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  • POP NEWS: This man’s collection of 40,000 records is going under the hammer

    23 maj 2015, 11:28 av puremusic4ever

    A BRITISH MAN collected over 40,000 records – including vinyl singles and CDs – throughout his life, buying Top 40 chart hits every week from the 1950s to 2015.

    Now Keith Sivyer’s entire collection is going under the hammer following the 75-year-old’s death – and includes records by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Abba, and the Sex Pistols as well as many one-hit wonders.
    Ewbank Auctioneers, which is looking after the sale, has detailed music-lover and former DJ Sivyer’s dedication, explaining how his three-bed terraced house had thousands of pop records “neatly arranged on shelves around the rooms”.

    Source: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/man-collection-40-000-records-going-under-hammer-164155298.html#VanI9i0
  • Remembering B.B. King

    15 maj 2015, 14:11 av puremusic4ever

    Remembering B.B. King

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QKWvQhLZDk[/youtube]
  • We don’t own anything but our inner world

    9 maj 2015, 04:25 av mistersirband

    The third single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is already available here: https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part III
    REM sleep, rapid eye movement stage.
    We don’t own anything but our inner world.
    A dream is the only place where everything is under your control. The law of conservation of energy and substance no longer applies here: you can create any object you like out of thin air, you can bend space at any degree of freedom, you can fly, teleport, rush with the speed of light without fearing experiencing hundreds of g.
    The most interesting part is how our consciousness simulates feelings we’ve never experienced in real life. If during a lucid dream you jump out of a window, first you experience a normal falling (as you should in real life). But just few inches from the ground the falling gradually slows down. When you hit the asphalt, it turns into a jelly, which slowly absorbs you and kicks you out of the current level of sleep.
    Having all of these limitless possibilities one can't help but question the necessity of this “real” world. Why do we need it, if we have a much more pliable inner world where the only masters are we ourselves? The reality is that in this “real” world we don’t own any material things. In a blink of an eye we can lose everything we consider belonging to us “by right”.

    Jacek Yerka - Dream World
    http://webneel.com/webneel/blog/dream-world-revealed-canvas-21-mind-blowing-paintings-jacek-yerka
  • In Virgo album review industrial rock metalcore

    6 maj 2015, 16:00 av fabrykamagazine

    In Virgo - In Virgo |self-released, 2015| 5/5 industrial rock, metalcore

    1. Set Me Free, 2. The Light At the End, 3. The Chosen, 4. Lost All Of You, 5. The Poison, 6. Breaking Apart, 7. Public Enemy, 8. Bully The Few, 9. Revolution, 10. Colors, 11. Exposed, 12. Part Of Me

    It's quite common in the music industry to find a guitar-driven album holding between one and four hit songs. In Virgo's release however may be a breakthrough in that category, since almost every of the 12 tracks present here has the potential to be a hit.
    Chris Egert (guitar/synth/programming) has already proved his songwriting skills through making catchy music for his past project Replica. He then joined an electro/rock band September Mourning a few years later. The singer, Emily Lazar worked together with Chris, and also a little with Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails) and Dave "Rave" Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy), leading to the Melancholia album released in Europe in 2012. While we’re talking collaborations, In Virgo's tunes are enriched with clear and metal-orientated voice of Chris Hodges, who definitely sounds fitting.

    "Set Me Free" opens the tracklist with a gentle piano arrangement which is then joined by a dynamic fusion of edgy guitars, drums and vocals. There are guitar rock solos, the bass sounds thick, and every tune fits into the place perfectly. The lyrics here, and in other compositions on the album, refer to breaking from restrictions - and that can mean a break-up, a suicide attempt, opposing bullying, but also awakening to something new or an emotional detox.

    "The Light At the End" brings a buzz of dynamics thanks to a tight mix of the guitar-bass-drums combo and rebellious, slightly raspy vocals. The track sounds catchy from the beginning to the very end and the choruses are going to etch themselves in your memory pretty easily. Such attributes make it a smashing hit to be performed live in front of a bigger audience.

    The pace slows with the arrival of "The Chosen". The song's mood feels a bit darker than in the first two compositions. A bit more light shines through the choruses, however. As the song’s lyrics develop, a line of standing out vocals casts a feel of courage as indeed, anybody feeling as a 'chosen one' would be expected to express. Amazingly well written arrangements make this track a must-listen. Fans of Filter will dig "The Chosen" right away.

    "Lost All Of You" begins with the sound of an unplugged guitar and catchy choirs, as if to avoid a repetition of intro techniques. It then develops into an alt-rock composition by bringing broad, uplifting choruses. My guess is that it was written to flow with sounds of many new and liked bands of the aforementioned genre. Yet there's no copycatting - it’s just In Virgo's original song writing enriched with the by now ‘usual’ edgy guitars. A lively and gentle guitar tune finishes the song, making its end a smooth match with the song's beginning, inviting to a looped listening.

