Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Irrepressibles - Nude : Forbidden (2014) Of Naked Design Recordings
Produced by Jamie McDermott
Tracks : 1.Forbidden 2.Arrow (ghosting season remix) 3.New world (iamamiwhoami remix) 4.Edge of now 5.Arrow (LUKAS remix) 6.Forbidden (ghosting season remix) 7.The state of it all
2,5 out of 5
"Forbidden" is the 3rd and final EP in the Nude trilogy from London based The Irrepressibles, I found the previous "Viscera" EP very pleasant and unique with a soundscape of baroque pop.
Apparently, all 3 EP´s are different from eachother where the first was minimal symphonic and acoustic and this one mainly an electronic affair.
We get 3 new songs in "Forbidden", "Edge of now" and "The state of it all", while the others are remixes of "Arrow" and "New world" from their Nude album (2012).
I´m not equally impressed by their latest EP as I was with the 2nd one, then again I never was so much of a fan of artists like Moby and Röyksopp but if you are - there are goodies to be found here.
Best tracks : Forbidden, Arrow
Formed in 1973 by Gregg Rolie after he left Santana, Journey made little impact on the international stage during their early years together. But when, in 1977 they bought in Steve Perry to take over lead vocals from Rolie their fortunes began to change. With the musical climate changing too in the US and FM radio-friendly bands such as Boston and Foreigner making it big, Journey changed their style somewhat and without losing their individuality produced a more wide-reaching collection of songs for their 1978 album Infinity which slowly climbed up the Billboard charts reaching a peak at Number 21. But it was their follow-up Departure , climbing to Number 8 on the chart, and the subsequent sell out tour which turned the group into a household name. But despite their new found glory, Journey had not yet reached the heights they would reach over the next couple of years. In 1981 they released their biggest selling album ever in Escape , replete with the enormous evergreen hit single Don t Stop Believing, one of those songs that takes on a life of its own and indeed still gets played routinely today. MTV, just beginning at this time, also gave the group a leg-up by featuring Don t Stop Believing and other tracks on heave rotation in their opening year, leading the group to the kind of success only very few acts ever reach. And the celebrity and success was maintained with 1983 s Frontiers which sold a whopping 6,000,000 copies and went on to spur four hit singles and a tour that remains the highest grossing of any rock tour performed on American soil to date. This CD contains the full set from an FM Broadcast given on the Frontiers Tour performed at The Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma on July 21st, 1983.
"The Frontiers Tour" 19 track CD will be released on May 12.
Brighter Than A Thousand Suns - Flux (2014) Tragic Hero Records
Produced by Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
Tracks : 1.Fearless 2.Vessels 3.Suffering is not enough 4.We stopped dreaming
3,5 out of 5
As Self Made Soul, they released the 2008 album "The future belongs to us" with music in the same vein as Story of the year and Saosin. While there´s quite a change in sound with the change of name to Brighter Than A Thousand Suns, a name taken from a Killing Joke album.
Now fronted by Angelika Roswell, they´re definitely more electronic with hook-laden songs that bring thoughts to Thirty Seconds To Mars and The Panic Division.
Their new "Flux" EP will get you up and running in no time, let the adrenaline flow in your body and dance away to infectious melodies in songs like "Fearless" and "Suffering is not enough".
North Til Dawn - Inside (2014) Independent
Produced by Marc Jordan
ROCK / METAL
Tracks : 1.Inside 2.On our own 3.Borrowed pain
3 out of 5
Texas rockers North Til Dawn released their self titled debut EP in 2013 and caught the attention of Linkin Park A&R Jeff Blue, nothing came out of it more than giving the guys in the band a boost on the way to create new music.
And here they are with the new 3 track EP "Inside" that contains riff oriented hard rock with traces of numetal, especially "On our own" stand out here. North Til Dawn are hardly groundbreaking but if you´re looking for a daily dose of solid hard rock, this EP will do the trick.
For fans of Taproot, Crossfade, Pop evil