MUSIC REVIEWS

Bonnie Milne “New Beginnings” and “Uncertain’ (SINGLES)

“New Beginnings”, the first of Bonnie Milne’s two new singles, will put a smile on a listener’s face. It’s a near virtuosic demonstration of Milne’s piano playing skills without ever risking self-indulgence and, secondly, highlights her apparently limitless capacity for melody. “New Beginnings” likewise shows off her ability for creating …

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Morten Nygaard “Trespassing” (SINGLE)

A conceptual foundation can be found at the heart of every Morten Nygaard track, and it’s in this way that his new single picks up where his previous releases left off. Although there’s a lot to be said about the surface-level aesthetics this song sports so flawlessly, there’s more to …

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Ajay Mathur “Real” (SINGLE)

“Real” asks listeners to reframe their outlook on life outside of social media. This single is off of Swiss artist Ajay Mathur’s new album Talking Loud. The Grammy nominated artist blends the best of classic music with contemporary styles resulting in music that is all its own. Mathur is known …

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ACT Americana Trio “True North” (EP) 

Vancouver, Canada’s ACT Americana Trio began their creative journey five years ago. Singer/songwriter and guitarist Andre Chrys, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Chris Lok, and singer/songwriter/musician Taryn Laronge are a sort of low-key roots music “supergroup” with decades of collective artistry between them. Their EP True North features four tracks steeped in the music …

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148 “Sampati” (LP)

Splicing a drill-style vocal attack with a coarse bassline, 148’s “Odds” immediately feels like one of the more assaultive hip-hop tracks you’re going to find on record store shelves this spring. That said, it’s one of nine stellar listens on 148’s debut album Sampati, which is currently getting a lot …

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Iva Toric “Time to Die” (SINGLE)

“Time to Die” isn’t a particularly cheerful song, but anyone who loves passionate music will flock to Iva Toric’s latest single. It’s the second release from her looming new album Dead Reckoning and confronts her anxieties about eventual death head-on. She’s crafted an extraordinarily dynamic musical arrangement, as well, and …

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The Great Lands “1400 Piedmont” (EP) 

The first panic attack of my life smacked me in the mouth eighteen hours after my mother died. I napped on my couch all day after getting home. Sleep eventually became impossible when my back hurt enough and I arose from my cushioned tomb and headed to the bathroom. INSTAGRAM: …

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