Midnight Mystery Club's debut album 'Reason or Rhyme' is finally out. 'Calling Me', 'Run' and 'Richest Man in The World' have already been featured, reviewed and added to mix tapes by numerous blogs and digital magazines. Remixes continue to roll out from world renowned Dj's such a Tesla Boy's Pioneerball. All the while MMC continues to amass new fans every day to their social media and youtube pages.
Midnight Mystery Club is a departure from the typical House styles that David Newell has been working in for the last few years. Known for helping pen such hits as 'The Chase' by The Shapeshifters. 'Reason or Rhyme' is a return to his roots and his first love with a more Alternative, Funk, and Rock vibe.
This new album also marks the first full album collaboration with Producer Michael Gray. Gray, known for being one-half of Full Intention has also had a solo career carved by massive House hits as well. Full Intention has received decades of success and even managed a Grammy nod for their work with George Michael.
Together with Michael Gray's direction, Midnight Mystery Club has crafted an album that surprises and delights. 'Reason or Rhyme' features 10 new original tracks packed to the rafters with hooks and melodies sure to find their way into hearts and minds the world over.
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.
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.