Release Date: 12th
February 2016 Label: Wind-Up Website Aunt
Mary, as a name, somehow suggests an “older” band and it came as no real
surprise to find that they are a Norwegian prog band from the 70’s. The band
were considered by many to be one of the best prog bands in Norway with their
brand of music a mixture of heavy hard rock tunes plus clear indications of a
more symphonic nature, although that only really showed itself on their 3rd,
and last, studio album, Janus, in
1973. Last that is, until now, with the release of New Dawn. This would appear to be an apt title for a release which
follows 24 years after an album of blues covers, released in 1992.
At their height, Aunt Mary were “up there” with the likes
of Deep Purple, Ten Years After, King Crimson, Jethro Tull and many more. After
the release of Janus in 1973, the
band split up but did a few sporadic appearances, as well as releasing the
blues covers album mentioned earlier.
3 years ago, the Norwegian guitar legend and producer,
Release Date: November 12, 2017 Label: Independent Website mariaFausta is a European alternative rock vocalist. Recently her album Million Faces became available. I knew that she would probably sing with an accent and she does. Here is the thing with that aspect of a recording artist, either you cannot get past it or you like it, there is no middle ground. After that process and you decide you like it, you realize it is part of the charisma and make up of what the artist is presenting. For my ears things landed on the positive side in all aspects.
Maria’s sound is a varied approach that works very well. It certainly is alternative rock and one of the most original and different albums I have heard in 2017. I hear a ton of instrumental music and sometimes find it difficult with redundancy regarding my words. That is something that all writers worry about. You are cognizant of that fact at all times. Well let me tell you, this music was a total joy to hear and then have the opportunity to p…
Release Date: February 2, 2018 Label: Anaya Music Website Around
this time a year ago I had the experience of listening to Anaya Music and
providing coverage of Eternity. It was an uplifting experience and a memorable
listen as I recall. Now with
February drawing closer AONKI – Gateway
of Love (Cosmic New Age Music) will arrive. Once
again, the recording features several exceptional collaborations between Anaya
Music and a live virtual symphony orchestra recorded in the heart of Prague,
the capital of the Czech republic.
The orchestra combines members of the finest ensembles
in Prague, including the Czech Philharmonic.
they should rename the orchestra to “The Live Spiritual Orchestra.” If you have
been exposed to Anaya Music you will understand what that means. If this is
your first journey with this music you will find out very quickly. Either way,
this is spiritually uplifting music that leaves a smile on your soul. It’s like
the term digital footprint, there is an everlasting m…