Showing posts with label Self Titled Release. Show all posts
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5/20/2019

British Prog Diva Rosalie Cunningham To Release New Self-Titled Solo Album On July 26, 2019!


Greatly anticipated new studio solo album from Rosalie Cunningham, formerly of acclaimed band Purson.

London - Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce a new studio album with Rosalie Cunningham. Since her celebrated band Purson played its final gig in late 2016, singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist Rosalie has been working on a new solo album, to showcase her talents as the visionary solo artist she always was.

As Rosalie says, “Being able to take time over arrangements without time pressures means that everything feels right, without being contrived.”

The album features a full range of musical styles showing off to the full Rosalies incredible vocal range and playing ability and is sure to delight both old fans of Purson and hopefully many new fans.

The self-titled album will be available both on Digipack single CD and 180 gram vinyl format on July 26th. In support of the release, Rosalie and her band will be touring the UK in July 2019 with further dates to come.

TRACK LISTING
Ride on My Bike
Fuck Love
House of the Glass Red
Dethroning of the Party Queen
Nobody Hears
Riddles and Games
Butterflies
A Yarn from the Wheel

To pre-order: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/artist/rosalie-cunningham/

For more information: www.rosaliecunningham.com



Press inquiries (North America): Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Distribution is being handled in the US exclusively by Amped Distribution www.ampeddistribution.com and wholesale inquiries can be made to Alex Jimenez at alex@ampeddistribution.com

1/03/2018

Gleb Kolyadin, The Virtuoso Iamthemorning Pianist, Releases His Debut Self-Titled Solo Album and Premieres First Track "The Best of Days" Feat. Steve Hogarth of Marillion


Debut features guest performers – Steve Hogarth, Gavin Harrison, Nick Beggs, Mick Moss, Jordan Rudess

Following the success of two highly-praised albums with Iamthemorning, Russian virtuoso pianist Gleb Kolyadin affirms his musical authority with his debut, self-titled album on Kscope, on 23rd February 2018.

The record features a staggering who's-who of performers, including: Gavin Harrison (King Crimson / Porcupine Tree) on drums; Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson) on bass; Theo Travis (Robert Fripp / Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson) on flute and saxophone; the unmistakable voice and lyrics of Steve Hogarth (Marillion) alongside Mick Moss (Antimatter); and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) on additional keys.

“Gleb is an extremely rare talent as a pianist and as a composer. His compositions are very inspiring as he breaks new ground on the instrument.” - Gavin Harrison (King Crimson / Porcupine Tree)

The first track to be revealed entitled “The Best Of Days” features the instantly recognizable vocals from Marillion's Steve Hogarth. On the collaboration Steve comments, “Gleb is a beautiful pianist and a great musician. I was invited to collaborate on his new solo album and my mind was made up as soon as I heard the music.”

Watch the lyric video for “The Best of Days” Featuring Steve Hogarth: 


Gleb Kolyadin, Album of the Year winner with Iamthemorning for “Lighthouse” at the Progressive Music Awards 2016

“Gleb Kolyadin” is an emotive exploration of self-identity; a story of two parts with interweaving leitmotifs. The album's central concept weaves through an elaborate tonal and thematic structure, built around the extraordinary rhythm section of Gavin Harrison and Nick Beggs, which is accented at its focal points by guest appearances from Steve Hogarth, Jordan Rudess, Mick Moss and Theo Travis.

“The single greatest pianist I've ever met in my life.” - Daniel Cavanagh (Anathema)

The album is a collaborative piece with each musician recording their own parts separately, starting with Gleb recording himself on grand piano in Moscow Winter-Spring 2017 at the famed Mosfilm studio. The album was mixed and engineered by Vlad Avy, who also previously worked on the two Iamthemorning records. Gleb Kolyadin will be released on CD / LP and digitally and is now available to pre-order: http://smarturl.it/GLEB_KOLYADIN_ALBUM

“Gleb Kolyadin is a rare talent. A virtuoso classical pianist with tremendous compositional skills… believe you will find the listening experience quite breath taking.” - Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson)

“Gleb Kolyadin” Tracklisting
1 Insight [04:12]
2 Astral Architecture (featuring Mick Moss) [06:30]
3 White Dawn [02:33]
4 Kaleidoscope[05:52]
5 Eidolon [02:12]
6 Into The Void [01:46]
7 The Room [04:13]
8 Confluence (featuring Steve Hogarth) [10:22]
9 Constellation / The Bell[03:23]
10 Echo / Sigh / Strand [02:29]
11 Penrose Stairs[05:04]
12 Storyteller (featuring Jordan Rudess) [03:20]
13 The Best Of Days (featuring Steve Hogarth) [03:24]

