I was starting to wonder if emerging artists that created blinding Rock tracks had just slipped off the earth. Then I stumbled across The Great Noise. The rock collectives name is probably the most apt band name I’ve come across in years.
Their use of heavy reverb around the otherwise soaring guitar riffs gave their debut track Common Ground that timeless Grunge aural alchemy that will never grow old. The vocals behind The Great Noise stuck within the safe confines of the more traditional Rock vocals which bore a sweet reminiscence to acts such as Smashing Pumpkins Soundgarden and Basement and other contemporary Rock bands that share the same veraciously raw vocal ability. Considering Common Ground was the first ever track produced by The Great Noise as part of their new raucous project, it can’t be denied that they started their career by hitting the ground running. The Virginia
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Review by Amelia Vandergast
In a world that seems filled with emerging urban artists sticking to the same cliched, mumble rap set to that same trap beat and taking that same self-aggrandising lyrical tough man act in an effort to just gain more views, likes, followers, money, gold, cars, houses… ad infinitum, it is great to come across someone really pushing the genre into new territory, really pushing the possibilities of where urban music can go next. Yes, they play with a lot of that imagery but somehow this time out it all seems more authentic, more honest, more from the grime reality of the streets.
Cerdafied X Saüd bring a lot of elements, expected and otherwise to the table. Old School lyrical flow and rap abounds, you know, the sort of deliveries that actually landed with some sort of memorable impact the brain. The beats strut confidently across the tracks of the album as it wanders between confident grooves and more hazy synth washes but it is what is going on behind, beyond and between these structures which is the real charm. Glitchy electronica, golden age of hip-hop strut, pulsing bass lines, mutant dance and futuristic space noise all weave around the more expected sounds. The future of urban music? I wouldn’t rule it out.
One of the challenges facing the singer-songwriter, voice and guitar driven song is how to get noticed against the modern background of musical noise. Not noticed in the bombastic, U2 stadium rock sense but by knowing how to take these simple elements and lift them off the musical page, make them sound robust and accessible, set them apart from the pack. Some do it by deft and intricate guitar work, layering vocals, production tricks and other gimmickry. Mike Green does it mainly by writing great songs and delivering them with competence and confidence.
It seems pretty obvious really, why dress a song up to create some sort of pretend elegance when you can strip it back to actual eloquence? And Always is eloquent, in a solid and dependable sort of way, a combination of keeping things simple, though far from simplistic, and that fantastic, emotive voice of his. Letting the music breath and the vocals soar, a vocal which seems to blend romance and honesty and a soulfulness with a delivery that most rock singers would kill for. Get the basics right and sometimes the rest will just naturally fall into line.
Whilst this 2:11 track is wall to wall in tightly packed lyrics which feverishly flow, no sense followed, and the experience of this track left me thoroughly complexed. On the tenth time of listening to Who’s This? the latest track By Lil Leek, Aka Malik Glover a Hip Hop Rap artist from Lafayette, US I was still perplexed until I listened to his other tracks, and realised just how far Leek needs to come as a Hip Hop artist to be respected.
The sniggering, whooping, and other dubious noises that the artist makes is less than the perfect introduction to a track where you want to be taken seriously, let alone achieve his goal of being great in God’s eyes. Leek may want to refrain from the overly crass lyrics and actual convey some amiable emotion in his music, rather than stick with his current style.
His lyrical ability isn’t in question here, he’s got the talent hidden away under his baller misogynist attitude. The beat supporting his Rap flow is simplistic, and totally gets lost within the mix, the production is less than polished and seems tragically half-assed. There’s enough soulless music out there already. Let’s hope Lil Leek finds his way.
In the meantime, check out the track using the SoundCloud link below:
There’s always a great difference between a creative art of good music that’s still in its fine tune and a pretty pack of some organized noise which we are always being fed on a regular. But really, can anything be compared to a great music like Trophy’s ‘Favor’ that’s well pitched and at the same time posses to a reasonable extent; some relatable messages and nice lines.
Needless to point out that the genre of this song is more of the unalloyed upbeat that’s specially mixed with that kind slow hip-hop/rap vibe which still holds its rightful position in the industry itself, this claim is further proved to be true from the trend in people’s choice of music beat.
The choice of the beat settles it for me, coupled with the well-mastered sound that it ushers in as the tempo slowly shifts from a different range as the music played on. With a smoothly penned lyrics and a perfect voice like this, Trophy Hitta has with ease earned herself a new feather boa in her cap of accolades.
Whenever you happen to stumble on a good music, you don’t really need much resistance before you oblige to the obeisance of your subconscious to appreciate and laud the awesome work and time that the said artist has put to work in shunning out such a great piece like that.
This song is so beautifully produced and mastered and I recommend y’all to check it out.
Manchester, UK based Duncan Reed is an alternative singer songwriter, dabbler in acoustic rock and an all-round master of melodic, effervescent resonance. His latest track Hard as Stone is one of the most melodic pieces of music that I’ve had the transcendental pleasure of listening to since I first discovered Glen Hansard.
Hard as Stone demands the illustration of his raw fingers floating over the strings of the guitar as the track spirals through the soul wrenching melody fuelled through deeply illustrative and abstract lyrics.
There’s a point in the track where his fingers delectably stumble over the strings, this was the moment that I fell in love with the pure cacophony of sound that was brought to life with just one man full of poetic synergy and his acoustic guitar. I love that there’s static toward the end of the track to entice you into the nostalgia you are treated to after a well-loved vinyl record has reached the end and you’re drenched in the white noise; the departure and the aftermath of experiencing something spectacular.
There’s a great power in his voice, although the vocals aren’t as strong as they are in his other tracks on his debut album Hypnotise; there’s a plethora of tracks that vary in the dalliance of amplification creating it a spectacularly immersive experience. You can definitely hear the Fleetwood Mac inspiration that invokes his pensive style lingering within some of the jingles of the track.
You can check out Hard as Stone, along with the other hits on his latest album on the Spotify link below!