Instrumental

  • Invadable Harmony: “Memory” – a sophisticated sonic statement

    I really knew nothing about Invadable Harmony until I heard the song “Memory” on Spotify and so I was willing to give her whole playlist a listen. Definitely a pleasant surprise. Unlike a lot of ambient or New Age music, her compositions do not aimlessly meander or drone excessively....
  • frixion dance: “Soundboy” EP – A combination of Electronic flavors

    Producers Phil Joseph, Len Bailey and Wayne Turner make up the project frixion dance that has been around since 1994, doing house, dance, jungle, and big room music. They have just dropped off their EP single called “Soundboy”. The track comes in various electronic flavors like the “Big Room...
  • Big O: “iNSTABiLiTY” – the ability to transcend machines

    Orlando Turner, better known as Big O, is an American hip hop record producer, recording and mixing engineer and DJ representing the UK. He began to make beats at the age of 13 and has been creating music ever since. He has worked with artists such as L.O.U., P-Rawb,...
  • B L U|e: “Life” – lo-fi bliss

    If you’ve never heard B L U|e, his mixture of the open and obtuse – all deftly handled and sonically ravishing – can be extremely engaging. As each of his songs fade, you’re left with an appreciation for how well this project can weave together disparate elements to make...
  • Under This Cracked Shell: “The Path” provides a tasteful sense of motion

    Post-rock is one of the most versatile genres of the modern times. It can be dark and heavy or extremely ethereal and ambient. This not only allows artists to cover a large sonic landscape, but also weave a plethora of emotions into their music. Yet, most projects while getting...
  • INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE ARMONITE RELEASES SECOND ALBUM “AND THE STARS ABOVE”!

    Armonite, the instrumental rock collective led by composer Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi, signed with LA-based indie label Cleopatra Records for the release of their new album, And the Stars Above. Armonite’s instrumental music is perfectly in line with the spirit of the label, especially now that Cleopatra...
  • Bret Sinclair: “The Instrumentalist” – plenty of flash and flourish!

    Though piano was actually the first instrument he picked up, Bret Sinclair – inspired by the likes of Eddie Van Halen – began learning to play the guitar at the age of 13. By 16 he was teaching himself to multitrack, using Cubase VST. And after graduating from Music...
  • Dave & The Ideas: “Canyon Tales” – deeply resonant qualities

    David Holtzer launched Dave & The Ideas in 2018 after the realization that music can’t be categorized into a single genre. “The formation of sub-genres and its descendants merely shows that artists have that same collective thought,” says David, “and can’t or won’t categorize themselves into any particular genre,...
  • Marcel Heah: “Travelogue” – slow chording and flowing melodic runs

    More like personal sketches for piano than traditional, structured songs, the music of Melbourne-based Australian artist Marcel Heah plays like a poetic soundtrack to the world’s tangible and intangible elements, and nowhere is this more brilliantly enacted than on his album, “Travelogue”. There are wondrous, beautifully understated melodies here,...