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Brooklyn singer-songwriter Annalise Azadian strides on with her gorgeous voice on ‘Good Girls Gone Wild (MIA)’

Annalise Azadian is a Brooklyn, USA singer-songwriter with a jazzy-soul style that impresses highly on ‘Good Girls Gone Wild (MIA)’.

New York City-based singer and songwriter Annalise Azadian is a self-taught guitarist who sings with a tone that is so stunning to listen to. Her raspy voice that makes your heart beat twice. “It’s the only thing I’m meant to be doing,” says the now 18 years old Annalise.

By age 14 she was winning accolades at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, performing on American Idol, studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, she is now on a mission to get her name and music out there to the whole world.

Good Girls Gone Wild (MIA)’ from Annalise Azadian is 1 minute 17 seconds of pure bliss. I’m smiling as I write as this is an artist with real soul. She is speaking about life as a good girl and the temptations out there. I hope that Annalise reaches her dreams and I can watch her live one day. She is a real special talent.

Head to Soundcloud for more from this fab artist.

Click here to Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Brooklyn’s Christopher Lovell sings to the stars on ”Twin Flame”

Christopher Lovell is a Brooklyn, New York native with a huge amount of drive and fight to make this music career work. He is back with ”Twin Flame” and the volume needs to be placed on full for this one.

Singer-songwriter Christopher Lovell grew up in Brooklyn, New York. His first dream was music. With a father who produced music wanting to be like his Dad become an obsession. This song is an underrated gem of note and I like the experienced R&B style here. He always keeps it classy and you can tell he is ready.

After just turning 30, you feel like this is the big moment. A maturing sound has allowed Christopher to peak on ”Twin Flame”. This is about wanting for things to change so you restore the galaxy and how you saw it formed. What’s meant to be, will be. This is the mantra and the core of the final income.

Stream this song right here on Soundcloud.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Neil Friedlander saunters in barefoot with chilled and peaceful single ”Kindness”

With sounds of the beautiful ocean illuminating in the sunny background, I imagine Neil Friedlander to be walking the earth without any shoes on. This is a majestic man, truly at one with nature while he crafts chilled and beautiful music. ”Kindness” is the next single to be released from 2020’s ”Love Is a Ripple on a Lake” and this is peaceful tranquility at it’s most purest form and the way music should be created.

Alternating between Brooklyn, New York and Jerusalem in Israel, Neil Friedlander makes star touching Indie music that makes you feel all warm inside your heart. This is an artist on a journey of self-discovery and his peaceful nature as a friendly guide in this harsh world, is tremendously appreciated by all of his loyal listeners.

Kindness” is a reflective song, about finding ones purpose. This album is dedicated to anyone who has forgotten something they would like to remember and this song follows in the same path. What is it you would like to remember? Being kind is something that is too often looked at as a debilitating weakness when in fact, it is a quiet strength. I love the concept behind the message and Neil Friedlander’s softly spoken voice that implores you to listen, without actually asking.

Hear the song right here on Neil’s Spotify page.

Review by Llewelyn Screen

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Outer Space visitors Burnt Umber Penumbra send electronic signals via music with ‘’Juno Morning’’

Very seldom does music give me chills like this. ‘Burnt Umber Penumbra’’ aka BUP is the name. Their self-titled album has recently dropped and I feel like the world is sleeping on this wave of magnetic energy forces, sent from a different galaxy.

Not much is known about ‘Burnt Umber Penumbra’. Perhaps they are hiding this away for now, building up their music collection before unleashing a wave of information and music to us mere mortals. I kind of like it when artists hide away, it makes my job harder but a challenge is always accepted. Music-wise anyway.

I feel like this band should focus on getting their music in a movie. From there, they will surely explode. Or wait to be discovered. No matter what they choose, this is really enjoyable music that puts you in a weirdly enthusiastic mood. Bring on more ‘Burnt Umber Penumbra’. A perfect name for a cat I’d say.

Get more Burnt Umber right here on their Spotify page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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A mellifluous, almost lustful voice: HXVE MXND releases his new track Colors on Rewind

Colors on Rewind is the new single by up and coming artist HXVE MXND, a hypnotizing electro-pop tune from the very beginning.

Playing around with his mellifluous, almost lustful, voice, HXVE MXND waves through a range of harmonic tones that fluctuate from bass to high-pitched notes reaching limpid, somehow heavenly vocals in the choruses. The music is minimal: only a few slow beats and melodic loops neatly flutter throughout the song, giving HXVE MXND as much space as possible to fill it with his vocal overdubs.

