Friday, October 21, 2016

R&B artist Sun of Jor'EL releases dual release 'The Beginning'

The singer and producer of R&B known as Sun of Jor'EL has released two new single tracks under a united title, “The Beginning.” These singles, “Beautiful” and “My Diary,” have been proudly published on the Music Central Recordings independent record label without the support or direction of the corporate music industry. Modern, smooth, classy and bluesy, “The Beginning” stands as reason for fans of R&B to take note of this East Coast producer.

Suffolk, Virginia's Sun of Jor'EL cites as main artistic influences R. Kelly, Dr. Dre, Teddy Riley, and D'Angelo. These inspirations add tone and style to Jor'EL's personal method and manner of music, particularly in his use of rhythm and bass, as well as in his vocal production.

Asked to expand on the intended themes and meanings of “The Beginning,” Music Central Recordings writes:

“Sun of Jor'EL is a musician and artist with a love for music who also is the founder of Music Central.”

Sun of Jor'EL, himself, comments, “I'm working to build a catalog of great music as well as building a platform for other artists in the future.”

While “Beautiful” and “My Diary” have been released under the title, “The Beginning,” they are not debut tracks from the artist. Previously dropped official tracks from Sun of Jor'EL include “Apologies,” “Teach Me Love,” and “Mars.” All three tracks remain available from the Music Central Recordings website (link provided below).

Sun of Jor'EL has been described as “an independent artist and producer who explores all genres, and who has a universal delivery of music.” He is currently in the studio working on completing a full-length album.

“The Beginning” by Sun of Jor'EL is available at over 700 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Be sure also to check out the rest of his repertoire at the official MCR website.

-S. McCauley
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Friday, October 14, 2016

Catherine Goldwyn and Phil Lewis release jazz album 'Shadow and Light'

The jazz duo of Catherine Goldwyn and Phil Lewis have released their latest LP record, “Shadow and Light.” The album contains 11 tracks for an approximate total listening time of one hour. It has been proudly published on the Continuum independent music label without direction from the corporate music industry. Sharp, classy, and showcasing the sonic imagination of two of the most veteran players in contemporary jazz, “Shadow and Light” stands as one of the best examples of piano and guitar pairings in recent memory.

Catherine Goldwyn and Phil Lewis have been playing together since 2002 when they met at a Los Angeles jam session. They cite as main artistic influences legends like Louis Armstrong, and the genres of world music and classical music. The Armstrong shows in their use of phrasing, the classical in their use of melodic narration.

“Our goal is to create jazz that tells a story,” they write. “We want to take the listener on a journey.”

Goldwyn and Lewis both have decades of experience in jazz, but “Shadow and Light” is their debut LP together. After 11 years of music together, they married in 2013. They want their first album to be more than business-as-usual jazz for jazz aficionados.

“We really wanted this music to resonate with a wide range of listeners, not just a jazz audience,” they write, “so we chose to put our focus on strong melodies. What's really important in music is emotion. That's the currency of music. And we both felt that jazz has, in many cases, come to be defined too much by technical theories and virtuosic spectacle. We wanted to bring the direct, emotive element back to the music.”

This reactive, pliable feeling is palpable on “Shadow and Light.” Audiophiles who can't get into by-the-numbers jazz and don't think highly of anything but improv and hotseat sessions will find plenty to enjoy on Goldwyn and Lewis' debut LP. Their current official bio remarks that, “Although the duo spent a year composing and refining new material, it was important that the recording not lose the spontaneity of the jazz idiom.”

Goldwyn writes, “Plan to improvise – that's my credo in music and in life. So we leave lots of room for improvisation. In fact we can't ever seem to play a tune the same way twice.”

In addition to the considerable talents of Goldwyn and Lewis on “Shadow and Light” are drummer Jake Reed, bassist John Belzaguy, and percussionist Pete Korpela.

Session vibraphonist Gary Burton writes of the album, “[T]he guitar and piano weave together, evenly matched, always complementary. I’m reminded of how longtime friends complete each other's sentences.”

“This record is our 'love child,'” writes Lewis. “The opportunity to record with Catherine was like a
dream come true for me. She is not only one of the best composers I know but she is the love of my life, my muse, my inspiration.”

“Shadow and Light” by Catherine Goldwyn and Phil Lewis is available at over 700 online music outlets worldwide now.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Joseph Freije releases new LP record 'If Light Had Emotions'

The composer of fusion music known as Joseph P. Freije has released his sixth LP album for 2016, “If Light Had Emotions.” The record contains 12 original Freije electronica tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 minutes. It has been published by Phrygian Music, as have all the Joseph Freije albums available today. At once a mixture of postmodern jazz and experimental electronica music, “If Light Had Emotions” is more than just another reason to become acquainted with the work of Joseph P. Freije – it's an example of what the indie music movement can do for music lovers everywhere right now.

Joseph P. Freije has become known in music circles for composing in an array of popular genres. To date, he has written, performed and produced records in the alternative rock, electronic dance, and postmodern jazz arenas, with other categories thrown in for good measure. As a result, Freije's music is more fusion than anything else, with “If Light Had Emotions” being a collection of contemporary electronic jazz fusion songs.

