Thai Lee releases new LP record, ‘Across Time’

The musical composer from Canberra, Australia known as Thai Lee has released his newest LP record, titled, “Across Time,” to universally positive reviews. The album has been released on the Across Time Records music label. Being comprised of 14 new, original tracks from Thai Lee, it has an approximate total playing time of over 45 minutes, making for a fairly comprehensive treatment of Lee’s repertoire. A thought-provoking, sonically ornate and beautiful album, “Across Time” is accessible for music fans of any genre, and stands as evidence that Thai Lee is a composer of great taste and capability.

The sound of “Across Time” is one of delicately balanced tones and moods that ebb and flow like tidal fluctuations. A collection of carefully sculpted compositions, it narrates visual scenes as vividly as the classical works of the great composers of yore. It evokes emotions from a wide spectrum of feeling, and consistently fills the listener with a sense of adventure and natural awe for the spectacle of existence itself. It is a work of modest artistic integrity, gorgeously showcasing Lee’s many talents with neither reserve nor ostentation.

“Music started off as a hobby over 10 years ago,” writes Thai Lee of his music. “I decided to take it further and turn my songs it into something that I would be proud of.”

Clearly an object in which any composer could take pride, “Across Time” is also a vast, sprawling album that suggests vistas, valleys, and horizons beyond the mind’s eye. It is a hike through both creativity and creation. It is astral projection in the form of music.

Lee himself describes his aims for “Across Time” very clearly. “I hope that this album triggers the imagination of my listeners,” he writes, “conjuring up imagery and taking them on a journey across time. It is a collection of songs that symbolizes the beginning, middle and the end to love, life, sorrow, knowledge and beauty. It is about life and death, letting go and moving on and coming home (whether it is taken in a literal sense or more metaphorically).”

He cites as main artistic influences fairly disparate musicians, namely, Enya, Nobuo Uematsu, Hanz Zimmer, and Nigel Westlake.

“Across Time” by Thai Lee is available online worldwide beginning 1 August 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The LP “Across Time” 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.

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info@thaileeofficial.com

website –

http://www.thaileeofficial.com

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Pop-punk band A Breakaway releases new EP ‘Alone in the Crowd’

The Connecticut crew of hardcore-laced pop-punk music known as A Breakaway have released their flagship new debut EP, titled, “Alone in the Crowd.” The EP is comprised of six original tracks for an approximate total playing time of 25 minutes. Charged with adrenaline, power and endless amounts of youthful vigor, “Alone in the Crowd” by A Breakaway represents an entirely unique meeting point of pop, hardcore music, and latter-day punk rock that is as unpredictable as it is effective and evocative.

Describing the sound of “Alone in the Crowd” is like describing totally disparate bands altogether. Vocals sometimes recall the grating punk tones of Fat Mike from NOFX, yet sometimes the hardcore-inspired screaming of Spencer Chamberlain from Underoath, and even sometimes the autotune-gilt voice of Davey Havok from AFI. Multicolored like the many facets of their singing, their guitars are often melodic for whole measures, but suddenly chug into a hardcore-era breakdown while their drums pound out a double kick-pedal battlefront shelling.

Inspiring awe from moment to moment with their variety, ability, and tonal scope, A Breakaway are aptly named on this debut EP, which stands as proof that there are still some genres that can be reworked in new and surprising ways.

Perhaps the most likeable quality of A Breakaway, however, is their endearing earnestness and no-nonsense approach to the music-listening public at large. Their character is devoid of arrogance at any stage, and their artistic principles are pure, uncompromised, and marked with a compassionate humanism that is extremely rare to find in a subgenre full of primadonnas and poseur tough guys.

“We write our music about events and things that happen in our lives,” says A Breakaway. “It is very honest because it all comes from the heart. We would love for our listeners to be able to connect and relate to it, allowing them to feel what we felt when the songs were written.”

These sentiments come across clearly when listening to “Alone in the Crowd.” Even the EP’s title communicates a general sympathy for humankind and a bond with their listeners.

“This album is a collection of stories from our lives,” they explain, “so there really isn’t a singular message that we are trying to spread. Instead, our real goal is that people can connect with our music, allowing it to help (or in some way accompany) them through similar situations.”

“Alone in the Crowd” by A Breakaway is available online worldwide. Hardcore and punk-rock fans alike are encouraged to give this eye-opening and unlikely record a good listen.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The EP “Alone in the Crowd” 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.

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abreakaway@rocketmail.com

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Twitter –

@A_Breakaway

Heidi Zettl and the Sound Underground release new single ‘Tell Me Everything’

Heidi Zettl and the Sound Underground have released their flagship new single, titled, “Tell Me Everything,” to resounding critical and fan acclaim. The new track has been released on the Heidi Zettl and the Sound Underground Records music label. Though the young chanteuse from Arlington, TX released a track under her own name last year, the popular pop-rock single, “Crazy,” this new release “Tell Me Everything” represents the official introduction of her band, the Sound Underground, to the public at large. The Sound Underground are musicians Zach Whitchurch, Angel Trujillo, Cameron Griffin, and Clint Doggett.

