Albums Reviewed

Baaj & Baaj releases an EP “You And I (Radio Edit)” full of dancy tunes and deep lyrics

Hailing from France, Baaj & Baaj makes electronic music with soulful intent in his Cognac-based personal studio. The producer driven by his strong desire to connect and heal people, loves writing music that’s captivating and joy-inspiring, but also discusses serious topics from societal issues to human interactions. His new EP “You and I” is exactly…

Packetloss – “Modern Day Meltdown”

After releasing their previous EP, Disconnected, Packetloss continues their creative efforts in this new and exciting song four-stack. Written and recorded remotely in its entirety, the EP captures Jamie Tees (Vocalist & Lead Guitarist), Geetar Jack – (Rhythm Guitar & Bass), and Steve Buckley (Drums / Mixing & Master) as they go back and forth…

Behold the Mighty “Wingspan” of Hana Piranha

It instantly became one of my favorite releases of the year. An album 3 years in the making, “Wingspan” by Hana Piranha is the follow-up album to 2020’s fantastic “Wednesday’s Child,” a testament to the notion that good things come for those who wait.

Bloomfield Machine drops new full-length release “Left to Our Own Devices”

Bloomfield Machine’s “Left to Your Own Devices” is a beautiful journey that hopefully helps the listeners to make sense of the quickly changing world and find the courage and optimism to evolve along with it. It’s also a pretty awesome headphone album – there’s plenty of goodness taking place within the songs!

Blake’s interesting fourth album “Plainsongs” is a modern 60s dream

“I wanted to record this L.P. on tape without endless overdubs, like the recordings of the sixties, hence the double meaning in the title, ‘Plainsongs’. The aim was to capture the energy of the songs that I had been performing live with my band before we came into the studio. Musically and lyrically, the songs…

Queen Daxene amazing new album “Barnstormer”

Queen Daxene is Alex Denny’s music project. A London-based musician who has been writing and performing music all his life. Together with drummer Alex Reeves (Elbow/Bat for Lashes/Shania Twain) and Robert Ogden, they’ve created a whimsical and euphoric piece of art.

Feyer’s outstanding EP “Bridging the Gaps”

“This EP was birthed out of the Covid-19 pandemic when everything felt so uncertain. Outwardly with the uncertainty in the world, but inwardly too, I was struggling with my own future and the future of the music world in general. So, I hunkered down in my home studio and continued making the music I felt…

LAUTMALR – “In Between The Noise”

In this album, “In Between The Noise” LAUTMALR presents 8 tracks of mesmerizing sonic qualities, from somber to magical, the album moves forward like a motion picture, just like a soundtrack taken out of an art film.

DCxPC New Volume 15: No Coffin

I was hooked right away. This was some killer metal but with great ardcore/punk influences. It was fast as hell, dirty as fuck, and heavier than I’d seen in a long time. Mr. P (DCxPC) on the first impression of No Coffin

Clinically Sane outstanding debut EP “Tales Of No One”

Tiago Freitas, the man behind Clinically Sane, is finally revealing his upcoming EP. A rush of emotions, electrifying riffs, and over-the-top vocals are what await inside “Tales Of No One”, with five tracks that tackle different subjects inspired by real-life stories.

Occurrence’s masterful and impressive new album “Slow Violence”

Slow Violence by Occurrence is a massive collection of twenty-two songs, showcasing all of the trio’s abilities at once. Over the course of the record, we see the band creating powerful music, with dreamy atmospheres and vocal melodies alongside crashing percussion and a somewhat industrial influence.

Flatfoot Sam’s mature new EP “Zeitgeist”

The amount of care put on into every little detail in “Zeitgeist” can be literally heard, every kick and every snare, every reverb and delay effect. Flatfoot Sam has created a landscape so unusual that you might struggle to connect it to anything you’ve heard before.

Gunslingers’ promising debut with “Green Acres Motel”

Green Acres Motel is a powerful and promising debut EP by Gunslingers that takes folk in an unexpected direction. The nostalgic and melancholic feelings that each of the six tracks transmits to the listener are sure to accompany them for a good amount of time. Do not miss it!