“This album has four dance tunes,” writes Freije, “two chillers, three electronica, two psychedelic, two groovy trance dance, one piece I call jazz, and one for-sure experimental. There is one piece that fits four of the categories listed. I like it all.”

Even so, there's one thing he doesn't like about the album.

“The album is too short. Twelve songs total.”

“If Light Had Emotions” is one of his most accessible records, having warm tones and mellow grooves, as well as the searching, exploring creativity his fans have come to expect from him. Many of the tracks on “If Light...” would work well in a nightclub playlist, while others sound fitting for film and video game soundtracks, and still others reflect the experimental side of Freije which most interest audiophiles and fans of music theory. In short, there's something for nearly everyone.

Asked to describe the message of his new album, Joseph Freije writes, “Music makes the world go 'round. All the new sounds are tied to the old sounds and the yet-to-be-heard sounds. Our highest high and our deepest low are only boundaries between frequencies in our audible range. Sometimes the weave of the vibrations creates a haze that blurs the message in the sound.”

To feel the vibrations of strings plucked thousands of years ago and hear the echoes of songs which won't be sung for millennia to come, enter the head space of Joseph P. Freije and enjoy the cosmic ride.

“If Light Had Emotions” by Joseph P. Freije is available online worldwide at over 700 music stores now. Don't miss the rest of Phrygian Music's catalog, also available anywhere great music is digitally sold.

-S. McCauley
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Friday, September 30, 2016

Hip hop artist BK releases new single 'No Pain'

The hip hop performer known as BK has released his latest official single, “No Pain.” The track has been proudly published on the Paystyle Records Inc. independent music label, entirely outside the control of the corporate music industry. Punchy, catchy, aggressive and inspiring, “No Pain” is the latest reason for music fans to sit up and take notice of this forward-thinking rapper and hip hop producer, BK.

BK cites as main artistic influences Jada Kiss, Young Jeezy, Tupac Shakur, Drake, and Proof. His own sound shares elements of each of these but has its own individual flavor which sets him apart from many other up-and-coming hip hop artists of today. Part of the unique draw of “No Pain” in particular comes from the stand-and-deliver philosophy that is its primary theme.

“Anything is possible,” writes BK of this. “If you fall down, get back up to fight another day – and never give up on your dreams.”

That one of the chief strengths of “No Pain” is in its lyrics should come as no surprise to BK's fans. The rapper's first successes in the music field were as a ghostwriter for his sister's successful music crew, who shared the stage with names such as Rah Digga, Redman, Method Man, Trina and Jay Z. Now BK is not only writing and performing for himself, but also heads the same Paystyle Records label on which “No Pain...” is being released.

Since then, Paystyle has dropped two nationally distributed mixtapes and secured an audio licensing and publishing deal with MTV.

“Sure the accomplishments make it worthwhile,” writes BK, humbly. “But perhaps even more importantly than all of that, it’s you, the listener, who makes all of it matter.”

BK's current official bio closes saying that he “looks forward to many more (sometimes hard, sometimes ugly, but always worthwhile) experiences along his musical journey. Here’s to hoping that you are part of that journey.”

“Thanks for being a listener and making it all matter,” BK says.

“No Pain” by BK is available for purchase and download now from the official Paystyle website (link provided below).

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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J-Suave releases new EP 'Kissing Strangers'

The singer and music producer known as J-Suave has released his latest EP record, “Kissing Strangers.” The album has been proudly published as an independent music release outside the direction of the corporate music industry. Dusky, sultry and built on a rock-solid foundation of drum 'n' bass, “Kissing Strangers” is a surprise standout to close the summer 2016 season.

J-Suave's new EP is crowned with its startlingly excellent single, “Lo Lo,” an opening track which is already traveling upward through the Internet music charts and gaining momentum at a rapid rate. Unstoppably smooth and irresistibly classy, the song deserves its popularity for boasting near-perfect performances, top-notch writing, and utterly superb, exceptionally tasteful studio production the likes of which is rarely seen in any genre from any music label, anywhere.

In addition to the considerable talents of J-Suave himself, “Lo Lo” also features graceful vocals by Luccie Fontane.

Houston, TX's J-Suave cites as main influences (in the order given by the artist): art and abstract paintings, conversations with people, smells and textures, as well as the music of Bob Marley, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Drake, Stevie Wonder, and Issac Hayes.

Speaking of the EP's romantic overtones, J-Suave writes, “Kissing strangers has two meanings: A.) You can be with someone forever and not really know who they truly are, which leaves you kissing strangers; B.) Someone you love can push you so far away and towards other people so you end up kissing strangers.”

While the album is definitely music which will appeal to listeners of every category, it's a personal record and one with something to share with people in all walks of life.

“My EP is a soundtrack for those life experiences and all the emotions and changes that come from them,” J-Suave writes. “Not only emotions of the sad, depressed variety but also the newfound focus of taking on new challenges, the feelings of wanting that person back (renewed love, the feeling of wanting to go out and have epic nights and starting over...).”

