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US Review: STIMULI “THEY ARE WE”

18 Sep

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In April 2018, the band generated buzz when they released their debut single and music video for the album’s title track, ‘They Are We.’ The single knocks out a Hard Rock, radio-friendly sound that also exposes the introspective themes of understanding and empathy that permeates their new album.

Coming over as a cross between old school STP and a passionately raw Soundgarden, Stimuli have, and without a shadow of a doubt, come together to bring forth one of the best albums of 2018.

Not only do Stimuli masterfully rock the traditional power trio format, the band also incorporates synth atmospherics and eclectic instrumentation that is not often associated with contemporary Hard Rock.

I mean, aside from Tai Hake being a master of the bass, he also plays Theremin, which is one of the most intricate and hardest instruments to perform. If you are not aware, the Theremin is an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist (performer) and here, well, let’s just say that Hake is a master at it.

With a common thread throughout the album inclusive of moments of Native American flute, sitar, acoustic guitar and ambient synthesizers, lyrically, Stimuli’s themes possess a rare depth – insightful and meaningful, ruminating on personal experiences and reflections about peace, empathy, destiny, and self-actualization.

“Our music contains a strong emotional intensity with personal, social, and philosophical messages about the human experience,” explains guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Tomahawk. “Although there is an undeniably serious disposition in the band’s message, as individuals, we don’t take ourselves very seriously at all – satire, slapstick humor and wisecracks are the norm when we are together.”

“It’s a bit of a collective Jekyll & Hyde scenario, really. We try to remind ourselves that the initial spark of passion and the joy of playing music that caused us to pick up our instruments in the first place is why we do this!”

Recorded at Russian River Studios in Talmage, CA, all eleven songs were written by Jimmy Tomahawk and Cole Andrew, the album was produced by Jimmy Tomahawk, and it was engineered and mixed by Andrew Miller and Jimmy Tomahawk.

‘They Are We’ – Official Music Video

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For more information or to Order THEY ARE WE, please visit STIMULI’s website and social media pages via: www.stimuliband.com or https://stimuli.bandcamp.com/

 

To Order THEY ARE WE on digital services please visit: http://smarturl.it/STIMULItheyarewe

 

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SoulandJazzandFunk.com Review: CORNELL “CC” CARTER “ONE LOVE”

17 Sep

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Like many contemporary soul singers California-born Cornell Carter seems to get more love and respect from the UK and European soul fraternity than he does in his homeland. In the States, CC is known as a top session singer – he’s graced records and live performances with people like Ray Charles, James Brown, The Whispers, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Kool and the Gang and most recently Narada Michael Walden. A few years back he decided the time was right to go his own solo route and two albums (‘In The Moment’ and ‘Vindicated Soul’) and a slew of fine singles seemed to justify his decision. The albums and the singles (especially in their various remixes) did moderately well Stateside but in the UK and Europe they topped all the credible soul charts. Little wonder, then, that this – Cornell’s newest collection has been one of the most eagerly anticipated sets of the year. Two mighty fine singles from the album cranked up the expectation. First there was ‘That Feelin” – a classic and chart-topping modern soul groove; then came ‘That’s My Baby’ – another mini masterpiece. Both tunes, by the way, were produced by Soulpersonna (Morgan Howell) and served as tasty hors d’oeuvres for the album.

Those two songs sit centrepiece on the 12 track LP that is ‘One Love’ but the good news is that there are plenty more cuts to rival those new classics. Be assured ‘One Love’ is no one trick pony (or in this case “two trick”!)

For the rug cutters there’s plenty to please….’Winners’, ‘Relax’ and the two mixes of ‘Something Like’ will fill any modern soul room floor. Ditto the pacier ‘Badeyah’ – a treat for the soulful house crew too, this one.

Fancy some down time…. try the gentle ‘Free’ and the soporific ‘Maybe’, while in between tempos there are the lovely ‘Life’ and the homage to Bob Marley that is the LP’s title cut.

In truth, ‘One Love’ is crammed with great, proper, “old fashioned” soul songs and CC’s time in the studio working with some of the biz’s biggest names has taught him a lot about presentation and production; then, of course, there’s THAT voice – a beautiful instrument (don’t take my word…. why would all those big names have used him?) that delivers every time.

