Today I would like to present the latest single by the award-winning aeronautical engineer, music producer and songwriter Dr. Chrispy (AKA Dr. Chris Boshulzen). His new single “VOYAGER AT THE HELIOPAUSE” will release online everywhere music is streamed and sold on June 14, 2019. The single is a tribute to the NASA Voyager spacecraft that launched in 1977 and returns stunning images from our solar system that inspired Chris to pursue his passion for space. I found this song to be very relaxing with piano, electronic sound, and great background. I was well performed, written and recorded. Looking forward to hearing rest of the album when released.
Exit North announces the lush, atmospheric and melancholic debut recording Book of Romance and Dust released October 26, 2018, on the Exit North Records label. This band consists of Ulf Jansson on Piano and Keyboards, Charles Storm on synthesizers, guitars, bass and vocals, Steve Jansen on Keyboards, Drums, and vocals, and Thomas Feiner on lead vocals, trumpet, piano, guitar, and harmonium. Also joining them on this project is legendary jazz bassist Lars Danielsson contributes with upright bass and also the album features trumpet, harmonium and a string quintet, all the instruments one associate with the world of rock are involved, but employed within an eclectic mindset. This nine-song album features such tracks as Bested Bones, Sever Me, Spider, Another Chance and much more. I found this album very relaxing as well as been well written, performed, recorded and produced. This album is available in CD and digital format from Amazon and other outlets. You can learn more about this group at their website https://www.exitnorthmusic.com
Balearic Beauty (Deluxe Edition) is the fourth full-length album from German electronic composer and producer Roger-Pierre Shah, released under his Sunlounger alias. It was released through Magic Island Records on December 16, 2016. This fifty three track album, a mixture of uptempo and downtempo material features various mixes of such tracks like the title track Balearic Beauty, Surrender, I’ll Be Fine, I Just Wanna Dance With You, Come As You Are and so much more. This is a great album to listen to when you want to relax or listen to something that is not too heavy at the end of a busy day. This collection was well written, recorded, mixed, and performed. This album is available from Amazon, Itunes and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Bilateral Music II is July 27, 2018 album by an amazing recording artist and a good friend Bryan Cumming. Like the original Bilateral Music album, the songs on Bilateral Music II use acoustic guitar, light percussion, subtle keyboard pads and nature sounds to generate calm, soothing music, slowly panning back and forth, left to right. After hearing his first album, I knew I had to listen to this one. Funny thing was I woke up this morning in severe pain from several back surgeries and still having pain problems with the change of weather. I put this CD in and by the third song by being more relaxed the pain level went down. This album contains such great tracks such as Morning Light, Often Blessing, Carolina Silver Bell, Benevolent Rule and much more. This album was well written (all songs were written and arranged by Bryan Cumming), recorded and performed. This album is available for purchase from Amazon, Itunes and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Every once in a while I take one artist and share their growth from a new artist to what they are today. In this case, I wish to present San Francisco singer/songwriter Jeff Gutman and over the next few weeks, I will be reviewing all six of his albums starting with this first album The Mindfire Tapes which was released in 1999. This debut album of twenty-one songs features a collection of song fragments, sound experiments and ambient instrumentals on such tracks as Oh Well, Pickle Sauce, Crossroad Sun, Speedin’ A Line, Eye Of The Hurricane and so much more. I was impressed with his great vocals and acoustic guitar style as well as his songwriting abilities and his use of electronic sounds. This release was well recorded, produced and performed and can be purchased from Amazon, CD Baby and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Short Stories is the latest release by Michelle Qureshi, an international award-winning recording and performing artist, composer, multi‐instrumentalist, and classically-trained guitarist released August 24, 2018, on the Music As Metaphor Records label. This seventeen track album is very soothing and is very beneficial at the end of a hard day or anytime you need something relaxing. Among the great tracks on this album are To The Bone, It Didn’t Have To Go Like This, Country Line Road, River Of Calm, Windflowers and much more. This album was well composed, performed and produced by Michelle Qureshi as well as being well recorded. This great album is available from Amazon, Itunes, CD Baby and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 918th review, I am proud to present Look Unto the Heavens, the first of a three-part series of albums composed and released by Scott Lawlor between mid-2017 through May 2018. This two hours and twenty-two minutes of soothing ambient music makes anyone’s day very relaxing with such tracks as Clothe Me With Skin And Flesh And Knit Me Together With Bones And Sinews, For He Wounds But He Binds Up, And Our Days On Earth Are But A Shadow, the title track Look Unto The Heavens and much more. This album was well written, recorded and performed. At this time, it is only available from Bandcamp and looking forward to hearing the other two parts of this series.