MUSIC REVIEWS

“Where We Begin (Radio Edit)” by Fenix & SM1LO

“Where We Begin (Radio Edit),” one of fourteen melodic mashups of the title track in Fenix & SM1LO’s Where We Begin LP, rises out of the silence so stealthily that you might miss its incredible entrance if you’re not listening closely enough, but what it delivers in the next three …

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Biglemoi’s Permanent Vacation 

The guitars that act as a linchpin for the deeply diverse and multifaceted extended play that is Biglemoi’s Permanent Vacation are effervescent in “Decipher,” cerebral in the title track, pumped up with a youthful moxie in “Joyride,” stony and surreal in “Other Side,” and emotionally paralyzing in “Sola.” Each of these songs …

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Caracol release Flooded Field

URL: https://www.caracolmusic.com/symbolism-d5-floodedfield Caracol’s 2018 album Symbolism undoubtedly bears much fruit, but it is my humble estimation that the single “Flooded Field” might be the sweetest yield of her talents included on that release. It is difficult to imagine there’s much better from this artist. The concise yet dynamic track does an excellent …

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Jacques Gaines – Something Wrong with Me (single)

Jacques Gaines – Something Wrong with Me Tacoma, Washington’s Jacques Gaines made his first mark in the music world further north in Canada but his latest single “Something Wrong with Me”, taken from the album release Volume Won, should propel him to previously unknown heights. This track is even more impressive …

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Robert LaRoche issues in the stunning A Thousand Shades 

The best summer records have a very distinct sound and feel. They tend to embody the reckless abandon and incomparably youthful catharsis that comes with the season better than any others can, and what Robert LaRoche issues in the stunning A Thousand Shades definitely qualifies as one of these special songbooks. LaRoche …

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Still G & Slapy’s “Endless”

Still G & Slapy’s “Endless,” which recently scaled the Euro Indie Music Chart to the #10 slot whilst receiving airplay on hundreds of stations in over five dozen countries around the world, opens with a menacing synthesized salvo that will grow stronger with every verse that the Italian lyrical wizards …

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Ronin releases debut single Chemical Smiles

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/5EA6FSQuQ489bOrdCvJRSN Drums that replicate a heart beating at the speed of love are igniting a blaze that won’t burn out in “Chemical Smiles,” the new single from Ronin, but they’re not the only agent of evocation lining the sonic walls of this stately exhibition in eccentric musicality. “Chemical Smiles” …

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“Darling Anna” the debut single from 2.O.F.

“Darling Anna,” the debut single from 2.O.F., rises out of the silence with a boldly stylish blanket of synthetic major key notes, each cascading from above like tiny droplets of sonic rain. Their collective melody is startlingly tangible and quickly wraps around us like a warm blanket in the dead …

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“Carpet” the new single from Wilhelm

Percussive palm-muting marks the disturbingly barren opening bars of “Carpet,” the new single from Wilhelm’s debut full-length album Lace, with a menacing texture that will only grow stronger as we delve deeper into the annals of this surreal acoustic ballad. Wilhelm’s lyrics are difficult to hear at first, as they’re sung …

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Relic Kings’ “Blinded by the Sun”

URL: http://www.relickings.ca/ The lyric video for Relic Kings’ “Blinded by the Sun” opens with a visually entrancing flight above the rockiest of terrain, the soft sounds of the string melodies contrasting with the images filling our screen with muted earth tones beautifully. Amidst the lyrics, we watch as thunder and …

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