Blu Joy’s vintage new album

Blu Joy was created by high school friends Kris Wilson and Niqo Robertson after meeting in their school band. Niqo discovered Kris’s passion for songwriting and soon after, the two were writing and jamming together. They are inspired by classics from the pop and rock of the mid-20th century, while also adding some 90’s influence…

Kimaya Diggs after dark there’s light “Quincy”

“Quincy was written and recorded during a really hard time in my life. But instead of writing sad songs (already did that on my first album!) I decided to chase the joy that I was missing in my life. I wanted songs that reflected my heartbreak but could also make you dance. I kept being…

Aggressive Soccer Moms “QUINT”

Aggressive Soccer Moms recorded a cover. A version of Yoko Ono’s “Why” “Her way of approaching music has many similarities to ASM’s way of experimenting with their music. The monotony of her song “Why” is interspersed with rock’n’roll vibes as in “Sisters, O Sisters”. If any genre boundary is identified, it must be broken.

Marta Per outstanding debut EP “Fragments & Fingerprints”

“This EP is a collection of pieces of my identity, both musical and otherwise. It is, not coincidentally, about having to redefine myself in a different environment and phase of life and the struggles that brings along. It’s uncomfortably transparent at times but also filled with riddles and metaphors that will make you want to…

Ali George’s beautiful EP “Platys Yialos”

This poetically told story by Ali George enveloped in a tender acoustic atmosphere depicting brokenness, terror, and despair taking place one awful night acts as a warning of what alcohol abuse can lead to.

MadZen – “El Mestizo”

“I’m now ready to reveal my next move. A four-track EP created as a way to celebrate my Latin heritage, and as a musical outlet to dance our sorrows away… Releasing this February 10th!” Madzen

Moon and Aries new EP “Break The Matrix (Episode Three)”

With Tom Aries’ memorable, seductive melodies and captivating instrumentals, blending with Jordana Moon’s thought-provoking, poetic lyrics and emotionally intimate vocals, they are back with the final Episode: Episode Three by Moon and Aries

Das Elite – “Landslide”

“Again very late I was reading in bed when this idea just came, a small melody line. So I instantly got up and started to make a simple demo and wrote the lyrics. I imagined something dystopian, but still beautiful, when you’re high up on a mountain or a roof with someone you feel comfortable…

Slim Loris- Red Loris Yellow Loris

“Listeners will hopefully find our music recognizable but original at the same time. Like you´ve picked up an old vinyl for your collection and realized you’ve never actually played it before. Mattias Cederstam / Slim Loris

Beatdenker’s new LP “Ethic Endless Fun”

“Ethic Endless Fun” by Beatdenker is a whole new territory for music lovers searching for something different, and not just noise music different, but an alternate and refreshing vision of the concept of rhythm.

JUNK – “Chromatose”

“The band JUNK plays its own original music made first to satisfy the musicians that make it. We blend styles to make us feel good when we listen to it.” Dirty D / JUNK

Tuulikki Bartosik “Playscapes”

“I always find something new in Playscapes for myself and often start thinking, wait, how did we do it and why does it sound like that. This is literally my playscape in music with all the different instruments and my voice used together and through with electronics. A Nordic innovative electroacoustic breeze.” Tuulikki Bartosik

Terry Blade – Ethos: Son of a Sharecropper

Ethos: Son of a Sharecropper is a personal album that explores the identity of Terry Blade. It presents us with a complex individual making us realize just how our own ethos is influenced by different factors: race, sexuality, history, culture, friends family, life events and many more.

Nick Noon – “A Jejune Affair”

All four tracks deliver a deeply personal feeling which can be easily appreciated. It’s safe to say that Noon’s lyrics come from the heart, and his voice is the conduit that delivers his touching messages.

Fantastic Frank Joshua’s New Album “Talk Of Things”

Treading between the upbeat and the beatless, the desolate and the uplifting, “Talk of Things” by Frank Joshua brings forth a glorious collection of music that transforms elusive emotions into captivating genre-crossing tunes that easily penetrate the surface for even the most reserved listeners.

