Personal healing gifted as intricate audio escapism that embraces its audience – a new project from Darren J Harris (Ambient Counsel) always means a worthy break from the weight of the world, and Passages gorgeously illuminates that truth.
Arrangement matters, and March To August have set this up for an ideal audience connection – the joy of pure music, the high energy anthem, then the deeply-thoughtful, revealing and vulnerable core.
Something to drop everything for and embrace – creative production of a masterfully intricate, all-consuming and ambient realm; composer and artist Aylum delivers joyously melodic, atmospheric escapism.
Ten original tracks make up the project Moods, consistently eclectic and increasingly engaging. Jake Holder stands out as an intriguing songwriter, crafting works that fall somewhere between Radiohead and Bob Dylan.
Capturing attention from the outset with crisp guitars, drums, and the unignorable opening line “There’s something creepy in the next room…” – John Consalvo returns with a bang
Delightful country-folk musicianship, conceptual purity and depth of voice present a refreshingly original collection of evocative songs, as the UK’s own John Jenkins releases a brand new full-length solo album.
Lyrically this is some of his best work, as ever the bars captivate and intertwine shock factor, emotion and smartly-framed references on modern life.
The mighty Polyphonix Exophilia (PPXP) launch a supremely immersive debut album this season, a venture in skillful celebration of the freedom of jazz, the stylish rhythm and weight of funk, and the progressive melodic heart of neo-soul.
Featuring hits from the band’s self-titled debut album and their sophomore project Lucy, Live at The Neptune lights up the room from the moment Cover Me begins to gather passionate momentum.
Circling back a little for an impressively timeless collection of tracks, Colorado rock project Lion Drome delivered an unexpectedly epic and raw debut album, in 2014 – the mighty and mesmeric Curve Of The Earth.
Grammy-nominated producer, drummer and guitarist Michael Marquart – first known for his work with eighties band A Flock Of Seagulls – fronts the musically eclectic project A Bad Think.
Extending its warmth and wonder by way of cultural and musical vastness and connection, SPRUCE RITUAL: THE WAY THE EVENING SPEAKS is a wonderfully original, musically masterful and evocative album.