Michael Alan Reed releases “Good Bad and” LP

Michael Alan Reed releases free jazz improv polyphony LP, “Good Bad and”

Michael Alan Reed is a difficult musician to pin down. Elements of indie-pop, rock, jazz, folk, and country blend together in often surprising ways. Reed calls it “free jazz improv polyphony” which is good a label as any. The result is part mashup, part original composition, and completely unusual.

The musical landscapes are richly textured, as waves of different elements crash into and over one another in a complex geometry that challenges as much as it entertains.

His distinct musical style is the result of almost a decade of playing in clubs from Seattle to Hollywood and all points in between.

“Dances/parties led quickly to night-clubs, concerts and competitions where rotating song lists in the hundreds would be routinely up-dated with current hits.  This environment provided an excellent opportunity to showcase originals mixed with popular radio or album tunes, seeing first-hand crowd response to original material on average of 3 – 5 shows per week.”

His efforts to remake popular music with a jazz sensibility are paying dividends already, each track on “Good Bad and” is engineered with fanatical zeal and those efforts are clear in the songs.

“Funkt” is low down and dirty, like a jam session with super intelligent aliens from another planet. “Melt” is introspective and moody, full of hidden secrets. “Noone” is full of jangly guitar and somber bass lines that drift along like waves lapping at a beach inside your mind.

Listening to “Good Bad and” is like seeing the world around you transformed – even the mundane suddenly takes on new form, and connections between styles and ideas that you never noticed before become crystal clear.

That passion for a connection is as profound as it is universal.

“With the observation that while most may not be consciously listening, we each have our own soundtrack, and some are fortunate enough to one day hear something outside ourselves syncing up to the tones inside.”

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The LP “Good Bad and” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

eMail –  reed@reedesign.ch

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Australian MCs Gorilla Tactics release “All Night Rockstar” single

Australian MCs Gorilla Tactics release “All Night Rockstar” single

 

Gorilla Tactics Music was born in 2012, founded by Scotty “Assassin” Schmid as an independent record label, music production studio and live act, focussed on free and complete creative musical control within the electronic music industry.

 

As a live act, the members of Gorilla Tactics has been blowing up speakers for over a decade. The Australian MCs focus on the live show, because for them, it’s all about the experience, and that experience is supposed to be fun. As they describe it: “Music with bass. Music with words. Music for bouncing. Music for life.”

 

Members of Gorilla Tactics include Scotty “Assassin” Schmid, MC Bear, MC Stylee, MC Seeka, J Ded, El Waldro, Lo Key Fu and more, so they have more than enough talent to make sure every track is as much fun as the live show.

 

“All Night Rockstar” features multiple MCs flexing their lyrical skills over a futuristic, ethereal electronic beat that sounds like it was beamed to earth from outer space. Tongue-twister rhymes and a bouncing beat keep your head bouncing for as long as “All Night Rockstar” wants it to, and it doesn’t look like they want the party to end any time soon.

 

Is it really any surprise? Scotty “Assassin” Schmid, El Waldro, and the rest of the members of Gorilla Tactics have been building a name across Australia based on the all-out riotous fun they bring to live performances.

 

“We want to bring vocals and fun back to Bass Music. Too much of it has become focussed on the DJ and the live element of music has been lost. We want to make bass music you can listen to and sing along to on your iPod, music you can watch on stage as we perform it live.”

 

Mission accomplished. Check out “All Night Rockstar” and see for yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The “All Night Rockstar” single is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

 

 

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 
eMail –

assassin@gorillatacticsmusic.com

website –

http://www.gorillatacticsmusic.com

BluesRock & Country Inc. release “Old-fashioned Love”

African blues act BluesRock & Country Inc. release first full-length album, “Old-fashioned Love” for international audience

BluesRock & Country Inc. are proof of just how far the influence of American music can travel. In this case, Namibia. Jos Slabbert is the descendant of French Hugenots, who have lived in Africa since 1688. He also loves the blues – not just listening, but playing it as well. That’s where BluesRock & Country Inc. come in. A one-man project, Slabbert and his seven guitars have been hard at work, and after five years, BluesRock & Country Inc. has released its first album, “Old-fashioned Love.”

“Old-fashioned Love” is a unique take on that quintessential American product. The result is an interesting experiment. “Old-fashioned Love” has rocking guitar lines built around horns, harmonica, and an electronic rhythm section. Slabbert’s wife even provides a little back up on the cymbals.

Why the blues? Slabbert says it’s always been his passion. “In spite of the fact that my family have lived in Africa since 1688, there is very little contemporary African influence in most of my music. (If you listen carefully, you can sometimes hear it in my rhythms: There is, for instance, a little bit of Jo’burg in my song LA Blues.)”

