Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman) is one of the most important singer-songwriters of the era of recorded, commercially available music. His lyrics are a yardstick against which aspiring young singer-songwriters measure themselves. He broke seemingly unbreakable rules, and he did so with stalwart passion and uncompromising honesty. He incorporated musical traditions from a diverse range of genres, from blues, country and gospel to jazz, swing and musical theatre, as well as integrating rock & roll and rockabilly with traditional celtic folk music.
Same Train, Different Time is Merle Haggard's affectionate tribute to Jimmie Rodgers. Haggard provides narration between the songs, offering tales of Rodgers' life and music. While the album is rooted in the past, the key to its success is how Haggard updates these traditional songs without losing sight of their roots. There are contemporary folk, country and blues influences scattered throughout the record, adding depth to the music and proving that Rodgers' music is indeed timeless.
Every track from SpiralDreams (who comes from Hungary) is heavy on the sequences. Vast stonking sequences! The note patterns are mesmerizing . They will entice you in and keep a firm hold. Even though each track is based around a sequence there are also lead lines and melodies but these tend to be slow and atmospheric rather than of the axe man variety, complimenting the driving pulsations perfectly.
"Archetypes of Light" is a 2 CD set of works completed by Ishq over a number of years and taken from the Virtual world ideology of creating music that is like a moving picture or film and original, challenging and which invokes the imagination.The nature of these 2 releases is at times quite experimental but at other times harmonious and bliss full, the terrain the releases visit is one that is both otherworldly and strange and yet at times juxtaposed with sublime subtle spaces, ethnic rhythms of an interplanetary origin flow into sequential symbiotic cascades of colour and light and the best way to describe these 2 albums is that they are a journey into the Imaginary.
Saintseneca, a young band from Columbus, Ohio led by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Little, release their ANTI- debut Dark Arc. While the group formed in Columbus, a majority of Saintseneca's members, including songwriter Little, hail from the rural hills of Appalachia, a landscape that has infused the group's evocative music with a deep sense of introspection. Following in the footsteps of heartland bands who have sought to twist the music of the old weird America into new shapes from the Violent Femmes to Neutral Milk Hotel.