Kscope: 1st floor, 52 Lisson Street, London, UK NW1 5DF



Press inquiries (North America): Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

4/30/2015

Progressive/Concept Review: Purposeful Porpoise (Self Titled)

Release Date: Late 2015 Physical CD/Digital Copies Available
Label: Indie
This is another of those gems that would have missed the prog radar of this reviewer. The album, Purposeful Porpoise, should I have come across it in a record store, would probably not have been looked at, and that would have been a huge loss. The band, also Purposeful Porpoise, isn’t a supergroup in the true sense of the word, but is a super group in that, despite today’s digital knowhow, the members of this band all head to the studio together, and record together rather than send individual completed parts from various parts of the world. This does have an effect on the way the music will evolve when recording.

The debut album from the band, Purposeful Porpoise, is a concept album dealing with the futuristic aquatic world, Nommos, where the inhabitants are dolphin-like bi-peds, living peacefully until their power source is stolen and transported away. This launches a battle between the two inevitable sides, Good and Evil. This is a quest for survival in a world occupied by Air Pirates, warriors, mystics, savages, villains and saviours. This is the very fabric of classical progressive concept albums, such as, Olias of Sunhillowby Jon Anderson. (1974) Purposeful Porpoise, the band, is a 5 piece group comprising, Alex Cora (lead guitar, vocals), Vinnie Colainta (drums), Derek Sherinian (keyboards), Ric Fierabracci (bass) and Ginny Luke (violin). There are also a few guests on the recording, Gustavo Farias (moog solo), Matt Linsky (guitar solo), Collette Von (vocals), David Kirsch (vocals) and Luke Tierney (vocals).

Purposeful Porpoise, the album, is a 9 track double album, with a total playing time of around 83 minutes. The longest track, also the opening track, is “Crossing Into The Unknown” is an epic reaching out towards the 21 minute mark (20:47). The shortest track on offer on the album is “Which Way Is Up” at only 4:22 minutes.

Opening with the epic 20+minute “Crossing Into The Unknown,” the album gets off to a flyer. There is a simple acoustic guitar start with some violin, bass and synth joining in. The drums then herald a stunningly memorable passage by the violin/synths. This theme ebbs and flows then the tempo changes allowing the entry of the vocals in a passage that is a much more driving passage. The interplay between the male and female vocal fits like a glove, with the vocals both clear and harmonious. The violin is an ever-present instrument, ducking and diving around in the background. Around the 3:30 minute mark, there is an echo put onto the voice to act as the “narrator” before the vocals move back to the male/female interaction. The violin picks up the intensity of the sound as the track enters another varied passage of acoustic guitar and violin. The superb aural landscape being painted is left to the imagination of the listener. Just on the 7 minute mark there is a very simply, but catchy, acoustic guitar which announces the arrival of a symphonic synth theme, plus more “informative” styled vocals. The violin work provided by Ginny continues to be a foundation of the track and at times is very reminiscent of Darryl Way (Curved Air). Not to be outdone there is some amazing guitar work and, at times, excellent piano passages. The early themes are returned later in the track and then there is an almost spacey-like section which appears without warning. As an opening track to an album, this definitely has all the credentials, and you almost want to hear the entire track again before moving on.

“Nowhere Bound” (5:46) starts with acoustic guitar and some excellent vocals before the violin adds depth in the background. Some stunning synth and guitar allow the track to grow and build. This is a mid-paced track that slowly gets into your head as it effortlessly flows along. There is a superb synth passage before the original themes reappear and the synth appears again as the song starts to take its leave.

The final track on the album has one of those “let’s pretend to be tuning up” style starting points, before the track proper kicks in around 60 seconds. Driving guitars, both electric and acoustic, bass and drums are supplemented by crystal clear forceful vocals. The tempo changes into the third minute with an insistent synth adding power to the vocal before a return to the starting tempo. This chop/change tempo continues as the synth reappears, until a very different synth passage soars away at the 4:45 minute point, starting deep in the background and then just slowly rising. Guitars then get a little time in the limelight before the violin provides another excellent passage. The bass gets a chance to have its say in a little solo, but I hoped that we wouldn’t get a drum solo, but I was wrong. Unfortunately, I really don’t think that a drum solo adds in any way to the flow of the music. The song ultimately fades out in a mish-mash of instruments after a voice explains the outcome of the Good versus Evil battle.

All in all, Purposeful Porpoise is a very creditable debut album, which has some simply awesome passages, but as with many concept albums, the storytelling can provide some musical pitfalls, which simply don’t work well as well. Having said all of that, Purposeful Porpoise is a very satisfying listen and is well worth giving up 90 minutes of your time to check it out. At the end of that 90 minutes, you will then have the choice to either buy the album or not, but I will certainly use the music on the radio show and listen to this album many more times.

