Archive for May, 2007

Strumming it up

May 26, 2007 1 comment

Here is another Family Music history rundown I read today and thought was interesting, it is basic but well done.

If your wondering why I’m so much into Family music right now you understand soon, I’m working on some things for the new YOKEN mag and interviews that I will have links to once it is ready, stay tuned!

Categories: Rock on!

Amarathine: Forfeit to Benefit – Album review

May 19, 2007 5 comments

Honestly, this album sounds like a blind mans street band complete with cheep synthesizer sound fill-ins. From the harmonized wails to bathroom “constipation” screams they really do not do the words of the songs justice, it borders on pathetic. One annoying strum beat and same melody for 14 songs is a bit of a problem, while they might have sounded nice as bedroom ballads they do not cut it as an album strictly for the reason that it is monotonous, style aside, sixty minuets of the same thing is just a few minuets to long for me, in their defense they are not all the same, Shiver is not the same but not worth more of a comment then that, the most demonic Loving Jesus song ever, I only hope no one try to do worse.

I have quite a liberal play list (read my other reviews) but I think the only song I liked from this whole album was “Million Dollar Dream”. Overall this was a disappointing album, more “inde music in the outfield”, and a whole hour worth, where is the fresh alive music we used to have that we could count on to hit “home runs” every time? Guess we’ll have to wait for the next TCD because much of the independent tracks are lacking and letting us listeners down.

I think I’ll forfeit this album to benefit, and just go and listen to the birds singing outside or something, my ears are burning.

Categories: Rock on!

Wordstock 4 is rocking

May 13, 2007 Leave a comment

Yes it is on and you can follow the events and see some clips of it as it happens right here.

Categories: That's Life

Crave MV by STEM

May 5, 2007 Leave a comment

crave-4-mv-2.jpgNew Crave music video by Stem is available for download here, maybe not his finest but the first for Heavenly Music, though Death Music promises to be better at lest set-wise, behind the scenes pictures too right here.

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Is He The One?

May 3, 2007 1 comment

neos_return2.jpgWell, if your thinking the actor in the Matrix films the answer is no, but this “Neo” has found a fantastic niche (not glitch) in the matrix and an original thing to blog on. His page is very well done especially in the extensiveness and thoroughness he has gone to make this blog complete with download links. It is part encyclopedia/almanac/ fact book on Family music of the last 10 years or so of Second Generation artists, form the well known to the lesser known it is all there and what’s more is it is categorized by artist/band and includes links to download them too, and cool pictures etc all in one place!

We’ll have to see where Neo takes this blog as there is not new bands and music every week or month to add but it is even great as it is as a reference blog and he sure is a talented guy. This definitely is one of the best Family blogs to come around in some time, well worth a repeat visit and bookmark.

Categories: Rock on!