Freitag, 27. Juni 2014

EP review: Ali Ingle - A Life Unlike Yours. Imaginative and heart-rending, still excitingly blithe "magical music making"

A haunting yet elusive symphony echoes, lures with mellifluous quality, casts a spell with thrilling and emotive tonal intensityCheerful and blithe, atmospheric and exuberant melodies take turns - once resfreshingly upbeat, then soulfully imbuing and silky in sound - unfold their overwhelming charm, led by smoothly rasping and sentimental, soon glowing vocals - it's a natural, harmonic still staggering symbiosis of poignant and multifarious musical features, a mesmerizing melodic blend that captures vehemently and without delay. 'Oh, I, I, I could never let you go' ....

Mittwoch, 25. Juni 2014

carmina charm #3

Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony? 

- Leonardo DaVinci

It's harmony that your soul and mind embraces again when listening to music. As sound surrounds you, only some melodies firmly resonate with you, get an immediate emotional response - whilst their approach is a smooth and soft one, whilst they slowly, carefully but steadily cling to you, these melodies eventually grab you with an intensity and force that overwhelms, that fully absorbs and stirs. It's these very melodies that are in chime with your mind and soul, it's music that leaves an imprint on your being and mesmerizes ... music that charms

Freitag, 13. Juni 2014

Video Spotlight: Martin Luke Brown - Nostalgia. A haunting, ambient and shining ballad

Do you ever feel nostalgia? 

There lies something inevitably beautiful in remembrance - long gone moments flare before our very eyes, awoken by a picture, a scent or a melody, a sound solely, elusive nonetheless gripping, intensely relived glimpses of the past come upon us, are cordially embraced. The bygone scenery takes us in again, lures with  engaging promises, promises which have either come to and been crowned by fruition or still lay in and live on in this memory. With nostalgia, melancholia maybe, with delight most certainly we picture what once has been: a colourful and atmospheric vision unfolds, yet it is prone to blur, to pale unless we colour it anew, focus on the memory's centerpiece and delve in from there. On this emotional and inspiring journey we might be flattered by pretence, euphemize pieces of the mental puzzle as we live through and reflect it in the here and now, as we find our peace of mind in mending details to make it a placid, perfect picture, a harmonic vision of sweet bliss and lightheartedness we can derive strength from for the current adversities and commotions in our lifes.  However, even if our 'look back' is illusionary, an embellished and serene version of memory, there is a genuine core we can identify - it's what makes us believe in opportunities yet to come, it's what makes us envision what still lies ahead of us, makes us ponder what moments have, if this very moment we called back to mind has defined our way, makes us eventually believe in creating cherished moments to return to in the long run, to nostalgically indulge in, only to come out with regained energy, prospect and hope

Sonntag, 8. Juni 2014

Interview with the bedroom hour - a band with vision and ambition who creates music with passion and soul

Rousing and atmospheric anthem-smiths the bedroom hour 'sat together' with carpe carmina and took time to answer some questions about their debut album and its making, about live show and pledging experiences, about their street team and music preferences ....

What becomes apparent in this interview, is that the band composes music from the heart and with great sentiment, performs with infectious passion and with soul. What also clearly shows, is that the West London based quintet and those who cherish, are fond of the their songs, those who support their music, have grown to be a family over the years - and this run of events surely is no surprising one, as it is the love for genuine and heartfelt, poignant and electrifying compositions that connects them all

Donnerstag, 5. Juni 2014

Live music is coming to your living room ...

The tingling anticpation when the first chord is struck, the tense thrill when the chorus rises along with the haunting vocals of a musician only a short distance away from you, the imbuing tonal echo when the song reaches its peak, grows to be an almost roaring, a rousing and absolutely absorbing crescendo, the intense vibrancy when vehement vocals permeat the room, melt smoothly, adapt a more sensitive colour and merge in, enrich a sweeping and alluring instrumentation - it's right there where an artist's music making is crowned, blossoms into its full potential. On stage and in front of an audience, when his music resonates with passion and verve, also strongly and poignantly with its listeners.