Experimental Moog mastermind Stark Sound Lab releases ‘Wally’s Woes’ single

Stark Sound Lab has released his newest electronica single, “Wally’s Woes.” The track is the tenth official release to come from Canada’s Stark Records independent music label. Marked by driving percussion, fugue-like chord progressions and SSL’s inimitable Moog melodies, “Wally’s Woes” proves Stark Sound Lab to be among the most inventive electronica artists for 2017.

In the past Stark Sound Lab has cited as inspirations such legends as Vangelis, Kraftwerk, Hans Zimmer, Brian Eno, and Keith Emerson – Emerson being ever-present in “Wally’s Woes” – but SSL insists that music artists are not the source from which their latest track has sprung.

“In the case of ‘Wally’s Woes,’ there were no outside musical influences, just a gut-wrenching emotional reaction,” writes Stark Sound Lab. “Wally’s Woes is a very emotional song that was written, performed and recorded while our mascot, Wally (four-year-old Boston Terrier) was in hospital fighting for his life after being poisoned.”

The track was recorded live using vintage, highly prized Moog keyboards: a System 55, a Voyager and a Model 15, each of which instruments boasts its own fan club around the world. It was dedicated to Wally the dog at Stark Records’ website while he was still suffering from his illness.

“Wally is a shining star at Stark Sound Lab, barking at delivery vans and welcoming visitors,” writes Stark Sound Lab. “Our hearts sank knowing he might not return to us. So we did everything we could, got him the best veterinarian, prayed, and wrote music in his honour.”

It has been surmised that poisoned dog treats had been left on the sidewalk in a random act of malice. Thanks to Stark Sound Lab – and an excellent vet – this black intent has had the opposite effect of giving enjoyment to music lovers everywhere in the form of this raw, powerfully evocative, electronic prog-pop single, “Wally’s Woes.”

And after all, there is a happy ending.

“Our prayers were answered when Wally was able to leave hospital and join us once again. It was truly a Christmas Miracle that Wally survived and is now with us again watching over Stark Sound Lab.”

“Wally’s Woes” is available online worldwide from over 700 quality digital music outlets now. Get in early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer


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Taylor James releases instrumental version of new single ‘Good News’

R ‘n’ B and soul artist Taylor James has released an instrumental version of his latest single, “Good News.” Like the original version, it has been proudly published on the Hearts of Gold Music independent record label support from the corporate music power structure. Likewise brimming with elements of funk, soul, gospel and rhythm ‘n’ blues, James’ “Good News” instrumental brings together the best of the four styles of music for a rolling, jamming, grooving good time.

Taylor James (born James Albert Taylor) cites as main artistic influences Godfather of Soul James Brown and famous producer Quincy Jones. The core components of each of these are prominently featured in his “Good News” instrumental, and fans of R ‘n’ B, funk, and soul are sure to be equally enthusiastic for the return of good pop music upon first hearing the track.

The Hearts of Gold Music label have seen to it that James’ track features truly ingenious, spotlessly clean studio production. This, combined with naturally flowing songwriting and picture-perfect instrumentation, ensure that James’ “Good News” instrumental is a stunning listen from start to finish in an entirely different way from the original standard edit.

Taylor James was born in 1953 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Jackson State University with a degree in music and a minor in recording engineering. He has been writing, recording and producing music since the age of 17. James served as drummer and lead vocalist for Wynd Chymes, whose two LP albums are still in circulation online. His own first album, “No Way Out” appeared on the Great Southern Productions (GSP) music label in 1984. He wrote and produced music under GSP from 1976-1990, after which time he built his own studio and recorded such popular artists as Willie Clayton, Bobby Rush, the William Brothers and the Canton Spirituals.

“Good News” and its accompanying instrumental version are the most significant releases from Taylor James in recent years. They have been published concurrently with an official, high-gloss music video, also. They represent the first of several tracks to be released from Taylor in late 2014, including such other titles as “Olde School,” “A Taylormade Christmas,” and “Say It’s Me / Living for You.” Each has been proudly produced and published by the Hearts of Gold Music label.

“Good News” by Taylor James is available online worldwide.

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