Archive for the ‘MUSIC REVIEWS’ Category

Post Death Soundtrack’s The Unlearning Curve Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 10 - 2016 0 Comment
Post Death Soundtrack's The Unlearning Curve Album Review

Band: Post Death Soundtrack, featuring Kenneth Buck, Steve Moore and Jon Ireson Album: The Unlearning Curve Production: All songs by Kenneth Buck, Steve Moore and Jon Ireson, except track 7 by Colin Everall, Kenneth Buck, Steve Moore and Jon Ireson Vocals by Steve Moore and Kenneth Buck Lyrics by Steve Moore and Kenneth Buck, except chorus of track 5 by Colin Everall Produced and Engineered by Kenneth Buck and Jon Ireson Mastered at Suite Sound Labs in Vancouver Taking the soulful journey into the realm of self-discovery can be a powerful healing process for many people as they strive to regain control over their destinies. The Canadian-based band, Post Death  [ Read More ]


SakkieFTW’s Experiment 1.3.2 EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 19 - 2016 0 Comment
SakkieFTW's Experiment 1.3.2 EP Review

Artist: SakkieFTW EP: Experiment 1.3.2 Production: Written by SakkieFTW on Reason 8; Mixed and Mastered by Adam Veenendaal Honoring cherished beats that help make intense genre music thrive, while also incorporating your own intriguing instrumentals, can be a challenge that not all musicians can conquer. But Vancouver-based Dubstep-DnB artist, SakkieFTW, is proving that mixing classical and uniquely modern sounds can ultimately form one of the most pulsating and captivating EPs of the year. The musician has released the memorable and defining five-track EP, ‘Experiment 1.3.2,’ which isn’t afraid to push boundaries and appeal to a variety of listeners. The stunning EP beings with the intense track ‘Spiral,’ which features the  [ Read More ]


3Bubble and J.Gray Live From the Pentagon Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
3Bubble and J.Gray Live From the Pentagon Album Review

Artists: 3Bubble and J.Gray Album: Live From the Pentagon Production: Dope Boyz, Mantra and AllArounda Reveling in their accomplishments is a goal that many people strive to achieve in their lives, but they often neglect to remember one of the most important aspects that helped them obtain their success: the determination and drive that was required to accomplish their objectives. But Houston rappers 3Bubble and J.Gray, who share a passionate love for creating music, understand the importance of dedication. They have both put endless pressure on themselves, including having lengthy recording sessions in the studio, in order to find triumph in sharing their voices with the public. The duo proved  [ Read More ]

Teknofonic Essentials Vol. 1 Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 5 - 2016 0 Comment
Teknofonic Essentials Vol. 1 Album Review

Featured Artists: Sonic Fear, Daniel Monroe, Upper Regions, Jon Lambousis, 3logit, This Human Condition, Scott Cameron, Acid Daze, J Tizzle, Cypha Da Moonchild, Time No More, Elastic Plastic Generation, Hypnotriq, Ermias, Boom, M!nts, Derrick Anthony, Perry Engineering, S.G.B and Addliss Album: Teknofonic Essentials Vol. 1 Production: Teknofonic Recordings (label) Effortlessly being able to encourage the public to change their views on seemingly radical ideas, and undoubtedly embrace new opinions and ways of life, is a characteristic that not everyone naturally possesses. But those people who do have that gripping ability are able to reach diverse audiences, and revolutionize their thoughts and actions. Adam Reifsteck, a producer who’s also known as  [ Read More ]


Alexandra Criminal Music Video Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 26 - 2016 0 Comment
Alexandra Criminal Music Video Review

Artist: Alexandra Music Video: Criminal Production: Keith Olsen of Pogologo Productions and Stuart Epps The most passionate people often muster an unparalleled and pure commitment to a gripping stance in life, as their all-consuming devotion infiltrates every aspect of their being. Australian-based singer-songwriter, Alexandra, is one such fierce person, as she has developed an increasingly unprecedented fervor for expressing her true emotions through her music. The alternative pop rock vocalist and lyricist has released the official music video for her latest single, ‘Criminal,’ which relentlessly emphasizes her intense outrage over being hurt by a former significant other. As a uniquely intriguing musician who clings to unconventionality in life, and whose  [ Read More ]


