Eddie…

Well, I never thought I’d break hiatus under these circumstances. I woke up late today, I work night shifts since my cybersecurity journalism job is in Europe, to the news the Eddie Van Halen had passed away. I wasn’t sure whether I was dreaming, but a couple smacks of my hand to my temple let […]

Announcing my hiatus

Guys, it’s been a crazy five years. I can’t believe what this little blog/webzine turned into and I will be forever grateful for all the love I’ve received because of it. So many musicians from so many different backgrounds and genres, I never imagined that I’d get this lucky. The thing is, trying to balance […]

Album Review: “Araqsana EP” by Araqsana

The music of Araqsana is not for the faint of heart. The influences of Jazz Fusion, Hardcore Punk, Jam Bands, and Experimental Electronic music all create a sonic experience that is really for the initiated in the experimental instrumental world. In this EP, should you choose to experience it, you will find exceptional musicianship and […]

“Monday 1” by New Tendencies

Monday 1 is a track from New Tendencies’ album Missed Month that is for deep fans of electronic music that leans towards the avant-garde, as well as glitch. There is no defining melody, but rather a coalescence of various tones via modular synth over a malleable beat. I still think it is worth a listen […]

Album review: “321 Days” by a passage to the stars

Composer Ricardo Alves’ project a passage to the stars is a fantastic example of how melody is so diverse in ambient music. The sound effects and light percussive synth sounds only add to the complex yet approachable sound that Alves creates. 321 days is a continuation of what makes a passage to the stars great, […]

“Flowers” by Alois

The soft and upbeat sound of Alois is perfect for summer. Such is the case with their newest single Flowers, which is an indie track that is sure to put you in a calm and happy mood. The melodic hooks are fantastic and the instrumentals are such a great compliment to the soft vocal delivery.

Album Review: “Change” by Mystic Roots

Being a born and raised California boy, I am always happy to find bands that represent our state so well. Mystic Roots falls into this description so well, as the Chico, CA natives carry the reggae tradition with respect while putting their own spin on it. The band considers dancehall, Hip-Hop, EDM, pop, and rock […]

Album Review: “Samatta” by The Corrupting Sea

The Corrupting Sea creates a sound that is rooted in the free space that ambient music provides. Not bound by rigid time signatures, the music on Samatta allows for melodic and harmonic expressions that slowly draw you into a dream-like state. The contrast of the melodious textures with static droning and other sound effects allows […]