Category Archives: Music

Saturn Bro

Drew Miller is Brother Saturn

He is a native of Colorado who started experimenting with guitars and the sounds of pianos making them sound unusual.

As Drew writes:
In 2013, on a warm sunny day I decided to record music , as a soundtrack to my living room, and whatever chores I decided to do that day. I would sit down, and record guitar or piano loops, ( or both even ) , and eventually use those loops to meditate, and to relax. It was refreshing because, living downtown , in a busy city like Denver for 8 years, there is not much reprieve from loud noises.

So I decided to make loud quiet noises, that way i could get around the apartment’s noise ordinance. It worked. and thus Brother Saturn was born.

Since then I’ve done music for short films, student films, and even music for a Solomon Ski Company documentary about climate change, and how it affects skiers worldwide.

Sounds a lot like Brian Eno’s experience when he started his ambient experiments. An it sounds a lot like Eno. Mainly ambient, but with wanderings into the avant-garde and noise genres. But overall relaxing music.

There are a lot of albums on bandcamp and the Internet Archives music section.

 

Replacement

Second in the musical/audiobook SciFi series by Herbernal.

A man who carries out an empty existence in a near-future dystopian city becomes infatuated with a synthetic female and soon learns that she is on the run from the law.

Again, it’s a very short story. This time the ending is less obvious, is she or he the replacement ??

 

Hibernal Machine

Hibernal
The Machine (2013)

Hibernal is the sci-fi post rock project of Mark Healy from Brisbane, Australia.

The first of four, this is a science fiction story with a rock soundtrack. In fact most of the time is probably spent with the music. The story is of a man who is gradually transformed, as he rises up the corporate ladder into something else. Human, machine or some strange hybrid.

The story is probably only a few thousand words long and covers themes done before in Science Fiction. Mostly notably ‘Man Plus’ (1976) by Frederick Pohl.

Still, an interesting listen for its hour duration.

 

Fibonacci

This artist has an interesting mix of Ambient and Vaporwave styles.

 

Synthaid

SYNTHAID 2018

This is a collective of musicians in that border between Synthwave, Funk, Jazz Fusion, electronic and just weird stuff. All very up-beat and energetic.

There are four compilations available in Bandcamp..

 

Rumours of FM

It had to happen… A covers band as good as the original.

 Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Currently on tour in the USA is this band. The two female leads match Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks almost note for note. The band is very tight and reproduces the 1975-1987 era of the band probably better that they sounded at the time.

 

Altus

Mike Carss is Altus, from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is an ambient musician.

(from his website)
The project began in 2001 and has continued to blossom to this day. The majority of releases revolve around the ambient and new age genres, but has also delved into neo-classical, dark ambient, and electronica. In 2018, a decision was made for any future ambient-style works to be released through a new project, Loneward. From that point onward, music released under the Altus moniker will used to explore new ideas outside the ambient/new age genre.

Dan Vasc

Daniel Vasconcelos is a singer that takes on everyone from A-HA to Nightwish and Steve Perry. He has a strong and versatile voice that can cover Operatic Styles…

Rock…

And thrives when taking on songs usually associated with female lead Symphonic Metal Bands…

He does a very effective version of Evanescance’s ‘Bring Me to Life’..

But despite the vocal pyrotechnics, sometimes just using his middle range gives the best results, as can be heard in Journey’s ‘Open Arms’.

 

 

Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer

This is a singer I must have heard lots of times, but not by name. I came across her in the film ’20 Feet from Stardom’, a documentary about backup singers.

Lisa has been a back-up singer for Sting, Luther Vandross, Tina Turner and many more. She toured with The Rolling Stones from 1989 to 2015.

Her career peaked with the 1991 release of ‘How Can I Ease the Pain’ from her album ‘So Intense’, which reached number one on the R&B charts and won her a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1992.

On her own, she is as good, if not better than many in the Soul/R&B music genre.

Stereoscenic

Stereoscenic Records

Releases ‘lush scenes painted with sound’.

From Poemme..

To compilations