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  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

    Reviews From: National
    London After Midnight - Violent Acts Of Beauty

    London After Midnight - Violent Acts Of Beauty

    London After Midnight
    Violent Acts Of Beauty
    Label: Metropolis Records

    This long time gothic band has retooled and reinvigorated their style by adding a substantial electronic element. This change makes for some fertile new musical frontiers and repeated listens.

    London After Midnight WebsiteLondon After Midnight Wiki

    Dread Zeppelin - Bar Coda

    Dread Zeppelin - Bar Coda

    Dread Zeppelin
    Bar Coda
    Label: Cash Cow Productions

    The basic “schtick” here involves an Elvis impersonator vocalist singing Zeppelin (and other) classics reinvigorated to an often reggae beat. This time they inject some Beatles, Bob Marley and other song snippets with their unique flavor as well.

    Dread Zeppelin WebsiteDread Zeppelin Wiki

    ASG - Win Us Over

    ASG - Win Us Over

    ASG
    Win Us Over
    Label: Volcom Entertainment

    Friends of the surf/skate/snowboard scene, ASG dishes out heavy melodic rock with lots of stoner/psychedelic/alcoholic influences.  A perfect compliment to your adrenalin fueled experiences!

    ASG WebsiteASG Wiki

    Blake Lewis - Audio Daydream

    Blake Lewis - Audio Daydream

    Blake Lewis
    Audio Daydream
    Label: Arista/J Records

    Once again a runner up on American Idol scores bigger than the winner. Dynamic and diverse, this release offers a great range of Blake-isms; from beat boxing and alternative pop to soul and hip hop all seen through his pleasant technotronic filters.

    Blake Lewis WebsiteBlake Lewis Wiki

    D Numbers - Lightparade

    D Numbers - Lightparade

    D Numbers
    Lightparade
    Label: Self Released

    Boarding on instrumental jamtronica but activating just enough quirky indie rock impressions as to not be permeated with a patchouli patina. The stylistic layered approach that this Santa Fe, NM trio utilizes is a constant but the sonic outcomes create a variety of tonal conundrums.


    Diary Of Dreams - Nekrolog 43

    Diary Of Dreams - Nekrolog 43

    Diary Of Dreams
    Nekrolog 43
    Label: Metropolis Records

    Dark and haunting gothic industrial electronica with sinister ambience yet beautifully breathtaking beats and passages. From the deep and demented mind and voice of Adrian Hates.

    Diary Of Dreams WebsiteDiary Of Dreams Wiki

    Sequoia Groove Presents - Angels Voices

    Sequoia Groove Presents - Angels Voices

    Sequoia Groove Presents
    Angels Voices
    Label: Sequoia Records

    Compiled by Yogafit founder Beth Shaw and mixed by the Gordon Brothers, this compilation focuses on female voices and consists of remixes of about 5 different bands. Blissful but limited.

    Sequoia Groove Presents Website

    Six And Violence - Bastards of the Universe

    Six And Violence - Bastards of the Universe

    Six And Violence
    Bastards of the Universe
    Label: Dignified Bastards

    A double disc complete discography of the band’s twenty year existence. These 58 songs are rife with great old school NYC hardcore punk riffs, attitude and humor.

    Six And Violence Wiki

    3 - The End Is Begun

    3 - The End Is Begun

    3
    The End Is Begun
    Label: Metal Blade Records

    Moody, paradoxical and sophisticated rhythms compliment the succinct and distinct vocals which soar but do not annoy, while utilizing technical prowess to bring broad minded progressive metal to new heights.

    3 Website3 Wiki

    Ascension Of The Watchers - Numinosum

    Ascension Of The Watchers - Numinosum

    Ascension Of The Watchers
    Numinosum
    Label: 13th Planet Records

    New brainchild of recently re-inspired vocalist Burton C Bell (Fear Factory, G/Z/R). This stab at emotive spiritually uplifting rock unfortunately comes off bearing a droning, nebulous, implosion of talent and musical fortitude. Not good.

    Ascension Of The Watchers WebsiteAscension Of The Watchers Wiki

    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

    Egypt Central - Egypt Central (self titled)

    Egypt Central - Egypt Central (self titled)

    Egypt Central
    Egypt Central (self titled)
    Label: Fat Lady Music

    Originating from Memphis, TN (not Egypt) this highly emotive, overly pimped and polished nu-ish metal is undeniably very hard rock radio friendly, but they appear to have sacrificed their integrity and sold their musical souls to get there. Yawn!

    Egypt Central WebsiteEgypt Central Wiki

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