“Tell Me Everything” comes as a subtle shift in tonality for Zettl and her band mates from the arpeggios and complexities of “Crazy.” In contrast, “Tell Me Everything” is a mellow, softly flowing song, where “Crazy” had a whirling, intense feel that went well by its title. “Tell Me Everything” is delightfully delicate and showcases Zettl’s natural, cool timbre, as well as the good taste and restraint of the Sound Underground in terms of musical composition. It has much in common with “River,” their concurrently released single, and when considered as an early triumvirate of their work, these three tracks are beginning to define the overall character of Heidi Zettl and the Sound Underground as an earnest, heartfelt crew capable of great tenderness and surprising power at the same time.

Continuing the Zettl tradition by being a mature and incredibly accessible single, “Tell Me Everything” stands as yet another proof that Heidi Zettl and the Sound Underground are songsmiths of the highest caliber and artists to watch for in the coming months. Already making waves in the hotbed musical underground of North Texas, Zettl and Co. are quickly crossing borders and reaching audiences as far away as Los Angeles and New York through bustling Internet channels, and their leap to foreign continents seems likewise inevitable.

As “Tell Me Everything” clearly shows, this growing attention is both warranted and well deserved. Heidi Zettl and the Sound Underground aren’t going to be underground for much longer.

“Tell Me Everything” by Heidi Zettl and the Sound Underground is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The single “Tell Me Everything” 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.

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jzettl@gmail.com

website –

http://www.heidizettlband.com

Doom rock duo ICU releases new album ‘The Less You Know…’

The artists of electronic doom rock known as ICU have released their new full-length album, “The Less You Know…” The record is the culmination of more than a decade’s worth of collaboration between the musicians from Australia. It is categorized as doom rock, but has its heart and soul rooted the dark wave and industrial music of the early and mid- 1990s. Brooding, lurking, heavy-hitting and composed with unhealthy doses of menace and mayhem, “The Less You Know…” is a definitive work of the doom rock genre from down, way, way down under.

ICU has been producing their shadowy brand of electro-rock since 2000. They cite as main artistic influences the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Gary Numan, and the early work of Marilyn Manson, all of whom share many excellent qualities with the tone and style of “The Less You Know…” The record’s main strength is in its broad swaths of instrumental orchestration, which is more complex and widely varied than Trent Reznor’s, allowing for five-minute tracks that are profound, gripping, and never repetitive. Like classical music composed by a demonic android from a science-fiction horror story, “The Less You Know…” is terrifying yet beautiful, thundering yet serene, evocative of hellish imagery and delicate sorrow, and punctuated with moments of unlikely sensitivity that ebbs and flows like a tide.

Writing of the message their new album has for their listeners, ICU is very clear: “That the normalcy of popular music and what musical expression is perceived to be in the modern age should be challenged at all costs!”

More than a decade in the making, ICU’s current sound is the result of perseverance over what the band’s bio calls “several ups and downs, hangovers, name changes and break ups,” which tempered and molded their style over the years. These hurdles were not insignificant. Half of the creative force moved to the opposite coast of the continent. Like their music itself, they conquered through the use of modern technology.

“[We] took to transferring files via file sharing networks and surprisingly encountered very few limitations,” they write. “4000 kilometers didn’t seem to matter at all.”

Their artistic goals and principles were affected, likewise.

In moving forward with ICU, the musicians decided that “No one would become precious. Everything was open to evolution. And what was created would only serve itself.”

“The Less You Know…” by ICU is being made available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The LP “The Less You Know…” 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 –

icusound@gmail.com

website –

http://www.icusound.com

Twitter:

Lloyd Michael Hosier

Digital music legend Andy Pickford releases remastered LP ‘Lughnasad’

Andy Pickford has released the remastered version of his widely cherished LP record, “Lughnasad,” to broad critical and fan acclaim. The original “Lughnasad” was the final Pickford album to be released before his eight-year hiatus from solo work, during which he collaborated with a bevy of other respected artists. It is comprised of 15 tracks for a total of one and a half hours’ worth of stunning, arresting music.

The sound of “Lughnasad” is a shift from previous Pickford records in that it is more ambient and progressive in tone and style, by far the most experimental of his LP albums. He makes profound use of Schumann resonances, which are a set of spectrum peaks in the extremely low frequency portion of the Earth’s electromagnetic field. These reverberations have been known to synchronize to the frequencies of human brainwaves during the dream state.

“Thus,” Pickford himself explains, “the sound is designed to interact with your own imagination, to bring you relaxing visions and make you feel as if you’ve experienced something more than great music.”

The effect is a soothing, calming album the likes of which no artist has ever before composed.

Interestingly, “Lughnasad” was never mastered before its debut, the artist having decided that the raw mix could not be better defined at the time. The present incarnation of Pickford’s album is not a remastered version in the strictest sense, therefore, but rather a newly mastered version with carefully sculpted nuances not appearing in the original. The added depth, texture, and scope these provide cannot be overstated.

