Gus Garcia – Medieval – EP Review


Gus Garcia – Medieval EP release is a mixture of soft acoustic driven and lively songs that will last in your memory long after hearing these four tracks.

Clocks & Crocodiles is the first track, which is a lively and uptempo song dealing with not wasting time with tales of dreams.

Getting the more lively aspect to Gus Garcia’s music begins in the second track Rhythm.

Showing the vocal talents of Gus Garcia is prevalent in this subtle track, Two for One.

Probably the best song on this EP is Medieval, a mixture of acoustic and soft rock elements that builds around the song.

The Sailor is a rather melancholy song that starts with a slow piano that goes through until it gets quite experimental with sounds reminiscent of the waves of the sea, and adds to the story and tales of the high seas.

Medieval EP is available @ CD Baby

Frogbelly & Symphony – Blue Bright Ow Sleep – Album Review

Frogbelly & SymphonyFrogbelly & Symphony has released their debut album, Blue Bright Ow Sleep.

Just looking at the albums artwork you get a surreal image of the band, and some of the song titles are cleverly worded, while the music is both intriguing and fascinating.

This song relates to a character in the book and later term Catch 22, (Milo) Minderbinder. There are many different tempos, styles and colours to this opening song of espionage and conspiracy.

A pleasant request that one day you’ll have difficulty in not accepting in this more rocky track, Invite to Eternity.

Getting evermore into psychedelic territory in Ride Off into the Sunset and Disappear, that even has some Middle Eastern musical scales being played amongst some ethereal wailing, while some spacey sounds swirl around.

When you hear what people want to do before the end of life, you get all of these crazy death defying bucket lists, however in Before I Die, you get a very down to earth request of having at least one child, and a wife, and the acceptance of failing and never achieving one’s dream. This song will relate the most to people, than those about unrealistic wants and desired bucket lists!

This song Patch of Blue, is the build-up in the album of fusing the rhythmic guitar driven rock, and some of the folk, punky, and experimental leanings of Frogbelly & Symphony.

The music begins in the background and quite distant, which gives the impression of a far fetched place in this funny lyrical song, Cola in Mongolia.

The build-up to Leyla’s Find is very tantalising to the senses, and you can’t wait for that eclipse of sound, to spark to that climax, which does come very loudly!

Getting folky with the violin and the bass guitar pushing this seafaring track Shingle, all aboard and forward as the song is sung in a very sailor of the seas style.

Beginning with poetry starts Organism, where the music waves like the pleasurably senses this song deals with.

Hazyland is a blast of power rock, punk and what is their trademark sound from Frogbelly & Symphony. This song that doesn’t have wastelands, but plenty of sun and smoke!

Blue Bright Ow Sleep is available @ iTunes

Donna Fullman – Inner World – Album Release

Donna Fullman - Inner-World coverDonna Fullman has released Inner World, a truly exquisite album full of finesse songs.

The songs are delivered in a very calm, and most effortless manner that often makes you smile with understanding the power of the subtleness of her singing voice.

The album starts with By The Fire, that’s a haunting way of looking at love, and is only accompanied by an acoustic guitar.

The songs that encapsulates Donna Fullman’s essence of her message of wanting people to figure things out for themselves are as follows – Now You’re Free, Not The Only Soul, Emerald Eyes, and the driving track What Would You Do.

The other six songs are a mixture of sunny afternoon acoustic music (with a backing band,) which fills the atmosphere with brightness and positivity that you don’t get too much of with music these days.

Overall this album will have admiration from not only people who want to view the world differently, but a whole range from society across the world.

Inner World is available @ iTunes & CD (through Donna Fullman’s website)