Monday, June 29, 2009

"Songs From the Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll" by Jk Rockets (Rock Artist from Delaware(DE))

"Songs From the Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll" by the trio known as Jk Rockets takes listeners on a euphoric trip back to the classic era of rockabilly. The flagships of this CD - superior instrumentation, authentic vocal performances, and top-notch production - meld to create a collection that is nostalgically irresistible and delightfully energetic. The light-hearted and groovy "Text Me Baby" highlights the highly refined musicianship and cleverly composed lyrics displayed on this record. "Brand New Me" slows down the pace a bit, seducing listeners with a contagious blues vibe. Furthermore, the anthem like "Never 2 Late 2 Rock" reinforces the theme of this work, while delivering a powerhouse rock performance filled with brilliant guitar leads and solos. Fans of roots rock, blues, and country marked by relentless energy and excitement will discover a new era of musical euphoria with "Songs From the Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll."

-Xavier and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

12000 miles is the silicone egg brainchild of drongomala & Boofa. After meeting online in 2005 they decided to work on a project together and 12000 miles was born.

12000 miles is the distance between drongomala (Manchester, UK) and Boofa (Wellington, Aotearoa).

AS THE WHITE CRANE FLIES is three years of bouncing files through cyberspace, winters and summers.

12000 Miles have played ‘in analogue’ once in Manchester in 2007. Also guesting is the stellar flutist Iain Dixon of Manchester.


Drongomala and Boofa met by chance on myspace in 2005 - they stumbled on each other’s music and dug what they heard. Drongomala was already 4 albums and six bands into his experimental musical path and Boofa was just finding his footing making simple yet provocative down beat electro. There was a natural alchemical connection that both D and B felt, they decided to work on a track together which soon turned into an idea for an album.


Keeping the demo files ‘low weight’ in the beginning allowed the pair to bounce whole suites of changes back and forth across the net. As the tracks developed then so did the size of the audio and midi files and eventually the pair moved from using Reason and a common-soundbank to Ableton Live and audio.


“We really challenged each other sonically and ended up with something that we could never have made alone. The overall sound is something that we came to by experimenting and doing things that we weren’t doing on our solo stuff. By exchanging files over the net, each session was open to the other completely ripping the material apart, so in a Buddhist styley we couldn’t become to attached to any material or ideas, just two takes each of sonic experimentation” Boofa.

The file exchange cycle became longer and the pair survived a band splitting up, 2 breakins, released three other records between them, started a t-shirt company and a degree in music, moved house 4 times and much else but they still managed to ‘tag’ one another over the two years with the developing demos. Boofa flew to his home town of London to see friends and family and made the trip up to Manchester where Drongomala and Boofa spent 6 short days working their 20 or so demos into a manageable live set for the 5th day in Manchester at the alternative Glastonbury event put on in Manchester’s Green room.

The set was raw and well received and the real life collaboration cemented the original connection that the pair made. After Boofa left the UK back to Wellington NZ the guys got to honing the material for an album, but what started off as an idea of 6 months max for a finished album turned into two years.

Drongomala got the auteur wind player Iain Dixon to come in and play flute over the material to cement the feeling of air and wings in the album. This was the second record that Drongomala has done with him and he says of Iain:

“I can’t rate him highly enough - he’s a master wind player. He is Macbeth and Puck in the same breath and regularly only needs to gentlest of nods to click into constant motion. I say ‘Cranes attacking Pygmies on the beach’ and that’s what comes out of the horn/flute/clarinet. A proper conjurer like a musician should be. Iain also turned down a Van Morrison tour just before he recorded with us which is a fun detail” Drongomala.

D & B then reworked the original material remotely - the music melted together and produced an expansive sonic landscape. The crane mojo was at work.

The album is quite different to anything that’s out there at the moment. It’s dynamics are almost operatic with some tracks sounding like a dropped pylon cable in a timpani section while others are gentle and conciliatory

Don't take our word for it - listen now !


As The White Crane Flies by 12000 Miles

12000 miles is the silicone egg brainchild of drongomala & Boofa. After meeting online in 2005 they decided to work on a project together and 12000 miles was born.

12000 miles is the distance between drongomala (Manchester, UK) and Boofa (Wellington, Aotearoa).

AS THE WHITE CRANE FLIES is three years of bouncing files through cyberspace, winters and summers.

12000 Miles have played ‘in analogue’ once in Manchester in 2007. Also guesting is the stellar flutist Iain Dixon of Manchester.


