Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Album Review: 'Daggers' by All Hail The Silence

The world of electronic dance music is vast and evolves quite fast.  As you may know or find out, this blog respects the talent found in trance or related electronic music. All Hail The Silence is comprised of members BT & Christian Burns, which if you have been paying attention over the years have collaborated quite nicely on many tracks.

'Daggers' is a what those in the music business refer to as an L.P. (Long Player) made up of 14 tracks. Each track marries BT's composition with Burns' lovely vocals for a delightful listening experience. It's clear as you listen to 'Daggers' from beginning to end that a lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into writing comprehensive tracks. Without knowing too much in depth about each member, a new fan of electronic music in any form will enjoy this album. Please support this album on your favorite platform of choice at your earliest convenience!

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Friday, January 25, 2019

E.P. Review: 'BX8 E.P.' by Mike EFEX

In recent months, a more techno infused sub-label of Coldharbour Recordings was launched called Coldharbour Black. The label spearheaded by Markus Schulz has always embraced the darker and intense sound of techno, but still put trance melodic layers on the forefront. This time with Coldharbour Black, techno infusion will be the concentration. The launch has featured Markus Schulz, Jam El Mar, Arkham Knights, and now Mike EFEX.

'BX8 E.P.' features the tracks "BX8", "Berzerk", and "Chronos".  Each track magnificently marries melodic layers with the darker beats found in techno. For those new to electronic music, techno is a close relative to trance, and is usually appeals to fans of both. Mike EFEX has been featured on this blog before, and has shown his creative talent once again.  Please support the team's effort on your favorite platform!

Album Review: 'Riding the Thermals' by Nicholas Gunn

Many veteran readers of this blog are aware of the love for trance music, but considering this blog is almost 8 years old, you may have missed the love for many other genres of music.  Understanding origins within music is just as important as the music itself. In fact, many recognize the classical and ambient undertones within trance music.  The evolution of the genre needs to be examined for trance music to continue its niche intrigue.

Ambient music tends to get a bad reputation or just written off as "relaxing" music for your elevator rides or to fall asleep. However, how is any of this BAD? Music does NOT need to be revered so complicated that you can NOT enjoy the intricacy of those who produce this music. Nicholas Gunn has been in the music business for quite some time, and has a great musical background that spans from rock, to ambient, to trance as explained on a recent episode of Trending Topics with BB Podcast.

'Riding The Thermals' is a brilliant ambient album from top to bottom. In fact, many tracks are being remixed and remastered for the trance audience. From experience, it is suggested you listen to the album WITHOUT skipping a track to get the full effect of the album. The incorporation of vocals marry well with the nature undertones and delightful relaxing "theater of the mind". The album is OFFICIALLY available on your favorite platform of choice, so please support the brilliance of Nicholas Gunn at your earliest convenience.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Song Review: "Mr. Wolf" by Jump Stone

In the quest to continue to highlight talent as this blog does, Jump Stone was featured awhile back helping propel this talented band into the music-verse. With access to so much music these days, it's nice true musicianship has not declined. Indie Rock and Indie Music for that matter deserve to be highlighted and introduced regardless of what is considered popular music.

"Mr. Wolf" adds to their repertoire quite nicely with intriguing rhythm combined with enticing vocals. The song may require multiple listens to get then entire concept, but nonetheless, it is a great tune. Please support Jump Stone through your usual channels! 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Track Review: "Embrace the Rainbow" by Woody Van Eyden & Gil Zambrano with Cheryl Barnes

The Trance genre has many sub-genres in this day and age of distinction. However, for those who have been fans of trance from its humble beginnings agree that euphoric vocal trance stand the test of time. This is why the team at Universal Nation spearheaded by well respected DJ/producer Alex MORPH, embraces this sound.

"Embrace the Rainbow" is euphoric vocal trance at its core. From the driving beats, to the melodic layers, to the delightful vocals by Cheryl Barnes, Woody Van Eyden & Gil Zambrano have collaborated to create a great track. The beauty of this track is its ability to entice you sing along to vocals while evoking emotions. Pretty sure this track will be featured in sets as well as radio shows/podcasts for time to come. Highly recommend you support this track through the usual stores and streaming options provided by Black Hole Recordings.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Song Review: "Shadows" by The Incarnations

Awhile back, The Incarnations were highlighted on this blog for the song "Love Drugs". As you will read or realize they are back with another single "Shadows".  But before we dive into the review, let's remind you that this band hails from Scotland, and they fall into the Indie Rock genre.

"Shadows" is an uptempo song with a driving rhythm, and great melodic lines. The vocals fit perfectly with the track as you will find out.  As evident by the artwork shown above, "Shadows" celebrates astronauts and space themes. Highly recommend you support the release of this single January 25, 2019 on Sound Hub Records

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