Cinematic presence and outright creativity deliver a refreshing set of original tracks, as rapper and artist Cesare collaborates extensively with Mangino, for the fiercely purposeful album Pittura Case.
Leading with the stripped-back presentation of that rhythmic guitar, amidst subtle flickers of additional fingerstyle notes, Leah’s voice softly guides listeners through the longing and imagery of the song.
Michigan’s Jack Kentros, just sixteen years of age, showcases fine attention to detail and a fearless manner of performance and writing throughout a vastly relatable Paranoid.
Michigan’s Tiny Tree showcase the strength of pure escapism with this uniquely provocative, engaging and musically mighty new album.
Rarely, if ever, has the voice in someone’s head been addressed in such a poetic, emotionally compelling, and strangely immersive fashion.
Michigan doom rock outfit Bog Wizard take listeners on a uniquely crafted journey through a role playing world of fantasy & fierce musicality.
Each track has its own setting, its own mood, memories, and associated images. To transform these visual musings into music is a wonderful thing.
All in all, a fine introduction to a uniquely expressive band. A dash of Elliott Smith meets with a hint of Beach Boys and even a slight touch of Radiohead on occasion.
From blissful sound design to compelling poetic story-telling and a mellow yet captivating vocal lead, Nolan’s Luxury Rap is an album that pours through like a dream and connects on a calming, authentic level.
Alternative rock composition and live performance unite for this uniquely conceptually, deeply artistic and impossible to ignore album from Michigan’s Tiny Tree. Embolism is a project with meaning, depth, and an insatiable thirst for expressing the inexpressible.
The very concept of balance, of needing to find that in order to achieve peace and to re-connect with those who matter, is something rarely pondered in modern hip hop; or music in general. This song goes against the grain in many ways, not throwing blame or leading with guilt, just keeping things honest.
The roar of heavy rock meets with the descending and somewhat manic progression of power-chords you might more commonly find in punk rock, and in among this you also get a really effective melody, and a series of riffs that meet the high energy and embrace of the drums beautifully.