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RØAD RVNNER is back with Metamorfosi

RØAD RVNNER is an artist who loves to add a lot of vibrance and personality to his sound. His most recent studio release, Metamorfosi, stands out as a great testimony of the freshness and vibe the artist is so seamlessly able to take into his work.

Metamorfosi hits the mark from the get-go: the intro is catchy and immediately easy to connect with, building up the musical world surrounding the artist’s aesthetics right away. RØAD RVNNER’s combination of electro and EDM makes for a very innovative approach to songwriting, while still maintaining that sense of the familiar that is so important for people to immediately experience a connection with the music. RØAD RVNNER’s work should be a great match for fans of artists’ music with a broad and diverse approach.

Find out more about RØAD RVNNER and do not miss out on Metamorfosi. This release can be pre-saved here.

NYC instrumental rock raconteur Alec Berlin has unveiled his latest single, President’s Day

NYC songwriter Alec Berlin has been filling New York venues with his catchy rock hooks since long before telecasters were a twinkle in lockdown-born creative’s eyes. Now he is here with his atmospherically consuming single, President’s Day.

The instrumental track, led by his sublimely overdriven definitively rock guitars and bolstered by the steady percussive panache, takes you through a murky, almost lamenting soundscape, which builds into Foo Fighters-Esque crunchy crescendos and epitomises immersivity. Rarely do instrumental tracks invite you into such evocative depth, but that’s exactly what separates Alec Berlin from the rest.

President’s Day is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Cucurbitophobia carefully slices our imagination awake on the horror-like, ‘The Harbinger’

The Harbinger by Cucurbitophobia

With a spooky experience that will shock you and possibly shake your whole core into a place you least expected, Cucurbitophobia returns with the moody piano-packed and cinematically infused new instrumental single, ‘The Harbinger‘.

Robert Benaquista (Rob Benny) aka Cucurbitophobia is an Avant-Garde/Horror/Dark Neoclassical/Atmospheric Metal/Post-Industrial-fused multi-instrumentalist and composer.

It portrays a return of an ominous figure who has disappeared after a long absence. The Harbinger bears knowledge, wonder, and dread, as it can shapeshift into the absolutely desirable or the utmost undesirable in the eye of the beholder. Able to predict and summon future events, The Harbinger has left everyone frozen in fear, knowing the inevitable yet not knowing when it will happen.” ~ Cucurbitophobia

With an expert performance that will cause hearts to flutter unexpectedly and mouths to tighten, Cucurbitophobia rampages through our lounge with a skilled display that will please all those who love a bit of mystery and risk-taking in their lives.

The Harbinger‘ from the Avant-Garde/Horror/Dark Neoclassical/Atmospheric Metal/Post-Industrial-fused multi-instrumentalist Cucurbitophobia is such an explosive experience that shall take you into the dark alleys that certainly intrigues your whole soul. Causing hearts to skip and emotions to heighten, this is the kind of song that you will find in a scary movie that has just introduced a masked character who has come back from the dead.

With intricate details that will have you completely enthralled, this is a track that might have you covering those eyes and closing the curtains a bit quicker than usual.

Listen up to this new single on Bandcamp and see more via the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Israel’s Nokerson takes us for a welcome ‘Sunday Trip’ into a better day

With a stroll-like atmosphere that might have you searching for that shoe you are missing, Nokerson takes our mind away from the wild stress on his latest single, ‘Sunday Trip‘.

Nokerson is a Vladimir Bondar-created Israel-based EDM project from an instrumental artist who continues to grow every year through his wildly creative mind.

Music that I make now sounds better than previously and I think I’m moving in the right direction.” ~ Nokerson

In a calming ambience that will certainly flip your mood around and get you to sense a renewed energy looming, Nokerson returns with a new creation that shows his progression and a shift in direction that is rather inviting to our intrigued ears.

Sunday Trip‘ from Israel-based EDM artist Nokerson is a mellow tune that shall get you feeling rather enthused about what the possibilities are outside your front door. With a mellow style and an intricate beat that might get your tired head moving rather happily, this is a single for anyone who just needs to visualize peace for a while.

In a world packed full of wars and hate, this is a welcome addition to any playlist.

Pre-save the single here to get this track when it’s released on 29th May.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

HULX lets us know the metaphysical score in his latest composition, SURREALISM

Transcend reality by the hand of the University of Westminster music student, HULX, via his latest instrumental composition, SURREALISM. I don’t know about you, but I’ll take any escape from this material-mortal coil I can get my existentially lovebitten mind on. And under HULX’s futuristic and imaginative duress, you’d struggle to get further away from our battery farm of an unromantic existence.

The sonorous score is cinematically crafted through HULX’s already virtuosic flair over a set of keys, but there’s just enough space dust to take you to a new plateau of consciousness that reminds you of the true beauty of the human experience. It pours through the inexplicably intuitive progressions.

SURREALISM is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Darkness & the Light traverses the cosmos in ‘Nice to be in orbit’

under a distant sun by Darkness & The Light

If any track can remind you of how lucky you are to be a blip in the cosmos, it can be found in Darkness & the Light’s latest album, under a distant sun. Nice to be in orbit is paradoxically grounding in its cinematic delivery; the Sydney-based artist gives you the sense that they have the rare ability to emanate the grandeur of the cosmos in all of its glory instead of choosing crevices to aurally explore.

