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  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

    Reviews From: R
    Chip Raman - Edge Of A Song

    Chip Raman - Edge Of A Song

    Chip Raman
    Edge Of A Song
    Label: Rosebud Records

    This talented singer/songwriter has packaged art, heart and musical revelry into one cohesive package bearing his name and providing a nice platform for spreading his thought provoking, easy going compositions.

    Chip Raman Website

    Ryan Montbleau band - Patience on Friday

    Ryan Montbleau band - Patience on Friday

    Ryan Montbleau band
    Patience on Friday
    Label: Self Released

    This album, a tribute to the band’s good friend and backup drummer Denis Babin who died in 2006, shows off a zippy, zesty, robust and charismatic singer/songwriter with his band strutting a stoic resonance with a sturdy stance.

    Ryan Montbleau band WebsiteRyan Montbleau band Wiki

    Rupa and the April Fishes - ExtraOrdinary Rendition

    Rupa and the April Fishes - ExtraOrdinary Rendition

    Rupa and the April Fishes
    ExtraOrdinary Rendition
    Label: Cumbancha Records

    Etherial and whimsical whisperings spoken thru the flickering flame of chanteuse Rupa Marya. Tantalized with a multicultural temptation of sultry awareness amidst the occasional Euro spin, raga, or mariachi interlude. Superb.

    Rupa and the April Fishes Website

    Restavrant - Returns To The Tomb Of Guiliano Medidici

    Restavrant - Returns To The Tomb Of Guiliano Medidici

    Restavrant
    Returns To The Tomb Of Guiliano Medidici
    Label: Narnack Records

    A Texas garage punk duo that abuses guitars and banjos while utilizing abstract recycled percussion items like oil drums, boxes and license plates along with synth and drum machine to produce sloppy swampy hillbilly twang and bang rock n roll. Yall git wit dis one now!


     - Sexo Olympico

    - Sexo Olympico


    Sexo Olympico
    Label: Thirteenth Planet

    By recruiting talented fresh musical blood, founding member and resident industrial music wizard Alien Jorgensen has revitalized the amazing musical magic of the early 90’s releases. Here we are also blessed with a flagrant dose of the bands trademark smut and grind while Jorgensen himself is reportedly taking more of a back seat and releasing control to the next generation. FUCKIN HOT!!!

    Website

    Repo! The Genetic Opera (Soundtrack) - Repo! The Genetic Opera

    Repo! The Genetic Opera (Soundtrack) - Repo! The Genetic Opera

    Repo! The Genetic Opera (Soundtrack)
    Repo! The Genetic Opera
    Label: Lionsgate

    The plotline may revolve around repossessing body organs in a not too distant future, but with an amazing all-star lineup including Sarah Brightman, Ogre, Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino and Clown from Slipknot in leading rolls, this musical squeals of greatness and immediate cult status.

    Repo! The Genetic Opera (Soundtrack) Website

     - Theories of Tension

    - Theories of Tension


    Theories of Tension
    Label: Self Released

    A many faceted award winning Madison based metal outfit that throws down some prog rock, math rock and extreme jazz compositions in an aspiring manner. Somehow the recording is loose/rough/thin in a few areas which diminishes the exuberant talent contained here.

    Website

    Laura Reed & Deep Pocket - Live At Tree Sound Studios

    Laura Reed & Deep Pocket - Live At Tree Sound Studios

    Laura Reed & Deep Pocket
    Live At Tree Sound Studios
    Label: Treeleaf Music

    Recorded live for Pandora’s Music Genome Project, this soulful high energy crew, lead by energetic South African born female vocalist, blasts their way through a saucy selection of material, displaying their song talents plus banter and anecdotes to round out the experience.

    Laura Reed & Deep Pocket Website

    Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors - Jhoom

    Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors - Jhoom

    Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors
    Jhoom
    Label: Raven Recording

    Temptations of electronica seed these shamanic trance adventures sown by Roth through a variety of top notch musicians. These enchanting songs are lead by percussive elements that throb the root chakras of each listener choosing to imbibe in the dance of life.

    Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors WebsiteGabrielle Roth & The Mirrors Wiki

    Rhythm Devils - The Concert Experience DVD

    Rhythm Devils - The Concert Experience DVD

    Rhythm Devils
    The Concert Experience DVD
    Label: RED Distribution

    The ultimate percussion focused jam band experience in a 2 DVD set! This super group founded and led by Grateful Dead drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart also features Mike Gordon, Steve Kimock, Jen Durkin, and Sikiru Adepojun. Obligatory psychedelic imagery is woven throughout the entrancing multi instrumental multi sensory experience.

    The Rhythm Devils WebsiteThe Rhythm Devils Wiki

    Roots Collective - Rising

    Roots Collective - Rising

    Roots Collective
    Rising
    Label: Self Released

    Patterned after the famously horn fronted reggae bands from the past, this Madison based outfit regales tales of love and unity with a soul felt altruism. By featuring a rotation of three vocalists (including one female) each of these 5 tracks bolsters a separate sound and vibration to be inspired by.


    Rupa And The April Fishes - Este Mundo

    Rupa And The April Fishes - Este Mundo

    Rupa And The April Fishes
    Este Mundo
    Label: Cumbancha Records

    Tossing an entrancing musical salad filled with Indian ragas, French chanson, Colombian cumbia and a wild Gypsy panache. Headed by the mega-talented Rupa Marya, the multilingual sophomore effort from these San Francisco natives explores the concept of timeless human migrations finding voice through a range of musical emotions.

    Rupa And The April Fishes WebsiteRupa And The April Fishes Wiki

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