” explains the band.

While the lyrics are themselves cutting and brilliant, the vocals from Morgan Routt are perfectly suited to the material and contribute markedly to the edginess of the album. There are dark songs, but there are also spirals of hope mingling throughout. However, both the dark and the light edges rip through with an energy that is pure rock melodrama.

Kill the Reflection act on the most basic of set-ups: guitar, bass and drums. And yet, this simplest of formations makes the biggest of impacts. They often create something beautiful out of nothing, building discernable riffs and jangling guitar strums beneath a distinctive vocal to produce something utterly memorable.

“When I Was Young” sets the primary template for the album, relying on the combination of post-punk and rock, yet creating something which is inexplicably hard to pigeonhole with its moody ambience, overdriven crunchy guitar and rolling bass lines.

“Bangtail” introduces the bands alternative template with its strummed clean guitars and outward looking upbeat melodies, reminiscent of edgy R.E.M. Kill the Reflection can be defined at its most basic level as a contemporary rock album, but stands up well on its own terms – there aren’t many bands that sound like Kill the Reflection right now, nor any that approach the songwriting skill explored on this album.

By the time you hit play on the mid-tempo earworm “Hemlock”, and straight after, the mesmeric “New Memory”, you should already be hooked on both Kill the Reflection templates, which are equally captivating. In fact the grungy style of the latter track is hard to resist if you have any affinity for the nineties rock scene.

Every song on this album features flair, passion and a dizzying amount of creativity, but it’s when Kill the Reflection wrap themselves inside their warm, all-embracing radio-ready tones, such as is displayed on the back-to-back tracks, “Black Magic” and “Erase”, when they stand out from the crowd the most.

Musically “Forever & Always” is not the album for anyone interested in swashbuckling solos or insane fret board work instead Kill the Reflection stick to what they know best, harmony among instruments, excellent rhythms, and a tendency to create tangible aural atmospheres. Which is what you will find on standout tracks like “Tambourine Massacre”, “Robin” and the title track “Forever & Always”.

Clocking in at twelve songs, this album keeps itself tight and consistent throughout. The depth in Kill the Reflection’s sound comes not just through its production, and the band’s outstanding instrumental work, but through Morgan Routt’s vocal work; without moving from his comfort zone, he simply outdoes himself.

I’m tempted to say that, overall, “Forever & Always” is the best independent alternative rock release of 2018, but there are still few more days of the year left. So to be fair to any would-be contenders for the label, I’ll hang on to that affirmation for a few more days, but this is going to be one hard act to beat!

“Forever & Always” is being born on December 27th, 2018. Now until December 27th, you can pre-order the full album for only $3.99, after the release date the price goes back to standard prices. Get it while it’s hot and cheap. An added bonus album sale: “Fleeting Melodies Vol.1” & “Together… Apart…” are only $5 each.

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Son of Andy: “Looking Up” – an addictive, enthralling experience http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/son-of-andy-looking-up-an-addictive-enthralling-experience http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/son-of-andy-looking-up-an-addictive-enthralling-experience#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:38:53 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33896 Detroit area native, Son of Andy got his start in 2011 and has been producing music and beats since then. His first album, “Wendigo”, was released in 2017, and his second album “Looking Up” is available for Pre-Order right now. Son of Andy takes it to another level with his latest album. He’s on top of […]

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Detroit area native, Son of Andy got his start in 2011 and has been producing music and beats since then. His first album, “Wendigo”, was released in 2017, and his second album Looking Upis available for Pre-Order right now. Son of Andy takes it to another level with his latest album. He’s on top of his game and easily out does his past couple of releases. Newcomers can appreciate this just as well as previous fans. Likewise, you don’t even have to be a fan of hip hop to appreciate what’s bought to the table here. For those not familiar, Son of Andy produces all his own beats under the moniker of Dagon, and despite the complex lyricism and delivery he pairs with them, his production is just as strong too.

His work here doesn’t miss a step and is on the edge of an entirely unique sound. Also, the guest appearances add just the right amount of variation. Any way you cut it this is a top notch release from a fresh sounding artist.

Part of the allure of Son of Andy on “Looking Up”, is taking in the hail of words he fires off at fully automatic speeds. His free-form verse structure and impulsive word associations have steadily evolved since his debut album. Son of Andy is entrenched in clever word play, creating lyrical atmospheres and not just quotables.

