Neoborn Caveman – “12 Days of Love” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Neoborn Caveman has graced our platform before. And the more we get to know him, the more versatility of his musical stature comes to light. His single “12 Ways of Love” is definitely a rollercoaster ride of one of his many angles of multifaceted goodness that truly shines on a path that bridges the gap between originality and familiarity; giving us even more insight into NC‘s soundscapes and artistic merit.

Utilizing a more electronically infused signature sound, from beginning to end, NC‘s vocals resonate both lyrically and rhythmically parallel. And that’s what makes this song truly unique – we get to indulge into NC‘s vocal abilities in ways that are multilayered with standouts of their own.

The usage of EDM is very anthemic and organized. Everything flows melodically much like his other material, but, “12 Ways of Love” is a modern treat for the ears that brings forth a futuristic sound that is also comprised of many familiar vocal melody structuring. And that’s another facet of this song – structuring. We get genre-bending elements that are surprising but still smoothly transitioned in a way that doesn’t throw the song off. Oh, and the subtlety in NC‘s voice manages to sustain perfectly alongside his musical character. The many elements used to suspend every measure of this song is chosen wisely and crafted carefully. This song has twists and turns, but never strays from its actual foundation that the track starts with. “12 Ways Of love” is one big dose of versatility with its own sense of sweetness, splendor and charm all doused in one electronic package of compelling production value.

“12 Ways of Love” releases August 31st and will be available everywhere including all digital music streaming platforms.


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Joe Hodgson Gears Up To Release His Guitar Instrumental Single “The One That Got Away” Slated For August 28th

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Joe Hodgson’s new single “The One That Got Away”

When it comes to powerfully written guitar-focused instrumentals, it’s musicians/songwriters like Joe Hodgson that truly carry that torch. His technique is clean, crisp, and always keeps you engaged without the need of deep meaning lyrics or poetic justice (not saying those things are bad!). But sometimes the musicianship factors themselves need their own leg to stand on and Joe Hodgson does exactly that with his anthemic new single “The One That Got Away.”.

This song from beginning to end really sets a mild tone that is comfortable, dynamic, and multifaceted when it comes to Joe‘s signature style of guitar playing. His tones are crisp, the mix is very precise and the guitar melodies really resonate with any listener. His intro is blended with beautifully executed jazzy riffs that have emotion and anticipation. At times, you can hear some great lead techniques from guitar veterans like Joe Satriani, Eric Clapton and Eric Johnson, but Joe still very much instills his own versatile style that makes great use of picking, time signature leads and other practical uses that are crafty and innovative all at the same time. It’s an emotionally jazzy song that does justice to the heart of the title and the visceral mood of the overall tone. The title is inspired by a breakup of a long term relationship and speaks to the soul through its stripped back simplicity. It shows a musician that can paint pictures and tells stories with his guitar. And when it comes to the overall experience of this song, you can really hear how it shows, how the song resonates with emotion, and bridges the listener right to the heart of the song.

This track is the gold standard when it comes to techniques, the ability to place them in the song correctly, and to really build on a foundation that is beautifully written and mixed down perfectly. This is highly recommended for everyone, but especially guitarists and instrumentalists altogether. They will appreciate the writing structure, beautiful guitar tones and overall mood of this versatile track. The song comes out on August 28th, and you can catch a quick teaser below.


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Exclusive Review: Kevin Sihwan – “Catch Up” Album

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Cover Art of Kevin Sihwan’s “Catch Up” Album

When it comes to Philly/NYC’s Kevin Sihwan, DJing is the name of the game, along with the mastering of production value. Originally hailing from South Korea, Kevin has always sustained an insatiable passion for the electronically infused genre and the prospect of creating music throughout the EDM world. Once he came to the states to attend school in Philadelphia, that passion would come to fruition with his amazing energies and versatile six track banger, “Catch Up.”

Well, we certainly caught up with Kevin‘s album, and it has quite the ability to turn heads when it comes to multifaceted EDM stylizations. Title track “Catch Up” really sets the tone nicely with its bassy forefront and really utilizes buildups effectively while also being able to change moods. Don’t let the bass get ya! But it certainly will. The structure is dynamic, flows consistently and never tries to outdo itself. “Fallout” continues with its intensity-driven buildups and breakdowns, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to really putting a signature tone on the production value. It’s definitely the most melodic track and definitely resonates between one sequence to the next. The synth parts are beautifully crafted and really helps carry the torch when it comes to the album’s versatility.

