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1)Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
3)Anthem Noise White Whale
Trained at the New England Conservatory of Music in 2004, singer John Russell and composer Jordan Montgomery weave a dreamy, trippy aural mix consisting of violin, keyboards and avant garde complementary drumming. The almost four minute “Social Anxiety” features those beats with a layer of grunge keys punctuating the unreal quality of the vocal that embraces these movements. The instrumental “Anthem” continues the melodrama with a similar edgy intro, this a segue that would shake up a house mix or two. Give a tip of the had to producer Andy Edelstein for making it so. Shuffling percussion perfectly placed so that “Locked In,” track three, can build on the theme. Robotic trance pop with swirling textures make "Locked In" radio friendly and a standout. “Help Myself” and “There is Nothing Wrong” come in at nine minutes together, twenty-two minutes and forty seconds up to this point on the CD, more than a single side of an lp. “Help Myself’s” drone and the cosmic effervescence of “There is Nothing Wrong” are like diving slowly in a pool of water somewhere above the earth. The next three songs are another eleven minutes and twenty two seconds, “Apnea” glides along a dreamscape while the title “Flounder” is the closest thing you are going to get to the album title of White Whale. It would work nicely for Captain Ahab sailing the dark seas. “Out of Darkness” (featuring Conor Ebbs) with Stephanie Skor’s violin melting between Russell’s vocal is more like into the Celtic dark – a nice concoction of world and other-worldly sounds. Credit also drummer Josh Weinberg, a staple on the local scene whose fine work is a plus here. (Joe Viglione)
Band Members Jordan Montgomery - Songwriting John Russell - Vocals Stephanie Skor – Violin along with Drummer Josh Weinberg and electronic musician & sound designer Richard Devine.
4)Heart Live at Royal Albert Hall
5) V 32 e.p. by Blue Manic
Artist: James Discovers
mastered at New Alliance East by Nick Zampiello, they must have had lots of fun trying to figure out the mood of the mania they helped put to media. The 4:29 of “Theme” could be the signature tune of the James Discovers artistry, - searching, uncovering, seeking, finding…all part of “discovery,” get it? The sounds bounce against the wall with a lovely guitar strum engaging the listener as the music goes from guitar strumming to sonic assault. “I discovered why numbers exist” incorporates the album title (small letters, please, courtesy of e.e. cummings) and the group name. Quantifying the madness we call it. “Adderall” is almost five minutes (4:53) of Captain Beefheart playing Lou Reed playing Red Krayloa at the wrong speed. The singer asks you to get stoned with him. ON “Adderall?” A description from Drug.com noting:” Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) is used to treat narcolepsy and ADHD. Includes side effects, interactions and indications.” So that’s where they come up with these riffs – in the middle of the night. The guitars go in circular motion as this descends into a love song for the sleep medication. On a very good EP with many exciting moments, the closer is my fave, “The Boats” with the artist “Living in a plastic bubble” This one’s at 7:24, one second shy of the opening track, and shades of The Doors Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine double lp “best of the underground songs by Jim and the boys” which featured song lengths of 11: 35 (The End,) 11:00 (“When The Music’s Over,” 7:49 (L.A. Woman,) and 7:14 (“Rider’s On the Storm,” 36:49 plus an additional 49 seconds for four tunes, James Discover’s EP clocks in at about 21:20 …with their own Abbey Road (the album) styled mesmerizing guitar riff on “The Boats,” which take the psychedelia right to the end. Really beautiful…holding out and extending into empty space. Find it on Bandcamp or pick up a hard copy at their gigs.. Worth supporting. https://jamesdiscovers.bandcamp.com/album/numbers-four-selections (Joe Viglione)
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