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Exclusive Magazine Review: Indubious “From Zero”

22 Jun

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“Simply put, Indubious is my favorite band of 2017, and From Zero is my favorite album of 2017 – and it truly deserves to be yours too.”

“For those not in the know, the story of Indubious (who have adopted, along with their legion of fans, the motto “Live Indubiously” – which means living life without doubt or fear, and with faith in the fact that we are all here for a reason) is not for the faint of heart. Like a Phoenix rising from the flames, Indubious was forged in the fires of pain and destruction.

Indeed, it is through overcoming adversity that Evton and Skip, both brothers and band mates, have emerged as a powerful forces for change, and voices for the future of conscious music.

Having been born with Cystic Fibrosis, the Indubious brothers were given a grim diagnoses at birth with a life expectancy of 18 years. Now 30 and 32, respectively, the brothers have persevered.

Armed with impressive instrumental skill, powerful harmonies, and an electrifying stage presence, Indubious is destined to change the face of music. For me personally, I tend to listen to a new album blind to who the band is or what their story is. So listening to this new full-length album from Indubious, From Zero I found myself enraptured by the dublicious music from the very off.

More than that, From Zero is an INCREDIBLE album and one for the ages. It redefines how music should be made, encouraging genres to blend, to populate safely within their musical embrace. Simply put, Indubious (based out of Southern Oregon) is my favorite album band of 2017, From Zero my favorite album of 2017 – and it truly deserves to be yours too.

1. ‘He Who Has Ears’
2. ‘Rocketship’
3. ‘Golden Ones’ (ft. Sizzla Kalonji)
4. ‘Free Up’
5. ‘Don’t Lose Sleep’ (ft. Vaughn Benjamin)
6. ‘See Sharp’
7. ‘If You Follow’
8. ‘Sheep of Conformity’
9. ‘Wednesday’
10. ‘Perfect’
11. ‘School Again’
12. ‘Root Down’ (ft. Zahira)
13. ‘We Got Vibes’
14. ‘Sky High’

Their previous release, Wake The Lion (2013) achieved great success and reach with rankings and features throughout Beatport, iTunes, Amazon, and numerous media outlets. Produced by the legendary composer/producer Gaudi, Wake The Lion was a textural journey into the world of Rootstronica.

Here, some four years later, From Zero is a new body of work that is offered “as is” with zero expectations and zero preconceptions. Indeed, it is through the meditation of how blessed Indubious are to be able to create music and do what they do, that these songs were wholly generated.

Containing lush synths, deep bass and visionary lyricism, From Zero encompasses all that and more, and even manages to showcase a healthy evolution between the years. Blurring the lines between roots, dub, dancehall and heavy dance psychedelia, Indubious’ unique sound is, for my money, brought to the fore best on tracks such as ‘Golden Ones’ (featuring Sizzla), ‘Sheep of Conformity’ and ‘Root Down’ (featuring Zahira).

Gold leaf and Embossed print on the cover, these sleek CD collectors items are a limited edition print (500) and available for a short time. Some have also been autographed on the inside cover by Evton and Skip.”

Review by Russell A. Trunk at annecarlini.com

To pre-order FROM ZERO on iTunes please visit http://smarturl.it/fromzero

For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

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Music in Belgium Review: Cornell CC Carter “Vindicated Soul” (translated)

21 Jun

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“As the title of the album suggests, we are immersed in the atmosphere of soul music, with an American artist who takes great standards of the genre by traveling between neo-soul, R & B, disco and fresh- Contemporary jazz. Recorded in various studios in San Francisco, Cornell CC Carter, who started his career in 1996 and who was awarded the UK Bright Award twenty years later , pays tribute to the illustrious musicians and composers of soul, funk and even gospel. Proposed in a more contemporary remix while respecting the spirit of all these great black American currents and artists, the songs refer to icons such as Marvin Gaye , Leon Ware , Willie Hutch or Al Green , not to mention a Barry White intro .

Accompanied by international musicians such as Meleccio Magdaluyo (saxophone), Niecey Robinson (chorus), Ernest McKone (organ and keyboards ) and Kirk “KC” Crumpher (drums, bass, organ and keyboards ), Cornell offers a collection of songs Rhythm and vocals are of course essential to transcribe the soul or funky spirit. Starting from fathers like James Brown or Ray Charles , he sprinkles his work from the ” The atmosphere of formations like The Temptations or Kool and The Gang , not to mention Natalie Cole or even Michael Jackson .

