Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Living in a Pixel" by Leeza (Electronic Artist from Italy)

If you have always wanted a chance to listen to intelligent techno music, you will want to listen to "Living in a Pixel" by imaginative artist Leeza. Digitally synthesized sounds are combined with looping effects in order to create Leeza's unique electronic sound. No vocals are needed here because the melodic compositions are diverse, with tempos generating a driving beat. Each track is repetitively percussive with strong, savory bass lines. A catchy hook can be found in "Phonetik Boot," where every few measures a new sound is introduced. Pay close attention to the swelling strings on "Ware Town" as they are fittingly incorporated throughout the song. "Living in a Pixel" is an original, innovated, and computer generated electronic/techno album infused with sound qualities that are masterfully arranged.
-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Saturday, November 22, 2008

"Mr. Sun" by Jude Johnstone (Jazz/Pop Artist from Los Angeles, California (CA))

"Mr. Sun" by Jude Johnstone is a easy listening/jazzy album with elements of brass instrumentation, soft drum brushes, and piano and bass in the mix. Johnstone has strong, yet touching, vocals while she sings with a variety of vocal ranges. The harmonies are sung with the same passion-filled emotions as the lead vocals. The title track, "Mr. Sun," has a cheerful Latin rhythm that makes you feel happy, with lyrics that compliment the rest of the instruments. "Don't Tell Me That It's Over" captures the feel of a nice, flowing jazz/blues song, with a soulful saxophone solo to top it off. "So Bad" is a relaxing, Jack Johnson-like track that exhibits Johnstone's vocal range. The creativity in the infusing brass instruments within songs adds texture to the band's sound, and the piano enriches the sense of a jazzy/blues style. Fans of easy listening/jazz music should definitely pick up "Mr. Sun."
-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

"Paul Mac Innes & T.B.O.I." by Paul Mac Innes & T.B.O.I. (R&B Artist from New York City, New York(NY))

"Paul Mac Innes & T.B.O.I." is an impressive self-titled release from the Swedish duo comprised of vocalist Paul Mac Innes and saxophonist/drummer Björn Almgren, also know as T.B.O.I. (The Brother Of Invention.) Their sound is a highly polished blend of rock, jazz, pop, soul, and R&B that is radio-ready. Just one listen to this album and you realize that the primary focus here is on creating well-written songs with lovely melodies and performed with a high degree of musicianship. The production is clean and professional throughout, with a pleasing lack of overproduction and tricky effects. "Welcome to The Bunker" is a strong opener, with a silky soul groove and vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steely Dan. The vocals are incredibly strong throughout, beautifully layered to produce the desired effect on each track. Listen to the superb harmonies on "Need" and "Time?!" for great examples of this. "Even Though" has a definitive gospel flavor, showcasing the group's versatility. The rhythm section is extremely strong on this entire album, with funky bass lines and in-the-pocket drum grooves throughout. "What You Do" features the melodic saxophone of Almgren along with his tasteful, inventive drumming. "Paul Mac Innes & T.B.O.I." is a creative collaboration between two very fine musicians, and the product they have produced is a very original and enjoyable form of soul music. Fans of Steely Dan and Sly & The Family Stone will want to check "Paul Mac Innes & T.B.O.I." out.
-Rodney and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"The Single Life" by The Big River Bandits (Country Artist from London, England)

"The Single Life" is the debut release from The Big River Bandits, a versatile and talented group with a refined sound that blends traditional and contemporary styles of country music including bluegrass, rockabilly and swing. The lead vocals are shared by founding members Renee Sears and Gerry Power who co-write the band's original material. Their highly-polished sound is characterized by honest lyrics, heartfelt vocals, and spirited instrumental performances. The group's mastery of the traditional country style is evident with the energetic "Girls Night Out" and the good-humored "Whisky Dinker's Lament," with Sears providing the vocals on the former and Power on the latter. "She Don't Care" is another strong traditional number, featuring a notable lead guitar performance from Power. "Let's Take A Walk" is a more contemporary track featuring a funky groove, baritone sax and blistering lead guitar by Power. "Little Pieces Of My Heart" shows that the group can also shine while performing lovely ballads, and Sears gives a expressive, sincere performance. Sears also infuses her personality into the playful title track "The Single Life," demonstrating her infectious style and soulful vocal approach. This album will appeal to the young and old, freestyle and line dancers, and fans of both traditional and contemporary country music.
-Rodney and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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"Lost Nomad" by Lost Nomad (Rock/Pop Artist from England)

"Lost Nomad" is the impressive self-titled release from do-it-yourself artist Diego Guzman. Guzman has created a new breed of alternative rock that fuses many musical styles and influences including elements of rock, funk, metal, jazz and punk-rock. He combines these components in a highly individual way, creating a very interesting and stimulating recording that cannot be easily pigeonholed. The writing is creative and inventive, layering many different textures, moods and colors. The airy, roaming feel of "Evergreen" is contrasted with powerful, hard-driving rockers such as "Survival Instinct" and "Blindness." The funky "Friendly Space" offers further contrast and variety, incorporating a reggae style groove and wavering effects on the guitar. The production is raw, clean and professional, providing a product that is radio-ready and very listenable. Guzman further demonstrates his versatility by providing a sultry, melodic environment with "Too Stoned" and "So Much Stronger," while "Faithful" contains captivating, commanding guitar lines coupled with a solid groove and Guzman's haunting vocals. "Little Wave" is another standout track, featuring catchy guitar riffs and an evocative vocal from Guzman. Fans of alternative rock in the style of Faith No More and Pearl Jam will enjoy listening to this release as it crosses many different musical contexts and boundaries.
-Rodney and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