PORT OF Est.’s Clash Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 24 - 2016 0 Comment
PORT OF Est.'s Clash Single Review

Artist: PORT OF Est.; Hannah Tarkinson – Vocals; Todd Kitchens – Producer; Joined by Chandler Rentz – Drums; Tim Watts – Bass Guitar and Vibes Single: Clash Production: Mixed by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo and Mastered by Grammy Award winner Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering The most tantalizing and provocative thoughts and sentiments that people keep buried deep within their subconscious can often times powerfully surface at the most unexpected moments. But those gripping emotions can often strongly influence the way people react to the most important situations in their lives, and how they interact in their significant relationships. The electronic pop-experimental band, PORT OF Est., is effortlessly commanding  [ Read More ]


Flaunt’s Rave Noir Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
Flaunt's Rave Noir Album Review

Artist: Flaunt, featuring Justin Jennings and Joseph Vitterito Album: Rave Noir Fearlessly exposing your distinct and authentic feelings can often times leave you emotionally vulnerable and susceptible to being hurt by the people who supposedly care about you the most. But passionately chronicling and freely sharing those sentiments with the world can powerfully allow you to move past your pain. Justin Jennings and Joseph Vitterito, the duo who makes up the indie-alt pop-rock band, Flaunt, are inspirationally doing just that with their latest album, ‘Rave Noir.’ The Independent Music Award-winning synth group has effortlessly created an eclectic selection of songs that alluringly detail the relatable pain and joy that equally  [ Read More ]


Charlie Funk’s Give Me A Groove EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 20 - 2016 0 Comment
Charlie Funk's Give Me A Groove EP Review

Artist: Charlie Funk EP: Give Me A Groove Produced by Tomás Doncker and James Dellatacoma, and Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper, for True Groove Records Supporting the progressively insightful ideas of your colleagues as they strive to influence their audiences can be a rewarding experience as you strive to help leave an influential mark on society’s ideals. But finally having the courage and drive to fully commit to sharing your own revolutionary ideas can be even more liberating and fulfilling. Longtime staff songwriter for True Groove Records, Charlie Funk, has finally stepped into the spotlight to showcase his own vocal range with his much anticipated solo debut EP, ‘Give Me A  [ Read More ]


Ronjo V’s Ronjoism EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 10 - 2016 0 Comment
Ronjo V's Ronjoism EP Review

Artist: Ronjo V; Ryan Joseph: vocals, guitars, keys; Keith Morgan: guitars, bass EP: Ronjoism Production: Major Label Records/5th Street Studios Fearlessly embarking on a grippingly philosophic and emotionally haunting journey in life, as you strive to find your purpose, can be an enduring process that allows you to fully embrace who you are and where you’re headed. Showcasing the diverse and eclectic culmination of experiences and connections that have powerfully influenced your views and ambitions is the noteworthy driving force in ‘Ronjoism,’ the latest EP from the Austin-based indie rock band, Ronjo V. The group, which features Ryan Joseph on vocals, guitars and keys, and Keith Morgan on guitars and  [ Read More ]


Vein Featuring Alejandro Brooks’ I Feel It Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
Vein Featuring Alejandro Brooks' I Feel It Single Review

Song: I Feel It Artist: Vein featuring Alejandro Brooks Production: Produced by Vein; Mixed and Mastered by Audio Animals The griping moments that inadvertently arise from pure coincidence and fulfilling results of hard work and commitment can often times prove a person’s stroke of genius and unparalleled talent. Puerto Rican-Russian music producer, songwriter and singer, Gavriel Rafael Aminov, is the ultimate proof of the powerful results that arise when a determined musician garners fame from not only his genuine talent, but also a stroke of good fortune. The Miami-raised musician, who’s publicly better known by his stage name, Vein, is flourishing as a multifaceted artist in his own right, after  [ Read More ]


IIIZ’s Self-Titled Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
IIIZ's Self-Titled Album Review

