Dienstag, 30. September 2014

carmina charm #5

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

Liverpool based singers/songwriters Stephen Langstaff and Esco Williams both spellbind their audiences with emotive, evocative songwriting and skilful, soulful music-making: whilst Langstaff's musicianship depends on balmy and warm vocalism, whilst his songs enchant with a characteristically sensitive, modest staging, it's Williams' rich and velvet vocal range that grips with glowing and melancholic exuberance, it's his energetic presence on stage that radiates with irresistibly infectious intensity - together these two gifted vocalists make magical music making happen by launching a harmonious, sweeping and dynamically expansive compositional vortex of absorbing and empyrean allure ... 

A mellifluous and poignant vocal blend charms its listeners' ears when Stephen Langstaff's soothing, silky voice and Esco Williams' husky and ardent timbre merge to unfold a composition of pure emotional music bliss. Lyrically engrossing and melodically breezy, smoothly melting in sound, 'We All Need Love' stirs to the core and steals one's heart with disarming honesty and soulMusical magnificence is what these soulful artists aimed at, and they verily hit the mark, with ensouled, bluesy and tender melodic themes.

Reach out & listen to Stephen Langstaff               Reach out & listen to Esco Williams    
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                                                 Make sure to give Esco Williams' band project  MiC Lowry  (dulcet harmonies 
                                                                                                  galore) a decent listen as well.

Esco Williams' EP 'Reflections' will be out 

on Oct. 20th

footage by Trust A Fox Photograpy

The west london based, 5-piece alternative rock outfit fascinates with thunderous, turbulent yet controlled stage spirit and presents a powerful symbiosis of anthemic, haunting soundscapes  - rich in staggering and dizzy psychedelic twirls, in dimly echoing and ethereal synths - and imaginative, soul-stirring lyrics, led by impressive and multifarious vocal vim. With releasing 'Themes' in 2013, the bedroom hour made a spectacular, melancholic and placid as well as vehement music mark which has been amplified by the band's follow-up debut album 'Hinterland'. Said longplayer plays with oceanic imagery in a slick and intelligent manner, both lyrically and instrumentallyfeatures plenty compositional gems of deep sentiment and torrential buoyancy. May it be the hazy and dashing, ardently floating sound of 'Broken', may it be the pensive lyrics and atmospheric concourse of imbuing, shady bass line and exuberantfrisky guitar play 'Ghost Of A Smile' establishes, may it be the dreamful, opulent instrumentals and mesmerizing, fervent vocalism of 'Sea Without Water' or ....

 An acoustic set of 'Nocturnal'

An elusively swirling, hypnotising synth breeze surges with cadenced and lively clashing drum beats, as a rhythmically glimmering swell of blurry but vivace guitar gimmick and buoyant keys break with breathy, however mighty vocals of commanding, passionate still gentle lure. The excitingly upbeat and rousing instrumentals of 'Nocturnal' form a thrilling and bracing contrast to its tragic and moanful lyrics telling of bygone love, convincingly reflected by Stu's wispy nonetheless voluminous vocal performance whilst steadily soothed by the song's brisk melodic nature

                                                                                  the bedroom hour performs 'Nocturnal' live 

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Young in age but suprisingly seasoned in composing with gripping emotional depth and piercing vulnerability, the 23 year old singer/songwriter from Liverpool mesmerizes with a sentimental, often charmingly frail still sharply stirring vocal performance and achingly beautiful, candid lyricism. Adding dulcet, mellow  harmonies, and a blithe,  primarily acoustic, instrumentation Ste Scully unveils a more vibrant feature of his music. With no album or EP released yet, Ste Scully and his band The Dark Room are nonetheless not to be missed as their raw but promisingly firm talent shines with warming, sparkling brightness hard to be ignored

Acoustic ambience and darling, heart-reading lyrical narrations welcome the listener whilst indulging in the dreamy and calm instrumental outline of 'Hey Girl'. When light and melodious guitar play is joined by cloudy bass backing and softly stroked percussions, subsequently complemented by a languorously longing and euphoniously rising string section episode, the warm and fuzzy feeling Ste's expressive and silken voice has bestowed on the listener from the song's melodically idyllic outset, is further enhanced. 'Hey Girl' is a composition written and performed with heart and soul, reaching out to the very same with compelling musical might

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