||Music CDs, and/or Music Video CDs
||Music Singles / Albums Released in MP3 Format
||Tracker Songs such as Fast Tracker (XM), Impulse Tracker(IT),
Scream Tracker(S3M), Mod Plug Tracker Etc.
||BRAINSTORM - Under My Wing (is your sweet home)
Latvia is the land of liquid gold (Amber, not beer) and they are known
to have the sexiest men in the world (nods in agreement) this unique little
Baltic country also boasts one of the greatest talents known in the world
today - Brainstorm. This release is a little between a sassy pop tune and
a ballad, both elements make this song one that sticks like peanut butter
to the roof of your mouth as you find yourself signing to the chorus in
no time. The distinctive retro Brit-pop sound brings home why this talent
have been Eurovision winners and toured with some of the worlds most legendary
bands such as REM. I have found much delight in listening to all the single
releases of Brainstorm and this one is no exception. Brainstorm write continuos
number one hits and every song I have heard is as addictive as the next.
Bring it on; what we need is more Brainstorm!
||Fontaine - The Wedding EP
Compared to the likes of Incubus, this talent has just about as much
grunt, a lot more groove and a lot more appeal to a wider audience with
a far greater diversity within the song compositions. Fontaine has a commercial
element that should see them on the mainstream charts in no time while
keeping their grass
roots of being a raw hard talent without the candy floss that signed
bands tend to carry. Vocals are sharp and clear, the musicianship is near-perfect
and very tight, the production is kept to a neat liveness rather than too
over manufactured. The punters who purchase this tremendous EP can be sure
of an honest sound, and a prized treasure for the CD collection. Addictive
stuff here and I am happy to fall prey to this type of aural substance.
Check out their web site for music downloads.
||LUNAR SX - Promotional CD
If the adorable faces of these rough nuts don't capture your heart (for
the female audience) then the music most definitely will. Knocking down
the walls of modern day music genres, Lunar SX takes a little from yesteryear
and the sound of the future to create something that is now and forever.
I fell immediately in
love with the sound of Lunar SX bringing back memories of my fascination
with legendary talent ‘The Cult' and the father of rough nuts; ‘Motorhead'.
If you can grab a little of those two sounds and add a bit of current nu
metal in 2002 you will have this talent worked out. Based in New England
it will not be too
long before this talent will be heading offshore to give their fans
worldwide some of their in-your-face sound and live performance. Lunar
SX they are like a charging bull at a red hot world music industry!
||CAJE - Travelling Light
The first instance this EP hits the CD player you are greeted with a
very fine production and an even finer talent. Professionalism screams
out as the full sound of Australia's upcoming chart busters. Caje
takes you by the balls and throw you into a musical whirlwind. Caje is
more than a good rock and roll band, they flutter a little pop and nu metal,
carrying through to a slight fusion feel in the musical arrangement. Diversity
is the very essence why Caje will appeal to all who hear them; and you
will very soon across the world, global domination is nigh.
||MARIAH - Loverboy
Infectious mood enhancing single release from Mariah which has already
proved a success in clubs all over the globe. Typical of the commercial
Mariah sound, spiced delicately featuring rappers Ludacris and Da Brat.
Sexy cover photography, which is quite regular with the modern Mariah marketing.
Pity really as she was a very classy lady once. Sex sells, and she oozes
with it, with enough of an all star line up to guarantee success and popularity
||JANET - Someone to call my Lover
From the recent chart topping album, All For You, Janet gives us yet
another brilliant single release. Consistency prevails in all Janet's music
and that smooth soulful sound is apparent with a slight acoustic feel.
Not too heavy not too light, just right. Playful cover art reflects this
playful CD. Class and quality has always been the essence of Janet as a
person and as a professional, beaming through in her music.
||LIL ROMEO - My Baby
Cute sells as much as sex in the music industry, and Lil Romeo is quite
the cutey. Although I cannot quite grasp kiddies signing about relationships
or lack there off. Yet I guess a song about building sand castles wouldn't
go down too well either. The home boy fashionalist displayed by Lil Romeo
is kinda disturbing. I mean whom dresses this kid? A bright cheery
tune and I am sure all the little home gals will be writing his name all
over their pencil cases in no time.
||BRAINSTORM - Maybe
Eurovision favourites' Brainstorm has done it again with this song,
which is not quite a ballad and not quite your average euro-pop release
usually prevalent by the Latvian lads. Dubbed as Europe's answer to Savage
Garden, Brainstorm have more of an honest approach to their music and live
shows, not so commercially pressured or marketed as the Savage Garden.
is a mature tune yet catchy enough to snag the youngest of punters.