Drongomala and Boofa met by chance on myspace in 2005 - they stumbled on each other’s music and dug what they heard. Drongomala was already 4 albums and six bands into his experimental musical path and Boofa was just finding his footing making simple yet provocative down beat electro. There was a natural alchemical connection that both D and B felt, they decided to work on a track together which soon turned into an idea for an album.


Keeping the demo files ‘low weight’ in the beginning allowed the pair to bounce whole suites of changes back and forth across the net. As the tracks developed then so did the size of the audio and midi files and eventually the pair moved from using Reason and a common-soundbank to Ableton Live and audio.


“We really challenged each other sonically and ended up with something that we could never have made alone. The overall sound is something that we came to by experimenting and doing things that we weren’t doing on our solo stuff. By exchanging files over the net, each session was open to the other completely ripping the material apart, so in a Buddhist styley we couldn’t become to attached to any material or ideas, just two takes each of sonic experimentation” Boofa.

The file exchange cycle became longer and the pair survived a band splitting up, 2 breakins, released three other records between them, started a t-shirt company and a degree in music, moved house 4 times and much else but they still managed to ‘tag’ one another over the two years with the developing demos. Boofa flew to his home town of London to see friends and family and made the trip up to Manchester where Drongomala and Boofa spent 6 short days working their 20 or so demos into a manageable live set for the 5th day in Manchester at the alternative Glastonbury event put on in Manchester’s Green room.

The set was raw and well received and the real life collaboration cemented the original connection that the pair made. After Boofa left the UK back to Wellington NZ the guys got to honing the material for an album, but what started off as an idea of 6 months max for a finished album turned into two years.

Drongomala got the auteur wind player Iain Dixon to come in and play flute over the material to cement the feeling of air and wings in the album. This was the second record that Drongomala has done with him and he says of Iain:

“I can’t rate him highly enough - he’s a master wind player. He is Macbeth and Puck in the same breath and regularly only needs to gentlest of nods to click into constant motion. I say ‘Cranes attacking Pygmies on the beach’ and that’s what comes out of the horn/flute/clarinet. A proper conjurer like a musician should be. Iain also turned down a Van Morrison tour just before he recorded with us which is a fun detail” Drongomala.

D & B then reworked the original material remotely - the music melted together and produced an expansive sonic landscape. The crane mojo was at work.

The album is quite different to anything that’s out there at the moment. It’s dynamics are almost operatic with some tracks sounding like a dropped pylon cable in a timpani section while others are gentle and conciliatory

Don't take our word for it - listen now !


As The White Crane Flies by 12000 Miles

Dark Patrick Folk Fusion

Dark Patrick performs music and songs from Ukrainian, Irish, Scottish and Breton traditions. Whilst having their own individual style, Dark Patrick seeks to maintain the integrity of music that is deeply rooted in tradition. All the members of the group are active in folklore expeditions which take them to villages in the Carpathian Mountains.
Dark Patrick is a meeting of two cultures, unique and individual, yet alike in the uplifting nature of their melodies.
A new school on the Folk Bandura combining aspects of the magically light and skillful touch of the Irish Bards with the dramatic soul of the Ukrainian Kobzars.
The inexhaustible optimism of Irish, Scottish and Breton songs, that even in the deepest tragedy still maintain their childlike joy.
The insanely hard driving rhythm of Carpathian melodies.

DARK PATRICK: Fainne Gael An Lae



Friday, June 19, 2009

PAS Live at The Wreck Room on LastFM

Hey folks, 

For those of you that missed the last show here is a video feed on LastFM. Enjoy and please leave comments. 

http://www.last.fm/music/Post+Abortion+Stress/+videos/29949615

Thanks
Robert and PAS

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"Into the Night - Music for the Road" by Didge Extreme / David Blonski (Electronic Artist from California(CA))

Didge Extreme / David Blonski, talented composer and recording artist, serves up another terrific album titled "Into the Night - Music for the Road," comprised of energetic grooves of electronica and fusion dance music. Blonski's use of the didgeridoo is not only amazingly creative, but the way he incorporates the unique sound of this instrument with synthesized sounds is incredible. The first track, "Twilight Begins," launches off this disc with vigorous beats and the haunting tones of the drone-like didgeridoo with a mysterious charm. Exotic flutes on "Cruise Control" are rich in flavor and reverberate with an ambiance that is lively and full of life. You will sense the Middle Eastern tonality of the percussive drums on "Desert Crossroads" as it takes listeners to what seems like an oasis in a hot desert. "Alien Highway" and "Area 51" are titles that describe exactly what these songs would bring to mind: supernatural and mysterious sound effects. Take a listen to Didge Extreme / David Blonski's album "Into the Night-Music for the Road," and you will journey through sounds of worldwide instruments with vibes that are invigorating and sure to please.

