George De Melo releases new single, “Sopa de Feijao”

The singer of Portuguese music known as George De Melo has released his newest LP album, titled, “Sopa de Feijao.”

The singer of Portuguese music known as George De Melo has released his newest LP album, titled, “Sopa de Feijao.” The album includes ten full tracks in De Melo’s own, unmatched style and with his inimitable flair, for a grand total of 40 minutes’ playing time. Joining him in this release are fellow performers Jorge Ferreira, Joe Malhoa, and Quim Barreiros.

The album is a collage of rock, country, and traditional Portugese music. De Melo’s lyrics are sometimes sentimental, but often extremely lighthearted and amusing, sometimes positively comical. His singing is rich and natural, warm and excellent to hear. His tone is an unlikely mix of debonaire and devil-may-care, like a cross between the voices and attitudes of Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, although in Portuguese, of course.

Although he sings in his native tongue of Portuguese, George De Melo was not born on the mainland Iberian peninsula where Spain is located. Rather, he is a born national of the Azores volcanic archipelago that is located approximately 1,000 miles west of Lisbon, or about halfway between the United States and Europe in the Atlantic Ocean. It is a favorite place of theorists for the possible location of fabled Atlantis. In 1964 De Melo immigrated to Canada, where he played and sang for various bands. He began hosting karaoke full time in British Columbia around 1994, which gave him further exposure to the professional stage of music performance. His first full-length record, “Sope de Feijao,” was originally produced in 2011, but has only just now been officially published and distributed.

“I am passionate about music,” writes De Melo, “and having fun is one of my priorities in life.”

The album “Sope de Feijao,” by George De Melo, is available online worldwide beginning March 1, 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The single “Sopa de Feijao” 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 –

georgedemelo@mail.com


website –

www.georgedemelo.com

MAFFEO releases new single “Shine”

The Lowell, MA acoustic rock band known as MAFFEO has released their latest single, titled, “Shine.”

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The Lowell, MA acoustic rock band known as MAFFEO has released their latest single, titled, “Shine.” The track is the band’s first official public introduction to their up-and-coming LP record and serves at the same time as an announcement to the music-listening world that they are not only ready for all the spotlight it has to put on them, but also for a long career of music making. At just under six minutes’ playing time, “Shine” does these jobs well, and makes for an appropriate and round picture of MAFFEO’s music to come.

The track itself is couched in the same grass-roots, American folk and blues music that inspired artists such as Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley. The mantric repetition of its main chord progression creates an aura that is powerful in its scowling determination, ominous, and yet triumphant in its overall tone.

Lead vocalist and guitarist Daniel “Maf” Maffeo is a master of soul-singing with an audible razor-sharpness in his attitude that manifests as the song’s core mood, into which the rest of MAFFEO grows and likewise emphasizes. The vocals of Maria Chaves contrast against this in the feminine quality of her voice, but her direct, almost confrontational delivery (like Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane without the frills) pairs extremely well with the quasi-violent undertone of Maf’s own, making her voice more a pairing to his than merely a backup or background accompaniment. They are also joined by Taylor “The Kid” Morehouse on cello, the sonorous quality of which carries “Shine”’s melody better than any traditional bass guitarist could accomplish. This combination rests on a gorgeous bed of warmly natural conga drumming and tambourine that gives MAFFEO an inimitable sound all their own.

The likeness of MAFFEO’s sonic character to that of Layne Staley is in particular very appropriate, as MAFFEO lists Alice in Chains as one of their main influences. MAFFEO’s sound is most like AIC’s in the songwriting, much of which Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell themselves borrowed in kind from old blues musicians such as Lead Belly and Robert Johnson. To consider MAFFEO’s sound in “Shine” derivative of AIC would therefore be a fatal mistake in music appreciation, except insofar as blues is itself cyclical and thereby self-derived in nature. The end result is that MAFFEO, like Staley and Cobain before them, are a gorgeous and formidable addition to the line of great artists in the shadowy-sounding tradition of American folk music, and the music fan of the modern day is much, much better off now that they’ve arrived.

“Shine” by MAFFEO is available online worldwide as of January 17, 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The single “Shine” 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 –

danielmaf@yahoo.com

website –

www.reverbnation.com/MAFFEO

Composer Joseph P. Freije releases new LP album “Phrygian Piano and Sound Spiral Part II”

The composer of “Pure Sound” known as Joseph P. Freije has released his newest LP record, titled, “Phrygian Piano and Sound Spiral Part II.”