4/5 Stars

Key Tracks: Crossing Into The Unknown, Nowhere Bound, Cycles

Tracks:
 Crossing Into The Unknown
The Air Pirates
Unexplained
iPhones
Lost
Serena’s Song
Nowhere Bound
Which Way Is Up
Cycles


Jim “The Ancient One” Lawson-Sr. Reviewer Prog Rock Music Talk

April 30, 2015

Review Provided By Prog Rock Music Talk


6/15/2014

NC Americana Acoustic Duo The Everydays Release Highly Anticipated Debut CD


Asheville, NC – Much to the excitement of Americana music fans worldwide, the highly anticipated debut CD by The Everyday's has been released! The Everydays, from Black Mountain, North Carolina, is the collaborative effort between singer-songwriters Tim Marsh and David Zoll. Both musicians also maintain membership in several area acts including Chalwa, Asheville Horns and Bayou Diesel. Tim Marsh and David Zoll also perform as solo acts under their respective names. The album was recorded and engineered by J Ferris at Discfunctinonal Family studios in Asheville, NC.

Says David, “This album for us is just a collection of tunes played and recorded in a live, bare-bones style. Some we wrote individually, some together, and some learned and recorded on the spot. That was part of the fun. It started more as just having a good time playing some songs at our friend J Ferris's studio. The more we listened back, the more we thought we might have something. We were really proud of the few co-writes and the arrangements. It started as a demo, then an EP, and eventually we decided to release a ten-track album.”

The Everydays grew from the common musical interests of Marsh and Zoll who first performed together in an electric band featuring Marsh's compositions. A love for acoustic roots music and vocal harmony lead the pair to form The Everydays, turning towards a simpler, more focused sound. The duo's musical influences range from Doc Watson, Clarence White and The Beatles to Simon & Garfunkel, CS&N, and the Grateful Dead.

"Meet The Everydays, the sweeter, subtler side of two local rockers; sincere songs with seventies swagger and timeless musicianship" - Laura Blackley, WNCW Host of Local Color 

"A finely crafted album...moody and textural, showcasing Zoll and Marsh's tasteful and complimentary guitar and vocal stylings." - Alli Marshell, Mountain Xpress

"The Everydays have created satisfyingly sincere songs, sung by soul-siblings with stirring stories to share". -Jonathan Scales, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

The Everydays are currently performing in support of their self-titled debut, which has been receiving substantial airplay on 88.7 WNCW in Spindale, NC. In closing David has this to convey, “Love. Listen. Enjoy the tunes and the delivery. Dynamics. We feel like the real message will be delivered with our next album, which is already in the works.”

Tracks:

1. You Can Leave
2. Waiting
3. So I Leave It To You
4. Sound of the Truth
5. Sadie
6. It's Nothing New
7. Ain't No Change
8. Westside
9. Joanie
10. Time To Go

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Everydays/279595242155033

To purchase 'The Everydays' CD: http://www.cdbaby.com/m/cd/theeverydays

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

6/02/2014

Metal Review: The Oath-Self Titled

Release Date: April 15, 2014
Label: Rise Above Limited

If you like a change of pace and relish a trip to the dark side once in a while, The Oath should be right up your alley. Made up of two women who love to push against the constraints of society and thumb their noses at convention, The Oath hooked me from the first moment I cranked on the speakers. The band calls Berlin their home, but is well versed at traveling across Europe enthralling new fans wherever they go. The members are: Johanna Sadonis (vocals), Linnéa Olsson (guitar), live performances by Andrew Prestidge (drums) and Leo Smee (bass). Past members include Vincent Wager (drums) and Simon Bouteloup (bass).

Linnéa and Johanna know their way around the metal scene. Both Berliners at heart, they have found their love for the city they call home has influenced their work. Linnéa was once a member of the underground band Sonic Ritual and Johanna founded the Kill ‘Em All club, Berlin’s go to location for the best metal music around. The two met once and it was dark magic destined for greatness. They formed The Oath in 2012. A blend of 70’s and 80’s style metal, it brings to mind bands like Dio that I grew up listening to. Raw and full of teeth.

“Night Child” roars to life with some wicked riffs. The growling guitar and percussive elements ease into Johanna’s vocals. Darkness abounds with a tale of love, lust and desire as night descends and wildness awakens. The everyday world falls away as the guitar wails.

“Leaving Together” begins in a tentative plucky fashion that is both thought provoking and stirring. The whisper of percussion drifts by like a vapor. Deliberate riffs purr and flex their muscles, perfectly controlled. This piece is slower, but the richness is delightful. Inner demons stir within. Temptation tugs at your heart strings and gouges at your self-restraint. This song is a nod at a friend who ended his own life and the temptation to walk the same path. The human soul is tainted by troubled desire. The old gods know you for what you are and come to claim you. There is no rush…they have all the time in the world. They know it too, and as the song reaches the final quarter, it is a dark celebration of death’s victory over the living. There is no choice. He comes to claim us all. Sometimes it is the waiting that is the hardest of all…

“Silver and Dust” ramps up with pleasant riffs and guitar sequences as it grumbles along and trips into a fantasy worthy of movies like Van Helsing or Underworld. Silver and dust are often used in wars with vampires and are the symbols of the divinity used throughout the piece. The music is stirring and could be the soundtrack to any modern day vampire movie. It makes me think of Sigil Fire, the novella I wrote under my pen name that will be released next month. Death. Fire. Fallen angels and a war between Heaven and Hell. This song is going on my playlist. It seriously rocks.

The Oath has a fine album here. Their debut, it resonates with dark influences like Danzig, Faith and the Muse, Dio, Sabbath, The Runaways, Celtic Frost and classic NWOBHM. This album will appeal if you are a fan of the darker side of things. Images of hanging out in cemeteries, running into the arms of temptation and a witches night out made me love it at first listen. After that I couldn’t stop. This album is a keeper. I write to it when I need a dose of darkness to go along with my cookies. It’s like milk. You don’t just take one sip. You suck it down and go back for more.

5/5 Stars

Tracks: 
1.All Must Die
2.Silk Road
3.Night Child
4.Leaving Together
5.Black Rainbow
6.Silver and Dust
7.Death Delight
8.In Dream
9.Psalm 7

Key Tracks: Night Child, Leaving Together, Silver and Dust

Dana Wright, Sr. Staff Writer

June 2, 2014

Review Provided By Write a Music Review

5/05/2014

Rock Review: 13 Shadows-Self Titled

Release Date: 2012
Label: Indie

New York is known for many things and one of them is producing some of the most prolific artists in the music industry. From Madonna to Lou Reed, the scope and impact has been immense.

There are hundreds of thousands of performers that never get the recognition or notoriety they deserve. It is the highly competitive and difficult “online” world we live in now that create the odds that weigh so heavily against you. There is a young lady named Denise Donahue, if given the chance, will be like a shooting star. She is 13 Shadows and her self-titled album is a superb introduction to her all-encompassing talents. Her Facebook page says “Music For Vampires” but I beg to differ. If you like rock or industrial rock, metal or bands like Evanescence you will devour this like a blood thirsty creature of the night and if you happen to be an average music fan that likes to rock, you will appreciate it as well. One look at the CD cover gives away the gothic underbelly of what you are about to hear.

This siren can project her powerful vocals over the layers of instruments in an impressive way on 13 Shadows. Denise is a singer/songwriter, pianist, guitarist, producer, not to mention a feline magnet (as described in her introductory one sheet). She has what it takes to make it to the top because she delivers at every turn on this project.

One of the hardest rocking tracks is “Belong” followed by another powerful packed emotionally charged “Erase U.” What I enjoyed most about this music is the complexity and the intensity and the emotion is equally matched by the words. Everything works together like a well-oiled musical machine. I found “Kamera” (check out the video provided) to be the perfect snapshot (no pun intended) of what this talented lady can do with one track. The words and visuals that are shaped either in your mind’s eye by the music alone will take you there. The song is about an obsessed someone taking your soul prisoner through pictures and the warning from the subject of that attention that it simply won’t work. It can be scary and weird, like in a stalking sense; in any event, the music fits the words. Donahue creates eerie and atmospheric sounds and her voice is the added component that pushes everything over the edge.

The album closer “Broken” closes the curtain on one poignant and mesmerizing performance. In fact, I did not hear one dud on this CD. Consistency rules in the music business and Ms. Donahue presents a group of songs that are all linked together lyrically and musically. It is a story of immense emotion propelled by hard driving and sometimes beautiful passages of music.

13 Shadows is a glimpse at talent to be reckoned with in Denise Donahue. Her all around strengths in the areas that matter the most will lead to success, I have no doubt about that. If you enjoy good vocals, sweeping and powerful music accompanied by thought provoking lyrics, then this is worth a listen.

4.5/5 Stars

Key Tracks: Erase U, Kamera, Broken 

Tracks:
1.Slide
2.7 Years
3.Descend
4.Out of Phase
5.Kamera
6.Energy
7.Belong
8.Erase U
9.Broken

 
Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-Founder Write A Music Review

May 5, 2014

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