Delivering on precisely what the title promises, Jeff Fowler and band capture the live show experience beautifully with this infectious and instantly uplifting new album.
Six years since the stunning album The Fearless Warrior first graced the airwaves, followed by consistency of style and passion in every project – today the music is somehow more alluring than ever.
“Music comes to me as a story first. All I do is create the emotions of that story through instrumentation. Once the composition is complete and I can hear the track versus the original idea a title is born.”
Off-rhythms and the lightness of piano contrasted and reinforced by the weight of the bass – Thinkbendy kicks off the new year with a stylish organic project of genre-blending presence, broader thoughts, and catchy melodies.
Genre-blending through subtle jazz intricacies and funky, infectious rhythms – New Zealand’s premiere instrumental act GroovExpress paint an image of optimism and style throughout this superb new collection.
Smooth jazz vibes of multi-coloured layers and details create an organic, timeless yet crisp and contemporary vibe as Sky Canyon showcase a string of recent releases.
Newly formed and openly expressing a fetish for the unexplored – Norway’s Polyphonic Exophilia made fine use of the lockdown months in crafting a long-desired passion project of previously untouched methods.
“Imagine you are in an Art Gallery with all those 8 pieces of Music which are on exhibition, and then as catalog you get the album instead of a written catalog.”
There’s a whole new realm to be experienced as you revisit the ins and outs of these Portraits as the artist crafts them before you. Beautiful work, from a composer with a broadly unique approach to creativity.
Gentle acoustic rhythms with warm layers of reverb-kissed keys and synth create a colourful, aptly emotional ambiance as Unity introduce their project All The Feelings.
Saxophone proves a likable calling card, a constant trait that KJFocus has mastered to a blissfully consuming level.
Vintage sounds indeed, the Big O way with creativity shines brightly at this time in our lives – a much needed hit of escapism that connects on a pure and deeply human level.