“In the Way” by Hypnotiks (Pop Artist from the United Kingdom)

"In the Way" is the two-song EP from Hypnotiks & Damien Lynch, a production duo from Northwest London that explores new possibilities with their music. The album features two versions of their medium tempo "In the Way," one edition with vocals and an instrumental version. The instrumental version showcases the creative programming of the duo, where inventive beats and drum loops are combined with many melodic textures and colors of sounds. The vocal version adds their intoxicating and hypnotic melodies to mix, layering well-delivered harmonies that provide a smooth feel and depth to the recording. Both versions are memorable and well-produced, with the focus being catchy hooks combined with syncopated drum sounds. This two-song EP is a great introduction to Hypnotiks & Damien Lynch, leaving the listener eager for more. Fans of hip-hop with a chiefly melodic sound will enjoy "In the Way."
-Rodney and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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Monday, November 10, 2008

"Body of Lies" by Layla Kaylif (Pop Artist from London, England)

Layla Kaylif's "Body of Lies," which is loosely based on the David Ignatius novel of the same name, is a modern blend of rock and pop featuring Middle Eastern world music influences and dark lyrics that explore spiritual, political and religious topics. Her album is conceptual and of a philosophical nature, with intelligent and provocative songwriting. Kaylif's vocals are moving, passionate and emotional throughout. "Jerusalem" is a danceable track that speaks about the current political issues there. "The Night Journey" and "The Black Madonna" are somewhat darker songs based on the nonexistence of the womanly traits of sympathy and compassion in the world. The evocative and haunting "You Live Once and Then You Die" is a stimulating exploration into the uncertainty of living now or for the future. The mysterious and truth-seeking "It Makes No Sense" explores the longing for a heavenly union or love. With "Body of Lies," Layla Kaylif has created a thought-provoking album that uses modern pop music with Middle Eastern world influences as a platform to investigate and discover new political perspectives.
-Rodney and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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"Micro Talk" by Miguel Rodrigues (Electronica Artist from London, England)

"Micro Talk" by Miguel Rodrigues is an innovative electronica and house album that is full of funky riffs and soulfully energetic beats. Rodrigues without a doubt has a style all his own, composed of electronica, house, dance, funk, and jazz, and this album puts that style on full display. The listener will certainly experience a sort of serenity while listening to "Micro Talk," as he takes listeners on a journey filled with layer upon layer of beautiful sounds mixed with warm, but active, grooves and beats. The sequences are all very tight and the production is of very high quality. "Blue Ball" kicks things off, and to say it is funky would be a tremendous understatement. It's an excellent introduction track that gives the full taste of the style of tracks to come. "Mr. G" pulls things back a bit and gives you more of a deep house vibe while still maintaining Rodrigues' style. The title track "Micro Talk" wraps things up and features some clever horn work and a bit of sex appeal. Those that enjoy discovering unique electronica artists with a multitude of influences will love "Micro Talk" and should waste no time in picking this one up.
-William & the RadioIndy Review Team
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Paul Mac Innes & T.B.O.I. Soulmusic from sweden!

The swedish, Gothenburg based Soul duo no one, Paul Mac Innes &
T.B.O.I. now make their self titeled album available worldwide. This
album expresses their love for soulful music and the result is their
very own soulful sound, carrying influence of Jazz, Hip Hop and RnB.

(Although they have been likened to acts ranging from Steely Dan to
Bilal, Amp Fiddler and Curtis Mayfield.)

Having earlier created a "buzz" on Nik Westons Mukatsuku imprint with
a 7" vinyl printed in only 300 copies, Paul Mac Innes & TBOI have
received airplay and attention from world famous DJs & Urban magazines
(Such as Gilles Peterson, Francois Keworkian, Dj magazine and Blues &
Soul Magazine, etc.).

The new international version of the album contains three bonus
tracks. One a remix by Gothenburgs own Beatr8. The album was
previously released in Japan only, through p-vine records (2007).

The album is available digitally through downloadstores such as
iTunes, Napster & Amazon.

The physical CD will be available to order on Cdbaby.com (super d
distribution), juno or straight from the artist at the website and
myspace.

Paul and T.B.O.I. have been heard and featured on projects such as,
Gospel legend Andraé Crouch, Swell Session, Ernesto, Stray, Little

Dragon, the Soul togetherness compilation, Georgie Fame an much more.
Paul is right now being featured on the Bamboos side-stepper album
(truthoughts) aswell as on , Bennsons, Let the love album (rawfusion).

Links:

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www.paulandtboi.com

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