The ever-creative and brilliantly unpredictable Johnny Stranger emerges this season with a project that’s been brewing since front-man Peter Anthony’s teen years. Stylishly re-imagining the the Tchaikovsky masterpiece, this new take on history’s infamous The Nutcracker sees the artist dive in with a full-throttle, distorted and awesomely energizing rock alternative to six well-known compositions. Don’t … Continued
It’s music for the self, but it’s also music to be shared, and that very juxtaposition is a big part of what makes it connect so profoundly. Stunning. A genuinely mighty and special collection of original compositions.
You can set aside an hour, can’t you? Even in today’s hectic world? NO? You should… when you can fill it with Compassion. In fact, you need to listen to all of it. For the songwriting, for the vocals, for the skill, for the magic… I don’t do politics, but in an age of Brexit and Trump, I find myself running towards Compassion with open arms. It’s worth it.
Juan Sánchez is a master of emotive music, whether by means of a solo instrumental or a compilation of moments and instruments that reinforce the underlying sentiments.
The very essence of the original work shines brightly thanks to Mansilla’s clear understanding of and connection to this melody and this artistic portrayal of the story behind it.
Daniel Coloprisco creates a classically calming, organic ambiance with this two-track EP release. Winter’s Song as a title track drives with a spacious and beautifully impressive musicality – a long-form melody and a fairly complex piano piece join forces to guide you through these poetic scenes.
A truly emotive and fairly show-stopping piece of music. The release calms the room in an instant – quieting down the noise of the world and rightfully soothing the mind as it softly breathes this journey to dreamland into the space around you.
Clarinetto Reeds approaches performance and composition from a sheer love for music, and this shines beautifully throughout these recordings. Rather than merely presenting melodies and structures, you can hear and indeed feel a level of soul in the playing, and this makes all the difference.
Alexandre Perotto impresses every time, but more than this – he engages his audience, creating something specifically for them; building bridges between us with these gorgeously expressive works of art.
There’s a pulse about it all, a living energy that connects in a powerful way. You recognise the traits of the piece, the notes and the pauses, the quiet and the loud instances of expression.
Why Can’t We Pretend undoubtedly sees Sharon Lia Band at their most creative and beautifully emotive. Powerful in essence and perfectly well captured so as to let that strength really stand tall.
Away From The Silence is more than just an album, this is a conceptual journey through a specific story-line – one that brings together fiction and genuine reflections on life and the realities we build in our minds.