Cosmic Bird releases new album ‘Freedom Galaxy’

The songwriter and producer of experimental ambient music known as Cosmic Bird has released her latest official album, “Freedom Galaxy.” It contains 13 original Cosmic Bird tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Cosmic Bird Music record label. Warm, welcoming, highly artistic and refreshingly new, “Freedom Galaxy” introduces Cosmic Bird as one of the most intriguing artists of the 2021 year so far.

“Freedom Galaxy” is the 9thofficial release from Cosmic Bird including two under her original name, Lady Plush. Cosmic Bird, who hails from the UK by way of Italy, has a film-making and otherwise broad artistic background. She cites as main artistic influences “far too many to mention.” Having begun in 2011, she talks enthusiastically about “sci-fi films & soundtracks” and “fantasy and horror film soundtracks,” as well as “cold-war and B-movies,” leaving no room for doubt that Hollywood has had its effect on songs by Cosmic Bird.

Bird also expounds on music pioneers, saying she’s deeply inspired by, “1950s and 1960s electronic-music pioneers like Delia Derbyshire and the whole of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in UK.” She also talks about “Italian, French and US electronic music pioneers like Raymond Scott or Bebe and Louis Barron to mention a few, together with other film composers of the world and experimental musicians of the avant-garde scenario of different decades.” Finally, Cosmic Bird notes major influences in “world music and multi-ethnic, tribal, pagan, spiritual, ancestral vibes, big on space archaeology — very primitive sounds included but ultimately timeless and breaking time barriers, so to speak.”

Asked to describe the overall theme of “Freedom Galaxy,” Cosmic Bird lists a litany of remarkable inspirations:

“My life, mystery of life all, unanswered riddles we experience. Uncontrollable course of natural or supernatural events and so on. Fascination with astronomy and ancient civilizations, space archaeology, classic horror/mystery films, fears, nightmares, fragments of unfinished dreams, invisible entities, travels, space, astronomy, nursery memories, psychology, psychiatry and neurology, perceptions, oversensitivity, telepathy, inner world and everything paranormal, esoteric, and spiritual, non-religious interests.” Cosmic Bird doesn’t like talking directly about the meaning of her new record, but she does talk around it in fascinating spirals.

“Meaning is a strong word!” she writes. “We give meaning and we interpret what we see or hear or feel differently. Open-ended meaning and themes are those I fed on, nurtured others on, and felt mostly throughout my existence, freedom to move in times of constriction like those we are living nowadays, this perhaps is the message, imagination and fantasy free us from that physical constriction … and most importantly freedom is given to those that have imagination, fantasy and strength to move on despite adversity and grim scenarios. I follow my own star, my own trajectory and dislike copies or imitations, that is not the way to go for me. It takes more talent to be unique and original.” She does have a few concrete messages, though.

“Definitely the will to travel light, deep and far, an invitation to explore much further and to not stop at what we seem to know and definitely to go beyond and above appearance and deja-vu stinky politics.” Asked to describe her new album in her own words, Cosmic Bird lists a series of adjectives: “Epic space, ambient, filmic, soundtrack, experimental, eerie, electronic, power electronics, electronica.” While this may seem like a high bar to reach, she knows exactly how she wants her audience to come away feeling.

“Liberated and inspired,” writes Cosmic Bird, “something they didn’t know before or had known in this way. I’d like them ultimately to follow their own path, their own voice and trajectory. I am happy with this album, it is quite comprehensive of all things I cherished and continue to cherish.”

“Freedom Galaxy” by Cosmic Bird on the Cosmic Bird Music label is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, experimental music fans.

– S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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Beautiful Emergence Records drops two fresh titles, “Enough Is Enough” by Brighter Side of Sol and “Breathe” by Illnomadic, Omni MC.

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Indie label Beautiful Emergence one-two punches 2021 with dual January releases, “Enough Is Enough” by Brighter Side of Sol and “Breathe” by Illnomadic and Omni MC. Brighter Side of Sol’s “Enough Is Enough” dropped New Year’s Day 2021, while Illnomadic/Omni MC’s “Breathe” appears 23 Jan. Both have been proudly published as independent releases without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Beautiful Emergence Records music label. Bringing ethno-cultural funk and modern soul in equal measure, respectively, “Enough Is Enough” by Brighter Side of Sol, and “Breathe” by Illnomadic/Omni MC are just the latest reasons to watch this exciting new label out of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Brighter Side of Sol (often billed as BSoS) have been described as “a power trio with multicultural band members growing up in different parts of the world.” Their debut album arrived in 2020 bearing lyrics in Tamil, English, and Bahasa Malaysia with music blending funk, blues, and rock. Comprised of veteran players, BSoS members have collectively toured in locales as disparate as the US, Czech Republik, Germany, Bulgaria, Turkey, Finland, Serbia, Tbilisi, and Japan; shared the stage with countless legends including Robert Plant, Black Eyed Peas, Ozomatli, Talib Kweli, and Mos Def; played for multinational corps such as Comedy Central, Amazon Studios and Netflix; and worked with local HI heroes like Jive Slinky, Samurai Funktion, The Maneki Nekos, 83 Groove Street, Hook and Line and JP Smoketrain.