    A different vibe is utilized for "The Poison", which is kept in the vein of drum'n'bass thanks to phat and bubbly synths. There are, however, softer vocals used on the top of all the electronica. These can speak for Hodges' talent - his voice sounds at times rebelling, then velvety - and always adjusted to any song's mood. Since "The Poison" is one of tracks bringing slower tempo to the album, you can catch a breath before the high energy returns.

    "Breaking Apart" will definitely please Filter’s fans, but they will not be the only ones enjoying it. Aside from bringing a familiar groove and melody, the song is vibrant to the point of spawning images of a fast-pace music video accompanying the track in your head. It has moments of drama, followed by the release of all the gathered-up tension. The drums and bass collaborate nicely here, keeping the dynamics steady. The vocals also comfortably appear as planned along all the instrumental parts, making the whole composition of "Breaking Apart" a prime example of great songwriting. Listeners who prefer heavier tunes get an exciting wall of sound, spiced up with aggressive vocals near the end of the song. Big applause to Chris Egert for the spreading of a harmonious mix of both electronic and guitar driven arrangements.

    Next, we have "Public Enemy" with its vibrating, graded guitar riffs and a rebellious, marching vibe. The song moves from aggressive to melodic (and back again), especially in choruses. Through this track, In Virgo proves that a balanced composition needs to keep vocals at bay when there's a good moment to bring up instrumental parts only (and vice versa). Yet another great live show song.

    As the title implies, "Bully The Few" touches on the very hot and relevant topic of bullying and speaks about breaking away from your enemies to honor your personal human freedom. It brings an equal portion of synths and guitars along with aggressive vocals and powerful dynamics. Yet again, In Virgo gives you a lesson in how to end a track properly.

    "Revolution" comes with a slower tempo than its predecessors, but remains energetic thanks to the edgy guitar riffs. Its overall tune is softer, gives a hopeful feel, and could swap the vocals for female ones. Yet another track on the album good enough to be supported by a music video, as it brings a lively set of images to your mind while listening. While the synths put more 'air' and build up a space within the tune, the guitars, bass, and drums keep the entire composition properly grounded.

    "Colors", on the other hand, is opened very lightly, with electronic samples. An effusion of guitar riffs follow next bringing a completely different 'color' to the palette of available sounds, including both brighter and darker shades. The riffs here sound dirty at times, while the drums are exposed. The song's mood is positive and uplifting though, with wide-open straightforward and repeating vocal parts make it a highly memorable hit song.

    The theme of "Exposed" refers to dropping a mask without fear and living one's life in peace with the authentic self. The composition begins with a delicate tone which is then surrounded by a groovy, interlaced line built upon bass, drums, and guitars. Again, Chris Hodges presents his full voice range and you should be able to tell by now that he's a talented and definitely well trained singer. In addition, tiny choral elements in the background bring an “easy listening” feel to the track.

    The album finishes on the peaceful note with yet another mild song. "Part of Me" offers a blend of modern rock sounds and therefore is a perfect track to be aired on the radio. The vocals and guitars are strongly accented but not pushy at all. They both flow smoothly, supported by matching drums and bass lines. "Part of Me" also calls for providing a suitable video for promotional purposes. Finally, if you listen closely to the lyrics, you may find traces of romantic poetry expressed through lines such as "I traded a photograph for sand and blue sky / It fades when the light falls short of your eyes when you cry".

    Every composition on this album recalls a full circle - an entirely complete piece of art with extremely well written arrangements and compositions, professionally mixed, mastered, and produced. The tracklist order is set to gradually shift the listeners’ mood and attention for the ultimate listening experience. Fans of , , metalcore and those in love with Dope, Filter, the 90s Nine Inch Nails or even Celldweller will not be disappointed - but by no means should the audience for this album be limited to those groups. All the tracks could easily find their way to TV, movies or ads through licensing. They are equally promising for powerful live performances or intimate private listening sessions. The LA-based duo distribute their debut album in tune with a revolutionary new business model - you can either download music files for free or buy them. This should guarantee the In Virgo album reaches as many listeners as possible. Make sure you give it a try as soon as you finish reading this.

    (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, April 9th, 2015. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)
    Source: http://industrialrock.net/php-files_en/articles.php?article_id=554

    http://www.invirgoband.com
    https://www.facebook.com/invirgo
    http://www.instagram.com/invirgo
    https://twitter.com/invirgoband
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMq3BXv4o25s2Ej2_R8gSrg
    https://soundcloud.com/invirgoband
    https://www.reverbnation.com/invirgo

    Download/buy this album: http://invirgo.bandcamp.com
    Buy this album: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-virgo/id991951866



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  • Marrach with H. Stewart - Night Unbound

    4 maj 2015, 23:22 av psenough


    enrmp373 - Marrach with H. Stewart - Night Unbound

    Marrach delivers us another full length of his jazzy tripstep sounds, this time around with the collaboration of H. Stewart bringing in some soothing vocals to the gritty psychotic soundscapes.

    download link
  • BREAKING NEWS: 'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dies

    1 maj 2015, 15:21 av puremusic4ever

    BREAKING NEWS: 'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dies

    (CNN)Singer Ben E. King, whose classic hit "Stand By Me" became an enduring testament of love and devotion for generations of listeners, has died.