The composer of “pure sound” known as Joseph P. Freije has released his newest LP record, titled, “Phrygian Piano and Sound Spiral Part II.” It is comprised of four original tracks in approximately 50 minutes playing time, making for a fairly comprehensive album, even for an LP. Its overall tone is extremely atmospheric, ambient, and pleasing to the ear, and can be played under any circumstances without seeming out of place or at odds. Freije’s album is composed for the keyboard and utilizes effects that add alien, colorful textures without ever obstructing the natural voices of the piano. This having been said, Freije’s “Phrygian Piano and Sound Spiral Part II” is a work of art that can not be described in terms typically appended to music, which is consistent with the musical philosophies of its composer.

“Pure Sound,” writes Freije, “is a higher form of communication than words. Words attempt to (or do) divide, label and categorize humans into groups for exploitation.” Freije’s music offers an alternative mode of communication, through which he teaches by example. “The potential for better things is unlimited,” he says, adding, “[but] so is the effort to control the potential of some who offer perspectives that would release that potential.”

Freije’s perspective is one that deserves much attention, in fact, and not merely for his music. His music is a reflection of his strong intellect and personality, both of which have produced a remarkable personal history. He has traveled abroad, hitchhiked across the US on $60, completed over 160 scuba dives, run 20 miles in a little over two hours, written a markedly significant psychological study, been a motorcycle enthusiast, been a firearms expert, been married for 30 years, and designed his own home and private nature reserve. These things are not sufficient to paint a complete picture of Joseph Freije, composer, but they are a start.

It is perhaps best that the music fan listen to his record firsthand in order for a rounder image – particularly because the man, himself, is not the thing. “Phrygian Piano and Sound Spiral Part II” is a work of indescribable beauty and complexity that no listener ought to miss in lieu of the same old and tired verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-verse-chorus music album. There’s certainly nothing wrong with the formula, but Freije is here to point out that it isn’t all there is to music listening. His album stands as a suggestion: consider “Pure Sound.”

“Phrygian Piano and Sound Spiral Part II” by Joseph P. Freije is available online worldwide beginning March 1, 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The LP “Phrygian Piano and Sound Spiral Part II” 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 –

mjfreije@embarqmail.com

website –

http://www.blogger.com Phrygi1

Giuseppe Galante releases new single, “Canon in D for 2 Trumpets, Organ and Orchestra”

The trumpet virtuoso known as Giuseppe Galante has released his newest classical music single, Pachelbel’s “Canon in D for 2 Trumpets, Organ and Orchestra.”

The trumpet virtuoso Giuseppe Galante has published his newest classical music single, the seminal work of undying tradition known as “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel, Galante’s rendition being orchestrated particularly “for 2 Trumpets, Organ, and Orchestra.” This is the first official, public release by Galante since his masterful treatment of Johann Ernst Altenburg’s “Concerto for 7 Trumpets and Timpani, Movement 1 Allegro,” published in early-mid February of 2013.

Galante’s “Canon…” differs in surprising ways from his delivery of Altenburg’s concerto, and though each release proves beyond any doubt that Galante is one of the best trumpet players of classical music living today, the contrast in these performances shows that he is not only a man of great precision with his instrument, but also an artist of vast scope and versatility. His performance of Altenburg adds much life and verve to the piece (which is saying much – Altenburg’s beautiful “Concerto for 7 Trumpets…” is a work of great control and restraint) but Galante’s “Canon in D” is somewhat more lighthearted and full of joie de vivre. His version of “Canon…” downplays the marching cadence of the song, the hypnotizing rhythm of which is typically (and tragically) over-emphasized. He allows himself to blend the open and close of each individual note from his trumpet with the rest of the orchestra in a manner that almost seems impossible for a trumpet to do, creating an almost vocal effect from the instrument. In other words, rather than the blasting sound for which the trumpet is often stereotyped, Galante’s trumpet actually sounds like it is singing.

Galante was first introduced to music through his father, Rosario, who played clarinet in the Italian Army. However, it was not until he won a Most-Improved Instrumentalist award in seventh grade that included an album by the legendary French trumpeter, Maurice Andre, that he became absolutely inspired to conquer the instrument. Galante has said that he considers Andre to be the greatest trumpeter in the history of brass, and that he represents the only real artistic influence on Galante himself.

