Boréal features a gorgeous collection of tracks, the sort that appear before you as colourful, expressive works of art, fusing genres & samples, instruments & effects, but more importantly – fusing emotions & moments that really take you by surprise.
What a joy this is to discover. Just four songs full but overflowing with uplifting melodies, riffs, harmonies & hopefulness. The Pasadena Sessions is a gorgeous little collection of songs from a thoughtful, talented folk-pop artist & songwriter.
Ethan Wood’s full length tribute to the artist who first inspired him to make music, is a clear act of heartfelt artistic aspirations & genuine adoration. It makes for a unique, array of alternative takes on the Owl City songs.
Each time you press play, the experience is slightly different. The soundscape involves you in the moment, so whatever your mood – this is what the music reflects or enhances or helps with.
A sure-fire contender for the rock playlist. The freshness gives you something new to embrace, the familiarity arouses a sense of nostalgia – both of which work beautifully together.
There’s an inspiring sense of freedom that occasionally comes through with independent music releases, usually it’s when the artist has written & composed in a way that is, in itself, free from expectations or limits. This is the perfect example.
This approach to musical expression is loaded with individuality – the Nimbus sound quite swiftly settles in as its own thing.
Far from what’s generally incorporated in modern music. There’s a beautiful touch of originality & all the while you enjoy the music for the escapism it is.
The rhythm & ongoing melody surround you quite hypnotically, closing you off to the noise of the outside world, making the experience about the here & now.
There’s far more involved here than a characterful presentation & style. The meanings run deep, the songs hit like reality knocking creatively at the door.
Endearingly delicate & real – the lyrical honesty, the vulnerability in the voice, the organic softness of the surrounding, supporting instrumentation.
You can easily enjoy the musicianship & movement throughout, but if you choose to – you can take on the additional blessing of these unpredictable concepts.