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Friday, March 31, 2017

Tripp Denom - The Funktional Addict EP review

Year : 2017
Genre : Stoner Indie, Hip Hop
Label : Independent
Origin : United States
Official site: > - here - <

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San Francisco-based Tripp Denom cultivates a diverse set of culturally popular addictions, combined with the relentless urge to create hip hop songs about the numerous peak moments engineered and harvested during his favorite pastimes and most successful hedonistic exploits.

Indeed, an ultra-hedonistic approach to life is clearly observable: Tripp Denom is a passionate user of ganja, cars, and female flesh, so pretty much each and every song is a clear declaration towards the simple realization of some-, or all degree of this layered truth. There are two types of moods on the EP: throughout the first narrative ethos, you will be stoned like a petrified ancient vamp motherfucker, and the music won't relent, it will organize the remnants of your free will into complete submission, using only tender but firm tentacles to accomplish this goal, and it will encompass you into an inescapeable purple haze - oh Hai Jimmy, 'the fuck are you doing here! - then the plot - and your magic - thickens, as a woman soars into your view in full combat readiness, revealing her commodities, and marketing the promise of metaphysical unification. Each part is free to grab, very literally, and yes, it has a soul, but today there is no need to convince her of your capabilities as a man of societal stature - she already knows that there is an ecosystem working in the background, - that is why she is here, you idiot - and she came to put the cherry on its top. All problems solved. So, in these songs of moody haze, you will combat to the death with voluptuous female ass and epic tits of evolutionary profitability drawn directly from the mere flesh of the cosmos, and you will surely suffer a barrage of nervous breakdowns if you are a gender-politician to any degree. This disc is sexist like fuck, and that is the good thing about it, naturally. Read on to know more.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

The RA-6600 - Followed a Boy review

Year : 2017
Genre : glam rock
Label : HEMBOT Records
Origin : United States
Official site: > here <

The RA-6600 duo is still adamant at delivering the best traditions of free spirited glam rock with new found vigor to define the genre as fresh and relevant. Their latest effort is an extended play, an addendum to a series of EPs the duo has been releasing throughout 2016, now continuing this optimistically invasive trend with another collection of hefty, straight-to-the-point glam tracks that radiate the charm of the style with undeniable convince power and production-rawness you are not used to hear.

As is the usual case with this duo, the most optimal trait of this release is how it does not concern itself with super-clean production values. The aim of the game is to get hold of the given idea with the least amount of required effort possible, but NEVER less. As result of this creative stance, the music successfully finds a constant source of joy via the act of creatively de-bunking the most secretively kept tricks and techniques of glam, and, the best part is, that the members never abuse their position after a thorough investigation. Instead, they rob a given idea clean, and they are moving on, no time to waste: we have came to exploit this idea, but we are interested only in THIS and THAT, thank you very much!

The lyrics are similarly indicative of this sanely defined flexibility, painting pictures that are relentlessly playful and heart-wrenchingly unfulfilled in SOME sense - but these percepts are way too delicate to project insatiable conclusions on, and this is why the record emerges as yet another honest, and authentic delivery of the duo. After all, there are things you can NOT talk about - and you best remain silent about those. Highly ironic, and this is the music that openly chases mentioned irony in the context of bare-to-the-bone glam. A safe recommendation for the fans of the genre, but all music lovers will be prone to admire its wild, manic, exploitative demeanor that simply does not give a damn of what you think about it.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dave Wirth - Flutters review

Year : 2016
Genre : Acoustic ambient chill
Origin : United States
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Flutters by Dave Wirth is an excusively acoustic full length, divided to 13 arrangements of improvisative/super-contemplative string strumming. And there is a lot to be heard indeed, as frequencies demand full attention as they are finally given due time and real estate to claim their full share of murdered silence on.

"Technically" speaking, the artistic aim behind the disc is to showcase how awareness moves within an unrelenting type of layered existence which IT creates in the process, leaving behind traces of sounds, but now documented in larger-than-life proportions, courtesy of recording equipment entirely devoted to paint a very precise picture of audible stimuli. Read on to know more.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mason Way - Social Media track review

Year : 2016
Genre : Hip hop
Label : Independent
Origin : United States
Where to check the song out: > - here - <

Relentless-, hilarious hip hop notability Mason Way is back with a flamboyant social criticism of social media. The artist in question certainly was a staple amidst these pages in the previous periods - use the TACSF function on the top of the page to look up his stuff -  and these days he started to develop a keen sensation towards massively ornamentic soundscapes, now spiced further up via quite relevant vocal - as in singing - components.

The rapping itself has tremendous amounts of charm, as the narrator inherently declares himself as an autonomous individual who allegedly is not affected by the casual-, virtually infinite turmoil pertinent to social media, whereas ironically occupies a position from which all the emotional content he feels towards a certain lady, ARE, in fact, the reflections and results of what he experiences amidst the boundaries of these social media interactions. One of my favorie bits is when he says: "these tactics won't work, bitch, I'm Mason Way." This is the ultimate declaration of independence, or, at least, a valiant attempt at it. Whether this irony is conscious or accidental, is up to the listener to decide, which immeditaley makes this track worthy of serious attention.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Cranky George - Misery Road track review

Year : 2016
Genre : Soft Folk Rock, Country
Label : Independent
Origin : United States
Where to check the song out: > - here - <

Misery Road is an entry from the upcoming longplay of LA based folk rock/country ensemble, Cranky George. This page has a lot of good info on the history of the group, while this review will concentrate on the single, as an indicator of what possibly you could expect from the foreseeable future, "debuting" on the 18th of November - simultaneously with the new Metallica double release. This spirit at dormant competition is something one must reckon with an intact poker face. Let's dive into the song!

