Month: November 2021

An Interview with Ambient Jazz Guitarist Christer Fredriksen

“Christer Fredriksen is an ambient jazz guitarist and composer with a distinctive sound and a unique ability to tell stories through his music. Christer was born 1972 in Kristiansand, Norway and fell in love with the woods and the electric guitar at the age of 13. He studied music at the Agder University, finishing his …

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Gigantic Hand Questions Societal Changes in Their New Song SEXY TIME

Gigantic Hand opens their song with a righteous intro filled with crunchy guitar, synth and a pulsing kick drum and Tom pattern.  The bass guitar line, a steady and urgent eighth note pattern, locks in the emotion.  As the song develops, it begins to open up with, loosely open hi hats, more transitional drum fills …

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Mattias Lies meets THE GREAT DIVIDE and Shares Wisdom in His New Song

Swedish singer-songwriter, Mattias Lies, shares his poetic wisdom in his new song, “The Great Divide“. The song starts sensitively with few layers highlighting the emotion of the voice.  Mattias presents the theme of the song, that we have grief in our life, but we have to wake up, and meet “The Great Divide”. The song’s …

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Mia Mormino Tells a Wonderful Story in Song with STICK UP

Jazz vibes? Check. Trap vibes?  Check. Good lyrics? Check. Compelling story? Check. Fantastic vocals?  Check! This song is literally BALLER. BALL-ER – (informal adjective) Exceptionally good or impressive; brilliant. What the heck did I just listen to?!  It was absolutely amazing!  One listen wasn’t enough.  The first listen was just letting the song wash over …

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Odaiba (featuring Anna Majidson) HELP us with Some Righteous Funk!

Pulsing, groovy drums enter with such a deliciously funky bassline – this song is FIRE right from the start.  “Help” produced by ODAIBA is such a fun track that you can’t help but move to.  The smooth, hip vocals come from Anna Majidson, are perfectly performed; like a professional surfer, she rides her lyrics and …

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The Lunar Keys say, STOP THIS! With EPIC Energy!

Righteous 90’s grunge intro with that tasty U2/Edge guitar delay.  Engine is fueled…. the drums come in –  a 4-on-the-floor urgent drum groove.  The stage is set!  There’s tension, you can hear and feel it when listening.  Lyrics enter, totally on vibe with the instrumental: “The situation’s crazy Now you want to let me out …

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My Baby Delivers Us a Mesmerizing Pulsing Track, “A Dream I Dream”

Instrumental entrance:  Steady. Pulse. Tension.  Mystery. Excitement. “It’s alright now / you don’t really know me / cause I’m just dreaming…” A wonderful start to this powerful song. Righteously mysterious and captivating. The mystery continues when the vocal line is cut off at 0:35… “a dream I dream of…” only to be later completed with …

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Love, Lies and Fiction Brings a Huge Sound with the track “The Sun Lights Up the Moon”!

“The Sun Lights Up the Moon”  brings huge sonic energy!  The beautifully layered mosaic of sound that washes over you in the first 10-15 seconds is epic!  And that’s just the start! There are so many fine details to the arrangement/production that even after listening a dozen times you will always pick up on a …

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