Galante graduated from the Crane School of Music and was awarded accolades there, also, including his Performer’s Certificate in Trumpet for Superior Performance, as well as The Certificate of Merit for Superior Contributions. He was selected by the Crane School for their Concerto Program, where he was selected to perform Albinoni’s “Concerto in D-Minor” with the Crane Symphony. He was also honored with the chance to perform the first movement of Tartini’s “Trumpet Concerto” in concert and on tour with the Crane School’s Wind Ensemble.
Giuseppe Galante has performed with the Artpark Orchestra, the Gotham Brass Quintet, the Hutchinson River Chamber Players, and the Norwalk Symphony. Since 1989, he has been instructing the youth of today in music, and has stated clearly that this represents to him a most honorable profession. He has studied trumpet under Clarke Elliot, Dr. Manuel Alvarez, Sherman Lyke, Dr. Michael Tunnell, Everett McCurdy, Dr. John Ellis, David Kuehn, and Edward Treutel.

Giuseppe Galante’s “Canon in D for 2 Trumpets, Organ and Orchestra” by Pachelbel is available online everywhere beginning March 1, 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

Galante’s single, “Canon in D for 2 Trumpets, Organ and Orchestra” 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 –

giuseppegalante86@gmail.com

Singer-songwriter Miguel Freiles releases newest LP album “Driven to My Dream”

Miguel Freiles, a singer and composer of electronic dance music, has released his latest flagship long-playing record album, “Driven to My Dream.”

Miguel Freiles, a singer and composer of electronic dance music, has released his latest flagship long-playing record album, “Driven to My Dream,” on the Riviera Beat Music record label. The album contains 15 original dance tracks for a full 55 minutes of listening time. “Driven…” is not a record that can easily be listened to without moving to its beat, however.

Freiles himself performs the vocals for the album in his own, inimitable style that is not too unlike the singing of Interpol’s Paul Banks (see “Evil”). Nonetheless, his insanely infectious tone and natural singing voice, although startling at first in its originality, is in the end perhaps his music’s most gorgeous quality. A song on the album without Freiles singing would be disappointing; it is good, therefore, that no such track exists on his record. Freiles is also the artist responsible for the extremely catchy arrangements of the electronic drums and percussion, as well as all synthesized accompaniment on the record.

Of the album’s 15 tracks, three have remixes that follow immediately after them, being “Rock It Out,” “10,000 Miles” and the title track, “Driven to My Dream.” These remixes are entirely individual in their own right and sound wonderful coming up right after their main iterations, particularly in a dance hall situation, in which the music does not sound so much remixed as it does enlarged upon.

Concerning the message Freiles has for his listening public, he writes simply and in earnest, “Enjoy life. Dance and have fun. Anything is possible.” This last comment is certainly true for Freiles, himself, whose album is not so much a creative title as it is an assertion of his artistic ambitions, the same ambitions which are hereby realized in the high-quality collection of songs known as “Driven to My Dream.”

“Driven to My Dream” by Miguel Freiles is available online worldwide beginning March 1, 2013, on Riviera Beat Music.

-S. McCauley
Staff Press Release Writer
MondoTunes

The LP “Driven to My Dream” 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 –

info@miguelfreiles.com

website –

http://www.RivieraBeatMusic.com

Iwari releases newest single “This Is That R.E.A.L.”

The Los Angeles rap artist known as Iwari has released his latest single, “This Is That R.E.A.L.”

The Los Angeles rap artist known as Iwari has released his latest single, “This Is That R.E.A.L.” The single is a heavy hitting urban anthem with contemporary themes, regarding which Iwari lays out his perspective on a variety of important topics. The sound is loaded with heavy bass and old-school synth sounds such as those popularized by earlier West Coast artists, like NWA and Snoop Doggy Dogg. Hip-hop fans looking for the same old, tired gangsta rap will not find it in Iwari’s, “This Is That R.E.A.L.,” however. While his single retains the same direct, in-your-face honesty and attitude that has characterized the Los Angeles rap movement for decades, it eschews all shallow, meaningless posturing for socially conscientious, humanitarian, and philosophical poetry that asks as many important questions as it suggests simple and insightful answers.