The title track is an up-tempo torch song, with the a little honkytonk guitar thrown in for good measure. That guitar showmanship stands front-and-center on every track from “Old-fashioned Love.” “Where has my true love gone” starts right out with a searing guitar solo that grabs your attention immediately. The slide guitar on “A tiger in disguise” is as dirty and raw as anything coming out of Memphis.

BluesRock & Country Inc. follow a diverse set of influences, including Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Allman Brothers, John Mayal and the Bluesbreakers, Keb Mo, The Living Blues, Tab Benoit, Taj Mahal, Zac Brown Band, The Blues Brothers – what the band calls “a potpourri.” But inspiration was taken carefully, because BluesRock & Country Inc. want to maintain their unique sound. “These influences are very indirect – more of an inspirational kind.”

All the way from the Southwestern African coast, BluesRock & Country Inc. are bringing the blues back home.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The LP “Old-fashioned Love” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

Address –

PO Box 4037, Swakopmund, Namibia,0000

eMail –

josslabbert@hotmail.com

website –

http://bluesrockcountryinc.com/fr_home.cfm

DJ Digital Girl Releases New LP Album “TranceTorium”

Chicago techno/trance artist DJ Digital Girl has released her much-awaited long-playing album, “TranceTorium”

Chicago’s DJ Digital Girl has released the follow-up to her popular debut album, “TranceDuction,” and it appears that her star will just keep on rising.

 

Already lauded by Billboard’s “Next Big Sound” chart, for being one of the ‘fastest accelerating artists on the internet,’ “TranceTorium” cements DJ Digital Girl’s reputation as an amazing artist and superb musician, that crafts incredible melodic trance music that’s a bombastic as it is hypnotic.

 

Her favorite producer, Paul Oakenfold, calls the album “wicked” and enthusiastically urges his fans to check “TranceTorium” out. It’s not hard to understand why.

 

DJ Digital Girl creates infinitely catchy, boisterous dance tracks that are so popular she has almost 35,000 followers on Twitter, and enjoys heavy rotation on many internet radio stations.

 

“Crazy Tune,” the first track on the album, is jaunty and fun, the pulsing beat practically begs you to get up and dance. “Dance Craze” features a synth lead that just meanders along with the frenetic rhythm like a hummingbird but never quite lets you go. “Terminus” is a high-energy rumble on the dance floor, a whirlwind that grabs everything in its path. “Zero Gravity” burbles with neon swagger and an overdose of cool. “Particular Illusion” sounds like it was sent back from the future to kill all boredom.

 

DJ Digital Girl is self-taught, learning how to compose dance music using various digital work stations in her spare time. “TraceTorium” is proof of just how much she’s learned. Every track is meticulously crafted.

 

A world traveller that incorporates an international flair into her production, DJ Digital Girl cites a lot of artists as influences – Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, ATB, BT, Moby, Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Benny Benassi, Robert Miles, Orbital, Brooklyn Bounce, Above and Beyond, Madonna, David Guetta, Chemical Brothers, Delerium, and many others – and it all comes out in the music.

 

 

-L. Cutler

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “TranceTorium” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

http://www.facebook.com/djdigitalgirl
http://www.djdigitalgirl.com
http://www.myspace.com/djdigitalgirlofficial
http://www.twitter.com/djdigitalgirl
http://www.soundcloud.com/djdigitalgirl

 

Blane Burnett showcases broad talents with “Kant’s Musical Theory”

Blane Burnett releases LP, “Kant’s Musical Theory” on Sept. 22

Like Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, Blane Burnett is from Ravenna, OH. They also share tastes in music, with a willingness to explore dark themes and intricate compositions. And now, Burnett is ready to join his Ohio brethren on the national stage too.

 

“Kant’s Musical Theory,” Burnett’s first LP release, showcases the artist’s multifaceted approach to music. Elements of rock, industrial, jazz, and electronica, all blended into a whole that’s far more than the sum of its parts.

 

Written in the aftermath of a painful breakup, “Kant’s Musical Theory” is a dark and moody, and a perfect introduction for Burnett’s vision.

 

“I went through a break up that started out as a beautiful relationship and ended poorly. I was panicking and having a hard time finding where to invest my emotions, and you can usually go two directions with that. After struggling over where to vent, I manned up and picked up the broken pieces of my heart and made a CD out of them. It was therapeutic and the whole process took only a couple weeks because it was something I needed to do every night. I needed to write and I needed to sing to feel normal. Even if you don’t write music or poetry, love can make you express yourself in different ways if you don’t hold it in and torture yourself.”

