Book Of Shame are categorically an act who skillfully walk the line between eclectic and self-assured – knowing precisely who they are, how they want to sound, yet also offering up a consistently interesting and often surprising album that never once becomes tiresome.
From SiMo’s consciousness to yours – Once Upon A Time is three and a half minutes of pure audio escapism.
With the world of music and electronic music in particular being consistently dominated by men, Tim’s intention is to help re-balance the scales, by actively seeking out female producers to have their way creatively with a brand new track.
Leaning with ease towards the nostalgic smooth vibes of artists like Verb T, Get High offers an anthem for easy living, laid-back good times and relaxing into the day. It’s a refreshing alternative to the weight of the world, and the soundscape and vocal performances alike feed into the overall mood brilliantly.
Those of us who once reveled in the dreamlike delicacy of alternative, ambient electronic music – trip hop escapism from the likes of Lemon Jelly – will quickly find something to love about this release.
Fantastic – lyrically intriguing, musically satisfying; Akecheta signals the hard-hitting & long-awaited return of the British rock band. Expect big things in 2020.
The compelling, descending, long-form melody of the verse paves the way with perfect anticipation towards the ultimate and mighty resolve of the hook.
Where certain layers seem decidedly vintage in this mix, certain others add a likable flicker of contemporary freedom, ultimately helping reinforce the underlying sentiments of the song; Free your mind… You can be anything that you want.
The UK’s own Kings Cvstle creates at the peak of the political and social issues affecting us all. Driving with honest intention, a background of hardship and an unwavering desire to lay bare the truth, Cold Place offers up precisely the ambiance and poetic observations implied by its title.
I did some research on Padana and he has an incredible backstory which makes this album’s achievements even more remarkable than I impart here, but you should check that out for yourselves, as it shouldn’t detract from what the music (notably) delivers alone.
“Remember you can talk to anyone, about anything, without yelling at them. Rage is useful, but not when it drowns attempts at progress. Pick your moments, pick your battles, and see the humanity in everybody.”
An artist armed with authority and vulnerability, an intoxicating control of her instrument and its vibrato, LePage stomps all over this tune with the confidence normally reserved for a superstar. Remarkable song, remarkable artist.