    King died Thursday in New Jersey, his booking agent, Randy Irwin, told CNN. He was 76.

    Born in North Carolina, King first found success as an original member of the Drifters, the doo-wop group famous for such hits as "Save the Last Dance for Me."

    But he is remembered most for "Stand By Me," which was inspired by a gospel song. The tune was a top 10 hit in the U.S. in 1961 and returned to the charts 25 years later when it was prominently featured in "Stand By Me," Rob Reiner's 1986 coming-of-age movie about four adolescent boys.

    The song has been covered hundreds of times and has long been a staple at weddings.

    In March 2015 the Library of Congress inducted King's original version into the National Recording Registry, saying "it was King's incandescent vocal that made it a classic."

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/01/entertainment/ben-e-king-singer-obit-feat/index.html
  • MEMORIAL GROUP: dmb.fm

    23 apr 2015, 11:35 av puremusic4ever

    Hello, Last.fm Family. I have set up a "Last.fm" music group in memory of my late cousin. Please take a moment to check it out. This group is set up as a memorial to the life of Dexter Maurice Bryant (1963 - 2014). Dexter loved music and was a great musician who played keyboards, drums, trumpet, and bass. The artists represented in this group inspired Dexter to play music. He will be missed but not forgotten.

    http://www.last.fm/group/dmb.fm
  • What would life be like if we wouldn’t have to sleep?

    21 apr 2015, 03:29 av mistersirband

    The second single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is already available here: https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part II
    Light sleep, the second stage of NREM sleep.
    What would life be like if we wouldn’t have to sleep? Certainly, we would have missed a ton of fascinating dreams. But we would have been able to achieve such great heights without drifting off every day even for couple of hours. Alfred Herpin knew it firsthand. This man had a rare case of insomnia, which allowed him not to sleep at all and this in no way reflected on his health. At some point of his life he claimed that he had been constantly awake for at least 10 years in a row. The rest of the more than 6 billion people will never experience this state. Because even just a day of insomnia results in problems with health for all of us. Within a few sleepless days human consciousness loses its clarity, causing an overwhelming desire to fall asleep with occasional “collapses” into a borderline state with confusional consciousness. This method of moral coercion is used during interrogations and is considered to be a refined torture.


    Original painting by © Richard Hess for a New York Times Magazine cover entitled "Insomnia".
    http://www.hessdesignworks.com/Insomnia.html
  • Spookshow inc. - mini review and interview

    15 apr 2015, 18:19 av fabrykamagazine

    Spookshow inc. feat. Kissing In Graveyards - Underworld (song review) |self-released, 2015| 4/5

    Spookshow Inc., as the band’s name may already indicate, loves making tense music. Their tracks on Visions of The Blinded World (pt. 1) proved this, but their most recent collaboration with Kissing in Graveyards - a spooky match made in a morgue, most likely, brings forth a real scare too.

    This mostly electronic yet guitar-driven song is accented with a broad selection of vocals - once tempting and seductive, then screaming. Kissing in Graveyards' lead singer Rylan Chaos brings her Lilith-like artistic personality here while Soltex represents provocative masculine energy. When Rylan's voice is the bait, then Soltex's is the whip. The result is a musical dialogue not too far from an argument between two 'possessed' souls, rather than two talented musicians.

    When it comes to instrumentation, the chunky guitar riffs are looped and kept in vein of industrial rock music as popularised by KMFDM - but you will hear a bit of soloing, too. The drum beats are enjoyable as they bring the right depth and density. The bass sounds a bit muddy, but it’s the drums that drive the tempo and overall dynamics here. With the addition of modern electronica skilfully provided through synths and samples, the song may be enjoyed by fans of other music genres too.

    "Underworld" is a good opportunity to be prepared for the Visions of The Blinded World (pt. 2) album that should be coming later this year.

    (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, April 12th, 2015. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)
    This review on Fabryka Magazine: http://industrialrock.net/php-files_en/articles.php?article_id=538

    http://www.spookshowinc.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/spookshowinc
    https://soundcloud.com/spookshow-inc-1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YNZdEvR-w0


    -----INTERVIEW (2015)----

    Lucky Spook (guitar, programming, songwriting, production): The biggest challenge while shooting 'Scary Dream' video was to haul back and forth all of the equipment: power generator, lights, hundreds of meters of cables at night - it was a task, I must say. I don’t remember myself being more exhausted after these two nights in the forest.

    Read the interview at http://industrialrock.net/php-files_en/articles.php?article_id=553
  • Vial Soundtrack

    5 apr 2015, 19:01 av CasiniProjekt

    The upcoming soundtrack from the film Vial; to order please write to Vial studios, The Future, 2115, a CD will be sent to you via time travel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeMJniKIVQY&feature=youtu.be