Band/Artist: IIIZ (pronounced “eyes”); Members/Instruments: Ison Van Winkle, lead singer; Mari Brossfield, second lead singer; Jacob Gutierrezm Bass and key bass; and Ross Murakami, Drums Album: IIIZ Production: Produced by Ronnie King, Ditch and Alvin Taylor; Record label: Hood And Associates People around the world often form their own distinctive views on society around them, depending on their own unique experiences and relationships. The way they cope with, and express, those individual opinions, however, is often shown through the way they grippingly engage their friends, family, peers and society. Up-and-coming musical band, IIIZ, is one such group that intriguingly conveys their thoughts and feelings through their distinct blend of alternative,  [ Read More ]


Nic Nassuet’s Eleutherios Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 7 - 2016 0 Comment
Nic Nassuet's Eleutherios Album Review

Artist: Nic Nassuet; Members: Nic Nassuet – Guitars and Lead Vocals; Catrina Grimm – Background Vocals and Percussion; Edward Hong – Violin; and Cat Arthur – Bass Album: Eleutherios Production: Josh Riccio, Sing Engine Records People can often harrowingly focus on the despair they distressingly encounter throughout their lives. But if they undoubtedly hold onto their hope in their humanity, they’re more likely to realize and accept that their lives can dramatically improve. Award winning singer-songwriter Nic Nassuet has had a long history in creating dynamic dramatics in his music that helps his listeners understand that they can truly take control of their lives, if they remain determined to hold  [ Read More ]


Plastic Yellow Band’s Above Gravity Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
Plastic Yellow Band's Above Gravity Album Review

Artist: Plastic Yellow Band; Band Members: Gerald Jennings: vocals, guitar and keyboards; Joe Hurt: bass; Karl Derrick Tesch: drums; and Joe Smith (guitar) Album: Above Gravity Production: Label: ISI MUSIC; Produced by Gerald Jennings for ISI MUSIC; Music and Lyrics by Gerald Jennings; Publisher: ISI MUSIC, LLC; Recorded and mastered at: ISI STUDIOS Attempting to find and keep the right person who will unquestionably and wholeheartedly love you, who you can also profoundly support as you both value the world around you, can be one of life’s most harrowing and exhilirating experiences. Progressive rock band Plastic Yellow Band, which is inspired by the captivating sentimentalizes that are presented by both  [ Read More ]


Daniel Grinberg’s Short Stories Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 26 - 2016 0 Comment
Daniel Grinberg's Short Stories Album Review

Artist: Daniel Grinberg Album: Short Stories Members/Instruments: Daniel Grinberg: guitars and keyboards; Maor Swartzberg: guitars, keyboards and bass guitar; Tal Tamari: drums and percussion; and Yoav Arbel: drums Production: Maor Scwartzberg Affectionately and thought-provokingly reflecting on your life’s most meaningful passions and connections can be a sentimental and gripping experience, particularly as you evaluate your most meaningful accomplishments. Instrumentalist Daniel Grinberg, who has created a successful career out of his admiration for science and technology, is now captivating audiences with his newly launched music career. The guitarist and keyboard player has recently released his debut record, the pop and melodic rock inspired ‘Short Stories.’ One the album, he collaborates with  [ Read More ]


Midwest Soul Xchange’s New American Century Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 28 - 2015 0 Comment
Midwest Soul Xchange's New American Century Review

Artist: Midwest Soul Xchange; Members/Instruments: Ryan Summers – vocals, guitar, piano, b3, synthesizers, mandolin, lap steel and accordion; and Nate Cherrier – vocals, guitar, percussion, bass guitar and harmonica Album: New American Century Production: Produced by Ryan Summers and Nate Cherrier; Mixed and Engineered by Ryan Summers; Mastered by Ryan Summers; All mixing and mastering was done in Marshfield, Wisconsin; Songs recorded in Tempe, Arizona and Marshfield, Wisconsin Fully acknowledging the influence of those people who have left a sentimental and meaningful impact on your ideas and work is a gratifying experience for those who are nostalgically reflecting on their life’s journey. The folk and progressive rock band, Midwest Soul  [ Read More ]

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