Openly inspired by the haunting & melodic yet darkly poetic tones of Evanescence, Adelaide’s Matiah drives with equally expressive, smooth yet emotive vocals, and notably honest, passionate lyrics.
While the music is blissfully easy to let play of its own accord, there is a specific underlying theme & indeed fantasy world at work between the tracks.
“Instead of looking for exposure, aim for being bold. Pay attention to your social life but remember that technically, your brilliance gets built up in alone-time.”
“I really wanted to push my boundaries of what I can do with a 100% in-the-box project, as I unfortunately could not afford live players, so did my best to make it convincing…I hope I did that!”
A passion project like no other, composer and artist Paul Zambrano’s conceptual deep-dive Death Is Beautiful proves an incomparable and wholly immersive audio experience – one which stands out this year for the sheer artistic and emotional power it presents.
It’s good to move on, to move forward, but it’s also important to never forget what it was that changed our path – how we felt, how we coped, what we realized about ourselves and life and the world.
Always a master of both the technical & melodic aspects of his work, Vincent drives with yet another seemingly simple but satisfying & engaging chord progression & melody. The mood is that of serenity, calm, and wonder.
I guess what I’m saying is the album leans into something akin to a multi-sensory experience… intellect, emotion, poetry, visual story-telling, painting with sounds… if you choose, all are engaged by this melting pot that Vlasse has put together.
A stunning composition, simply put – not only a fine display of superb musicianship, but a genuinely original audio journey that promises great things for the future of original musical scores.
Spirit of Hope feels like the sort of medicine that you look forward to taking. And not just because you have to. May it enter into you and enhance your hopefulness, too. A tremendous album.
By manner of a beautifully emotive, solo-piano lead, Jennifer Jess weaves a soundscape and story around listeners that poetically and intimately connect for their deeply truthful, personal and revealing nature.
A chaotically whirling Western tune, designed to get those knees up and the whole crowd dancing – lost entirely in the raw energy of the performance – Been Bad For Me is a uniquely impressive blend of country-rock and blues that’s quick to leave its mark.