“Bassline” has a little bit of a change of pace and adds a fun Hip Hop edge with excellent video game pacing. This track’s interlude is definitely anthemic and really flows perfectly with the feature vocal track. It’s another solid demonstration of what Kevin can do behind a mixing board, and never strays himself far from his own creative signature sound. This track just might end up being your favorite. “Rolling Thunder” showcases more drums and synths than anything and truly gives every angle of this track strength. The “whoa!” parts of this track definitely add a very significant touch that really keeps the listener focused and willing to stay for the whole ride. “Dance All Night” and “Get To Me” are perfect closing tracks to this record. While “Dance All Night” sticks to a similar formula to the previous tracks, it’s the 90’s and Rhodes Blues influences this song offers up with a very effective female vocal feature that truly makes this closer a gem. It’s a softer touch compared to the other tracks, but adds so much charm to the point where this change up can be perfectly warranted. It has melodic structure that really steps up to the plate, a visceral vibe and untouchable likability factors .

“Catch Up” starts and ends with a bang. These can easily be club hitters that could get any dance floor moving and any crowd vibing. While the record has its twists and turns, it still sticks to that signature sound that Kevin Sihwan manifests from the beginning – and never lets up. This is a six-track record that will blow the lid off any EDM enthusiast, and the production value is one of many reasons, but a crucial one to say the least. “Catch Up” is a melodic journey of buildups and breakdowns that everyone will love. The record is currently available on YouTube, Spotify and several other digital music streaming platforms.


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Exclusive Review: Phillip Foxley – “I’ll Try ‘Till I Die” LP

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Phillip Foxley’s ‘I’ll Try ‘Till I Die’

I never thought I’d see a clean cut man of Phillip Foxley‘s age performing some of my favorite Rock, Punk and Indie styles. His long lengthy 29-track album, ‘I’ll Try ‘Till I Die,’ is an anthemic collection of songs with crunchy guitar, dynamic leads and vocal melodies that tie it all together into one rockin’ package; and it’s anything but a disappointment.

After releasing a vast array of singles, this debut album, though a long journey of a listen, is worth every listen. Opening track “I’ve Forgotten Something Else!” is an explosive and in-your-face catchy track with some of the best guitar progressions and vocal melody combinations that have been put together in this era. Phillip is not just another musician searching for that next groundbreaking sound that has over theatrical antics with post production; it’s good old plug-in-and-play, writing effective songs, and just going for it. His sound is reminiscent of classic 90s/2000s bands like Saves The Day, Ramones and The Suicide Machines. You hear this right off the bat, he’s not after anything innovative or seeking that next big thing, he just wants to write songs that are fun-filled, energetic and catchy enough to draw you in to his flavorful Rock sound.

Now again, there’s 29 tracks to choose from. While they all maintain consistency, each track offers new angles to Phillip‘s talent; adding in feature artists, instrumentals and different tastes of his signature sound and stylization. His piano track “Promises” is beautifully crafted with waves of backup vocals, gorgeous string arrangements and is hauntingly visceral from the very first listen. This album, literally, has something for everyone and offers up an anthemic sound that is comprised of multifaceted textures and versatile measures. It’s just one of many songs that will surprise you, but still fit among the rest of the album’s content.

Phillip Foxley is quite a find, and anyone that can resonate with the late 80s and 90s Rock sound with classic Emo and Indie flavors will absolutely fall head over heals with this record. It’s currently available on several platforms and we can’t stress enough how much we recommend picking this one up.


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Exclusive Review: Purple Tone Flower – “If I Were” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Cover Art of Purple Tone Flower’s Single for “If I Were”

With an upbeat swagger and mid-range vocal tones reminiscent of iconic stars like Bob Marley, Anthony Kedis (RHCP) and Lenny Kravitz, the signature sound of Santiago, Chile’s Purple Tone Flower, the solo project of Mauricio Flores Sánchez, is an eclectic and nostalgic treat that really indulges in yesterday and today’s more flavorful grooves and detail-oriented musicianship factors that touch on several influential genres over the years.

His latest single “If I Were” has a straightforward, groovy throwback rhythm section that really showcases the dynamics of precise high-hat/kick drum and bass lines that always fit the role as the foundation of any song (or group). The keyboard swells diligently enhance the soulful vocal melodies and also stride along perfectly with the mid-ranged guitar tones that really bring out that classic Fender sound similar to Natalie Merchant’s “Carnival” style. The production value is also very notable on this track because of its authenticity. No unnecessary electronic enhancement, no vocal trickery, just finely tuned instruments jamming to an eclectic and crafty tune that has dangerous levels of catchiness and one of the grooviest upbeat structures you could ever want in a jammy track.

“If I Were” really comes out swinging and is bound to get any dance floor up and moving. It authentically showcases several multifaceted angles of Purple Tone Flower‘s sound with distinctive additives that not only make the song better, but more memorable as well. As you will find yourself coming back to this track time and time again. The single is currently available on Spotify, Apple Music and several other digital music streaming platforms.


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