2018-04-09 18:00:31 UTC
"Fresh off the release of my long-awaited album, Give it a Rest, I’ve been doing the exact opposite of what it’s title suggests. With a new EP waiting in the wings, and releases lined up throughout the year, I will spend 2018 traveling around the globe to write with various producers and artists. Having recently returned from Asia, where I shot three new music videos in late February, I’ll soon be Nashville for a week of writing, followed by three days in Santorini, Greece, where I’ll be attending the Blackrock Songwriting Camp. Mouthful of Shotgun” is about one of those relationships that’s messy and complicated, but the sex is great… so you stick around. This is the first time that ZEALE and I have teamed up on a track, but there’s already more in the mix. His effortless style and ability to capture a mood make him an incredible collaborator."
Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.
Ali Murray is an ethereal folk songwriter/musician from the cold isle of Lewis in the north of Scotland. He writes dark atmospheric folk music with lush sweeping dreamy soundscapes and Celtic-twinged instrumentation. His new album LAND OF EVERGONE strikes a balance that is intimate and soaring, peaceful and haunting, sad and quietly joyful, delicately reverberating with Murray's dreamy voice and guitar playing.
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