2018 was a wild year for everyone involved. At the beginning of the year, I decided to listen to 300 albums that I never listened to before, both new and old. Within the list of 300 albums are quite a few albums from 2018. Because I set out in the beginning of the year to listen to a variety of music, I wasn’t sure how it’d affect my 2018 list and what I sought out. Interestingly enough, there’s some surprising variety. Continue reading Top 10 Albums of 2018
Hearing Dance with the Dead for the first time was like a breath of fresh air. I had been submerging myself in the synthwave genre and listened to artists like Carpenter Brut, Perturbator, Gost, Wavshaper and Com Truise. But, as a musician that loves metal , I always wanted some heavier guitars featuring some of that electronic music goodness. Hearing B Sides Volume 1 was glorious, and once the band announced teasers for the new album, I knew I was going to fall in love. August 14th, the album dropped, and it’s been in heavy rotation ever since. Continue reading Dance With The Dead – Loved To Death
If anyone hasn’t done so already, check out the review of the ‘ debut album In The Arms of the Sun by Vox Vocis. That album completely blew me away and made me jealous because if I could somehow go back in time, that would be the album I made. When I caught wind of the news that the band was recording their second album, I was extremely excited. I am happy to say that the band did not disappoint. This will be a breakdown of the entire album track by track . Continue reading Vox Vocis – Star Meissa Album Review
I The Mighty has always been an extremely interesting band to me. In the eight years that they have been a band, they have changed their sound multiple times, but it always sounded like I The Mighty. In their third album, they switched up their sound and vocalist Brent Walsh got incredibly introspective lyrically. They didn’t drop their post-hardcore sound that they had introduced in their label debut album Satori and honed in Connector, but some of the songs are stripped down musically. Continue reading I The Mighty – Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go Album Review
The Dave Brubeck Quartet are known for their groundbreaking album “Time Out”, an album that changed the landscape of music in 1959. Odd time signatures, captivating melodies and infectious rhythms riddled the album and it put the entire quartet on the map. In the three years following the iconic release, the group released fifteen projects. One of which that stood out was Brubeck’s “Bossa Nova U.S.A.” . Continue reading Album Of The Week – Bossa Nova U.S.A.
I find instrumental music to be one of my favorite genres. The artist is free to create intricate soundscapes without having to structure it around a vocalist. I first got introduced to instrumental hip-hop through DJ Shadow’s landmark album Endtroducing…... After that, I was shown Madlib and J-Dilla, two more pioneers in that genre. I had been on the hunt for artists that would blow me away in the same fashion that those guys did. Enter: Morti Viventear, a Montréal-based producer who created one of the most beautiful hip-hop instrumental albums I’ve heard in recent times. Time to go underwater with Morti’s album Lovecraftmanship! Continue reading Morti Viventear – Lovecraftmanship Album Review
Before I get into this review, I would like to state that the Vox Vocis is donating this week’s proceeds to the American Red Cross that will support victims of Hurricane Harvey. You can buy the album here.
It has been a very long time since I have heard a refreshing rock album. I find that a lot of the music I’ve encountered has been repetitive in terms of style and sound. Vox Vocis breaks that notion with their debut album “In The Arms Of The Sun”. I initially found out about these guys on the subreddit TheFence, a group dedicated to fans of Coheed and Cambria. One of the band members of Vox Vocis gave some copies of the album away and I was one of the fortunate ones to get it. After sitting on it for a month or so, I decided to give it a listen, and it was by far the best album I’d heard in a long time. Continue reading Vox Vocis – In The Arms Of The Sun Album Review