Speaking of the difference this has made, Pickford writes, “[The mastering] has produced a wonderfully rounded, dynamically expressive sound which sounds great even using a surround sound system, and which is especially impressive on headphones.”

In addition to its other remarkable traits, “Lughnasad” also features vocals by Rachel Cohen, of popular and notable Welsh bands Karnataka and the Reasoning.

Lughnasad is named for the ancient Gaelic festival which was celebrated in Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man. It ushered in the beginning of the harvest festival, 31 July through 1 August, and shares the official release date of Pickford’s album of the same name. He has stated that of his full-length records, “Lughnasad” is his personal favorite.

“Lughnasad” by Andy Pickford is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Staff Press Release Writer
MondoTunes

The LP “Lughnasad” 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:

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http://www.andypickfordmusic.com

Hip hop artist Bizzoe releases ‘Summer Breeze’ single feat. Trizzy

The artist of hip hop music known as Bizzoe has released his new single, “Summer Breeze,” featuring the talents of Trizzy and Cool Kids Beats. The track has been met with broad critical, fan, and underground scene acclaim. This song is one of seven excellent tracks on Bizzoe’s “Sun and Shade” EP, which has been presented by DJ Jerry and DJ Arab World Empire Online. A smooth listen like a cool glass of water on a sweltering day, “Summer Breeze” makes an excellent flagship release to represent Bizzoe and the rest of his outstanding crew.

Bizzoe, who is known throughout the urban music genre for his old-school finesse and razor-sharp lyrics, has outdone himself with this particular cut. “Summer Breeze” is by all accounts a groovy, chill rap anthem the likes of which has not been heard since the glory days of Ice Cube and Tupac Shakur. “Summer Breeze” is aggressive in terms of poetic delivery, yet restrained and mellow in tone, style, and melody. Its beats are hammered out in the traditional method reminiscent of the old 808s and 909s. The end result of this combination is a fantastic track born of Bizzoe’s renowned class and good taste, as well as the honed skills of Trizzy, whose accompaniment makes “Summer Breeze” an instant classic that belongs on every summertime mixtape being compiled today.

A surprise hit from every angle, “Summer Breeze” is a return to the best qualities of hip hop. It exemplifies the original spirit and rhythm of former legends while moving forward with new nuances and cutting-edge recording, engineering, mixing and production. Like the rest of Bizzoe’s material, it is a track worth experiencing firsthand, and one which is sure to be remembered as the single that introduced this remarkable artist to a legion of previously uninitiated fans.

Bizzoe’s “Summer Breeze” feat. Trizzy and the rest of the “Sun and Shade” EP are both available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The single “Summer Breeze” 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:

kwanbailey@yahoo.com

Howard Maple releases new LP ‘0313 Perspectives’

The Norwegian artist of digital music known as Howard Maple has released his newest LP record, titled, “0313 Perspectives.” The album is comprised of 14 original tracks and has an approximate total playing time of 50 minutes. A comprehensive record with a broad range of tones and moods, “0313 Perspectives” is an epic treatment of Maple’s work and a fine introduction for music fans who have yet to be acquainted with his brilliant and unique style of electronic composition.

Upon pressing ‘play,’ the listener will immediately understand that Maple is not like every other producer of EDM music. Firstly, his compositions are more than strictly dance music, though they do lend themselves well to the nightclub atmosphere. This is exemplified by “Youre Hands” [sic] the first track on the record. His samples paint vivid images, tell stories, and even suggest snippets of philosophy. His album is a thought-provoking and intellectual treat for audiophiles of all tastes.

“0313 Perspectives” even touches on the border of the esoteric, bearing song titles like “As Above So Below” (a Hermetic principle of metaphysics), “Ra Comes to Conquer,” and the aptly titled, “Zen.” Other tracks are more traditional, and boast many qualities of the best 90s electronica. “Birdland” is reminiscent of The Orb’s seminal classic, “Little Fluffy Clouds,” for instance. “Signature” falls somewhere in between, being a fully narrated tale set to calming, soothing music. This marvelous blend makes for an entirely wonderful listen from beginning to end, and is sure to please a room of guests no matter what their tastes.

Regarding his goal for “0313 Perspectives,” Maple himself says, “It is a release showing what I have done for the last ten years, after my second album, ‘Mapleism’ was released, from 2003 to the present day.” Maple’s first record, ‘Inside,’ garnered him a Norwegian Grammy nomination. He has continued to put his magical ear to use in making fine music ever since. “I feel that I had to share my tracks to the world instead of letting them disappear on a hard drive,” he says. “[This album] is basically just to share my music with the world, plain and simple.”

The world is very fortunate that Maple is a sharing sort. “0313 Perspectives” by Howard Maple is available online everywhere beginning late July, early August of 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The LP “0313 Perspectives” 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 –

maplehoward@yahoo.no