Category: REVIEWS

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Riding the Crypto Wave: Understanding the Bitcoin Paradigm

Bitcoin, a groundbreaking digital currency, has emerged as a transformative force in the financial realm. Originating in 2009, Bitcoin operates on a decentralized platform using blockchain technology. This article delves into the core concepts of Bitcoin, its historical evolution, and its significance in the contemporary financial landscape. Apart from this, learn about the power of…

Unlocking Bitcoin’s Potential: Your Roadmap to Cryptocurrency Prosperity

Cryptocurrency has emerged as a groundbreaking force in the financial landscape, with Bitcoin leading the charge. In this guide, we’ll delve into the intricacies of Bitcoin and provide you with a comprehensive roadmap for success in the cryptocurrency realm. Beside learning about BTC potential, also learn about the seamless cross-chain transactions.  Definition and Overview of…

The Wheel New Album ‘The Wheel’ via Lakeshore Records

Avram Brown titled his album and project name The Wheel, and it fits because this ten-song set covers a cycle of emotions. Many times, these are sad emotions. Then again, some of these lyrics speak to his 14-year marriage falling apart recently, so much sadness would be expected surrounding that marital casualty. However, let’s start…

Adrian Sutherland Releases Two New Singles

Adrian Sutherland, the formidable roots-rock virtuoso hailing from the remote landscapes of Canada’s Far North, is gearing up to unleash his musical opus, “Precious Diamonds,” and the preview comes in the form of two singles – the anthemic “Precious” and the uplifting “Diamonds.” As Sutherland stands on the cusp of a promising career trajectory, the…

Cody Coyote’s “There Tonight”

Cody Coyote’s “There Tonight” startled me at first. I didn’t expect the song’s extended and intensely rhythmic introduction but, once I settled into the intro after a second or two, what I heard sparkled with boundless promise. He fully exploits that promise when the arrangement opens in full. It’s driven by computerized sounding percussion, but…

‘Ken Kase’ Has Arrived

Ken Kase is a multi-dimensional artist who has music running through his veins. Kase has just released his self-titled EP that features five, standout tracks. With a signature, pop/rock style in play, ‘Ken Kase’ will energize AND rejuvenate your eardrums. The entire EP was produced, written, arranged, performed, engineered and mixed by Ken Kase himself.…

CatsMelvin Presents New Album ‘Seasick Circus’

As the word ‘Seasick’ comes before the word ‘Circus’ in the title to this CatsMelvin album, it’s made quite obvious how this is not the kind of circus that makes small children smile and cheer. No, this name suggests more of the ‘afraid of scary clowns’ kind of atmosphere, instead. In order to create this…

Peter Gural’s Releases New Album

Peter Gural’s personal story informs his songwriting art without ever obscuring its value for listeners. It’s not a small achievement. Another triumph of his new album release Birdy’s World is how deftly Gural marries assorted musical styles into a seamless and signature approach that holds up over the course of Birdy’s World’s eleven tracks. Uniting the strands of…

Take The Wheel, “Coyote Mask” is Revealed

The Wheel is definitely heading in the right direction with the new release titled “Coyote Mask”. Avram Brown is the man behind The Wheel and “Coyote Mask” is the latest single off of the self-titled, debut album. The singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist is steering The Wheel and making all the necessary twists & turns…

Everpresent presents new single “Seduce Me”

Everpresent engages in a new romantic, sensual synthpop sound with “Seduce Me.” Beyond synthpop, they incorporate elements of EDM and industrial and rave into this singular approach. The lyrics rest right in the heart and center of the sound. With their verses, they describe this sense of unbearable lust. A dialogue comes into the fray…

Crypto and the Future of Work: How Cryptocurrencies Are Changing the Way We Work

Introduction In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, where technology continues to reshape industries and disrupt traditional norms, cryptocurrencies have emerged as a transformative force. As the world delves deeper into the realm of digital currencies, the way we work is undergoing a profound shift, with cryptocurrencies playing a pivotal role in redefining work dynamics, payment…

Blockchain and Decentralized Applications: Revolutionizing the Digital Landscape

Introduction In the ever-evolving world of technology, Blockchain and Decentralized Applications (DApps) have emerged as transformative forces, reshaping the way we interact with data, conduct transactions, and build trust. The emergence of these technologies has paved the way for novel approaches to digital systems and processes, giving rise to a more transparent, secure, and inclusive…

Essential Tools Every Oil Trading Platform Should Offer

In the fast-paced world of oil trading, having access to the right tools can make all the difference between success and failure. Oil markets are known for their volatility, and traders need reliable platforms that offer a range of essential tools to help them navigate this complex landscape. In this article, we will delve deep…