Right from the opening track “Quicksand”, this album is one line of dexterous prose after another, like a series of rants with loose threads being tied together. Leftfield tracks with extremely eclectic beats like “Elevators” Ft. Freestyle Fanatic and “Victory Pose” Ft. Mega Ran, is the affirmation that even in the always-evolving world of non-commercial hip-hop, Son of Andy still outdoes much of the game’s more renowned rappers and producers many times over.

Son of Andy work is usually comprised of various ingredients: jarring production with both atonal and melodic motifs, as well as rhythmically-inclined raps. “Looking Up” continues his work in these fields but adds an alternative aesthetic to his sound.

Dive into the Beastie Boys-styled “Elephant” and then the rock-tinged standout “Word Up” Ft. Ex1. This is Son of Andy on full assault, unleashing his talent through the production. The jazz piano and heavy hip-hop drum beat of “Dagon’s Interlude” sums it up nicely.

The lyrical exchanges on “Remember The Name” Ft. ATG, Freestyle Fanatic, Tha Villain, and Ex1, gives the album an authentic old school vibe. “Gifted” Ft. Freestyle Fanati has the same classic effect, while “Finch” brings in a bouncy head nodding beat.

Son of Andy’s approach to entice the listener relies on the constant morphing of the beats, adding more divergent sounds. Oddball clips, buried licks, and dusty samples are often drawn into the jagged beats. Listen to the final two tracks “Remember The Days” Ft. Buck Nell and “For The Birds” Ft. Ex to hear how Son of Andy and his alter ego Dagon, pushes the envelope.

The sheer amount of focus on the soundscapes often distracts from the lyricism, so you’ll have to pay attention. Maybe run through the album a couple of times first to savor the production work, then come back at it again to catch up on the rhymes and flow. It’s not a casual listening album, but the production touches, lyrical flow, and the attention to detail can make it an addictive, enthralling experience.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITE – INSTAGRAMTWITTER – SOUNDCLOUD – FACEBOOK 

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INTERVIEW – Texas Singer-songwriter Jeremy Parsons http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-texas-singer-songwriter-jeremy-parsons http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-texas-singer-songwriter-jeremy-parsons#respond Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:34:07 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33888 Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in the sounds of Texas music in the dance-halls of the Lone Star State. Jeremy was always a fan of music, but it wasn’t until his later high school years that he discovered his knack for it. Driven by his passion, he taught himself to […]

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Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in the sounds of Texas music in the dance-halls of the Lone Star State. Jeremy was always a fan of music, but it wasn’t until his later high school years that he discovered his knack for it. Driven by his passion, he taught himself to play the guitar and began to write and perform music. Over the past decade, Jeremy has played all over the U.S. and in Europe, including numerous venues in Texas. Pulling from the example of Texas performance artists, Jeremy loves to interact with his audience. He captivates the crowd with his genuine personality, unique humor, and heart-felt love of his occupation.

Jeremy draws from his personal experiences to create songs that are keenly perceptive and meaningful. His first single from his latest album, “Things I Need To Say” was the Top 40 Roots Music Report and IndieWorld Report track, “Burn This House Down.” The song paints a poignant picture of heartbreak and acceptance that still remains relatable. It will stick with you long after your first listen. That single was followed up by the equally well-received, “Why is the Bluebird Blue.”  It remains a Top 40 Roots Report Americana single.  The videos for both songs were nominated and selected for numerous Film Festivals, including the Jersey Shore Film Festival, Indie’s Best Films Festival, and the Monkey Bread Tree Film Festival, an IMDB-sanctioned film festival. Jeremy currently resides and performs in Music City, USA… Nashville, TN.

  1. How long have you been performing and recording, and when did you first realize that’s what you wanted to do?

Jeremy Parsons: I have been performing for over 10 years now and recording right at about 10 years. I realized this was my passion when I was about a Junior in High School. I was looking for something to do that wouldn’t get me into too much trouble and there just happened to be a guitar around the house. I picked it up and immediately got hooked. I was 17 around that time and by the time I was 18 I had written my first song. I was in it at that point. I haven’t stopped since.

  1. If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

Jeremy Parsons: I think something that I hear a lot from people that I really like as a descriptor word for myself would be unique. I Think Americana would also cover it pretty well.

  1. If any, which current artists do you listen to and respect for their artistic endeavors?

Jeremy Parsons: A lot of the indie/Americana guys for sure. Love me some John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brent Cobb and Ryan Adams. I have also always really loved George Strait.

