Nigel Mullaney is a familiar name for followers of the DiN label with his early releases with label boss Ian Boddy under the name of Dub Atomica as well as his album with Ray Sherwin, “Music By Mirrors” (DiN38) under the moniker of Mazmoneth. More recently he has been working with Boddy utilizing modular synth systems at several venues including the recently released download album “Schemes & Ruses” (DiNDDL23) recorded at the Capstone Theatre in Liverpool.
It thus comes as somewhat of a surprise that “31 Days” is his first solo album on DiN. Its genesis came about through a musical challenge he set himself to compose a track a day for the entire month of January 2018. In the studio and on the road he explored sonic improvisations using a range of portable modular synthesizers as well as a selection of analog keyboards and vintage outboard gear. Essentially each of the tracks is a live recording with no overdubs or additional stem mixing.
This resulted in over 4 hours of material that Ian Boddy carefully listened through and curated into a tracklist which represents a 70-minute cross-section of Mullaney’s 31-day musical odyssey. As with Boddy’s DiN iNDEX sampler albums, the music ebbs and flows from gloriously cinematic orchestral textures through to wonderfully rhythmic drum and sequencer tracks laced with cutting edge sound design and first-class production values.
To quote Mullaney, “as the days and weeks progressed I found myself connected with my music and art like never before. It simply flowed through me”. The music certainly reflects this with a fresh and vibrant feel that showcases a talented musician at the top of their game.
Hollywood hard rockers FALLING DOVES will kick off their 2020 tour dates with their third visit to Australia.
With this run of dates, FALLING DOVES hit the southernmost country/continent almost exactly one year from their last visit. On returning to the land down under, frontman, Christopher Leyva says, “Aussies can out-party the best of them, they are loyal to the teeth and they just make you feel at home. I love going there.”
2020 will also take the band to China, Turkey, Dubai, and South America for the first time as well as a return to the UK, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Mexico, USA, France, and Germany.
With the recent turn of events, The ‘Electric Dove World Tour’ will focus on conservation relief efforts for the WIRES wildlife rescue by adding a benefit in each major city of the tour: Melbourne’s Bendigo Hotel, Brisbane’s Crowbar and Sydney’s Frankie’s Pizza will see all show proceeds go to WIRES along with a special edition tour shirt that will be available at every stop of the tour.
When was the last time you heard great, new classic “soft rock”…you know, like The Eagles, Firefall, Bread, The Lovin’ Spoonful?
“LOVE SONGS, NOTHING BUT LOVE SONGS”
And if the writers are worldly enough, there will be a tinge of bittersweet mixed in with the wide-eyed, open heart JOY. No break – up songs, just “life is short” wisdom.
Gentlemen’s Academy is a great new group with half a dozen world-class singers, some known, some just great, squeezing every drop of soul-bearing honest vulnerability from the “true life” melodic masterpieces by guitarists Mike Marks and Patrick Klein (The Lizards), joined by heart – on – his – sleeve melodicist (did I just make up that word?) and lyricist Randy Pratt (Cactus & The Lizards).
Babal releases Limited Edition LP, CD, also available a digital release includes original art by Paul Kopal and Andy White.
All profits from this release to benefit Macmillan Cancer Support charity which provides specialist health care, information, and financial support to people affected by cancer in the UK.
Track Listing 1. FRANK’ S LAMENT 09:31 2. THE AXE 03:31 3. BONES & BLOOD (new version) 03:45 4. ENDLESS RE-RUN SOCIETY (live) 05:44
In November 2018, Vocalist Karen Langley received a shocking diagnosis that she was suffering from potentially terminal blood cancer. thankfully through intensive, life-saving chemotherapy and a stem-cell transplant, she has recovered and the cancer is in remission.
Our world was turned upside down, inside out, through the wormhole and back again. Everything changed. The focus was on Karen’s illness. BABAL went dark and all energy went into living with the unknown and not giving in to black thoughts. Throughout, Rob carried on getting existing BABAL material produced and put out as well as looking after Karen.
The good news is that Karen is through the worst and is now on the path of recovery. BABAL’s new release came out of all the uncertainty and anguish. So much love and support over the year have kept us going mentally and physically and our music continues to evolve with all perspectives remaining on authenticity and inner creative impulses.
We are not defined by illness or bad luck or even the past; we meet in the now and are thankful for the continuation that prevails.
Small things become important and big things happen when you are looking at the flowers. Be ready xx
Enjoy the new music; all profits to benefit Macmillan Cancer Support charity which provides specialist health care, information, and financial support to people affected by cancer in the UK.
Belgian progressive rock project Transport Aerian to release new single, titled Big Heart, which will feature critically acclaimed guests from all across Europe and the US, including Chris Allan, Peter Matuchniak and Marco Ragni.
Big Heart explores the poetic reflection on concluded decade, love, progress, and simply the price of staying human. According to Hamlet, projects main composer and songwriter, such themes should not be exploited commercially, therefore, the song will be released as a charity effort and profits donated to Direct Relief.
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Besides releasing a new single, Transport Aerian has also assembled a new live band. The live line up features contemporary composer and pianist Umut Eldem, Gent’s young and gifted drummer Paul De Smet, and Transport Aerian’s long term partner, experimental guitar player Stefan Boeykens.