Thursday, October 29, 2009

"In My Soul" by Antonia (Classical Artist from Austria)

"In My Soul" is the latest release from the gifted pianist, Antonia. This album is a beautifully sounding collection of Antonia's personal classical compositions. It features just her on the piano, and truly is a recording of the highest quality. In "Once in a Wintertime" she plays hypnotically as her left hand plays the lower register with somber tonality while the right hand caresses the keys with a melody that is smooth and emotive creating a melodic and interesting composition. On the song, "After All Spring" she gives us a pleasantly prancing and hopeful piano piece. Another song, "Joy" Antonia employs the entire piano well, and usually at once, in a complex and moving song. Whether you are a fan of Chopin or Mozart's piano compositions, or maybe an audiophile who enjoys the stunning and beautiful capabilities of a skilled pianist, then "In My Soul" by Antonia is an album for you.

-Sean B. and the Reviewer Team
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"One-Trick Pony" by Texas Heat (Country Artist from Germany)

"One-Trick Pony" is the latest Honky-Tonk Country album released by Germany's own Texas Heat. It is an album filled with clean sounding, at times antiquated, Country songs that celebrate the life style and issues of the western man. "All Alone And Blue" is a slow moving western song that features wonderful steel guitar playing and a chorus featuring a wonderful harmony of Country-crooning. In "Drivin' Down The Road" we find a toe-tapping, Honky-Tonk tune, about the interesting life of being a trucker. Then for "Old Black Record" the band gets energetic as they deliver a rousing song that might make you want to get up and square dance. Overall, it's an album that makes good use of the old-fashioned Country-style guitar and drum playing, put together with just enough of a modern edge. If you are a fan of Johnny Cash or even the Drive-by Truckers then "One-Trick Pony" is an album that your ears need to meet.

-Sean B. and the Reviewer Team
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"SCR Exclusive" by J-Mill (Rap Artist from New York(NY))

"SCR Exclusive" is the latest Hip-Hop/Rap EP released by Harlem's own J-Mill. It is an EP geared toward mature audiences and does contain explicit language and lyrics. "City Boy" is a track in which J-Mill tells about his new life back in the city after some time in jail over a relatively cheerful Hip-Hop beat that features a creative sampling of Journey's classic tune, "Don't Stop Believing." However, the title track, "SCR Exclusive" has a grander and gritty beat in which J-Mill rhymes with more aggressiveness. While the last track, "Brand New" is a more laid back, very New-York sounding, Rap track in which he seems to have some special lady in mind. Whether you are a fan of Cameron or just like that New York, grandiose, style of Rap then it would suit you to introduce yourself to J-Mill and his album, "SCR Exclusive."

-Sean B. and the Reviewer Team
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

"Well I Never..." by JustDave (Pop/Rock Artist from England)

That JustDave rocks with authority is clear, but their excellent new CD, "Well I Never…", also showcases the band's capacity for delivering solid pop-rock tunes that are as immediate as they are enduring. With meaningful lyrics, tightly layered harmonies and biting, guitar-driven arrangements, "Well I Never…" finds JustDave mixing some distinctly '80's-era pop sounds ("Professional Victim" & "The Inconvenient Truth") with Classic Rock sensibilities ("Hard To Breathe" and "I Can't Be Wrong All the Time") in a seamless, 12-song collection that's strong from start to finish. Other highlights include the Blue Oyster Cult-like "Fractured" and the echo-laden power ballad, "When It All Comes Down," but throughout the album JustDave's musical instincts prove spot-on. Well-conceived and equally well-played, JustDave's latest CD, "Well I Never…," finds the English band hitting on all cylinders in delivering an album that rocks with timeless and memorable songs.

-Rice B. and the Reviewer Team
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Beatlesque Too" by Alan Bernhoft (60"s Rock Artist from Los Angeles, California(CA))

Alan Bernhoft more than accomplished his intended goal with his recent album, "Beatlesque Too." The British Invasion sound from the early sixties made popular by The Beatles is alive and well on this album. Bernhoft captures the twangy guitars, the easy flowing harmonies, and simple drum beats with ease. The bouncy song, "All of the Time" features a solid harmonica solo while vocals and harmonies are exceptional. The last track "Come On Baby" is an obvious call to "Twist and Shout," the popular Beatles cover. The average track is not long in length but these songs don't lose the nostalgic throwback of this era. This album doesn't take liberties, risks, or get too adventurous as it simply produces quality song after quality song that could have come straight out of 1964. Fans of The Beatles don't miss an opportunity to hear the excellent songs of "Beatlesque Too."