Outside his musical endeavors, J-Suave is a martial artist who uses meditation as his way of practicing spirituality. His thoughts on romance are unorthodox and carefully considered.

“I don't believe in monogamy,” he writes, “but I do believe in love.”

“Kissing Strangers” by J-Suave is available online worldwide. Get in early, R 'n' B fans – very early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Justin Nathanielson releases new albums 'Archive Box EP' and 'Jus' Brown Songs'

The singer and songwriter known as Justin Nathanielson has released two new EP albums, “Archive Box EP” and “Jus' Brown Songs.” The two records have been proudly published as independent releases. Each EP sports six original tracks and approximately 25 minutes' worth of alternative rock. Three singles from the records are also being released. Inventive, well-written, and based on some of the most heartfelt vocal tones to appear in 2016, “Archive Box EP” and “Jus' Brown Songs” from Justin Nathanielson are notable alt-rock additions from the indie world to kick off the fall season.

Originally from Freeport on Long Island, New York, Justin Nathanielson cites as main artistic influences such disparate legends as Portishead, David Bowie, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Sade, Alice in Chains, Led Zeppelin, Muddy Waters, U2, the Doors, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, John Lee Hooker, the Police, Earth, Wind & Fire, Santana, the Black Crowes, Stone Temple Pilots, Johnny Cash, and Genesis.

His own music borrows mostly from the alternative rock movement of the early-mid nineties. The singing of AIC's Jerry Cantrell and late front man Layne Staley can be heard in Nathanielson's eerie, sharp harmonies, and his careful attention to song structure and lyric poignancy also recall songwriting like that of Scott Weiland's (Stone Temple Pilots) and Chris Robinson's (the Black Crowes).

Asked to expound on the themes of his new albums, Justin Nathanielson writes, “The message is about everyday livelihood occurrences, getting to know someone and/or experiences whether it's relationships, good, mediocre, personal or bad.”

Currently residing in Georgia's Milledgeville/Sparta area, vocalist Justin Nathanielson is also multi-instrumentalist and professional musician playing rhythm and lead guitar, auto-harp, keyboards, piano, bass guitar, drum programming and percussion. A veteran of the armed forces, he is also a veteran of many bands over the years. While he mainly operates now as a solo act, he has said of himself that he has “always been committed to maintain optimism and a collaborative chemistry, just as other musicians should.”

He has written and recorded music in many genres, often blending two or more, including grunge rock, blues rock, spirituals, alternative, trip hop, electronica, Latin, reggae, East Indian, Native American, and country.

“Archive Box EP” and “Jus' Brown Songs” by Justin Nathanielson are available online at over 700 digital music stores worldwide beginning 23 September 2016.

-S. McCauley
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Joseph Freije releases fourth LP album for 2016 'Hiding in the Light'

The eclectic composer of music known internationally as Joseph P. Freije has released his fourth full-length record for 2016, “Hiding in the Light.” The album contains 13 original Freije tracks for a listening time approaching a full hour. Like all music by Joseph P. Freije, it has been proudly published on the Phrygian Music independent record label without the support or direction of the corporate music industry. Fantastic and fugue-like, clever without pretension and kaleidoscopic with just a touch of psychedelia, “Hiding in the Light” is one of the most accessible experimental records from Joseph P. Freije yet.

2016 has been a remarkable year for Joseph P. Freije, whose music expertise delves into classic rock, jazz, classical, experimental, electronica and blues music, just to name a few. While this new offering, “Hiding in the Light,” is a singular blend of electronica, postmodern jazz and experimental music, he has released no fewer than three other full-length records this year in various genres, with yet another rumored to be on the way. These previous LPs include “Elements of Evidence” (alt-rock), “Electric Phlower” (dance/electronica), and “Jazz Beyond the Chaos” (postmodern jazz/electronic jazz).

Joseph P. Freije has at different times named as main artistic influences Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck, Peter Kater, Nicholas Gunn, Carlos Santana, Jesse Cook, Spyro Gyra, the Moody Blues, Jefferson Starship, Thierry David, and the great classical composers. While this paints an image of an open-minded music fan with top-shelf tastes leaning toward the best of the classic-rock legends, the list does not at all elucidate the experience of hearing a record published by Phrygian Music.

Much of this stems from the general head space, paradigm and philosophies of Joseph Freije and Co. Some of his albums are steeped in thought, symbol, and implication, while others are mostly experiential – art for art's sake. “Hiding in the Light” seems mostly of the latter persuasion.

Asked to speak on the themes of his new record, Freije says, “Life is meant to be more fun and pleasant for more people more of the time on a daily basis.”

Music fans who wrap their ears around “Hiding in the Light” by Joseph P. Freije are certain to accomplish this in short order.

Joseph P. Freije's “Hiding in the Light” is available online worldwide at over 700 music stores now. Don't miss the rest of Phrygian Music's catalog, also available anywhere great music is digitally sold.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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