Stutz "Champions: Demo Anthology 1979-1987" Review
STUTZ was a hard rockin' band from Ohio who never quite "made it" but remain a cult favorite. "Champions" is a collection of their demo recordings from the late '70s and '80s.
Synth EP Review: "Australia EP #1 – Adelaide" by gribbles
Read on to learn about why I feel that "Australia EP #1 – Adelaide" is an evocative, atmospheric sonic portrait.
Synth Maxi-Single Review: "Take The Night In Hand" by Sidekick Wave
Read on to learn how "Take The Night In Hand" is full of intriguing synth textures, energizing beats and uplifting vocals.
Synth EP Review: "Saint Barthélemy" by Florida Room
Read on to learn how "Saint Barthélemy" is a luscious synth exploration of tropical sun, sea and sand.
Synth Single Review: "Tropical // Lush" by Cleanrisk
Read on to learn about how "Tropical // Lush" is full of dynamic synth energy, Thorisson’s passionate sax playing and strong vocals.
Synth EP Review: "Worldbuilder" by Dream Commander
Read on to learn why I feel that "worldbuilder" is full of unique, intriguingly interwoven synth tones, timbres and textures.
Forgotten Hard Rock Albums: The Blackthorne Discography
Blackthorne was a short lived hard rock "supergroup" that featured vocalist Graham Bonnet, guitarist Bob Kulick, and drummer Frankie Banali.
Robert Ward’s "Symphony No. 2": A Masterpiece of 20th-Century American Neoclassicism
Discussion of American composer Robert Ward's "Symphony #2," including background, overview, and brief analysis, as well as public reception and suggested sources of recordings and musical scores.
The Story Behind the Song "Hunger Strike" by Temple of the Dog
The story of how grunge supergroup Temple of the Dog's signature song came to be
Synth EP Review: "Deathtouch" by Shadowrunner & Guests
Read on to learn more about how "Deathtouch" unfolds in layered, complex synth imagery.
Synth Single Review: "Living Without You" by NeverMann & Dana Jean Phoenix
Read on to learn about the way in which "Living Without You:" explores the song's two characters working through the emotional complexity of their affair.
Synth EP Review: "Future Was Better In The Past" by 7DD9
Read on to learn how "Future Was Better In The Past" combines dynamic energy, intriguing sonic textures and well-crafted melodies.
Kendrick Lamar, “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers” Album Review
Kendrick's fourth studio album revolves around his personal struggles and his thoughts about today's society. Check out my review on it here.