Wednesday, July 26, 2017

EP Review: 'Six PACK Volume 3' by Straight No Chaser

What is the purest form of music? That would be A Capella. Yes, using your vocal chords (voices) to their fullest ability to create beautiful music should be regarded as its own art form. This art form has embraced for many generations, and respect of this art form still needs to be celebrated today. There are many different groups out there that do this, and thanks to NBC show "Sing Off", "Glee", and the "Pitch Perfect" series of movies, A Capella has been gaining mainstream accolades. 

As explained before on this blog, Straight No Chaser began as buddies in college singing for girls and beer. However, when a reunion many years later prompted one member to post videos of their humble beginnings on YouTube, the head of Atlantic Recordings signed them for a contract. Needless to say, they have been recording and touring since 2008 professionally.

'Six PACK Volume 3' is just that, an EP of 6 songs with their signature SNC twist. They continue to produce great arrangements for their roster of talented members. As many members have explained on the podcast Trending Topics with BB, they are more known for their covers, however their original songs are just as brilliant. You will be singing along with "Sweet Dreams/Handclap Medley", "All Time Low", "That's What I Like", "Total Eclipse of the Heart", "Twistin' The Night Away", & "Beyonce Medley". Have you picked up your copy yet?


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Album Review: 'Matching Stories' by Kyau & Albert

The world of electronic dance music is vast, and as explained before, the sub-genre of trance is celebrated a lot here on the blog. Kyau & Albert have been around for many years producing many great tracks through labels like Anjunabeats and their own Euphonic. They have also been known to collaborate with others in the scene on tracks like "Fears" with Markus Schulz on his 2016 'Watch The World' album.

Their talent has not gone unnoticed here at The Love of Music Project, so when contacted by their team to write this review, the blog was honored.  A few of the tracks on 'Matching Stories' have been released as singles and supported in sets by many as well as radio shows/podcasts like Group Therapy with Above & Beyond, Global DJ Broadcast, & Corsten's Countdown. "Memory Lane" is a solid track with great vocals by Mr. Albert. In fact, there aren't many tracks that aren't featuring his vocals, and that is a-okay! However, tracks like "Love Letter From The Future" and "Bring You Back" feature the vocals of Adaja Black and Jeza. Each brings a unique sound with their vocals to each track, and the blog is pretty sure you will enjoy them.

Another welcome detail of 'Matching Stories' is the tracks that are in their native German language ("Mein Herz" & "Spuren"). It's a welcome change to hear quality vocals despite language barriers. Music has that way of breaching those barriers. If you love trance and/or vocal trance, or just learning about it, you will love this album.  Great vibes from start to finish! Have you purchased your copy yet?

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ferry Corsten presents Gouryella-From the Heavens-The Documentary

Obviously, there are many great documentaries about music covering composition, instrumentation, and so forth. To take it a step further, there have been some great documentaries about artists/DJs or whatever you may deem them in the trance music genre. Markus Schulz' 'Do You Dream' or Armin Van Buuren's 'A Year with Armin Van Buuren' are great in their own right, but the latest documentary from Ferry Corsten and his Gouryella alias is a masterclass on trance.  Huge congratulations to Ferry's team for capturing a journey through music, time, and space!


Friday, July 14, 2017

Track Review: "Scan" by Danilo Ercole

The beauty of the trance music scene is the constant supply and demand of new tracks. Another beauty is the diversity of labels and themes the scene continues to pursue. Danilo Ercole and OHM Music have been featured on this blog before, but with a new track comes a new review. Whether your taste is the uplifting, euphoric pure trance, progressive, or the new era psy-trance, the constant need for new music never ceases to amaze.

"Scan" is one of those tracks where a lot of creativity to come up with an infections melody, great beat drops, and more elements to keep you wanting more has been produced by Mr. Ercole. The following remixes provided by Matt Forner should be added to your collection as well. The anthem like nature of this track regardless of the mix, is going to be featured in sets and radio shows/podcasts for time to come. When this track gets its wide release, please support all involved by picking up yourself a copy!

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