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Oliver Cheung – Remembrance: Pacifying Progressive Rock

Oliver Cheung is a solo artist from Hong Kong who has assembled his skills to produce his latest ensemble titled Remembrance in which he created the perfect track to accompany the worn-out meditation tracks on your chill out playlists.

The deftly talented guitar player has mastered a melodic track with minimalist entrapments that lead you into a transgressive cacophony of sound through the duration of the 8-minute track which turns into an overpowering discord of annalistic rock that even the most pretentious metal fan couldn’t turn their nose up at. Throughout his standout track Remembrance, he demonstrates that his ability to manipulate the strings is a straight up match with Prog Rock giants such as Dream Theatre, Tangerine Dream and Porcupine Tree.

This instrumental track couldn’t be long enough. Lucky for me, it comes off the Remembrance EP which has just been released. Throughout the EP Cheung demonstrates his versatility over arrangements, with each moment of his EP more captivatingly sonorous than the last.

The Remembrance EP is available for you to check out and download via Bandcamp right now!

https://olivercheung.bandcamp.com/track/remembrance

or you can head on over to Spotify to sample some of his earlier sounds!

https://soundcloud.com/olivergtrhk

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Vandenborre Release Atmospheric Track ‘The Unstoppable View’

Vandenborre is an independent band with a truly unique approach to their music. Their sound blurs the lines between trip hop, alternative rock and experimental music in a truly special way. Their recent song, “The Unstoppable View”, is a masterfully produced track that has some fascinating atmospheres and hypnotic sonic fabrics.

The clever and unusual melodies of this song make me think of artists as diverse as Bjork or The XX, but Vandenborre also have a slightly old school feel, which echoes back to the sound of great 70s rock music (including bands such as Pink Floyd or Tangerine Dream, just to mention but a few).

The most striking thing about this production is definitely the oneiric feel of the composition, and the way the understated and elegant recordings managed to capture the group’s stunning artistic vision in full. The artwork also deserves a special mention, as it truly speaks volumes about the tone and feel of the music itself.
Vandenborre managed in the hard task of combining different musical influences into a formula that can unquestionably be identified as their own.

“The Unstoppable View” is a song that feels dreamy and ethereal, with cascading melodies and stunning vocal harmonies that add depth and presence to the whole arrangement.

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