The greatest single release I have heard so far in 2001! ‘Maybe' this decade?
||DAVID BRIDIE - Act of Free Choice
There is nothing quite like happy hardcore with a purpose (track one).
All royalties from sales will go to the West Papuan Institute for Human
Rights Study and Advocacy, which is the first good reason to purchase Art
of Free Choice. The music and superb production are the next reason. Track
two is more or a produced sound balancing the tight rope of indie and soft
emo. There is something for every taste from ballad to trance within this
EP release. Grab this CD and support a great artist and an even greater
||COLDPLAY - Trouble
‘Trouble' is a ballad with a difference, and it isn't boring! Quite
emotionally inspiring and thought provoking. Coldplay has proven over and
over again that good music still exists in an industry where manufactured
pop has become a ridiculous forefront. Let us hope that Coldplay may be
the revival or musicians creating music instead of computers and dat machines.
Support real music, support Coldplay and you may get this sad ass music
industry out of ‘Trouble' yet.
||DOMINIAN - Enter
Hard, heavy, fat and bottom end is how Dominian has been described,
the music not the members. Dominian is quite nice eye candy which is probably
why they have quite a nice female following. Hard emo dominates the sound
that has given this band such huge popularity in Australia. Not unlike
Machine Head or Metallica, the comparisons have been flying though the
media, yet no one can really pin point a valid likeness. All six tracks
spew with the potentiality to be a number one hit. Play them loud and play
them often, Dominian is about to ‘Enter' world music domination.
||DAVE NAVARRO - Trust No One
Imagine being asked to by Trent Reznor to record with Nine Inch Nails
or with Axl Rose from Guns and Roses, then imagine turning it down? One
would have to be insane, and maybe Dave Navarro is a little mad, this is
what he did as ‘Trust No One' was far more important. This solo release
from the man himself is more than music and art it is therapy and an emotional
release for Dave as his world tumbled out of control, and apparent it is
when you hear ‘Trust No One'. A deep dark release and quite tormenting
to the listener, not your light-hearted stroll in the park kind of release.
||BRAN VAN 3000 - Astounded
Quite a brilliant effort by DJ James Di Salvio with this nifty little
dance track. Vocals by the late Curtis Mayfield (The Impressions) made
able by modern technology and protools audio equipment. Curtis prior to
his death, gave permission for DJ James to go through his vault of
unreleased vocal recordings to find a suitable track to lie down with the
already created ‘Astounded' song. What we have is a delicious 70's disco
groove with the modern essence of club beat jive. Grab your glitter and
throw on your flares, jump on the dance floor and get ‘Astounded'.
||PAUL KELLY - Somewhere in the City
Mr. Kelly just keeps on going like a Duracell Battery, and he gets better
with age like fine wine. Recent single release ‘Somewhere in the City'
has that steamy spaghetti western saloon feel, yet carries much class
as expected from such a great singer/songwriter. Would have been nice to
hear the lovely Vika and Linda on this single, but nevertheless Paul Kelly
is nearly as beautiful to listen to. If you enjoy folk at it's best then
grab a copy of ‘Somewhere in the City' for your music collection.
||N*E*R*D - Lapdance
Hard hip-hop is always a crowd pleaser in trendy clubs as is this release
from N*E*R*D. Apparently these guys are deep little souls with a reason
for creating music other than for fame and fortune. Something spiritual
is happening here, what I am not quite sure, a lot of swearing and sexual
innuendoes. Sex sells, offensiveness sells, drug content sells, tough street
wiseness sells, rebellion sells. The way this group is heading they will
sell out in no time. I am not fond of the band wagon these guys have jumped
on but I will give credit to a nicely produced release and mixing divine.
Mp3 Singles /Albums
||The Jammin' James Garage Band - Demo CD
Where to hear it:
Such perfect music for the beginning of summer in the US, breezy and
free groovin' release from Jammin' James. If I was to grab Santana and
the likes of Tom Waits, then toss in a little Dire Straits; blend them
up and pour out a delicious music shake, you will have a release to satisfy
the most insatiable aural appetite. Heaven to the ears, music for the soul,
this talent has no boundaries, they have a strong sound which will stand
the test of time. The production carries a live taint, the very aspect
that makes this such an
enjoyable CD, no flies on this band (Aussie slang for ‘no bullshit
here') just good ole rockin tunes to sooth the savage beast within. I personally
find this a good release for winding down after a hard days work, although
any rock/blues enthusiast would enjoy Jammin' James Garage Band!
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