Tom Sonic and Marvin Günther
You Make Me Crazy
Giving nothing away, mystery artist Tom Sonic prefers to not reveal his true identity. We just don't know anything about this artist apart from the fact he knows how to put a great tune together. Deciphering the human spirit through the sound of catchy dance music, Tom Sonic lets us in on the upbeat and melodious excitement of uplifting sound.
Graceful sounds build over slow moving waters to bring the music closer. As the sounds reach their culmination, a bass and rhythm guitar enter to feed the flow. Keyboards and vocal provide a melodic story of sound that repeats and moves with shifting shimmering focus. As the chorus begins, the title of the song becomes part of the words and the hook is well established. We drift in the dream-like harmonies and effected vocal sounds that sweep like luxurious fabrics over the stage.
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Caught in the middle of a pandemic with his life split across continental boundaries Tiny Fighter member Tim Spelman developed into new directions. Submerging himself in production, elevating his style, and pushing the boundaries of his skills, the result has been the phenomenal growth of electronic downtempo act Kaapstaad. Developed into a genre favourite with the help of Marcus Wallberg and Tommy Wilen in Stockholm, the debut single Night was received brilliantly all-round. Joining forces further with British production company UNTHNKBLE, this latest single is given an equally sublime visual to match.
The warm crackle of vinyl lifts a piano melody on buoyant atmospheres. A laid-back rhythm envelops the progression as musical passages flow in graceful suites of story. Sound effects from the synthesiser burst through the moment with abstract inclusions as distant ambiences creep into earshot behind the ever-present dynamics of piano. Gradual evolution rises as the harmonies change key in pivotal moments that gild the beautiful theme which permeates all variation.
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Disco-punk band Stickman have such a wide range of influences, we can expect some interesting fusion ideas from these guys. Hailing from Wales and with an international list of fans, this regular live show act brings a sense of fiery Welsh attitude to everything they touch. Heading for radio stations around the world and getting attention from the global media, Stickman present Ex-Box Life.
A heavy guitar riff punches in the time-stamp as off-beat licks mirror the buzz. Discordant scales leap like lemmings from rocky outcroppings of guitar. Words launch the energy upwards with fast-paced lyrics and chaotic melodies. A structured ferocity keeps a talented composition in motion as novel riffs and chords patters staple together verse and chorus progressions with plenty of inventive inflections in-between.
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Двічі Народжені / Twice Born
Joining forces from astride the globe, Canadian/Ukrainian duo Ummagma establish a phenomenal soundscape with a merging of shoe-gaze and post-punk new-wave that hits so many spots it's hard to describe. They've won several awards since 2012 including the Alternative Eurovision Awards held by Britain's Amazing Radio. Having been featured in global media on multiple occasions, Ummagma have worked with some phenomenal musicians on their journey, including founding member of The Cocteau Twins Robin Guthrie. Their latest single makes a clear statement about the current war in Ukraine with a heart-moving video.(Age restricted)
Soft acoustic guitar starts with a slow and emotion-wrapped melody. Drums thunder in with rain-drop like sounds amplified to mime the guns. Ukrainian lyrics begin, for us it might be best to listen to the phonetics and enjoy the journey. A mix of sounds build from gazing depths of sustained harmony and artistic mirrors. The verse changes into a melodic distance as the guitar shifts to reveal a progression in the melodic architecture. Subtle movements rise and spread as the sounds of humanity blanket the music for a brief moment. Cold synthesiser rushes the sides as a culmination of expression ensues.
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Rise Bailey Rise
Featuring The Guitar Ninja
Delivering the top-drawer silver each time with a run of successful EPs and singles, Rise Bailey Rise is back with the latest entry. Inside features the virtuoso talents of The Guitar Ninja and further fortifies the artist's prowess in the rock genre. We are treated to the new material from an artist who has already performed several big shows in support of some crazy big names and has enjoyed private bookings which are always a lot of fun.
Luxurious tones build in harmonic unison as layers of synthesiser rise to meet the vocal. More melody grows from cosmic composition as Rise Bailey Rise brings a progressive scheme to the build. Drums begin to bash and the bass smashes the ceiling with sheer force from the ground up. A smooth blend seamlessly throws the energy into the highest gear as various guitar licks and electronic additions throb together in a masterful orchestration of energy. The music moves with waves of power that crash against the shores of our understanding.
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While The Watchman Sleeps
From Stars Will Light The Way
In the five years since Dreamfields member Parabola West embarked on her personal journey of art and music, we've seen several cutting-edge and fantastical releases that truly identify with the artist's talent. A plethora of instruments and styles work in unison to bring a magical sounding and other-worldly cinematica from the evocative mind of this outstanding woman. Living off grid with her husband, Parabola West has engineered the perfect home and the perfect creative outlet for her life of pushing boundaries. Bringing the natural order of the green world to her compositions, it's no wonder that her list of global listeners is growing all the time. Taken from her debut record, we highlight track 9 for you today.
Dreamy piano breaks the dawn with an uplifting yet deeply meaningful melody. Parabola West enters with close in reverberated vocals, the room echoes with warm candle-lit cabaret sensations. A film-score style delivery projects the evolving melody as the lyrics tell the story of imagination and imagery. Beautiful sounds and thought provoking words shine from glistening passageways.
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