Album Review: “Valenti” by Valenti Funk

Dallas-based Valenti Funk creates music that is cross-genre, expressive, and ultimately a reflection of not only him but all of the musicians that he creates with. The tracks on Valenti are a blast of funk (with special nods to George Clinton), reggae, and jazz. Every track is filled with powerful energy that invites you to […]

Album review: 1(EP) by aoi

When an artist has a clear vision for their work, it is imperative that they follow through with it. aoi, a composer/musician/producer from Montreal, is an example of this actually happening. With his debut EP, entitled 1(EP), aoi (real name Keven Brien) has established that he wants the listener to experience: “A voyage through lands where […]

Album Review: The Paul Swest “Wizard Talk”

  Free jazz is easily one of my favorite styles of the massive jazz genre. There is something about the element of expression within it–rhythmically and melodically–that makes it so special. Following in this style is musician and visual artist Charles Chace who performs under the project name The Paul Swest. In his newest album […]