Brilliant, a song that progresses from good to great throughout its near five-minute lifespan, and provokes thought in a poetically refreshing way.
Always the artist toys with the very fabric of sound design, and always he maintains a sense of audience awareness – a knowledge that experimentation alone can lose attention, but combine it with the artistic building blocks known to appeal, and you’re onto a winner.
This project seems fit to accompany the angst & uncertainty, the isolated intensity, of 2020. Quite possibly a personal favorite from the band so far.
Superb production meets with clever pop writing and a subtle sense of melancholy to guide listeners through the smooth groove and emotional aura of the song
Working its way up from ambient, hypnotic beginnings, through vibrant and energizing tracks, each one flowing on beautifully from the last, July’s Footwork is an inspiring collection of instrumentals that light up the room with ease.
Ambient soundscapes and raspy, expressive vocals lay bare a series of deeply personal, revealing story-lines throughout this notably emotive, softly passionate yet dreamlike new EP.
Songwriter of one of the most addictive alternative pop songs of 2020, Christopher Dallman returns with his industrial rhythms and synth-soaked vocals for another beauty.
Creative composer Donna O. Raphael takes a notably refreshing approach to crafting original music. This album, volume 2 of D’strumentals, is something of an unexpected gem.
The Harmalators lead with a sound made big during a simpler time, and this song, perhaps more than any other, offers a little insight and understanding as to where they’re coming from with this approach.
Maryland trio Homebase inject a much-needed hit of punk pop and rock into the music world with this refreshing EP of originals.
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.
ULTRAVIOLET is a poignant and hypnotically ambient soundscape and song, which creates a powerful mood and captivates lyrically for its poetic yet relevant take on contemporary issues.