"It may, after all, be the bad habit of creative talents to invest themselves in pathological extremes that yield remarkable insights, but no durable way of life for those who cannot translate their psychic wounds into significant art or thought."
-- Theodore Roszak , "In Search of the Miraculous"
It is testament to the resilience of the human spirit to not only recover from exploration to the fringes of the human experience, but to return from the journey more steadfast and fully formed....
Avalanche City :
Avalanche City is the brainchild of Dave Baxter, a musician whose background stretches across many genres and influences, culminating in a sound that is an impressive and eclectic range of various instruments, melodies and harmonies. The depth and perspective create a dynamic atmosphere that is rich and raw all at once. The epicentre of Avalanche City is Baxter himself, who writes, conceives, produces, records and plays every instrument on this debut album 'Our New Life Above The Ground.'
First things first: Kasabian have created a monster. One which will inspire awe in believers, strike fear into the hearts of enemies and seems set to bestride the world like a colossus. Only fitting, then, that it's named after one of the most fearsome creatures to ever walk the earth.
"The velociraptor was the only dinosaur which could defeat the T- Rex," explains the band's songwriter/guitarist Serge Pizzorno. "They could do it because they hunted in packs and they always stuck together....
Nicola Congiu :
NICOLA “NIKO” CONGIU
Every so often an artist is discovered with a voice so rare and a gift so pure. Most of today’s music is overproduced and prepackaged; marketed with glitz and glamour that more often than not, doesn’t live up to the hype it claims to be. From a small town in Italy, we are reminded of what real talent sounds like – his name is Nicola “Niko” Congiu.
Born in Sardinia, Italy Niko grew up knowing that he would become a performer. This self taught ...
Melissa McClelland :
Amidst the loves we leave and seek, there are songs pointing to the stars and arms reaching through the blackout. We rest easy knowing that soon the sky will be filled with burning lights, our eyes brimming with wonder. Suddenly, from out of the past, a voice leans into the May wind with a heartful of harmony: "Today is Victoria Day."
Melissa McClelland returns with her highly anticipated third album, Victoria Day. Produced by husband Luke Doucet, her Six Shooter Records debut finds McClel...