Having finally worked with such luminaries as Neil Schon (Journey) or Dionne Warwick , he is also joining the services of the great Carlos Santana , in an album where he proves his great professionalism and great vocal abilities. Concerning the transmission of the timeless spirit of these great musical movements (soul music, funk or jazz), Cornel CC Carter fulfilled his task of offering to all those who love these tempos hot and chaloupés, By producing a collection that is both faithful and modernist, which transpires the imprint of all the great artists mentioned in this chronicle.”

-www.musicinbelgium.net

To order VINDICATED SOUL on iTunes, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/vinsoul

For more information about VINDICATED SOUL or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via http://www.cc2000music.com

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SoulWalking Review: Cornell CC Carter “Vindicated Soul”

14 Jun

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Cornell C.C. Carter, might best be described as an artist with ‘old school sensibilities’. ‘Vindicated Soul’ was released on the 19th of May, on this San Francisco based singers own label. I think, all told, that C.C. and many Soul Music fans have very similar tastes in music. For instance, one of my absolute favourite Marvin Gaye songs, ‘All The Way Around’, is featured here in a beautiful re-interpretation, which takes nothing away from the brilliant original, but carefully relocates the song into 2017. Leon Ware must have kicked himself, when he handed over that album to Marvin, however, the finished product marked a superb addition to both of the late men’s C.V.’s. Cornel rework’s two Willie Hutch compositions, namely ‘Brother’s Gonna Work It Out’ and ‘I Choose You’, very competently, and I was delighted to hear an old Chapter 8 tune, which I don’t think I have ever heard, covered by an artist, in the form of ‘How Can I Get Next To You’ (penned by the late Patrick Moten). That was originally featured on the group’s ‘This Love Is For Real’ album back in 1985. There are further covers of an Al Green tune (‘Look What You Done for Me’), along with some Cornel originals, including the fine ‘Where Do We Go’, which I featured in the site chart a few months ago. Musically, the line-up features Melecio Magdaluyo (from the Pete Escovedo Orchestra), along with the U.K.’s very own Ernie McKone (brother of Vivienne). A very worthy release indeed, and a very welcome choice of material as well. Highly recommended.”

http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Listen%20Out%20For.html

To order VINDICATED SOUL on iTunes, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/vinsoul

For more information about VINDICATED SOUL or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via http://www.cc2000music.com

To order VINDICATED SOUL on Bandcamp, please visit:
https://cc2000music.bandcamp.com/

For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR:
(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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Music Street Journal “Track by Track” Review: J-Bella “All For Nothin”

8 Jun

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“The singing is what works the best here. The more that element is left alone to carry the music, the better it is. The music overall has both a modern pop element and a lot of old school soul and R&B built into it.

Shine (Remix): Piano leads out, but a modern rhythmic element quickly emerges. High pitched vocals join, bringing a bit of a soulful edge. This is a pop styled cut that is catchy and energized. While the music is over-produced, and the vocals get to be at points, the bulk of the singing is left clean enough to “shine.”

I Choose You: I like this song quite a bit. It has a lot of old school R&B charm to it. This one avoids the over-production that was heard on the first song. I love the way the two voices work together.

All for Nothin’: A mellower tune, this works reasonably well. It’s not as strong as the last piece, though. It’s more of a ballad. It just doesn’t have as much of the old school magic.

Game: With more of a modern pop element at its heart, this has some classy R&B sound infused, too. I dig the guitar solo on the cut. That guitar manages to hold a big chunk of the piece. The saxophone is a nice touch, as well.

Haters: The vocals are the selling point on this song. The backing arrangement is just sort of average modern mellower stuff. The singing, though, really stands tall.

Up Down: I love the vocal performance on this cut, too. The piece is energized and more rocking It works better than the last couple songs.

Shine: I like this version of the opener better than that one. It doesn’t suffer from the over-production. That let’s this really breathe. It’s based on one of the best vocal performances here. Given the competition, that says a lot.

Shine (Bonus Mix): The closer is another mix of the song. I’d say that this one lands in the middle of the other two in terms of effectiveness.”

Review by Gary Hill at musicstreetjournal.com

To Purchase All For Nothin visit: http://smarturl.it/jbella

For more information about J-Bella please visit: http://www.j-bellamusic.com

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MLWZ Review: Mark Duda “Month of Sundays” (translated)

7 Jun

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“A large dose of melody based on the traditional rock and punk – the album “Month Of Sundays” is a great tribute to the club and music scene of the 70s and 80s.

Mark Duda is a New York artist who sings, plays guitar and has a remarkable talent for writing good songs with distinct punk-rock overtones. Throughout his career, he collaborated the teams Handful of Mad City Rockers, the New York Dolls and Dead Boys.

