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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
“Full Circle” connects classic artists and songs to their contemporary counterparts. Each playlist starts with the old and moves on to the new, spanning from blues, soul, and rock ’n’ roll to country, folk and Americana. It’s for those who’ve lost touch on keeping up with the ever-changing musical landscape or those who might want to explore past their tried and true favorites. “Full Circle” connects music by comparing lyrical... Read More
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Review of Acceding To The Apocalypse
Album Info: Acceding To The Apocalypse
MOTU Album: Acceding To The Apocalypse Label: Self-Release Genre(s): Blues Rock
Posted By: Robert Silverstein
Feb 14, 2024
Acceding To The Apocalypse is the 23rd Official Album from Long Island’s MOTU. It is an ambitious theme album with the 4-piece band featuring Dr. Richard Michelson (MOTU), Dee Michelson, Ed Modzel, and Rich Fry. The theme of the album is mankind’s propensity for self-destruction which is explored with 10 new MOTU original songs that pack an energetic punch in the genres of American-Roots, Blues, Rock, and Folk with multiple vocal harmonies.
The album begins with “The Cost” which discusses global warming, poverty, pollution, racism, gun violence, and income inequity while asking, “What is the cost? How much have we lost?” MOTU’s lead vocal and pedal steel guitar are beautifully backed with acoustic instruments along with the Beatles-style harmonies of Dee Michelson and Rich Fry. Ed Modzel provides a soft percussion background reminiscent of
Fränder Album: Fränder II Label: Nordic Notes Genre(s): World
Posted By: Joe Ross
Feb 13, 2024
Influenced by the traditional music of Sweden and Estonia, Fränder is a youthful folk quintet with a contemporary and personalized folk rock sound that is building them a legion of worldwide fans. After forming in 2015, Fränder released their debut album, Fränder I, a couple years later, embarked on a successful world tour, and organized a music festival in Sweden. The last eight years have been spent further shaping and developing their sound.
Band members include Säde Tatar (flute, bagpipes, jaw harps), Natasja Dluzewska (vocals, fiddle), Gabbi Dluzewski (Swedish låtmandola, percussion, vocals), Daniel Dluzewski (bass, vocals). On their second album, Fränder’s “newer, heavier than ever, sound” also features Björn Tollin (percussion), Andreas Berglund (additional percussion), and Valter Kinbom (aludu on “Tid att komma
Released in January 2024, The Starships Are Gathering is the eighth, and quite possibly, the best album yet by Scotland-based progressive rock and fusion guitarist / composer John Irvine. Released by The John Irvine Band, the album features the combined talents of John Irvine and Andrew Scott.
Featuring John handling all manners of guitars, synth keyboards and bass and with Andrew Scott masterful on drums, the 8-cut, 47-minute CD is actually the second release in the ‘End Of Days’ trilogy of progressive instrumental jazz-rock concept albums.
Based around a science fiction story, and presented in the appealing looking CD packaging, the album makes for a white hot, guitar fusion album with roots in progressive rock so there are plenty of YES-inspired fusion moments, especially the 1975 Pat Moraz-era when Relayer was released.
Although the album flows with masterful
One of the top electronic music labels in the world today, Oregon-based Spotted Peccary is also the label home to American synth music maestro Hollan Holmes. Hollan has long been renowned for his many fine independent CD releases, mostly recorded and released during the past decade, and apparently Spotted Peccary picked up on him and they have already released several of Hollan’s recent recordings with the third being the 2024 release of his latest album called Sacred Places.
Right up there with Hollan’s finest albums, the 11-track, 72 minute Sacred Places features a sweeping assortment of the artist's patented synth-style instrumental electronic music. Coming from a cosmic space music background, and espousing the spatial, electronica stylings of Teutonic synth icons like Tangerine Dream for example, Sacred Places is quite intense sounding in places, yet the
Mike Zito Album: Life Is Hard Label: Gulf Coast Genre(s): Blues Rock
Posted By: Duane Verh
Feb 6, 2024
The high-octane vocals and fretboard ferocity one can reasonably expect from a Mike Zito release are indeed present and accounted for on his latest. Aside from the fierce delivery on the Fred James-penned slow blues which serves as the title track, it’s ballads that garner most attention here. Mr. Z’s own “Forever My Love”, Tab Benoit’s “Darkness” and a stylish and quite unexpected recasting of the Guess Who’s “These Eyes” are standouts. Guitaist/producers Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith are active on both sides of the studio glass.