Achieving a beautiful combination of electro-pop and indietronica, Colors on Rewind classifies as a cutting-edge pop song that flourishes for its multi-hued soundscape and comforting style – still drawing from HXVE MXND’s charmingly comforting vocals. It would be interesting to see how he’d perform a cappella.

Dive into Colors on Rewind by clicking play on Soundcloud now.

Review by Jim Esposito.

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Between Giants has dropped their latest single Play Dead

The trio Between Giants from Brooklyn have dropped their latest single Play Dead’ this Indie-rock band sure know how to make incredible music.

From the second it starts, you’re instantly pulled in beginning with that killer riff on the electric guitar, as the vocals come trembling in with a gravelly texture to them. Keeping the volume fairly low, to begin with. The instrumentation gets louder and the clash on the drum pulses through. Always switching it up by going to the more laid back sound to the crazy and chaotic version within a split second, always keeping you engaged.

This band is just what 2020 needs, injecting their own edginess and sound into an ever-growing music genre that is constantly adding new talent in everyday but Between Giants definitely deserve a space up there for their insane music.

Listen to Between Giants’ Play Dead by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Alex Oka – Glyphs – Where is my mind?

Water is pulled in, dragged across a shore like an unending breath, that rises so it can fall into the arms of ambience. Although you might think we’ll be spending all our time here, there’s no point getting comfortable. Even as one wave is hauled upwards, bracing itself for whatever comes next, we are taken elsewhere.

Subtle beats, that rise from beneath your feet as you forgo land for something airborne, are accompanied by lyrics. Hints of Tycho are evident, but such comparisons are only a guide for what to expect from an artist who cites the Mayan calendar as an inspiration for his music.

There is a sense of serenity in this ethereal track, which many will find comforting, so why not take a chance and see where your mind takes you.

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Review by Lisa Knight

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I Was Born to the Sea has been released from Sister Hyacinth by Little God Swamp

Little God Swamp has released their latest piece ‘I Was Born to the Sea’, pulling that Rock essence and infusing that into this slow piece.

Through this piece it takes you on a bit of a roller coaster through the many elements of sound, halfway through there is a little pause as the first half draws to an end, just when you think that it comes the second half and it’s done in such a different way.

It’s rather peculiar as you listen because it does take you by surprise with the way it changes. The first half is just solely based on instruments, having the rather relaxing riffs on the guitar and this rather peaceful way about it with the use of sound.

As the pause fades out faintly in the background comes the fairly quiet and raucous vocals that escape through that eerie instrumental, as the song begins to embrace a more up-tempo instrumentation and the use of different tones through the vocals.

Be sure to listen to this mysterious, dark piece by Little God Swamp, it’ll take you on a journey for sure.

Listen to I Was Born to the Sea by Little God Swamp by heading over to bandcamp now.

Review by Karley Myall

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MAKUTA – Running: Power Pop Rock

It’s such a shame that songs like this one don’t make it on the Billboard top charts. It’s not about the artistry (which by the way is outstanding) but more about the vibe.

MAKUTA is a four-piece power pop/rock group from Brooklyn, NYC. The song is called “Running”. When I pressed play the first seconds reminded me of acts like Eden; this first impression dissolved quickly as the song entered its power-pop phase. There is this chorus being repeated so much throughout the song, which lands tiny kisses on your forehead. Each time I heard the singer say “I keep running, and running and running faster / running, and running and running to disaster” I almost felt like I was receiving actual tender smooches. The drumming gets more intense in the last minute of the song, building up the crescendo.

This is what I personally call a “California Slackness” song, the vibe that is a bit tad dramatic but so optimistic at the same time.

Feel it on Spotify

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis

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SHANGHAI RESTORATION PROJECT (SRP) NEW ALBUM – ‘R.U.R.’ RELEASED – 1ST DECEMBER 2017

Shanghai Restoration Project (SRP) is an electronic music duo based in the hip borough of Brooklyn, NYC.  Their sound is engaging and direct, yet thought-proving and experimental in nature.

The pair’s recent studio single is a track titled “Alpha Go”, which is actually featured on the duo’s recent full-length album R.U.R.

According to the musicians themselves, this ambitious 13-tracks release is a reflections on the current state of affair in the world, highlighting the band’s fondness for technology, thought-provoking social themes and more. The album is actually a concept album with a sci-fi twist, setting an intriguing scenario: what will happen when robots, in the not-too-distant future will re[lace humans? “Alpha Go” is the opening track of the the album, and it is a perfect mood-setter, highlighting the band’s fondness for a direct, punchy and charismatic blend of electronic music. The beats are present and thick, while the melodies are often lush and textural, showcasing a kaleidoscopic approach to songwriting and composition.

Find out more about Shanghai Restoration Project and support the artists by streaming their recent work on Soundcloud: