I've been doing these reviews across the internet and someone said i should put them in one place, here we go!!
GOAL : to listen to some GREAT NEW MUSIC and share my thoughts with people who like either MUSIC or NEW EXPERIENCES.
i dont know what we are going to be getting into here, but i GOOD GOSH DANMED PROMISE you will always leave having heard some quality music. i am focussing on indepedant artists, those with skill, but not fame. any genre. music is music. honesty is what counts.
i'll see you HERE every SATURDAY and WEDNESDAY serving up HOT NEW SOUPS!!!
THESE REVIEWS, from here on in, are EXTREMELY HONEST AND RARE.
for MAXIMUM pleasure, you should READ these reviews AS you listen to the music, this is how i write them, then i say the first thing that comes to mind. I dont edit, on these pages there will be no censuring.
my writing style is honest. if you think there is many PARAGRAPHS , i just press enter everytime my thought changes, you are now inside my head. bon journee.
this stuff is total grassroots, if you luv music and your friends do, tell those friends about this place. sharing is caring hahaha.
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ABOUT HIM :
i felt this guy REALLY embodies what im trying to do here, im so privileged to know him personally....
PLEASE check out his WEBSITE. right now. i'll hold!! WOW. I think he has over two hundred pieces? some of which are lengthy classical works, others are instrumental hip hop explorations, many folk songs, LOTS of experiments.
the work ethic and imagination on this guy is VERY attractive from a listeners perspective, he goes for EVERYTHING.
lets enjoy the music together now.
1. - "TAKE IT SATCH"
OH WOW! no time to waste, we mustnt be late said the rabbit to alice!!! THIS ONE STARTS WITH A CACOPHONY THAT QUICKLY TURNS OUT TO BE THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD. sounding like lots of sampled noises, we are taking through a very very nice texture of percussion that is the BED, this is the very BED in which the other MUSIC is laid down upon. IF YOU HAVE A COMFY BED, you can be sure you are going to have a good sleep. as VOCALIZATIONS from MAESTRO PATRICK POWER (super hero name?!) pour out in stereo, we are met with some man telling us sweet nothings. TEXTURE IS EVERYTHING to me, and the texture of this one is an absolute pleasure.
WHY i like it so much is...
oh wait, we just turned a corner???? what seemed like some futurist work gives way to a woman singing over a guitar, WOW its like a just got VIOLATED! i LOVE being violated in music. but in a good way, like, if someone through something at you but the thing they threw at you was something youve ALWAYS wanted for christmas but never told anyone. ITS A GOOD SURPRISE.
the percussion joins the woman singing... and some strange noises barge in as its going on. is this TONAL? ATONAL? FUTURIST? POST MODERN!?!?
THAT ENDING! A great gesture.
ok, its over now. why I like this one so much is it has a beat, you have at least a constant to grab onto. but with that constant we are hit with some really interesting sounds, i think it works because we have such a nice steady beat. i luv when musicians arent afraid of making music that could upset people. i could see someone who doesnt luv themselves say "turn that off" but i luv myself and i think this piece is a very FUN expression..
RATING - its a PRESENT for a HOLIDAY you didnt know EXISTED! =>>>>>
(for those of you just joining me, i use =>>>> to show my happiness, more arrows, more happy, the scale is infinite)
all the things i need to have a good time. this is that rootsy stuff GIVE THIS MAN A POLARIS PRIZE hhaahah. im realllllllly enjoying the texture of the vocals over lapping here, WOW "cinnniiimooonnnonnnn" or something, was a GREAT vocal line. this melody. this melody is VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT. THIS MELODY COMES STRAIGHT FORM THE HEART! it is weaving VERY tasty tasty with the guitar work. the transitions here are VERY VERY thoughtful, this guy knows stuff.
A NEW SECTIONS. to me this is honest music, we went to just a very nice pop song to an exploration of self.
the guitar SINGS OUT very FOREIGN melodies (it doesnt matter where you came from) a small hint at the first theme rushes out of the guitar, transposed somehow..
we are FREE of tempo, one of modern musics greatest chains. freedom.. space.... i feel.....safe.........a guitar solo, claps CLAPS CLAPS! EXCITE ME!! THE GUITAR BROUGHT ME BACK TO THE FIRST PLACE!!
this is VERY nice now we are back to the first section!! feeling VERY GOOD =>>>>>>>>>>>
i would very much hope for one more course now that i finally know the words
OH HAHAAH HA THERE WAS NOT ONLY A NEW CHORUS BUT SOMETHING JUMPED IN hahaahahahahaah it is VERY pleasing.