  1. Do you remember the first piece of musical equipment that you actually purchased? And which is the one piece of hardware or software you’re still looking to add to your setup now?

Jeremy Parsons: The first piece of musical equipment I ever purchased would’ve been my Takamine G-Series Acoustic Electric guitar. It’s been with me for 10+ years now. The one thing I would like to add at some point is a nicer electric, maybe a Gretsch guitar, and start messing around with some more cool pedals and effects. If not to use on stage that stuff is great to mess around with during some downtime or while in the studio.

  1. Where do you do most of your recording and production work? And do you outsource any or all of these processes?

Jeremy Parsons: I do some at my house but that is mainly demos or when I’m trying to get a song down or out and completed. Most of my actual production I release is done at my producer Michael Flanders’ house out on Old Hickory Lake. He’s got a really vibey spot out there and he really understands me and my sound.

  1. Studio work and music creation, or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?

Jeremy Parsons: They are all so different and so great. I love the production and creation part because you get to bring something to life that you care about so much. I think that connecting with the people in a live audience though is a feeling on a whole other level. I would have to say that one. When people are singing along and dancing with you and being a part of what you love to do so much you get to bond with them on some amazing chemical and physical level and you carry those moments with you the rest of your career and life. And hope they do too.

  1. Which one of your original songs currently gets your emotion and adrenalin pumping the most? What’s its back story?

Jeremy Parsons: It’s actually a song that has more recently been written and has yet to be produced and released. It’s called “Things To Come.” I had just gotten out of a serious relationship and was dealing with family stuff and needed to do some serious soul searching. An opportunity arose to go out to California to get away and do some writing and networking, so I went. I had the craziest and best time out there. I made some new friends, lost some old ones, bonded deeper with people I love, lost my phone. It was amazing. I wanted to write a song about the trip so bad but never could quite do it justice. Then one day I sat down and it poured out of me in this weirdly broad yet precise manner. It’s about looking back on moments fondly while looking forward to exciting times ahead. It’s one of my favorite things I’ve ever written and I can’t wait to share it with y’all.

  1. Is there a particular song in your catalog on which you feel you’ve delivered your most perfect performance, technically and emotionally? And is there maybe one song that you keep thinking you should have done differently in some way?

Jeremy Parsons: I can say that I am very much a perfectionist and really hard on myself when it comes to this. To the latter I have no song that I would’ve done differently. Everything I’ve ever put out was right where I feel it should’ve been, otherwise you probably would’ve never heard it. And the song that I feel came out emotionally flawless would be “After All These Years” on my latest record “Things I Need To Say.” We were able to dig painfully deep and perfectly capture the feeling that existed when that song was written.

  1. Could you describe your creative process? What do you usually start with and how do you go about shaping these ideas into a song?

Jeremy Parsons: I’ve always felt that I am extremely lucky when it comes to this. I don’t just get an idea in the form of a line. I get it with the words and the music all at once. All I’ve ever had to do is find it on the guitar and bring the rest of it to fruition. Sometimes I will start from scratch but it usually just all comes pouring out.

  1. What were your main compositional, performance and production challenges in the beginning of your career and how have they changed over time

Jeremy Parsons: I feel like my main challenges have always been getting out of my own head. I still struggle with it these days too but I feel like the more I play, sing, and write the more confident and well equipped I am. It’s always been such a mental game for me.

  1. What are currently some of the most important tools and/or instruments you’re using in creating your sound?

Jeremy Parsons: I’m really into the analog sound and the less is more concept. I don’t think you need to overload a track with a bunch of noises and sound effects, unless of course it just makes sense for the track. If the song itself already has so much to say and pay attention to though it’s already doing a lot of the work. It’s all about being complimentary and filling up the little bit of empty spaces. It’s like an audio version of interior design.

  1. How essential do you think video is in relation to your music? Do you have a video you would suggest fans see, to get a better understanding of your craft?

Jeremy Parsons: I think video is essential for a lot of reasons. It adds a whole other platform in which people can connect with you and your songs. It also lets people see the person behind the voice which they don’t always get to do unless they happen upon you at a live show. I have two videos both which I love very much done by the awesome PJ Schenkel of Three Hat Media. I recommend you go check both out if you’d like. “Burn This House Down” and “Why Is The Bluebird Blue.”

  1. What’s your view on the role and function of music as political and/or social vehicles – and do you try and affront any of these themes in your work, or are you purely interested in music as an expression of artistry and entertainment?

