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Stimuli’s Ripple Official Music Video Review


Stimuli’s Ripple Official Music Video Review

Stimuli's They Are We Album Cover

The cover for Oakland-based band Stimuli’s rock album, ‘They Are We,’ which features their hard-progressive-alternative-rock single, ‘Ripple.’

Band: Stimuli; members: Jimmy Tomahawk: guitars and vocals; Cole Andrew: drums; and Tai Hake: bass and theremin

Official Music Video: ‘Ripple’

Finding peace in any series of moments is a truly powerful way to allow people of all backgrounds to experience and appreciate time in an alternative way that’s not familiar to them. Being able to secure that fulfillment is radiantly expressed in the recently released official music video for the new song, ‘Ripple,’ by the Oakland-based rock band, Stimuli. The video for for the California trio’s latest hard-progressive-alternative-rock track, which was exclusively unveiled on an episode of Soundwaves TV last month, perfectly reflects the musicians’ visionary nature.

Stimuli’s frontman, Jimmy Tomahawk, and his fellow artists, Cole Andrew and Tai Hake, intriguingly infused a unique brand of heavy and thoughtful lyrics and instrumentals that are inspired by the human condition into the video for ‘Ripple.’ The tune serves as the second single from the group’s debut album, ‘They Are We,’ which was distributed last year, and immediately proves how ambitious their creative nature truly is overall.

The video for ‘Ripple,’ which is also the sixth entry on the group’s 11-track debut record, features whirling, pulsating flashes of Tomahawk, Andrew and Hake as they intimately perform the song on a stage. The personal show seductively draws viewers into the band’s hectic world, and leads them to contemplate how people interact with each other on a daily basis. As flashes of fast-paced images of people frantically moving around in public throughout city and other crowded settings, audiences can also truly understand the musicians’ psychedelic view on life, and their translucent connection with the world around them. As Stimuli’s singer offers an alluring perspective on how people can find clarity in their lives by forgoinng the expectations that are placed on them, their stance of independence ripples the importance of freedom for everyone.

Stimuli’s tantalizing video for ‘Ripple’ shows how the Bay-area hard rockers effortlessly cover so many emotions and cultural styles. Its compelling vocals and instrumental sounds offers powerful contemplation about the importance of securing personal integrity and freedom, as well as self-promotion. The thriving power rock anthem is driven by exciting precision and style through its impressive guitar riffs, energetic drums and robust bass lines. That intriguing blend of Tomahawk’s singing with Andrew and Hake’s playing on the drums and bass effortlessly proves that the up-and-coming trio naturally parallels such classic bands as Alice In Chains, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Tool and Nirvana.

The smart, memorable second single from Stimuli’s debut LP will surely help the group instantly find a devoted fan base. Tomahawk’s melodic and edgy vocals, Hake’s solid, snarling bass tones and Andrew’s intricate, powerful drumming proves that they stunningly create an electric synth atmosphere. Their eclectic vocals and instrumentation also proves that they’re instant masters of classic and contemporary hard rock, which allows them to create a personal and meaningful reflection on their experiences with peace, empathy, destiny and self-actualization.

For more information on Stimuli, visit the band’s official website, as well as its Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and YouTube pages.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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