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"Zoey and the Yok-Yok Man" by Alain Le Lait (Kids/Children Artist from Colorado (CO))

Singer/songwriter Alain Le Lait's latest release "Zoey and the Yok-Yok Man" is just the right musical entertainment for kids/family fun. Le Lait is quite a musical storyteller, as his amusing lyrics reflect the imaginary world of children's minds. His vocals are crisp and clean, and gleam with energy. The versatility in creating a fun-loving, kid-friendly environment is apparent in songs like "The Yok-Yok Man" and "Where is Zoey," which are catchy and vibrant. Young children show many types of fears but "I Don't Want to Go in the Garden" and "The Search Begins" has lyrics that help to overcome the obstacles of these frights. "Into the Hole" has a nice, easy rock 'n' roll style as the guitar performs a solid solo. Outstanding harmonies, well-balanced instruments, and original and creative melodies make this disc a hit. If you're looking for a delightful and charming musical adventure, look no further than Alain Le Lait's "Zoey and the Yok-Yok Man," as it is full of enchanting songs that will please families with young children.

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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Monday, June 15, 2009

"Diaspora" by Steve Lieberman the Gangsta Rabbi (Rock Artist from Long Island, New York(NY))

Raw and untamed, Steve Lieberman the Gangsta Rabbi's "Diaspora" CD is a challenging blast of noise-rock incitement as discordant and disjointed as it is unsettling. Like the late Wesley Willis, Lieberman – a one man sonic wrecking crew, shuns form and convention over the course of 18 tracks that, instead, rely on shock and awe bursts of scorching bass licks and howls of reverent fury to trace a Judaic arc from pre-Biblical times to the 21st century. With a voice that is both tormented and impenetrable, Lieberman sings of his Jewish heritage and faith with an atonal swagger that matches his frenzied grooves beat for beat. And while the whole may add up to a strained musicality (which, as fans of Sonic Youth might attest, can be an art form in itself), there is no denying that the multi-instrumentalist's dissonance (check out the frequent and jarring Jethro Tull-like flute interpolations) is neither accidental nor unschooled. Certainly not for everyone, Steve Lieberman the Gangsta Rabbi's "Diaspora" CD is, nevertheless, genuine and purposed; to that extent, "Diaspora" is no less than a work of self-actualization.

-Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Check out Sky Rats, one of RadioIndy's favorite Alternative artists


Radioindy Artist Spotlight for Sky Rats

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Band Name: Sky Rats
Band Location: England
Sounds Like: Foo Fighters, Nickelback, Chris Rea, Stereophonics, Greenday
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Hello from Caroline Gilmour

Please check out the whole album at www.myspace.com/carolinegilmour or through iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon :)Hello, I'm a female singer and songwriter based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Originally from a small mining village called Newtongrange, she moved to the bright lights of Edinburgh in 2002 where she first got involved in the local music scene.I was inspired to start composing her own material as a result of my passion for electronic music of the 80’s and early 90’s. My major influences include Erasure, A-Ha, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Alison Moyet and All About Eve. Further inspiration stems from female singer/songwriters such as Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crowe, Lucie Silvas, Tori Amos, Eddie Reader, and KT Tunstall. I am also a huge fan of ambient and electronica; regularly listening to Brian Transeau, Way Out West and Royksopp. I was front woman of local Edinburgh band The Meadows until 2006, providing lead vocals and rhythm guitar as well as writing some of the band's material. The band went their separate ways and I took some time out to focus on writing more music and experimenting with different sounds, most notably providing vocals for electronica music written with Ben Gillett from Camel Audio.I teamed up with former Meadows guitarist Scott Clark in 2007, and between them, completed the album The Meadows never got round to doing. The Thorntree Sessions took a year to complete and was produced by Boy Meets Sound.I began her solo career in March 2008 and played gigs at various bars and clubs in Edinburgh and Glasgow. I recorded my first solo album, 'Someday' at Windmill Sound studios in conjunction with producer Daniel Davis. The album was released in February 2009 with a launch party at The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh. It is now available to buy on i tunes, Amazon.com and CD Baby.com.I have now recruited a small backing band to promote the album, and has just landed my first Edinburgh Fringe Festival gig playing at the Acoustic Music Centre on 20th August 2009. Tickets available from The Queen's Hall and teh Fringe office from Monday 15th June. I am currently back in the studio working on new material and hopes to have an EP recorded by the end of the year.My Management Company can be found at;www.myspace.cometmusicianmanagement