The ambient synth lines work their way through ethereal layers of reverb while the percussion brings lucidity to the mix, and the guitars take the track to an Avant-Garde, almost post-punk realm. The vocals may never go beyond choral echoes above the psychedelic grooves, and Nice to be in orbit is all the more celestial for it.

Of all the ambient music we have heard this year, nothing comes close to the intricately explorative alchemy in Nice to be in orbit. We can’t wait to hear what follows.

Nice to be in orbit is now available to stream and download via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The Clock Is Ticking: Fab Manzini Music helps us find the answer on ‘Run The Race To Win’

With a heavy Iron Maiden feel to proceedings on this rip-roaring effort, Fab Manzini Music shows us his new approach to hard rock music on the pulse-enhancing new single ‘Run The Race To Win‘.

Fab Manzini Music is an Australia-based solo artist who has a massive passion for instrumental rock music that will motivate your heart from any gloom imaginable.

Blessing us with a high-tempo melody that encourages us to find that salvation, Fab Manzini Music helps us make our way to that starting gate at all costs as it seems like it is indeed time to start emerging victorious if you haven’t already. Featuring electrifying vocals that shall send you back into another time that was thought lost by many doubters, this is a full-throttle release that sends your mind into a spin.

Run The Race To Win‘ from the Australia-based instrumental rocker Fab Manzini Music, is a gigantic effort from one of the most underrated artists in the game. This song shreds the mic into pieces with vocals from Marcello Vieira as he urges us to beat the odds and to never wait for anything or anyone. This is your chance now and if the timing feels right, the best thing to do is to go for it. Living with those regrets later on in life, is no way to live after all right?

Hear this exciting audio on YouTube and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Find Your Peace: Toronto’s Steve Nicosia sails clamly with the ‘Ships in the Night’

With a hauntingly artistic commencement that has your complete brain feeling so thrilled and promptly alert, Steve Nicosia has us travelling on the peaceful waves beyond our mindfulness with the ‘Ships in the Night‘.

Steve Nicosia is a Toronto, Canada-based indie instrumental indie-folk musician who makes soundtracks that seem to touch the soul profoundly, as he politely pilots us with astonishing journies through our spirits like a magical time traveller.

Steve seeks musical inspiration everywhere, and his songs are a reflection of his eclectic taste. The common thread across Steve’s songs would be their gradual builds, emotional undertones, and climactic pay-offs.” ~ Steve Nicosia

Steve Nicosia is rather exceptional on a track that feels like he is guiding us beyond that rudderless temptation and onto happier seas, as he performs with a stunning style that is so free and mood-enhancing.

Ships in the Night‘ from highly skilled Toronto, Canada-based indie instrumental solo artist Steve Nicosia, draws us to a calming wave of pureness of the very highest order. No lyrics are needed here as he is in the transfixing mood to help alleviate the pain that so many are facing, with a truly wonderful guitar-packed experience to immerse happily into.

Hear this graceful effort on his Spotify music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Those Peaceful Travels: Magnus Josefsson is authentically introspective on ‘Jimmy’s House’

After concluding that it was time to drop his debut album after many years of deep thoughtful planning, Magnus Josefsson used all the experience gained from previous mixtapes with his lead single that will have you jumping for joy on ‘Jimmy’s House‘.

Magnus Josefsson is a brilliant Vienna, Austria and Fröseke, Sweden-based dreamy instrumental solo artist and music producer.

There is so much to lather in splendidly here from a kind soul who is ready to get his music out to the world, as he projects wonderous soundscapes of a higher echelon than most of us mere mortals can even fathom. The musicianship is so tight you might need a cold glass of water to calm down, as there is so much to take in here. From the catchy riffs to the mind-bending soulful ambience, this is just excellent the whole way through.

Jimmy’s House‘ from the highly efficient Vienna and Fröseke-based top-notch instrumental solo artist and music producer Magnus Josefsson, is such a calming single which seems to crystalize in your psyche and take you to places you can only see in your dreams. Each second has been made with such love and ultimate affection, from an artist who takes you on a fascinating journey to a new world of love.

Hear this lovely new single on Soundcloud and check out the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Rampaging Metal: California’s Sound Animal brings the scorching heat with ‘Botulism Cafe’

Shredding the walls down one by one with a totally intoxicating ambiance that shall heighten all your inner senses out of any self-enforced slumber, Sound Animal ravages our previously-innocent ears with his latest track ‘Botulism Cafe‘.

Sound Animal is a California-based and self-described experimental noise/drone/desert/doom Instrumental metal solo artist.

Botulism Cafe is Noise Metal. Dirty, farty grit to have fun kicking out walls with. Ballsy dissonance from an apartment bedroom.” ~ Sound Animal

There is a fiery explosion of blaring sounds from a truly possessed artist who is in the prime of his career – with the gusting winds of creativity roaring down on him – like a hungry Lion who needs a snack right now as his belly rumbles furiously. The ear-piercing energy is quite overwhelming at times, with a booming speaker-breaking force that is unlike anything heard so far in 2021.

Botulism Cafe‘ from the experimental dark doom California-based solo artist Sound Animal, is an almost eight minute experience that shall have your over-stimulated mind feeling rather enraptured with this whole experience. This is loud, brash and in your face, with no let ups for a breath at all. Exactly the way it was intended after all.

Hear this wild new track on Soundcloud and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen