Gilman Mom – Fool’s Gold

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Gilman Mom - Fool's Gold

Gilman Mom introduces field recordings and drone flavours in his Fool’s Gold, which is part of his Manifest Destiny album. The dark and windy atmosphere takes you on a ride through a windy storm. The spoken words give the track a dark mood.

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Spotlight – Niki J Crawford

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Niki J Crawford is an American Recording Artist and Songwriter from the small country town of Springhill, Louisiana now residing in Los Angeles. Niki J Crawford and her band from Hollywood got the funk. We had the chance to chat with her and talk about live, love and everything. Have a coffee and listen to her powerful new album, while reading the chat.

Hey Niki, nice to meet you. Are you still in glamorous Hollywood? How’s life there?

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Niki J Crawford – Your Eyes

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Remember the soundtrack to The Streets of San Francisco? Niki J Crawford takes you back in time with multi-layered vocals, well timed brass and the one and only funky guitar riffs needed by this kind of genre. Well played Niki.

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Monk Turner – God Complex

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Concept album creator Monk Turner releases his 26th album β€œGod Complex”. The album features songs delivered from the viewpoint of 12 of the major gods from Greek mythology.

His music has received national and international attention. In 2013, WFMU and the Free Music Archive held a competition to create a copyright-free version of the β€œHappy Birthday to You”. Turner’s composition with musician Fascinoma β€œIt’s Your Birthday!” won the contest and has now over half a million downloads.

For God Complex, Turner enlisted a cadre of vocalists who presented themselves as Greek gods singing contemporary, autobiographical tunes. The album was written and recorded over the course of a year, and documented via his YouTube channel.

Each video gives background information on the god, then dives into the creation process that includes preliminary demo feedback.

A versatile greek concept album.

Download Monk Turner at Bandcamp
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Lulacruza – Orcas Remixed Vol. 1

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Lulacruza is an electronic folk duo melting the modern with the ancient. Their music weaves together hypnotic female singing, South American folk instruments and electronic stuff.

Lulacruza is made up of Alejandra Ortiz (Colombia) and Luis Maurette (Argentina). Alejandra is a songbird and plays the Colombian cuatro and percussion. Luis Maurette complements with electronic processing and sequencing, as well as percussion and charango.

Orcas Remixed Volume 1 plays with shamanic influences and rituals.

Contemporary electronica folk.

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Download full album at Bandcamp.