"I was really inspired by composers such as Nils Frahm and Hania Rani. Both composers give so much life to the piano, and it's taught me to listen to piano music much differently. I think some of that influence can be heard on some tracks on this EP, but it's also very much authentic to my own sound too. I have a background in writing cinematic music for advertisements, trailers, commercials, etc...., so I think there is that undertone that probably separates my work from others. While this album feels experimental, I've been told my close friends and family that it also sounds like something that could be part of a movie score as well." Grant Borland
Titled "Afterglow", the new album comes as a collection of chillout electronic songs with one main theme, and that is offering a deep musical relaxation.
"Last year I hit a bit of a creative wall where I was struggling to find inspiration and fresh ideas. There are some palm trees at the bottom of my garden that I see everyday, so I sat in my studio space one morning and decided to just start composing a track about the palm trees. Calm Palm is the result, and a purple patch of creativity followed suit. Michael Donoghue
"Purple" might become your favorite color after listening to this track. With a chilled landscape and reverberating guitars, this track is perfectly suited for a long-ride or an inner-experience while meditating. It has both electronic sounds as well as analog, a mix of wobbling synths with real instruments.
The album is titled "Universal Outsider", a shimmering folk rock beauty that's been in the works for the last 5 years. Home to 13 small universes, each song offers a multidimensional sonic landscape, and a different story told through poetic lyricism.
The excellent song starts with four seconds of great singing, and then the music drops into the track like a Midwest tornado forming in the sky, grabbing your complete attention.
This piece actually came together very calmly, very naturally and became my own little haven after making a very big decision last year. I was really struggling (not Covid related) and it took a big chunk of courage to walk away from something that was destroying me. It felt so very bitter sweet and I had a huge sense of both release and relief to end it all, hence the title. I actually can't read music and have never had any lessons or grades so I play solely by ear". Nay Shalom
I walked her out to her car, carrying the last of her boxes. As we stood there saying goodbye, we all suddenly realized that she wasn't coming back home this time. My daughter was leaving home. Tears. In that flurry of 10 minutes, my world as her father changed. She drove away and my wife and I stood there, absorbing the weight of it all. Her older sister, living in Georgetown. Now her as well. As I walked back into the house, thinking of our grown girls, a tune turned over and over in my head. Jonathan Grow
“With The Great Awaits, what I want to achieve is to make the listener feel like they're being transported to another universe, and as the title implies, it's a journey towards something great, while also having an interesting and joyful trip along the way.” Henry Lemoin
“I've put out three vocal tracks as The DePatie Melt, but the instrumentals are much more representative of my music. The first instrumental release The Place Of The Two Ponds, is an uptempo hard rock rock song while The Viking Princess And The Troll King is a bit more of a traditional type of ballad. What they have in common and what I strive for are strong melodies and hopefully tasteful guitar playing. I want to leave people with a feeling in their heart and a catchy tune in their head.”