With a tonal palette spacey enough it wouldn’t be out of place spinning on a turntable in the TARDIS in a vintage Dr Who episode, Marlon Bianco’s take on psychedelic jazz-funk in his latest release, Planet Coronet, will have you transcending into outer space from the first synthy oscillating note.
Bianco took care of every instrumental, bar the reverently jazzy sax lines laid down by Jonny Chung, who well and truly embodies the spirit of jazz to bring you back down from the astral plane the synthetics have transported you to.
Unlike many of the lockdown-born projects, the solo endeavour from the North London-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, which started by laying a few chords down on a Roland keyboard, Bianco is an artist the airwaves would cry out for if silence should fall around his ingenuity.
His dystopia-encompassing sounds are reminiscent of the alien times we find ourselves insulated within, but it’s hard to shed a tear when the end sounds so euphonically sweet.
Planet Coronet will officially release via Other Planet Records on March 17th. Catch it on Soundcloud.
With the spoken-word narrative which sits synergistically against the groove-deep beats in Guy Metter’s mesmerising Alt Electronica debut “Last Night (We Took Over a Jazz Club)” there was an intensity to the sound like we’d never heard before.
Your mind is split between wanting to follow the intricate and boldly experimental instrumental Jazz & Funk-soaked progressions and wanting to hear how the compelling narrative story ends. Neither of them disappointed.
The lyrics perfectly captured that all too familiar sense of guilt which follows hedonistic indulgence. With a sensual versing and just as much sensuality from the beats, Last Night is a single we’re definitely not going to forget in a hurry.
You can check out Guy Metter’s hypnotically masterful for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Hidden Wings is the latest mesmerising single from Angela Predhomme which didn’t fail to stand as testament to the songstress’ ethereal talent. Hidden Wings is a poignantly beautiful cross over of what you’d expect to hear lounging in a coffee shop and what you’d drink in at a Jazz bar. The fluid ambiance of the track emits a succinct resonance over the soulful instrumentals whilst Angela’s rapturous vocals draw you in even further with her harmonious vocal styling. If you’re a fan of Norah Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae and Macy Gray it will be hard not to fall in love with artists grounding soundscapes. If her vocal offerings weren’t impressive enough, Angela also composes her music on the piano. It’s really no wonder that the US based recording artist has picked up so many awards during her career with her command over lyricism and melody.
Hidden Wings is the first single from Angela Predhomme’s up and coming album ‘Love’ which will be released in fall 2018.
Her expressive style really isn’t one to be missed, you can check out the single now on SoundCloud
When the term “mood music” is used, it evokes a very specific mood. With the knowledge that music can have such an effect on the brain, it’s no secret to the public that mood can be intentionally changed with the right media. Some fear the descent of naturally occurring emotion, which will fall by the wayside once our overlords have perfected their media distraction methods… Others just like the way it feels. Shawn Forrest is one of such people who get to stand behind the speaker. He knows that with each key he strokes, he can wield your brain like a basketball. Bouncing to the rhythm of Wayward Travels, you’ll find that his only intentions are far from sinister. The mood to best describe this music is chill.
This music is perfect for easing frustrated feelings after a tough day, a way to maintain clarity on your morning commute, or maybe just the background you need to focus on your tasks at hand. No matter how you use it, this song has an infectious tone. With expressive keyboard sequences dancing over steady beats, there’s no dissonance here, only good vibes. It may not put a smile on your face, but it will certainly help you find your center, keep you mindful, and be there to prove your paranoias invalid. For those in need of a destination, see Wayward Travels.