 

Inspired by artists like Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, and even Vivaldi, “Kant’s Musical Theory” represents its diverse lineage perfectly. Piano and string melodies twinkle in and out, across distorted guitar snarls and thundering rhythms. The sparse lyrics give the music plenty of room to move, and that’s a good thing – because the sonic landscapes stretch out for miles, atmospheric and dripping with emotion.

 

Lead track “Robots Are Taking Over and It is Really Really Inconvenient and Frustrating” kicks off the album with a bang, full of menacing synth beats and disjointed vocals that you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley.

 

At the opposite end of the spectrum, “Baptism” is an elegy sung from the bottom of a long dark well, plaintive strings ring out against the hollow thump of a bass drum that sounds as cold as a grave.

 

Although Burnett has been playing and touring since the age of 14, “Kant’s Musical Theory” is his first album. Luckily, it was worth the wait.

 

 

-L. Cutler

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Kant’s Musical Theory” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail –

Blaneburnettmusic@gmail.com

website –

http://blaneburnett.bandcamp.com/

Gandhi releases debut album, “Anjali”

Singer-songwriter Gandhi releases debut album “Anjali”

Singer-songwriter Nimesh Gandhi writes, produces and performs songs of melancholy, angst and hope. The Brooklyn, NY musician has been honing his skills for a decade, and now he’s ready to show the world what he’s learned.

 

“Anjali” is the result of that decision. A lofty, melodic album that soothes and croons its way into your heart. “Anjali” is a passport to a private world, one full of beauty that’s as unconventional as it is genuine.

 

Gandhi’s personal inspiration behind his new release is the desire to communicate hope for an intimate and meaningful relationship with a lover. Gandhi wants to present a concept where “the meaning”
of the song touches persons of any ethnic background, while at the same time, present it in a way that actually honors his own ethnic personal experience as a first generation American.

 

Gandhi’s songs beckon listeners to join him on a journey to new worlds and alternate possibilities. His songs are delivered on a bed of classic rock and roll riffs, folk melodies and minimalist electronica. A veteran of the New York music scene, on stage he is regularly surrounded by a rotating cast of familiar New York musicians. He is also a proficient musician with many different instruments. But no matter what he’s doing, Gandhi’s own guitar is never far away. Those experiences have helped him grow as an artist, and he is equally comfortable behind a guitar, or even singing alone.

 

Gandhi’s influences are of course other great singer-songwriters like John Lennon, but he also credits musicians like David Bowie, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues, and U2 for helping shape his sound and vision.

 

The title track “Anjali” shows that influence. It’s a sweetly-melodic love letter, full of hope and optimism. Clever lyrical twists flit over a sonic dreamscape that’s earnest and touching. One listen, and you’ll wish the journey of “Anjali” would never end.

 

 

-L. Cutler

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Anjali” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail –
kneemaish@gmail.com

website –
http://www.gandhisongs.com

Radek releases debut album, “Invisible Wind”

Radek releases debut album “Invisible Wind”

As a musician, Polish-born Radek is a virtuoso, showing a flair for classical instrumentation as well as a modern sensibility that transcends easy categorization.

 

”Composing music is like painting a picture. Each melody is like a stroke of a brush. There is so many ways to go but you follow what your heart says. I could paint ‘You’ by means of music. A recording studio is like a laboratory where you mix all the ingredients.”

 

“Invisible Wind,” his debut album, showcases the pure artistry that drives his creativity. Largely instrumental, the music carries a lot of emotion, sweeping you along instantly.

 

Title track “Invisible Wind” is a soft-yet-powerful composition, jazzy and effervescent with just enough funk to stand out from the crowd. “Summer in Poland” is more straightforward, a pulsing techno track just waiting for a dance floor.

 

For Radek, music has been a lifelong dream. After studying music in Edinburgh, there was only one direction left to go.

“There is no other choice in my life than music. I get up every morning excited about becoming a musician. I was only a child when I started to learn to play keyboard. I played single notes and had an amazing feeling in my heart and body. I followed the feeling which produced simple melodies. It was like discovering a new world.”

That new world is the sonic landscape charted by “Invisible Wind.” A world as beautiful as it is magical.

 

“Invisible Wind” is a testament to Radek’s growing abilities and ambitions as an artist.

 

“I have become very interested in composing and this is what I love most about music. To grab the guitar or a keyboard and play something that I feel comes from my heart. When I was a child I literally fell in love with music. When I listened to a beautiful piece of music I cried…I still cry when I compose something which I really feel and like. “

 

One listen, and that emotion comes through loud and clear. “Invisible Wind” is a bravura performance that demands your attention.

 

-L. Cutler

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Invisible Wind” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

 

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

 

Address – 463 Calder Road EH11 4AN Edinburgh, UK

eMail – rosjanin@yahoo.com

website – http://www.radek.weebly.com