DYNAMICS!! this is something we miss in lots of pop music..
wow, that was quite
AHAHAH WHAT! "WHOOOOWWW!!" just appeared in my right speaker.
this song is the reason i do all types of music, is it pop? is it folk? what just happened...
rating - cinnnnnnneeoemmmaaaa!!!
3.MAIMEO AND BRONZEGOLD SIRENS
ok, i was sent a video as well?
the musicians are setting up..... JUST SO YOU ARENT CONFUSED!!
im told that PATRICK POWER(.ca) pre recorded and produced this music we are hearing? that is him in the back fiddling with knobs. so while this is a live performance, there is pre recorded elements, but all was written by the maestro.
ok, on we go.
the singer talks about things.
the guitar SLIDES
THE SINGER MODULATES INTO AN ALIEN?
we have this really thick texture, with a low droning note.. MUSICIANS , DRONE NOTES are VERY EXCITING. a constant drone basically says "DO WHATEVER YOU WANT, HARMONY IS BORING ANYWAY"
a lot of people dont listen with their ears, they listen with their brain. this music should not be over analyzed... its an EXPERIENCE thing..
right now, we are droning in a sort suspended type feeling, i think its minor, but just barely.
the singer goes on. it is too bad i do not have the lyrics.
ok, she drops the page. the drone has went to a bit of a half time, we are hearing strange bass, and strange WEEEEEOOOOWWW phased sounds..hmm.
i am REALY excited for where we might be going....
ok, we hear... WAIT, WHO IS THAT ON PIANO!!! i didnt even see that. EXCELLENT!!
this is almost meditative, the droning.. a perverse meditation... ahh... i .... wow, the phasing thing here is GREAT. i hear a new voice. some erratic guitar playing..
when we listen to music like this we have to just LISTEN and not expect things. this isnt about a chorus, this is about enjoying music, the journey
onwards we go. i will wait for the new section, im enjoying this
atonal sort of chord,, this is a chromatic chord... what is this? vocals? synths? its gone now, a welcome surprise over that drone.
a single voice remains? this voice is joined by aliens.
WAIT , someone new appears. PATRICKS THE MAESTRO goes over to the piano. yes, i saw there would be a drummer? im not sure what happens..
digeridoos... hmm.. im reminded of the RESIDENTS right now, around 7:25 . if you are a fan of the RESIDENTS, this may make you think of them... the drones, the chaos.
VENT YOU LEARNED ANYTHING"
A DRUM SOLO?! THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING SOUND AFTER ALL OF THAT SYNTHISH WORK. THESE RHYTHMS? i am not SURE whats going on im very into this.i think MAESTRO patrick power is manipulating those piano keys like little hammers, hammers that control the vibrations of the air. SOUND
the drummer wages on !!!!!! =>>>>
MAESTRO plunks on the piano keys i think, creating rapidly modulating tinkerings like RAIN DROPS, AURAL DROPS, SWEET DROPS FOR ALL.
we are returned to an earlier theme and the drummer is TACET.
returns to his machine placed on his floor. this is less like a song and more like im being experimented on. youve seen CLOCKWORK orange? consider this a rehabilitation.....
returns to piano
plunk plunk . .. . PLINK
vocal solo. FADES AWAY LIKE THE MORNING DOUEE!! sing it girl. 12:30. love and whiskey!! this is VERY nice. the TEXTURE, from SO SO SO Much thickness, to the purest thing - a single womans voice. excellent work by this Ms LOREN.
we turn into a very different texture around 13:30
some sort of BIZARRRO folk song. ive noticed these overlapping vocals to be a sort of halmark to THIS MAESTRO PATRICKPOWER.ca
the singer leaves.
again, this MELODY around 15:20 is VERY interesting...... hmm... he has an interesting singing voice.
LIKE BROCOLLI CHEDDAR SOUP IT HITS THE SPOT
i think i saw him leave..
hmm right now, as EARLIER we were left with JUST A FEMALE VOICE, its interesting that we are left with JUST A MALE VOICE.
this work is VERY ambitions. good. i like it.
RATING - BROCOLLI CHEDDAR SOUP, ON A WINTERS MORNING, HEARTY, WARM, LETS DO IT AGAIN.
what a journey, we definitely started off with a bang. see you wednesday with more HONEST AND RARE music.
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