Jeremy Parsons: I believe music serves a very vital purpose when it comes to this. We all have our beliefs and different ways of expressing them. I wouldn’t say I’m as heavily involved as some but I do try to make my point and state my case as subtly as possible when it feels right. I think the expression of artistry and entertainment and the political side go hand in hand. We sing what we think and what other people discuss. It’s a natural thing to write about the goings on in the world.

  1. With more and more musicians creating and releasing music on their own, what are your feelings on how the music business works right now with all the digital platforms and streaming services? What are the pros and cons in your opinion?

Jeremy Parsons: I think the music business is more indie artist driven then it’s ever been and as an indie artist I think this is great. There’s so many platforms to get your music out there to the public and that’s what it’s all about. Sure you’re not making millions but I think that’s an unrealistic stance to take if you truly love your craft. Like I always say can’t put a price on getting to do what you love. I can’t think of any rational cons with all that being said.

  1. What would you consider a successful, proud or high point in your endeavors so far?

Jeremy Parsons: I’ve been lucky enough to have a few in my career so far. One of my favorite memorable moments though was getting to open up for the late great George Jones in Houston, TX at the Arena Theatre. That was the first time I actually had the thought, “Man, I could probably do this for a living!”

  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites as fundamental in building a career in music today, and what is your personal relationship with the new technology at hand?

Jeremy Parsons: I do believe it’s very important. I like to look at it as a window that people can look through to get a better understanding of you not only as an artist but as a person in general. I love the new technology! I think anything that lets you get to be expressive, goofy, and artistic in so many ways is always a win win.

  1. What is the best piece of advice regarding the music business that you actually followed so far, and what is the advice you didn’t follow, but now know for sure that you should have?

Jeremy Parsons: The advice that I have followed so far and has served me right was simply, stay with it. This is not an easy industry to be a part of and there is a lot of people doing what you do. There’s only one you though. You just have to keep on keeping on. I don’t think I have anything for the latter to be honest. I’ve always gone with my gut and have pretty great people around me.

  1. Reaching audiences usually involves exploiting media opportunities, and possibly working with a PR company. What’s your perspective on the promotion opportunities available to indie artists today? Are there any specific improvements you’d like to see?

Jeremy Parsons: I think we’ve come a long way. Pretty much anyone can seek out promotion opportunities if they desire. I’m grateful for it. Seems like a perfect time to shout out Michael Stover. He’s the best. I can’t think of any improvements off the top of my head but it will be really cool to watch and be a part of the growth and progress of it all.

  1. Do you have a specific musical vision hidden somewhere in your closet, or mind, that you haven’t yet been able to realise for technical, financial, or other reasons?

Jeremy Parsons: I think the only thing I want to do that I haven’t been able to do because of finances is release everything I have out on Vinyl Record as well. I’ve done Vinyl singles but I’ve never been able to afford putting everything on Vinyl after having to cover all the production costs and other necessary things.

  1. Could you tell us something about your latest release, and where fans can find it?

Jeremy Parsons: My latest album release is called “Things I Need To Say” and it is my favorite thing I have made to date. You can find it on all the digital outlets and on my website www.jeremyparsonsmusic.com. Give it a listen and let me know what you think and what your favorite song is!

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Website

https://www.jeremyparsonsmusic.com

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Facebook

https://m.facebook.com/jeremyparsonsmusic/

Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Ffn2rC10WkQ9AIHy9Odgq

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/things-i-need-to-say/1218995289

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Fitzsimon & Brogan: “Big Blue World” – an ambitious pop album! http://jamsphere.com/reviews/fitzsimon-brogan-big-blue-world-an-ambitious-pop-album http://jamsphere.com/reviews/fitzsimon-brogan-big-blue-world-an-ambitious-pop-album#respond Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:08:49 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33881 Fitzsimon & Brogan is a musical project based in London, whose creators therefore logically are songwriter Neil Fitzsimon, and vocalist Bee Brogan. The two setup their songwriting and production to produce, what they describe as “pure pop for now people.” Both were previously in a band called Pretty Blue Gun who featured guests musicians such […]

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Fitzsimon & Brogan is a musical project based in London, whose creators therefore logically are songwriter Neil Fitzsimon, and vocalist Bee Brogan. The two setup their songwriting and production to produce, what they describe as “pure pop for now people.” Both were previously in a band called Pretty Blue Gun who featured guests musicians such as members of The Art of Noise, Dave Bronze (Eric Clapton’s bass player), Tobias Boshell (Moody Blues) and Pip Williams, who played guitar on the Walker Brothers’ track, ‘No Regrets’.  The two critically acclaimed albums were produced by Pat Collier, who produced Katrina and the Waves’ international hit, ‘Walking on Sunshine’.