Misery Road eloquently and inventively worships oldschool songcraft traditions with top tier production values, these latter meticulously balanced/arranged in at attempt to court said traditions with maximum-, though well orchestrated efficiency.

The self-reflective, ironically introverted, placid initial pacing conveys the classic country setting of parking at a fireplace in the company of a bourbon, a dead relative and a banjo - banjo not included, do you happen to have a lighter? -, yet, this trusty pulsation (pun intended) is armed with the intention to dress into moods and colors of hefty, brisk intensity.

At a given dramatic point in the song, by which you falsely think that everything has happened already, and grandpa is no risk to the society OR to your psyche as the top dog of this music-universe, the band commands the intensity up against the roof, as to let the soul reach beyond the skies, nevertheless remaining faithful to the bulk of the exhibited musical character. Clean, competent, all-voice-out lead singing is supported by a country ethos that reveals grace and elegance with sufficient power to display the heart of country classicism.

The result is an ironic, hilarious display of deliberately larger-than-life comic book country done in a truly badass, ballsy fashion. This feat could not have been pulled off without a decent frontman-, nor without sophisticated taste and competence on/at how exactly command the sounds to make them more intense, but keeping them from messing with the structure. The track is a truly pleasant experience to listen to, as it does not satisfy with merely existing, instead, it IS a successful musical metaphor FOR the flow of existence itself. An immediate recommendation for all music lovers, and don't forget, it is only a week's time until the LP debuts.

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

REP - Street Walkers track review

Year : 2016
Genre : Hip Hop, Christian Hip Hop
Label : Independent
Origin : United States
Where to chech the song out: > -  here - <

REP is back not with a vengeance, but, with a fresh review request concentrating on another track of the Co-Laborations LP.

Street Walkers is an attentively sculpted, massively mid-tempo hip hop track, pinpointing lurking danger and ambiguous remnants of hopes at every corner. The central musical attraction of the song is a nice pairment of a highly retroid slot-machine riff, - the melody itself has a luciferian Last Ninja vibe - and this motive is quick to demand for itself gargantuan support by a duo of mobsters in the form of a powerful, sneaky bass, and a clever drum passage that admires the musculature of said bass, inventively pinpointing the key points in its relentless anatomy.

The rapping is good, too, as REP knows that it is best if he is "just" a REPorter, staying away from the framing of brisk morality. Instead, he is revealing percepts and reocurring thoughts/tendencies that are amidst the pertinent components of the observed daily life of a prostitute, as you do not have to be one to know one - the lyrics reflect the position of a man who feels empathy for the prostitute, yet is in the process of seeking to decide whether the woman would prefer to be "saved" from this lifestyle at all.

What I like about this track, is how the mood of the music reflects this timeless concealed dilemma, conveying the percept that everything you think about the situation, might be utterly wrong - nevertheless both the music and the prostitute invites you to come and find out.

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

REP - Escape Room track review

Year : 2016
Genre : Hip Hop, Christian Hip Hop, Soul
Label : Independent
Origin : United States
Where to check the song out: > - here - <

Escape Room is an entry found on the latest longplay delivered by Virginia-based hip hop artist REP. Your host is not at all reluctant to express a clear and unconditional devotion towards Jesus, and Escape Room is one of those songs that emerge successful at painting elegant allegories about the state a soul MIGHT find itself in, if subjected to existence without a palpable pointer to grasp unto. The Escape Room, of course, is your body, in this metaphor. But let's not spoil the challenge and the fun of finding the key to it.

The music is quite interesting, and here is why: the bulk of the piece is an almost fragile-, though well researched sonic environment, composed mainly of bass lines that paint out the harmonic domain with inventive strokes of sounds flirting with the timing, and REP seems and sounds to be almost conscious to refrain from the utilization of such casual super-orhodoxies like a snare drum, hi-hats, or a crash cymbal. The song simply evades these elements, and, hilariously, you spend the whole time listening if they will ever show up - and there is no void to be felt upon realizing that they were NOT invited this time.

The song manages to capture a floaty feeling, and finds efficient methods at maximizing its potential with a strictly limited set of instruments and sounds utilized. The piece is a collab, by the way, and the talented singer Mikaela Juday brings you clear, soulful lead singing that is precise and brisk: there is zero trace of autotune.The chorus is awesome in character, and Mikaela knows this, too - but the music fails to realize in the background that SOME elements are yet to be brought to the table to court the lead singer as she declares the main gravitational pull of the entry. Mikaela bursts into full bloom mode in the chorus, but the music fails to recognize it. A pity.

Luckily, REP steps in to deliver a decent block of well-tempoed rapping without offending anyone. A talented artist with true musical vision, and a particularly strong sense of how to validate limitation in the context of diversity of sound. Sometimes less is more. And sometimes it is not.

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REP - Escape Room

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