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Christina Rubino Godspeed & Guns Video Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 23 - 2016 0 Comment
Christina Rubino Godspeed & Guns Video Review

Artist: Christina Rubino Members/Instruments: Christina Rubino: Guitars, Vocals; Johnny Phillips: Spanish Guitars; Jerry Farley: Percussion, Bass; Eli Maurer: Trumpets Single/Video: Godspeed & Guns Production: Jerry Farley/Nova Entertainment Group Protecting a child’s innocence and virtue as they transition into adulthood is a vital element of maintaining a righteous society. But harrowing circumstances can unfortunately negatively impact the lasting instincts and rationale of those more vulnerable youths, and drive them to commit reprehensible acts that they hold no remorse over. The newly released video for ‘Godspeed & Guns,’ the first single and title track from the upcoming album from singer-songwriter-guitarist, Christina Rubino, grippingly highlights the destructive psychological effects that powerfully influence youth.  [ Read More ]

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Abigail Winzer Rejoice Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 13 - 2016 0 Comment
Abigail Winzer Rejoice Album Review

Artist: Abigail Winzer, Lead Vocals; Instruments: Abigail Winzer Michael Crittenden, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Korg M3 Synthesizer, Yamaha P250, Hammond B3, Organ, Tubular Bells, Tambourine, Sleigh Bells, Celeste; James Spalink, Irish Harp, Irish Whistle, Soprano-Alto-Tenor Recorder, Lute; Brian Morrill, Cymbal Rolls; and Arsen Petrosyan, Duduk Album: Rejoice Production: Mackinaw Harvest Music Studio, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Produced by Michael Crittenden Building a unique and everlasting sense of character can be a challenge for anyone who wishes to create their own powerful sense of identity. That process can be even more confusing when society appoints a specific set of standards for a group of people who are perceived to be easily swayed. Up-and-coming  [ Read More ]

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Electra Day’s Quiet Hours Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 31 - 2016 0 Comment
Electra Day's Quiet Hours Album Review

Album: Quiet Hours Artist: Electra Day (Julie Hampton) Production: All songs written, played and sung by Julie Hampton; Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Tim Britton of Pied Piper Productions, Fairfield IA Embarking on a relentless search to find answers to life’s most perplexing mysteries can appear to be an enticing experience for many people who long for solace. Singer-songwriter Julie Hampton, who performs under the stage name Electra Day, is a powerful example of a person who has been powerfully transformed by the knowledge she has gained as she embarked on her diverse encounters. On her latest album, ‘Quiet Hours,’ Hampton’s stunning and deeply personal lyrics describe a relatable  [ Read More ]

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bitter’s kiss My God Music Video and Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
bitter's kiss My God Music Video and Single Review

Band: bitter’s kiss; Members: Chloe Baker (vocals/guitar/piano) and Michael Baker (guitar/piano/bass/drums) Single: My God Production: Michael Baker Relying on religious beliefs to make everyone better people can often present a controversial irony, as it’s most often promoted as a way to justify conflict. Those people who engage in violence against others, in a misguided effort to promote the purity and virtues of their faith, don’t realize that their God is on everyone’s side. The band members of the indie pop band, bitter’s kiss, is showcasing their reaction to the irony in religious turmoil in their newly released single, ‘My God.’ The song, which is accompanied by its powerful official music  [ Read More ]

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Dylan Tauber Dolphin Trance Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 21 - 2016 0 Comment
Dylan Tauber Dolphin Trance Album Review

Artist: Dylan Tauber, keyboards and synths Album: ‘Dolphin Trance’ Production: Son of Waves Studios Embarking on a spiritual revolution, particularly during a time when many people are implicitly confirming to society’s standards, can be a daunting prospect. But Israeli-based electronica musician, Dylan Tauber, is entrancingly proving once again that he isn’t afraid to contradict the standards that have long been placed on the genre. With his ninth album, ‘Dolphin Trance,’ the artist has intriguing mixed such styles as ambient, chill out and trance, in order to create uplifting and unique remixes of dolphin and ocean inspired tracks. ‘Dolphin Trance’ is launched with the memorable and calming song, ‘The Sea Trance  [ Read More ]

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Chameleon Technology Blank Canvas Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 19 - 2016 0 Comment
Chameleon Technology Blank Canvas Album Review

Band/Artist: Chameleon Technology Album: Blank Canvas Members/Instruments: Max Histrionic – Vocals, Guitars and Drums Production: Richard Bredice; ‘Blank Canvas’ song mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering. Embracing diverse lifestyles while on the road to self-discovery is often the most prolific way for people to discover their true destiny. Punk-progressive one-man band, Chameleon Technology, or ChamTech, intriguingly explores those dark, personally and socially aware themes in his newly-released five song EP, ‘Blank Canvas.’ With the new album, California-based musician Max Histrionic, who founded ChamTech in August 2009, intriguingly blends aggressive punk, metal and industrial vocals and instruments. The overall result is a gripping and captivating exploration into the overall  [ Read More ]

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MJM’s MJM Parables Part 1 Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 6 - 2016 0 Comment
MJM's MJM Parables Part 1 Album Review

Artist: MJM-Mark J. Morgan, Singer-Songwriter Album: MJM Parables Part 1 Production: Mixing by TYE and Mastered by LANDR The harrowing heartaches people are often forced to overcome in their personal relationships are often the very emotions they embrace as they strive to better themselves. But for soulful singer-songwriter, Mark J. Morgan, who’s commonly known by his stagename, MJM, those tribulations don’t fuel his unique talents as a musician. As showcased in his latest album, ‘MJM Parables Part 1,’ the singer doesn’t embody his misfortune in love in his quest for redemption; instead he leans on the support of his faith as he tries to atone for the mistakes that have  [ Read More ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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