The partnership of Fitzsimon & Brogan has since gone on to place their songs in Film & TV and also write a musical called “Jack Dagger”. One of their latest projects is the 13 track album “Big Blue World”, released June 22nd.

All the songs are written by Neil Fitzsimon, who also plays the guitars, while Bee Brogan handles vocals, keyboards, drums and engineering. There’s a timeless quality to this music; it could’ve been recorded pretty much anytime in the last sixty years, and yet it still sounds fresh, new, and exciting.

Because when Neil Fitzsimon’s brilliant arrangements, witty lyrics, beautifully whimsical melodies, and Bee Brogan’s perfectly coy vocal deliveries come together against a backdrop of shimmering keys, jangling guitars, and bewitching backup vocal harmonies, something magical happens.

 “Big Blue World” is the most ambitious independent pop album I’ve heard in a while, fleshing out the band’s muscular rhythm attack with big orchestral arrangements and a full, punchy pop sound, courtesy of master production. It is one of those rare, cherished albums whose every song is good, either in part or in whole.

There’s no need to skip tracks while listening to this album. Each track is equal in quality, but that’s where the equality stops. All songs have something unique about them that helps to make every listen a slightly new experience.

Fitzsimon & Brogan have traded current mainstream pop’s darkest cynicism in for more mature responses, and even life-affirmation at moments; they have exchanged its flat skewed auto-tuned vocals for strong and deliberate melodies and rich harmonies; and as far as instrumental arrangements, the cloned and repetitive manufactured beats have been replaced by buoyant organic energy.

The evolution is of course in a direction that once was pop music, for those who still have a memory of sweeter times.  Fitzsimon & Brogan also add their own brand of wit, charisma, playful melodies, and some catchy chamber pop elements.

Highlights? How about the galloping title track “Big Blue World”; the soul-pop “The Only Girl”; the acoustic driven “The Wounds Are Healing”; the exuberant “God Given Right”; the dark and wistful “Snipers Target”; the rollercoaster “Scared Of The Dark”; the near-epic “Revolution Of The Mind”. But this list could go on and on.

Even if you are not a Fitzsimon & Brogan fan just yet, this album will be one of those that you listen to over and over, tirelessly. It is simply and completely, a delight on so many levels, anyone who hears it, will be hooked indeed. “Big Blue World” is one of the finest collections of pure pop songs I have heard, from any one band, since the sixties.

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Lord Conrad: “Only You” – a perfect cocktail for the discerning listener! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/lord-conrad-only-you-a-perfect-cocktail-for-the-discerning-listener http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/lord-conrad-only-you-a-perfect-cocktail-for-the-discerning-listener#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:44:03 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33874 Italian DJ, producer and model Lord Conrad, continues his prolific run with a series of acclaimed crossover hits like “Touch the Sky”, “Day After Day”, “1 Minute” and “Fight Till The End”. Lord Conrad has made it so far since his introduction to the music scene with his first release. With his innovative sound that only he can perfect, […]

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Italian DJ, producer and model Lord Conrad, continues his prolific run with a series of acclaimed crossover hits like “Touch the Sky”, “Day After Day”“1 Minute” and “Fight Till The End”. Lord Conrad has made it so far since his introduction to the music scene with his first release. With his innovative sound that only he can perfect, his reception is steadily growing, to beyond the strongest communication devices on the planet. Now with the release of his brand new track, “Only You”, the producer once again takes the music world by storm. His sound has drastically improved through the years, and it is now a perfect cocktail for the discerning listener.

The song takes you into a trance, far more than what you thought you could even venture into. Proving that Lord Conrad’s sound can take you to any place and at any time he wishes to. He has perfected the art of making crossover Dance-Pop music, and this is an enhanced version of his signature sound.

If you’re out on the road, at the club, or just chilling by your private room, playing Lord Conrad’s sound can take you to a place few people have been before. From the big room banger side of the spectrum, all the way to the soul-empowered deep pop grooves.

