Saturday, February 6, 2016

Review : Ali Ferguson - A sequence of moments

Ali Ferguson - A sequence of moments (2016) Independent
Produced by Ali Ferguson
Tracks : 1.Why are we whispering? 2.Out of the dark 3.A sequence of moments 4.The realisation 5.Is this enlightenment? 6.Into falling stars 7.All in the winds 8.The lost satellites 9.Above this fractured Earth
3,5 out of 5

Have you seen the sci-fi film Gravity with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock from 2013 where they are drifting around in space? Well, if I didn´t know better I would believe Ali Ferguson´s new album "A sequence of moments" is the soundtrack to that film.
This is your ticket to an imaginary space travel, Ali is a master of taking the listener out into the unknown with his ambient music.
I really enjoyed his first album "The windmill and the stars" from 2011 and the follow up is just as good, if you´re a fan of Pink Floyd´s "Shine on you crazy diamond" I know you´re gonna love "A sequence of moments".
More often now, I have noticed that journalists are discussing the to-be-or-not-to-be album format of releasing music in this digital age of streaming. Some are saying that we´ll come down to just releasing songs instead of albums, to me that might just be the most stupid thing coming from humans since they thought planet Earth was flat.
Ali Ferguson´s music should only be enjoyed in the LP format. Any other idea belong in the dumpster.
Highlights : The Lost Satellites, Out of the dark, All in the winds
Recommended if you like Camel, David Gilmour, Alan Parsons Project

The Monkees collaborate with members of Fountains of Wayne, XTC, Weezer and Death Cab For Cutie

The Monkees are ready to have some fun this year as the iconic band celebrates its 50th anniversary with a tour and the group s first new album in 20 years,appropriately titled Good Times.
Good Times! features all three surviving band members Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. The unmistakable voice of the late Davy Jones is also included with a vintage vocal featured on one song. To produce the new album, the band found the perfect musical co-conspirator in Grammy and Emmy-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy).
Much like The Monkees early albums, GOOD TIMES! features tracks written specifically for the band by some of the music world s most gifted songwriters, including Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Andy Partridge (XTC), and Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave).
Good Times is out June 10th.

Set For The Fall are ready to fight

Christian rock band Set For The Fall releases their 2nd EP "Fight" on iTunes next week.
Listen at this location.

One Less Reason gearing up for new single Where Were You

Alternative rock band One Less Reason will release their 6th album The Memories Uninvited in 2016, the first single Where Were You drops very soon.

A War Within show strength in new single Mirrors

Detroit based metalcore act A War Within releases their new album Believe on March 4, check out the new single Mirrors here.

Against The Current announces new album In Our Bones

Pop rockers Against The Current releases the new album In Our Bones on May 20, listen to the new single Running With The Wild Things here.

3 Doors Down post new song The Broken

Modern rock kings 3 Doors Down are back with the brand new album Us and The Night on March 11, the band posted the new song The Broken here.

Colibrium releases debut album In Balance in March

Colibrium’s debut album "In Balance", a collaboration between Reid Jones of Deep Blue Studios and the unmistakable Forrester Savell, is set for release on March 11, 2016. Drawing influence from a broad spectrum of musical influences, including Led Zeppelin, Radiohead and Tool, to that of Australian rock heavyweights Karnivool and Dead Letter Circus, this rock-solid, professional soundscape has something for every listener, and every mood.
Their new single Spinning on the wheel is now out on iTunes.