Dylan Goff “Untethered (Side Two) EP”

“Thank you for listening and I hope you like my songs! You can expect lyric heavy, acoustic guitar-based music that is definitely indie-folk, but vocally I probably sound more like Matt Berninger or Eddie Vedder than the more folky artists of the genre, albeit with an Irish accent. Fans of Frightened Rabbit might also like…

Michael Donoghue & Pulses “Infant”

Home to 8 songs with total runtime of almost 42 minutes, “Infant” brings forth a blend of several different genres of electronica combined with smooth spacious soundscapes. There’s a perfect balance between the beats and the ambient bits, making “Infant” a pleasurable listening experience for all fans of electronic music. No matter whether you prefer…

Josh Martin – Notes From The American Rat Race

Though I have been playing music for decades I recently hit a dry spell. After getting married with a baby on the way I decided to get a corporate sales job which triggered some kind of crisis of identity. It was like by assuming this new responsible role of provider I could no longer be…

Richard Tyler Epperson- A Wandering Mind

The last main thing was the editing and molding of the songs. I tried to really limit any dead space within the song and have them under 4 mins if I could without losing anything. That was a tough one, but I think when listening to the album everything flows well and doesn’t drag on.…

Spirit Gun – “The Antonym”

The EP is an homage to their late friend Jeff Hewitt, who sadly left this world too soon. “He was a true artist who constantly pushed himself. Jeff was a champion of our city, music, community, arts, and us. We miss him and wrote The Antonym to honor him.”, Spirit Gun explains.

Winchester 7 & the Runners – “Uke Rock”

The EP consists of seven tracks, approximately a 26-minute voyage by virtue of synth-wavy, part-experimental, part-roots-rock n’ roll exposition. However, when ordering it on Bandcamp, the album also includes a bonus track, “Bizarre Love Triangle”- a New Order cover. A nice “crescendo” to the overall experience.

Lewca – “Friday Night Rockstar”

“Friday Night Rockstar” is Lewca’s new upcoming album made with long time collaborator S.O.A.P. both had a hard time thanks to Omicron, and they decided to spend their time creating a full-length album about time passing, personal doubts and demons, abuse and dreams that will never come true. Don’t look so sad, the album is…

Cris Cap ft. Tyla Raé “Feel The Love (Redux Version)”

“Feel The Love” is a song that seeks to reinvigorate that spark and to remind of all those reasons that brought the lovers together in the first place. Built as a duet, the single shines with wonderful vocals, caressing synths, and gentle percussion that slowly makes way to a dancy groove that invites to get…

KIMMERLY’s new album “Of Muses and Music”

KIMMERLY exhibition aka the debut LP comes as a 11-track release titled “Of Muses and Music”, home to 4 previously released singles as well as a slew of brand-new songs. Each song is titled after the piece or an era in art history it represents.

Some Kind of Nightmare featured on DCxPC Live Vol. 9

The label describes Some Kind of Nightmare as “touring machines,” as they spend at least half the year of every year over the last decade on the road. Their sound is raw, fast, and energetic. A live energy that transcends so well on record. The stage presence is felt on recording.

Temperature Falls – “Protagonist”

Subtle dark atmospheres, Industrial backgrounds, and pounding basses are also added to the table, making this album perfect and giving a great listening experience from start to finish, so hit that play button now!

An Epic Cast: The Palfreyman Collective

My overall assessment upon hearing the album is that it is just as advertised. The first thing that comes to mind is Rock Opera. Operatic in the sense of over-the-top performance and dramatics. Anyone who has an ear for that legendary classic rock sound is sure to enjoy this record.

The Goons – “DCxPC Live Vol. 5: The Goons Live At The Black Cat”

“During the first week of sales, all purchasers will be entered into a raffle to win the corresponding VML Live album. For example, this is DCxPC Live Vol. 5, so we will raffle off VML Live Vol. 5 Presents Sloppy Seconds. The album also includes a reversible cover, so fans can choose whether to display…

Indoor Friends – “Is It All Melting?”

Kat Delitto (Lead guitar), Krista Marie Setera (ukulele, vocals), Ben Bonadies (Bass) and Matt Wilson (Drums) came together musically to create songs that are both technically challenging and full of emotion. Lyrics are deeply personal, spanning from romantic disasters to emotional struggles and an inside rage that seems to only dissipate thanks to the high-gained…

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