Each track he brings to the table is an honest and personal construction and it clearly reflects in the music. Emotion after emotion, Lord Conrad’s music has the power to bring tears, smiles and goosebumps to its listeners. It is a journey through sound, emotion and personal introspection. And “Only You” simply adds to that legacy.

Teaming up with superb vocals, Lord Conrad produces a big room anthem that is familiar, yet unique. It captures your heart and emotions with signature airy keys that guide you through the euphoric rises and falls. The melody pleads for clarity and offers devotion, as the symphony of synths take flight over the steady bass line.

The atmospheric vocals soar above the building tempo while beautifully complementing the gorgeous melody.  Few producers interweave a beat with male vocals as well as Lord Conrad does, and “Only You” is the epitome of this skill. With just a tinge of melancholy, the message conveys feelings of longing and hope.

The singer’s incredible voice shines brilliantly in this track and the juxtaposition with the down tempo verses and the euphoric synths is infectious, begging multiple listens. Always pushing himself as an artist, Lord Conrad’s track encompasses a vastness of sounds – from the melodic piano lulls to the euphoric highs of the big room waves of percussion, and of course the amazing vocal outing, “Only You” has it all.

Lord Conrad’s constructs an emotional production that forces the listener to feel and relate. It is a demonstration of his unique ability to weave a web of togetherness among his audience through use of sounds and lyrics. Very few producers possess this ability these days.

This feels like the point at which Lord Conrad really comes into his own and begins to establish his global musical dynasty.

OFFICIAL LINKS FOR LORD CONRAD:
Official Website: http://www.lordconrad.com/
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UfXd-b2VsIg8UUd3YFJMw
Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Conrad.Lord1
Facebook FanPage: http://www.facebook.com/lordconradnasdaqgod
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lordconraditaly/
Into Japan Top Music: http://topmusic.jp/product_info2.php?products_id=1617&mihon=1#
News: http://www.lordconrad.com/news

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Multi-talented Actor, Singer and Writer Arush Dayal http://jamsphere.com/news/multi-talented-actor-singer-and-writer-arush-dayal http://jamsphere.com/news/multi-talented-actor-singer-and-writer-arush-dayal#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:38:29 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33868 With a career spanning acting, singing, and writing, Arush Dayal is a triple threat. Originally hailing from India, Arush has seen a wide swath of the globe on his quest to hone his craft. He has studied at prestigious acting programs across the world including the Acting Program at the International Academy of Film and […]

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With a career spanning acting, singing, and writing, Arush Dayal is a triple threat. Originally hailing from India, Arush has seen a wide swath of the globe on his quest to hone his craft. He has studied at prestigious acting programs across the world including the Acting Program at the International Academy of Film and Television in Hong Kong and the One Year Conservatory at T Schreiber Studio in New York.

Meisner Technique, Acting for the Camera and Commercial Acting are all facets of the industry Arush has studied in depth. He continues to perform both onstage and in front of the camera. His latest role was in the award-winning feature film “1 Angry Black Man.”

For new developments go to www.arushdayal.com, view his IMDB page here, or see his latest appearances or to view his acting reel, visit www.backstage.com/u/arushactor.

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The Frost: “Keep It Real” – an unassuming all-knowing attitude! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/the-frost-keep-it-real-an-unassuming-all-knowing-attitude http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/the-frost-keep-it-real-an-unassuming-all-knowing-attitude#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:06:58 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33862 The Frost is a multi-genre group comprised of Leah Evans (Vocals) and Christian Gratz (Guitar, Piano). Located in Pennsylvania, their brand new single “Keep It Real” was released on December 7.  The duo emerge at a time when the ranks of sophisticated pop contenders seemed to have disappeared on a daily basis. Simultaneously chic and […]

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The Frost is a multi-genre group comprised of Leah Evans (Vocals) and Christian Gratz (Guitar, Piano). Located in Pennsylvania, their brand new single “Keep It Real” was released on December 7.  The duo emerge at a time when the ranks of sophisticated pop contenders seemed to have disappeared on a daily basis. Simultaneously chic and very creative, they thrive on the considerable charm of lead singer Evans, with her smooth chocolate voice, the instrumental talents of Gratz, as well as the pair’s impressive abilities as a songwriting unit.

An absolute stand-out aspect of the new song is the way it’s been arranged and mixed. You’ll hear tumbling cocktail piano, strummed guitars, and plucked basslines that are blended cleverly enough to sound both thoroughly modern and authentically retro.