This album opens with a concise spoken intro/tribute from BBC radio presenter John Leech. He opines that that CC Carter has “raised the bar” for modern soul with his “textured music” that “cascades and flows beautifully“. Bob on Mr Leech! We agree! We’re also confident that he’ll agree that ‘One Love’ is one of 2018’s very best and as the year draws on, few will albums will match it.

For more info on Cornell and this album go to out interview section!

(BB) 5/5

 

 

For more information about ONE LOVE or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via:  www.cc2000music.com or https://cc2000music.bandcamp.com/

 

To Order ONE LOVE on digital services please visit:  http://smarturl.it/CConelove

 

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Big Blend Radio Interview: THE WALK-A-BOUT – THINGS ARE LOOKING UP

14 Sep

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/08/06/big-blend-radio-the-walk-a-bout–things-are-looking-up

 

For more information including tour dates or booking inquiries please visit:

www.walkaboutband.com

 

To Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on digital services please visit:

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To Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on Bandcamp please visit:

https://walkabout.bandcamp.com/

 

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US Review: STIMULI “THEY ARE WE”

13 Sep

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For more information or to Order THEY ARE WE, please visit STIMULI’s website and social media pages via: www.stimuliband.com or https://stimuli.bandcamp.com/

 

To Order THEY ARE WE on digital services please visit: http://smarturl.it/STIMULItheyarewe

 

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Sep 6 @ 4pm PT / 7pm ET – Big Blend Radio: Soul Artist Cornell “CC” Carter

6 Sep

Sept. 6: Soul Artist Cornell “CC” Carter – Airs at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. Internationally acclaimed soul artist Cornell “CC” Carter discusses his highly anticipated new album ‘One Love’.

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/09/06/big-blend-radio-soul-artist-cornell-cc-carter

 

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio with internationally acclaimed soul artist Cornell “CC” Carter, who has just released his highly anticipated new album titled ONE LOVE. The album has a variety of Producers on its roster such as Morgan Howell (Soulpersona, UK), Brian Braziel, David Council, and Kirk Crumpler.

Cornell has shared the stage as an opening act for the late great Godfather of Soul, James Brown, and the legendary Ray Charles. He has also opened for other household name brand artists such as The Whispers, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, and Kool and The Gang. As part of Narada Michael Walden’s all-star band, he has shared the stage with other renowned world-class artists such as Neil Schon (Journey), Dionne Warwick, Ronnie Spector, and many other legendary performers! He continues to be one of the most in-demand session vocalists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and was honored to perform with world-renowned, multi-platinum guitarist Carlos Santana, providing vocals on two tracks that appeared on Santana IV and on Santana’s latest album with the legendary Ron Isley.

This episode was sponsored by the National Parks Arts Foundation who creates unique artist-in-residence programs in park units within the National Parks Service.

 

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For more information about ONE LOVE or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via:  www.cc2000music.com or https://cc2000music.bandcamp.com/

 

To Pre-Order ONE LOVE on digital services please visit:  http://smarturl.it/CConelove

 

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UPTOWN PLUG – A one-stop shop for independent artists looking for the services they need to build their career

31 Aug

IDC is excited to be featured on the new UPTOWN PLUG website, a one-stop shop for independent artists looking for services they need to build their career.

 

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Check out the website for more information about IDC and other great services!

 

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German Review: CORNELL “CC” CARTER “ONE LOVE”

29 Aug

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CORNELL “CC” CARTER “That’s My Baby”

Published on July 20, 2018 by jms

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“One Love is a message of Oneness with the planet and each other and the love and music to our guide to a better world!” – Clearly, Cornell CC Carter. We agree. And before his “One Love” album is to be put into the universal Soul Love status from the 17th of August, he givesus by means of “That’s My Baby” the ultra-smooth soul-vibrator on the summer way. Absoulut classic sound ambience, best mid-tempo groove reminiscent of somewhere Lonnie Hill and his “Galveston Bay”. Quite a great song – by the way, played and recorded under the supervision of Morgan Howell, who once again proves that his soul persona music worlds can set standards.

 

 

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For more information about ONE LOVE or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via:  www.cc2000music.com or https://cc2000music.bandcamp.com/

 

To Pre-Order ONE LOVE on digital services please visit:  http://smarturl.it/CConelove

 

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