-Matt M. and the Reviewer Team
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"Recipes for Modern Life" by Dizrhythmia (Folk Artist from New Zealand)

"Recipes for Modern Life" by New Zealand band Dizrhythmia is a psychedelic funk CD with a feel of Folk and a little bit of Country. All of the tracks utilize acoustic guitars put with trance-like lead vocals reminiscent of Woodstock singers of the classic sixties. On the track "Song for Nikki," harmony is employed with a violin which brings a really classy and truly sentimental element to the CD which is furthered by the articulate lyrics. The track of which the title was based, "A Recipe for Modern Life," is a "feel good" track that incorporates a fluid-sounding trumpet with the steady high hat and snare drum tempo that takes the listener for a walk on an easier side of life. "Burlington Street" is a groovy track that will get the listener moving to the catchy lyrics and sharp rhythm. All around, this album is excellent for those who enjoy easy listening music with good instrumentation and meaningful lyrics.

-Trent C. and the Reviewer Team
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Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Another Tyme" by Movin' Melvin Brown (R&B Artist from Texas(TX))

"Another Tyme" by Movin' Melvin Brown is an upbeat collection of songs that will keep your body moving and grooving. This album takes Bluesy vocals and puts them inside songs of all different genres including Jazz, Country, New Age, and Reggae. Of course the roots show through with tracks like "She Didn't Doit" and "Let's Get Together And Love." But Brown shows his uniqueness and strength as a creative songwriter with the lively song "She Don't Know About My Love." And if you're looking for some familiarity, try the excellent cover of "Dock Of The Bay." Overall, "Another Tyme" is a great album if you love Blues vocals, a Country guitar, and an upbeat rhythm.

-Matt M. and the Reviewer Team
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

RadioIndy is pleased to present Soznak with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Dear Dad Tango"

RadioIndy is pleased to present Soznak with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Dear Dad Tango"

Soznak, a group comprised of multi-ethnic musicians, has released a charming collection of music filled with originality on their latest album "Dear Dad Tango." This group offers a wide assortment of musical instruments ranging from accordion to African drums. The chemistry between the musicians is felt throughout this disc with their high-spirited energy. Feel the horn section on "Tata Y Mama" as the rhythm is bouncy with harmonious lyrics. "Cooking in the Kitchen" is a formula for good music and food while the vocals and wind section take this number up a notch. The title track "Dear Dad Tango" features lyrics that are strong and emotional, while simultaneously describing sentimental values of the loss of a loved one. For listeners who would like to hear a mixture of different types of instruments infused with catchy beats, Soznak's "Dear Dad Tango" is well worth listening to and should definitely be checked out.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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RadioIndy is pleased to present Triflemore with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Words From Notes"

RadioIndy is pleased to present Triflemore with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Words From Notes"

Triflemore blends the guitar and voice into one beautiful sound on their latest disc, "Words From Notes." The talented duo is comprised of singer Susan Rhea, who hails from small-town America, and guitarist Owen Goudie from the Shetland Islands. Together, their collaborative talents combine to produce a touching CD, filled with throwback sounds of folk singers from the late 1960's. Rhea's voice is reminiscent of Joni Mitchell in all the best ways imaginable. Her voice is wonderful to hear and her eloquent tones can be heard on songs like "Goudfield" and "Perfect." Not to go unnoticed, Goudie's finger style guitar work is also exceptional in its own right. You can tell he has crafted his melodies around Rhea's vocals and intertwines them so one does not overshadow the other. A highlight of his playing can be heard on "Signal." "Words From Notes" is a perfect fit for any Joni Mitchell or Emmylou Harris fan and could very well be used to paint the soundtrack of all of our lives.

-Shaun H. and the Reviewer Team
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RadioIndy is pleased to present Finlay Morton with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Back to Basics 2009 Remix"

RadioIndy is pleased to present Finlay Morton with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Back to Basics 2009 Remix"

Finlay Morton takes a crop of classic rock influences and fuses them together with some country, resulting in a fine album called "Back to Basics 2009 Remix." Morton's songwriting is very similar to that of Tom Petty, with Americana flowing throughout the album and the sound of an organ whirling about. This influence is most evident on songs like "Hang On To Your Dreams" and "My Friend". The best attribute about Morton is his silky rock voice, emulating the more recent vocal tones of Pink Floyd's Roger Waters. Give "Scary Monsters" a good listen and you will hear those vocal tones similar to Waters'. There is also some nice country lap steel work on the song "Back To The Start". If you own Petty's "Wild Flowers" album or anything put out recently by Neil Young, you will love Finlay Morton's "Back to Basics 2009 Remix."