Regarding the message his track conveys to the music-listening public, Iwari writes, “I want to use music to give my comment on today’s culture and society. ‘This Is That R.E.A.L.’ is my gut reaction to ‘Raw Experience that I Acquired Living.’”

Iwari’s experience goes further than that of many young men in the modern world. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but lived much of his life in New York City before coming to Southern California, where he attended USC and played in the Trojans’ celebrated marching band. He is an accomplished player of the piano, violin, and saxophone. He lists among his main influences the artists Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Tech Nine, and Busta Rhymes, but also remarks that the works of Michael Jackson and Ray Charles are extremely important to him. Still, his heart is mostly wrapped in rap.

“I want my listeners to hear what I think is being swept under the table,” he writes. “I want them to consider what no one talks about although they live it everyday, and to see what lessons we can take from life’s experiences just the way they come at you.”

“This Is That R.E.A.L.” by Iwari is the first official single from the upcoming LP album of the same name, and is available online worldwide beginning March 1, 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The single “This Is That R.E.A.L.” 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 –

iwari@iwari.net

website –
www.iwari.net

Little Mountain Publications releases new LP “Artaban the Other Wiseman Narration/Piano/Vocals”

Utah-based Little Mountain Publications has released their epic debut musical, “Artaban the Other Wiseman,” this comprehensive version with accompanying narration, piano, and vocals.

Utah-based Little Mountain Publications has released their epic debut musical, “Artaban the Other Wiseman Narration/Piano/Vocals,” this being the most comprehensive version. It is likely the best introduction to LMP’s “Artaban…” series of albums, which also currently includes “Artaban the Other Wiseman Piano Accompaniment” and “Artaban the Other Wiseman Piano/Vocal.” Appropriately for the genre of musical theater, these LP records serve all the purposes necessary to enjoy the remarkable orchestration, lyricism, and inspirational story.

The music of “Artaban the Other Wiseman” is composed by Daniel Carter, while the accompanying narration is authored by Einer and Grace Bjarnson, and voiced by Jesse Bennett. It is based on the original 1896 story by Henry Van Dyke, “The Other Wiseman.”

The tale as told by Carter and the Bjarnsons revolves around a magus, Artaban, and his former friend turned nemesis, Rashne. Over 30 years Artaban seeks the Messiah and helps others along the way, but is repeatedly hindered by Rashne, each confrontation bringing the humble hero further insight into his spiritual journey, as well as a good deal of suffering to temper him. This iteration of “Artaban the Other Wiseman” makes a small departure from Van Dyke’s original plot, in that the protagonist’s celestial epiphany is plainly expressed, rather than implied, before the story’s conclusion. Artaban learns that the deeper meaning of “seeking and finding” the Holy, Anointed One means that he has found and worshiped his King through the serving of others all throughout his quest. Says Artaban in the musical’s apex and conclusion, “I have found my king. He is in my heart and in my eyes…”

Daniel Carter, an autodidact pianist, began composing at 16 in 1971. He graduated from BYU in musical composition, having already published a number songs. He owns his own publishing company and has well over 300 compositions to his credit. He co-authored a stage musical in his early 20s, “Can’t Stand Still,” that ran for a season at Robert Redford’s Sundance Summer Theater. His music has been sung and recorded by the Tabernacle Choir, and hundreds of singing groups across the United States have been performing his music for decades.

Einer and Grace Bjarnson are a father-daughter stage and screen writing team who have collaborated with Daniel Carter for some 30 years in both performing his music, along with other members of the Bjarnson family. Their epic musical, “Artaban the Other Wiseman” has been in development for over ten years. In 2008, it was temporarily shelved to work on a smaller, more narrative-based, version of the play, which after three more years resulted in “Artaban the Other Wiseman Narration/Piano/Vocal.”

Little Mountain Publications has released this album (with the “Artaban…Performance Book) in order to introduce the story to the public, after which a libretto for the complete two-hour epic musical will be released with complete orchestration.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The LP “Artaban the Other Wiseman Narration/Piano/Vocals” 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:

SUPPORT@LITTLEMOUNTAINPUBLICATIONS.COM

WEBSITES:

http://WWW.LITTLEMOUNTAINPUBLICATIONS.COM
http://WWW.THEOTHERWISEMAN.COM
http://THEOTHERWISEMAN.BANDCAMP.COM