The Risks of Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Introduction In the ever-evolving world of finance, cryptocurrencies have surged into the mainstream, capturing the attention of both seasoned investors and newcomers seeking high returns. The allure of decentralized digital assets and the promise of quick gains have led many to explore this new avenue of investment. However, as with any financial endeavor, the road…

P Bailey New Single ‘Just For You’

P. Bailey sings a song of pure love and devotion in “Just For You.” The R&B style of the sound feels genuine. He sings with all his heart, allowing for the emotional cadence of the track to become wholly vibrant and fully realized. Melodies have a joyous quality, ensuring that every element of the atmosphere…

Lauren Glick’s Presents New Single “Set Me Free”

A classy bit of bravo defines Lauren Glick’s powerful voice on the commanding “Set Me Free.” Rhythms go for a timeless, laid-back quality that adds to the overall experience. By allowing the many different layers plenty of room, the song has a living, breathing aspect. The lyrics draw from her life experience, showing growth as…

Blind Uncle Harry Present New Single ‘Courage To Love’

Bloomington, Indiana-based singer/songwriter Chris “Harry” Doran, aka Blind Uncle Harry, has in recent years proven himself as one of the most talented purveyors of modern folk rock. Sometimes his songwriting has a topical bent, yes, but it reaches a level of timelessness thanks to Doran’s penchant for universality. His new single “Courage to Love”, however,…

Justin Levinson Invites US to ‘Collamer Circle’

If you’re into finger-snappin’, toe-tappin’ songs with super strong melodies & harmonies, then ‘Collamer Circle’ by Justin Levinson is your ticket!  Justin Levinson is a Vermont-based singer/songwriter and Billboard Song Contest winner and has just released his fifth, full-length album.  ‘Collamer Circle’ has Levinson joining forces with fellow Vermont singer/songwriter Ben Patton.  Levinson and Patton…

Evan Charles, ‘Between Two Worlds’

Evan Charles is a talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Austin, Texas.  He has recently released his debut, full-length album titled ‘Between Two Worlds’ that is a smashing success!  The new record was co-produced by Evan Charles and Scott Davis (Bruce Robison, Band of Heathens), mixed and mastered by Jonas Wilson, engineered by Xavier Juarez…

Tom Sykes Delivers ‘A Long Hard Road’

Tom Sykes is a visionary of sorts paving his own path into the future by way of music that speaks truth and connects on a higher level.  Sykes believes in the power of music and how it can unite people from all walks of life.  ‘A Long Hard Road’ is the latest release by Tom…

Reverend Peter Unger New Single ‘I Will Still Be Missing You’

Rev Peter Unger goes right for the heartstrings on the soulful “I Will Still Be Missing You.” The fleshed-out sound feels beautiful. The many different instruments that interplay throughout the arrangement help to give it that extra sense of community. His guitar playing has a crystal-clear acoustic, allowing the thing to sing. Bass goes for…

WonderCurrent Presents Selt-Titled Album ‘WonderCurrent’

WonderCurrent is a musical collaboration featuring the talents of J.J. Beson and Dave Dvorak. It is a mostly acoustic collection of folk songs, which hearken back to the folk music revival of the ‘60s. It features strong singing and strong songs, which should create a nice, nostalgic buzz for those who fondly recall that era.…

Callehan is Ready to Set Sail with “The Four Winds”

Callehan is a group comprised of four key members all based in Nova Scotia. “The Four Winds (Featuring Ashley MacIsaac) is the latest release for Callehan and what a joy this one is. Here are some words from Callehan’s webpage that pretty much sums up the whole vibe and mission: “To share a moment and…

Bryn Ryan-Van Dyke New Video “It’s My Movie”

Southern California-native, Honolulu, HI-based singer-songwriter Bryn Ryan-Van Dyke isn’t just letting life pass her by. Stepping into a second life, Bryn is living her dream and flexing her talent of writing songs that touch our hearts and speak to human experience. Drawing inspiration from powerhouse storytelling artists of the past like Alanis Morisette, Stevie Nicks,…

The New Occupants and Mr MooQ New Single ‘Super Boom’

“Super Boom” from The New Occupants and Mr MooQ is a slice of ‘50s b-movie-inspired ScFi music. It’s a collaboration between The New Occupants and Mr MooQ, and it sounds like what an intentionally corny cinematic throwback looks like. The New Occupants is a synth-driven quartet, while Mr MooQ is an equally synth-loving performer. However,…

Irina Imme Presents New Single ‘Globe’