Duda is on “Month Of Sundays” in the form of both high compositional, arrangement and vocal. His debut solo album is sounding cool climates maintained in the punk era. Invited the cooperation of enjoying the status of the legendary rhythm section: Thommy Price – Kenny Aaronson (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Billy Idol), and guitarist Jimi K. Bonesa (Blondie) and “godfather of punk guitar” because this is defined as the Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys group.

The album contains six tracks where the next blockbuster and catchy choruses and catchy dynamic rhythms appear sentimental melodic ballads. Bagpipe music is filled with typical New York sound, energy and vitality. I think that it should find a lot of amateurs. Therefore strongly recommend it. Well worth it!” 

-mlwz.pl

Month Of Sundays was released on April 14, 2017 through True Rock.

To order Month of Sundays on iTunes please visit: http://smarturl.it/markduda

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To Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5XLAxaFFVOLJCow52TN5nd

To Order on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Month-Sundays-EP-Mark-Duda

For more information about Month of Sundays or upcoming tour dates, please visit Mark’s website and social media pages via www.markdudamusic.com

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Let It Rock Review: J-Bella “All For Nothin”

31 May

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From breakup to triumph, young Buffalo artist rises up to shine.

Jessica Bell may have been singing for the most of her life, off- and onstage, yet it took her a heartbreak to transform into the performer who can write a tune for everyone to relate to and join in. Dealing mostly in soul, J-Bella harbors more than that, and though the cuts on the artist’s mini-album debut demonstrate piano-driven R&B edge of various stripe – “Shine” appearing in three mixes, each given a distinctive mood – Celtic vibe of “Game” has the piece’s groove wrapped in a peculiar promise, pierced with a short sax solo and given a guitar etching.

There are luxurious ballads looming large in the sparse, if seductive, title track and “I Choose You” before its orchestral portent opens the whole delicate depth of the singer’s voice, entwined in a duet with Roger Gossom, while the spiritual choir behind “Haters” is a foldout of the number’s a cappella beginning. So however dry “Up Down” may sound, J-Bella’s almost-screams display nuclear feelings under the track’s surface: take this tension to a next level, which a full-fledged record will be, and we can witness a hitmaker’s advent now.”

-dmme.net/j-bella-nothin/

To Purchase All For Nothin visit: http://smarturl.it/jbella

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KUDZOO Magazine Review: Mark Duda “Month of Sundays”

30 May

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“I have been listening to Mark Duda for years as a member of The Handful, and I always loved their music, but I must be honest, Month of Sundays is the best album of Duda’s career thus far. It’s a six-song EP that leaves you wanting more —much more. All of the songs were written or co-written by Mark, and he sings them with passion, in a voice that sometimes reminds me of Axl Rose, if Axl had more control over his vocals. (Especially on the rocking “Con-nection.”) He rocks, but you can understand all of the words. I love that.

This album is full of melodic rockers, from the opening title track, “Month of Sun-days,” a song that will have you singing along and dancing at the same time. The song struc-ture, dynamics, guitar work and lyrics com-bine for a near perfect musical gumbo. Mark and his backing band don’t let up a bit for “Murder on Delancey” and “Standoff Love,” a tune that brings to mind the best of 1950’s, sax soaked radio rock, kicked up by a 21st century vibe.

“Worse for Wear” continues Duda’s set of instant classics. There is virtually nothing bad to be said about this album, sports fans. No kidding. “Subway Song,” an acoustic based rocker, closes out the set with true New York City style, moving from soft acoustic to a rocking Ramones/Runaways beat that sent my mind reeling back to my days in Manhat-tan rocking at CBGB or Max’s Kansas City.
Unde Buffalo says “check it out!” If you like excellent rock and roll with buckets of pas-sion, melody and sonic bombast, get you some Duda. Tell him Michael Buffalo sent you!
-Michael Buffalo Smith ”

https://content.yudu.com/libraryHtml/A42w7u/KUDZOOMagazine22Summ/reader.html?page=62

Month Of Sundays was released on April 14, 2017 through True Rock.

To order Month of Sundays on iTunes please visit: http://smarturl.it/markduda

To order Month of Sundays on Bandcamp please visit: https://markduda.bandcamp.com/

To Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5XLAxaFFVOLJCow52TN5nd

To Order on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Month-Sundays-EP-Mark-Duda

For more information about Month of Sundays or upcoming tour dates, please visit Mark’s website and social media pages via www.markdudamusic.com

For Booking inquiries please email booking@markdudamusic.com

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