Wulijimuren Presents Mongolian Rock with Album ‘Sun of UTC+8’

By DOTTIE PARIS Wulijimuren creates beautiful sounds that have an upbeat take on wordless music.  The vast travels of this musician have contributed to the sound, as the songs blend the best of American rock with European and Asian flair. Wulijimuren has toured extensively across North America, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Webster Hall in New York. He’s won multiple awards and accepts the … Continue reading Wulijimuren Presents Mongolian Rock with Album ‘Sun of UTC+8’

Review: ‘Dear Absentee Creator’ Blends Political Rock and Diverse Sounds

By JOHN DALY Dear Absentee Creator is a creative project from one-man-band Astral Cloud Ashes. The music is raw with gruff vocals paired with emotion evoking melodies. Astral Cloud Ashes is inspired by the rise of bitcoin coupled with Asian influences. “There’s a Japanese theme running through this record,” said Antony Walker, AKA Astral Cloud Ashes. “I wrote the songs on this album whilst getting … Continue reading Review: ‘Dear Absentee Creator’ Blends Political Rock and Diverse Sounds

Agency Creates Beautiful Genre-Defying Music with ‘Exponents’

By DOTTIE PARIS Agency uses some innovative sounds to create their new, genre-redefining album Exponents. If only the world could be as beautiful, innovative and diverse as this new record. Don’t put this band in a box. The music has got the passion of rythmn and blues, the far-out sounds of alternative and the poetry of hip hop.  All together, Agency introduces a cohesive and … Continue reading Agency Creates Beautiful Genre-Defying Music with ‘Exponents’

James Adkins Takes the High Road with ‘Brokedown Free Man Blues’

By DOTTIE PARIS James Adkins has the wisdom of a sage and delivers his words on a dynamic country platform with the new album Brokedown Free Man Blues. Adkins’ picking style is compelling, his voice is clear and the message is succinct: There will be another day to enjoy this life. Adkins is no stranger to accolades and awards and it shows in his work. … Continue reading James Adkins Takes the High Road with ‘Brokedown Free Man Blues’

‘And The Stars Above’ a Crisp, Avant-Garde Album from Armonite

By DOTTIE PARIS And The Stars Above is the latest album by Armonite and it’s an avant-garde blend of electronic, rock and classical. These are the kinds of songs you could easily hear coming out of your TV on a Sunday night, or as the backdrop to a movie. There is a tip of the hat to Gogol Bordello in its levity but there is … Continue reading ‘And The Stars Above’ a Crisp, Avant-Garde Album from Armonite

Strange Culprits Band Experiments with Big, Classic Sound

By DOTTIE PARIS Strange Culprits band has produced a dark and brooding self-titled album, and the music proves these musicians are neither strange, nor are they culprits guilty of anything other than making a good first album. With big beats, straightforward clangy guitar and compelling vocals, the Strange Culprits album is basically a punk record that takes liberties to appeal to a broad range of … Continue reading Strange Culprits Band Experiments with Big, Classic Sound

‘Do You Believe?’ is the Question from Michael P. Cullen

By JOHN DALY Michael P. Cullen wants to know one thing: “Do You Believe?” The question “Do You Believe?” is something people want to know. Cullen posits the question in a way that makes us want to watch more Cullen has a great style. He’s a blend of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen and he gets the viewer engaged on a number of levels. For … Continue reading ‘Do You Believe?’ is the Question from Michael P. Cullen

Andy Michaels Explores the Sensitive Side with ‘Revisited’

By DOTTIE PARIS Andy Michaels may be a tough one, but his music is made for lovers. There’s nothing wrong with having a sensitive side, after all, don’t we all ask for a guy who can listen and emote? Well, Andy does a lot more than that on the record Revisited.  He covers a range of emotions and the human condition and it’s told with … Continue reading Andy Michaels Explores the Sensitive Side with ‘Revisited’

With ‘Smartest Person’ Album, Benjamin Dean Wilson Tells Smart Stories

By JOHN DALY Benjamin Dean Wilson works both sides of microphone.  On his new album The Smartest Person in the Room he performs and produces a work that is both old school and modern at the same time. It’s also a tongue-in-cheek study of life where the lessons are for keeps. He’s basically doing it all himself. The Tulsa-based filmmaker turned musician wrote, produced and … Continue reading With ‘Smartest Person’ Album, Benjamin Dean Wilson Tells Smart Stories

Ghostly Beard a Mysterious Figure with Cool Jazzy Style on Album ‘Inward’

By JOHN DALY There’s a philosophy to Ghostly Beard’s mystery. “Not showing my face is a choice I’ve made as a reaction to our self/image-obsessed society, and it goes with my message which is to put the music forward and forget the faces. What I look like, who I am is unimportant in the end,” he said. It’s a heck of a statement for someone … Continue reading Ghostly Beard a Mysterious Figure with Cool Jazzy Style on Album ‘Inward’