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CD REVIEW: Cider by Gwyneth Moreland

The ten song album Cider from California based vocalist and songwriter Gwyneth Moreland heralds the full on arrival of a major new talent. She’s enlisted an impressive team to help her realize its potential. David Hayes, noted for his work with Van Morrison, handled the production, engineering, and mixing chores …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Work for It by Spayyzee

Spayyzee is ready. Everything about his latest single, “Work For It”, suggests that this twenty year old burgeoning hip hop superstar is ready to work for any success he craves. The message behind this four minute track is far removed from the mainstream hip hop world’s concerns about things like …

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CD REVIEW: Fretwalk by Vladimir Maisiuk

The debut instrumental album from Vladimir Maisiuk, Fretwalk, is an eleven song affair with a widely varied sound, virtuosity running throughout, and a tight focus. Maisiuk has a considerable musical history in both the studio and concert, but this release represents the biggest treatment yet for his talents. He has …

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CD REVIEW: Perspective by Walter Hansen

The five song EP from saxophonist Walter Hansen, Perspective, is a nuanced and intensely musical affair. Hansen has gathered quite a reputation as one of the best modern purveyors of the aforementioned instrument, but there’s very little about his approach that falls between strictly purist lines. Instead, Hansen uses tradition …

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CD REVIEW: Creatures of the Night by Rhett May

The thirteen song album from Australian based Rhett May, Creatures of the Night, is the latest peak in a career that began in the mid 1960’s when May was only fifteen years old. The intervening decades has seen both his professional and personal life take a number of twists, but …

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CD REVIEW: For the People by The Magnifiers

The four song second EP from The Magnifiers, For the People, lays the groundwork for the four piece to have an extraordinarily bright future. The band serves up an alternative punk rock attack crouched within catchy, energetic tracks brightly lit up by a delicious comic edge. The members are all …

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