Single Review: “Roll With It” – Toby Corton

Wow… this is a TUNE! The soulful vocals mixed with a hip hip beat and strings is what sold it to me. Toby flies in with a vocal that’s lazy and sings with a drawl that’s not unpleasant to listen to, there’s a cello accompanying him and it’s brilliant! It’s the chorus that hits me …

Review: The Comet Is Coming “Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam. Words: Sammy Stein

The Comet Is Coming, Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam ( Impulse 23 Sept 2022) The Comet is Coming comprises Danalogue on Rolands, Betamax on drums and percussion, and Shabaka Hutchins ( King Shabaka) on tenor saxophone. Since their entry into what was sometimes a disingenuous jazz scene, The Comet Is Coming has brought a reality, a street-centered, squarely-planted …

Album Review: “Pixelation” – Kiffie

Pixelation by Kiffie Pixelation This track is characteristic of Kiffie’s sound, very electronic, sparse synth sounds…. But there’s one little change, this track is not in 4/4. At least not all the way through. Don’t get too confused, it’s a bit of polyrhythmic play that funnily enough I was discussing with a colleague of mine …

Album Review: “Light Roars” – 1st Base Runner. Words: Sammy Stein

  ‘Light roars’ is the third official release from award-winning Austin, Texas-based experimental indie rock multi-instrumentalist and producer 1st Base Runner ( Tim Hussman). ‘Light roars encompasses Hussman’s edgy, post-punk, gothic atmospherics and expansive post-rock elements, and includes some dark, emotionally poignant lyrical themes. Previous releases’ Seven Years of Silence’ and ‘Ellis’ saw acclaimed reviews, …

Single Review: “Know Me” – Days Of Rome

The thing I like about this song is its quirkiness, the intro makes you think it’s a soulful slow jam, but when the beat drops, it’s anything but. What do I mean?  Well at around 0:10 a trumpet comes in, and then we get treated to a scratch, straight into the drums, bass, and guitar …