Also weighing in at heavyweight status are Illnomadic and Omni MC, whose “Breathe” single is informed by modern soul singers such as Erykah Badu, Lauren Hill, and Jean Grae. They are Navid Najafi (Illnomadic) and Geri Nicole Vanore (Omni MC).

Illnomadic is a two-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner (Hawaii Music Awards), first for Hip-Hop Album of the Year 2012 and then for “Live From Soul Sound” in 2013. Born in Tehran, Iran and immigrated to New York at the height of the Iran-Iraq war, Illnomadic found home at Hawaii at the age of 19. Today he is one of the most highly regarded emcees and hip-hop educators in the state and an outspoken ally of Native Hawaiians, Hawaiian Kingdom nationals, and indigenous peoples around the world. His 2019 solo album, “Second Language,” was also nominated for Hawaii Hip Hop Album of the Year.

Philadelphia native Omni MC is an award-winning choreographer, educator, entrepreneur, and founder of various community empowerment initiatives including Setu Tribe, a movement-centered women’s empowerment group which has grown to include men and children. Omni is also the creator and host of The Warm Up event in both Philly and Honolulu where these cities’ revered musical masters and fervent novices share the stage to create music together. Omni has studied at CAPA, PhilaDanco, University of the Arts, and Alvin Ailey. Her work includes collaboration with Cee Knowledge, (Doodlebug), Donn-T, Chuck Treece, and Ursula Rucker, and she has shared billing with popular acts such as G-Love & Special Sauce, Lyrics Born and Jedi Mind Tricks. Formerly known as Lady Omni, Omni MC has been an integral member of several projects, including the Femme-Mynistiques, Infinite Giants, and Global Local. Having worked in healing arts for over twenty years, Omni’s expressive mediums include music, dance, yoga, massage and energy work. Today she resides in Honolulu and continues to serve her Philadelphia community remotely.

“Enough Is Enough” by Brighter Side of Sol, and “Breathe” by Illnomadic/Omni MC are available from Beautiful Emergence Records label at over 500 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, funk, soul, and modern Hawaiian music fans.

– S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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Lucie Lynch releases anxiously awaited single ‘Yes I Can’

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The producer of rock and singer-songwriter music known as Lucie Lynch has released her latest official single, “Yes I Can.” It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Beautiful Emergence Records record label. Warm, affirming, and uniquely confident, “Yes I Can” introduces Lucie Lynch as one of the most intriguing artists kicking off the 2021 year.

Honolulu’s Lucie Lynch cites as main artistic influences Melissa Etheridge, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Amanda Marshall, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, and Eddie Vedder. Fans of Dolores O’Riordan (Cranberries) are also likely to find much to love in Lucie Lynch’s singing. With an emphasis on clarion vocals and inspirational songwriting, “Yes I Can” by Lucie Lynch has a little something for every fan of the modern singer-songwriter sound.

Asked to describe the overall theme of “Yes I Can,” Lucie Lynch writes: “I want to remind people that we are more powerful than we realize. Each human being is such a precious and unique expression of love itself, and my purpose is to invite listeners on a journey on a deeper look into themselves, listen to our hearts, to take risks and step into our own power and truth.”

Beautiful Emergence Records describes Lucie Lynch as classically trained, but with performance chops developed at an early age.

“I started singing at 13 to break through an emotional challenge,” Lynch writes, “and haven’t stopped since!”

In addition to recent music releases, Lucie Lynch is also the co-author of the award-winning musical about love, money & self-worth, “Money Talks: But What the Hell is it Saying?” The popular two-woman musical show is written, produced and performed by Lucie Lynch and Marcia Zina Mager, featuring the talented Alan Okuye on keys.

“Today I am more interested in connecting with my audiences than with impressing my audiences,” Lynch writes. “My live performances are like an inspired conversation around a long, warm kitchen table with good friends sharing their hearts over good food and good wine.”

Beautiful Emergence Records has described Lucie Lynch audiences as “interested in personal growth, reflection, and building community. They are empowered, seeking truth and living into their purpose.”

“Yes I Can” by Lucie Lynch on the Beautiful Emergence Records label is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, singer-songwriter fans.

– S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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