-Shaun H. and the reviewer team
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Unscathed" by Andy De Rosa & Electric Mojo (Rock Artist from England)

Andy De Rosa & Electric Mojo release their outstanding debut album "Unscathed" steeped with distinctive treasures of Southern Rock/Blues. This group exhibits a strong and tight consistency within this style of music. Lead vocals are crisp and clean and offer up solid and tough attitude. The rock solid guitar riffs on "Living On the Road" complement the lead vocals as well as the great harmonies. An intense, razor sharp guitar riff hooks the listener on "Like A Storm" with its sweet and emotive precision. The title track, "Unscathed" is well balanced with sweet guitar licks, steady flowing drum beats, and memorable vocals. Bouncy beats and guitar hooks captures the southern bluesy vibe on the clever arrangement "Good Times and Bad Times." The well rounded and energetic music of "Unscathed" is sure to please all listeners of Southern Rock/Blues music.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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"Kass Kass & Kass Tout" by Kass Kass (World Artist from Australia)

The charismatic and well orchestrated African Rhumba music of "Kass Kass & Kass Tout" is artistic dance music created by an innovating group named Kass Kass. This CD is a compilation of two previous albums ingeniously re-mastered and presented as one. This genre of music, Soukous, is a combination of fusing traditional African music with Caribbean flavor. Presenting wonderful lead vocals complemented by delightful harmonies, the song "Kass Kass" is uplifting with its bright and cheery melody and lively percussion. Syncopated rhythms and effervescent guitar riffs keep the vibrant and energetic song "Ba Boutons Rouges" moving along with a solid, danceable tonality. Dazzling horn riffs embellish the memorable vocals and vibrant rhythms on "Mounga Nga" and "Yoyoe." You won't want to miss the catchy melodies and bouncy beats on the delicious and charming album, "Kass Kass & Kass Tout."

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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"Top Secret" by Pixilated Theory (Rock Artist from Missouri(MO))

Step into a dominion of artistic Experimental synth Pop/Rock music as Pixilated Theory's imagination runs wild on their recent album, "Top Secret." Pixilated Theory, which is comprised of two outstanding musicians, Jonathan Hall and Michael Hall, powers this fourteen track album with sometimes strange and mystifying tonality. Even as you browse through the song titles, each one produces images of space age mystery. Setting the tone for the album, "SETI Communication" stirs eerie visions as a synthesized, child- like voice penetrates deftly over the chilling sound effects. The cryptic poetry on "White Walls" easily spins around the creepy synth sounds. Displaying a softer pop style, "Angel of this World" is sweet and tender with thoughtful vocals and lyrics. If you're a fan of the groups Depeche Mode or Pet Shop Boys, you will surely want to hear the inventive mixture of experimental music on the CD, "Top Secret."

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Thoughts and Recollections" by Claude Werner Quartet (Jazz Artist from Great Britain)

You will be mesmerized by the stunning and expressive Jazz compilations on "Thoughts and Recollections" by the Claude Werner Quartet. Werner, a brilliant tenor saxophonist, performs with rich and emotive sensitivity as you can feel his dynamics rise and gently recede on these melodic melodies. His fellow musicians are well focused and reveal the chemistry they have as a whole as they perform with tight, well rehearsed precision. Breathing with an airy ambiance of smooth and silky vibes, "Good Ol' Days" invites reflections of memories of times past. The counterpoint of the bass embellishes the mood of "Day Dreaming" while the sax displays a polished and charming tonality. Jazz improvisation is at its best when you hear the delectable song "Conversations with D" running away with smooth and precise dexterity. Relax and enjoy listening to the fabulous, warm and inviting jazz songs on "Thoughts and Recollections."

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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"Portraits From A Storm" by Aloa Harris (R&B Artist from The Bahamas)

"Portraits From A Storm" by Aloa Harris is a rich, groovy R&B/Contemporary/ Inspirational CD. The vocals of this seasoned artist are powerful and sultry while the lyrics truly are uplifting and encouraging. Each track lays down a fresh beat and the CD ranges in style from classic 70's, to R&B, a Gospel influence, and even a splash of Reggae. "In My Storm" utilizes a motivating beat and excellent harmonizing background vocals done by the artist herself as well as double lead vocals. The Caribbean-influenced "Pass the Word (feat. Monty G)" adds a different flavor to the CD with its spiritual lyrics and reggae style and grace. Altogether, this album serves as a full musical experience for R&B lovers and is well worth hearing.

-Trent C. and the Reviewer Team
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