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Check out The 99th Floor, one of RadioIndy's favorite Pop artists


Radioindy Artist Spotlight for The 99th Floor

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Band Name: The 99th Floor
Band Location: Norway
Sounds Like: Elvis Costello
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Check out Peter Paul Parker, one of RadioIndy's favorite Rock artists


Radioindy Artist Spotlight for Peter Paul Parker

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Band Name: Peter Paul Parker
Band Location: England London
Sounds Like: Singer songwriter, The Beatles, Crowded house
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Check out Delario, one of RadioIndy's favorite Hip-Hop artists


Radioindy Artist Spotlight for Delario

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Band Name: Delario
Band Location: Norway
Sounds Like: Tonedeff, Atmosphere, Brother Ali
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

RadioIndy is pleased to present Paul Mac Innes & T.B.O.I. with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Paul Mac Innes & T.B.O.I. "

RadioIndy is pleased to present Paul Mac Innes & T.B.O.I. with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Paul Mac Innes & T.B.O.I. "

"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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Thursday, June 4, 2009

"Trying To Find My Way" by Fred Nash (Soul/Country Artist from California (CA))

Not that it matters, but the fact that Fred Nash's high tenor voice, which bears a resemblance to "I Can See Clearly Now" artist Johnny Nash, can't help but make a listener wonder if Fred is an offspring of the highly acclaimed former hit maker and impresario. That his CD-single, "Trying To Find My Way" has a similar soulful pop feel (albeit, without the reggae flavor), buoyed by an engaging, instantly captivating melody, only adds to the mystery. Regardless, "Trying To Find My Way," with its tasty, Steve Cropper-like guitar accompaniment accenting a spare, church-like arrangement, is a veritable throwback to an era when artists such as Nash, James, and Bobby were fashioning a crossover sound out of melding pop and soul sensibilities. Spiritual and meaningful, "Trying to Find My Way" is a fine debut CD-single from an artist who is likely to command attention not for his name, but for his escalating talent.

-Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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"Mama Roots" by Jerry Harris (Reggae Artist from New York (NY))

With his deep, gruff, and oh-so-soulful voice, Jerry Harris's "Mama Roots" CD is a funky reggae album with roots as deep as the singer's own legacy. The prolific composer, a fixture in the NY reggae scene since the '70s, has once again delivered an album of potent rhythm and soul, a propulsive mix of Roots Reggae and Rocksteady that reflects the legion of key Jamaican talents he has worked with in 4 decades as a leading and important Reggae artist. Highlights include "Just a Little Love We Need" and the topical "Global Warming," both owing a debt to Bob Marley-influenced grooves, but on "Mama" he shines with a Jimmy Cliff-like pop sensibility that transcends mere reggae-style labels. On "Mama Roots" Harris is once again backed by a stellar rhythm section, typically concise guitar fills, affecting horn parts, and backing vocals from a female chorus that is integral and subtle. Lyrically, there is a '70's-centric affirmative and positive social relevance running through all his songs as he alternately exhorts, cajoles, and pleads for the kind of world that seemed nearer to realization in those more innocent times. Nevertheless, there is nothing out of date about either Jerry Harris' message or the timeless brand of reggae he so effortlessly puts forth. Jerry Harris' "Mama Roots" CD continues an ageless tradition of intoxicating Reggae/Rocksteady music.

-Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"Left for Dead" by Refracture (Electronic Artist from England)

House music is a mystifyingly multitude of Electronica / Dance music with numerous degrees of specialization and nuances. Beats Per Minute (BPM), textural definition and use / non-use of vocals are but a few of the defining characteristics that divide such subgenres of House as Dirty House, French House, and Electro House. Refracture's 3-song CD EP, "Left for Dead," blends elements of different subgenres - most notably Electro House - meaning, the music has the requisite BPM's, is anchored by propulsive bass lines, and features the sonic balance / blend associated with the House styles. All 3 tracks are catchy, infectious, and danceable as all get-out (i.e., very danceable indeed!). The title track, "Left for Dead" kicks things off with a slow-build synth swirl that hesitates before exploding into an irresistible groove punctuated by sonic squeaks and squalls that drop out of nowhere, keeping the mix continuously fresh. "Space Riot" and "Energy Flow" are both more immediate and insistent, but no less engaging, and each makes a case for being the best of the 3 mixes on the CD. If you're a House music connoisseur you will make up your own mind about the House attributes and qualifications of Refracture's "Left for Dead" EP, but if you're an Electronica music fan I think you'll find this CD delivers where it counts: on the dance floor.

-Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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