The song combines soul music and upscale, easy listening with rangy, melodic pop lines. This is a sweet, rhythmic and luxuriant confection. It conjures the feeling of white-hot days spent sunbathing and lying by the sea, followed by the neon-lit nights of a late night club groove.

It rewards multiple listens, and its sheer, unabashed retro vibe is extremely becoming. You can quietly listen its mellifluous tones, or sway across the dance floor to its vibrant rhythm. This Pennsylvanian duo will subtly introduce mainstream radio listeners to a unique brand of Top-40 savvy, infused with underpinnings of soulful improvisation and sophisticated melodic structure.

Their commitment to authenticity and taste in stylistic choices can be heard at every turn. The Frost resist the temptation to bow to quick, attention-grabbing gimmicks, instead opting to infiltrate their songs with flavors that fill both the senses and intellect with solid emotion and truthful engagement.

They admirably and accurately capture a grand-yet-intimate mood that permeates their music. “Keep It Real” is a cut which assimilates many of the rhythmic and harmonic components that make The Frost an enriching listening experience.

Illustrious pianos, rollicking basslines with dancefloor sensibility, quietly forceful twists and turns on the drums and percussive effects, and Evans’ no-frills, soulful and resonant delivery – all in three minutes.

“Keep It Real” is but one example of Leah Evans and Christian Gratz’ transcendent talent for weaving stories and chord progressions, which they convey with an unassuming but all-knowing attitude. And there’s probably a lot more where that came from. They sound as if they have the necessary mileage and heft for a full album of musical gems.

There’s a classiness to this – that type of perfect pop music that is far superior to the usual chart fare. It’s music that breathes, and couldn’t easily be compared with anything else out right now. Confident and euphoric, with an intoxicating rhythmic feel, The Frost can be considered creators of timeless cutting edge multi-genre music.

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Forest Robots: “Timberline and Mountain Crest” – 10 tracks of stunning depth! http://jamsphere.com/reviews/forest-robots-timberline-and-mountain-crest-10-tracks-of-stunning-depth http://jamsphere.com/reviews/forest-robots-timberline-and-mountain-crest-10-tracks-of-stunning-depth#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 22:37:41 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33857 Let’s start of by saying that Fran Dominguez aka Forest Robots is a master at producing chilled out electronic music with heavy beats, and lots of orchestral instrumentation thrown in the mix. To call it electronic music almost seems unfair, as it implies this is music made by machines. Yes, I realize he is called […]

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Let’s start of by saying that Fran Dominguez aka Forest Robots is a master at producing chilled out electronic music with heavy beats, and lots of orchestral instrumentation thrown in the mix. To call it electronic music almost seems unfair, as it implies this is music made by machines. Yes, I realize he is called Forest Robots, but this could not be further from the truth, as Dominguez’s music is pumping with life and human emotion. His latest album “Timberline and Mountain Crest” showcases 10 tracks of stunning depth, the kind of album you just throw the headphones on, turn the lights out, close your eyes and get lost in. Out via Emmasierra Songs, this sophomore release by Forest Robots does have a back story, as does it’s critically acclaimed predecessor, “Supermoon Moonlight Part One”. Los Angeles based composer Fran Dominguez created the Forest Robots project over a period of several years during his travels to the legendary mountain range of Sierra Nevada.

Inspired by the natural landscapes, Fran at first compiled a collection of photos and narratives, which eventually inspired the music that would lead to the Forest Robots project. The birth of his daughter induced Rodriguez to educate her about the beauty and importance of nature.

This in turn led to his debut album “Supermoon Moonlight Part One”, which had its song narratives embedded within the confines of the forest. “Timberline and Mountain Crest”, steps outside the timberline to explore above and beyond. “Sudden Bioluminescence” opens things and it’s safe to say, if you like this you’ll totally love Forest Robots’ music.

This is Dominguez at his best, a great melodic track with heavy beats, shimmering synth lines and plenty more in the mix. A track you can bob your head to and relax to at the same time. Chilled perfection. “Where The Wild Summer Storms Run”, keeps the momentum moving forward with a thumping rhythm and well-defined bassline.

A thick layer of synths do the rest. “Through The Trees And Into Wide Open Landscapes” shuffles along with a pronounced kick and snare drum, as well as a set of busy keys to fill in the colors. Thoroughly suspenseful, the beat only relaxes towards its eerie end.