Irina Imme expresses anxiety with a thoughtful sensibility in “Globe.” The arrangement has a restraint that gives it a stately sheen. Her voice grows in strength with each verse. Word choice matters as she charts through her mental state, one shared by millions of people worldwide. The piece gains strength and power that feels lovely…

Juice Tha Black Beethoven Presents Halloween 2023 Songs “Dancin’ With Dracula” + “The Transylvania Twist”

JuiceThaBlackBeethoven – ‘Dancin’ with Dracula’ – JuiceThaBlackBeethoven goes for a 50s nostalgic kick on “Dancin’ with Dracula.” Volume is a given because the whole track should be played at a party. There’s a community sensibility, the joy of coming together for the spookiest time of the year. Best of all, his voice fits the general…

Littlemen Release ‘Visions’

The path ahead for Littlemen follows a distinctly different trajectory than previous incarnations existing under this moniker. The Nick Allen-led iteration of the band’s new single “Visions” solidifies his claim to helming one of the U.K.’s best new syntheses of English and American influences I’ve heard in quite a while. “Visions” stands as one of…

Mesa Jane Releases “All I Need”

Mesa Jane is a songwriter & recording artist from Philly and she is excited to release this new single titled “All I Need”. Mesa Jane has decided to provide the listening audience with her first cover as “All I Need” is actually a Radiohead song. I’m not familiar with the original song by Radiohead, but…

Wellbeloved Present New Album ‘The Rusty’

Wellbeloved is the music of David Wellbeloved, and The Rusty is his first studio recording in over 25 years. ‘Rusty’ is a term we usually apply to someone who hasn’t applied a process for a long time, and just isn’t as smooth as he/she used to be while doing that process. However, Wellbeloved doesn’t come…

Les Fradkin Presents New Album ‘Reality’

Les Fradkin’s epic release, Reality – The Rock Opera, is certainly ambitious. Its title track, for example, muses about the wide-ranging topic of reality, and exactly what it is (or is not). Thus, this is not your typical selection of love songs, breakup songs, and missing-my-baby songs. Instead, it actually takes on the extremely deep…

Mariami is Turning ON the “Foglights”

Mariami is an artist with many layers and dimensions as she digs deep to find her distinct sound. As the listener digs into Mariami’s latest single, “Foglights”, he or she will notice right away the vast amount of substance embedded here. The musical soil is rich and abundant as Mariami is turning ON “Foglights” and…

‘To the River’ by Dorsten

Anyone who thinks that the Arizona scene doesn’t know how to produce bold and brilliant songcraft anymore needs to make a point of listening to “To the River,” the new song by Dorsten, if for no other reason than to be educated as to how ignorant such a notion is. Dorsten has been around for…

Jackson Reed and The Silverbirds New Single “In My Head”

Jackson Reed and The Silverbirds go for a powerful slice of catchy 80s neon-hued splendor with “In My Head.” Close attention is paid to the arrangement, as a great deal of instrumentation is brought into the fray. He balances the many elements effortlessly, and the sound has a lighter-than-air quality. Lyricism feels perfect, letting the…

Little King New Single ‘Amber Waves (Goodbye)’

The melody to Little King’s “Amber Waves (Goodbye)” sounds a little bit like John Cougar’s “Jack & Diane.” However, it greatly differs rhythmically, in that it’s an upbeat, acoustic guitar strummed recording. It also contrasts with Little King’s other recorded output, in that it is a romantic song of “Sweet self-indulgence,” as the band puts…

Ruby Rose Fox with “A Carpetbagger’s Ode to Rocky”

Ruby Rose Fox is an award-winning songwriter and powerful singer with an exciting, new single titled “A Carpetbagger’s Ode to Rocky”. That level of mystique surrounds Ruby Rose Fox and this new song as the listener will be entranced by the style. From start to finish, “A Carpetbagger’s Ode to Rocky” plays out like a…

Les Fradkin with “Together” for ONE and ALL

Les Fradkin is a producer and composer/multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and one-man band and he is a pioneer of the MIDI guitar. Not to mention, Les is an Akademia 2023 Hall of Fame Inductee and was an original cast member of the smash hit production “Beatlemania”. Fradkin’s latest single titled “Together” is featured on the full album…

Gideon King & City Blog Release “Skunks Misery Road”

A supple percussive intro is followed by a searing vocal ala Ms. Ashley Hess as we enter “Skunks Misery Road,” King’s white-hot single performed alongside the City Blog, but these first few strands of melodic gold are only a taste of what’s about to come pouring out of the speakers over the next five minutes.…