“Between The Orange And Purple Horizon” is among the highlights here. Extremely atmospheric and cinematic, the track also forges a strident mid-tempo beat and familiar-sounding bassline. The poignantly played piano on “As The Sun Rises Between Timberline And Mountain Crest”, makes for another standout track that conjures up vivid imagery connected to its title.

But Dominguez keeps it varied and interesting throughout, and changes gears on “On A Desolate Shore Under A Full Moon” where he juxtaposes the sound of plucked strings with heavy hip-hop drums. This has something so entrancing, and interesting about it, that just sucks me in.

A serene symphony of notes washes over the listener on “Farewell Sudden Summer Storm Clouds”, as we find ourselves in familiar territory of a sound that is categorically Forest Robots’ own. Soothing textures and melodies, nature-inspired soundscapes, and, this time, he brought in a few surprises too.

Ultimately, the producer’s use of multiple sonic layers and deep rhythm on “When Forest Leaves Begin To Change” makes this a truly intriguing listen for any electronic instrumental fan. “It’s Quietest At The Edge Of The Crestline” closes the album with an eerie, spacey and mysterious backdrop, that will leave you pondering for a while.

This is a recording where the listener is engulfed in a stunning aural experience for the entire album’s length, with great variety in the individual songs and yet an over-arching sound that links the entire album into one cohesive and beautiful listen. You’ll love the feel of distinctiveness that everything here possesses. “Timberline and Mountain Crest” is an accessible ear-friendly recording with so many unique moments stuffed into each track.

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Edward St. Martin: “Lullaby” – an intoxicating mix of indelible ear candy http://jamsphere.com/reviews/edward-st-martin-lullaby-an-intoxicating-mix-of-indelible-ear-candy http://jamsphere.com/reviews/edward-st-martin-lullaby-an-intoxicating-mix-of-indelible-ear-candy#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 13:19:12 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=33850 Hailing from San Diego, Edward St. Martin has a background in film composition and classical music. His most recent single is “Lullaby”. Expectations met, superseded and immediately I hit replay. This track is going round again and I’m not the only one within ear shot of my stereo who is pleased about it. The easy […]

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Hailing from San Diego, Edward St. Martin has a background in film composition and classical music. His most recent single is “Lullaby”. Expectations met, superseded and immediately I hit replay. This track is going round again and I’m not the only one within ear shot of my stereo who is pleased about it. The easy laid back crossover Pop/EDM groove take is not unexpected, as I had already read that St. Martin was one for mellow tones combined with pop and soul vibes. But this track has another key element which makes a record of this nature standout. Intelligence. This track is put together by someone with a wealth of talent, intelligence and an idea of how to make the roots of electronic music come alive and yet feel totally warm and organic.

The featured female vocalist on “Lullaby” is the perfect ally for the St. Martin sound, and combined they produce an ethereal sounding, soulful track, which stands out and treats the listener to an experience they won’t readily forget because as they won’t take this song off their playlist for weeks.

Forget your preconceptions about electronic music. While this track would probably fit in well at many late night clubs around the world, it is easily digested on your home stereo on a chilly night in. Or better still, it is perfectly suited to an epic movie soundtrack. A great record, a great experience and hats off to a great house music producer.

I listened through Edward St. Martin’s concise catalog, and it seems like he has developed a knack for picking the dreamiest sounding female singers and pairing them with amazing layers of synths and strings. The results are unforgettable, especially on tracks like “Fast Car” and “In The Ocean Of My Love”.

No doubt St. Martin will earn his spot in the energetic and flamboyant world of electronic music production, and rightfully so. His probable rise in popularity will easily be attributed to the quality and production polish that he applies to everything he touches. This is clearly what sets a track like “Lullaby” apart from the competition.

On “Lullaby”, Edward St. Martin has successfully managed to blur the lines between savvy pop stylings and hard hitting kinetic electronic soundscaping. And it’s for this very reason that this arrangement, reaches the Adrenalin levels that it does; its intoxicating mix of indelible ear candy coupled with a desirable and adorable cinematic like atmosphere helps to push the song’s sonic aura into the stratosphere.

St. Martin stretches out a swirl of sampled strings, perfectly contemplating the singer’s powerful and angelic-like nature of her vocals. A captivating and all-encompassing track, it tells you just how damn amazing the San Diego producer can be when he lets loose and goes for broke.

It’s on listening to “Lullaby” when listeners can fully grasp Edward St. Martin’s unrelenting mission to maintain an unspoken musical promise – push the boundaries and yet stay accessible to audiences.

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