It’s been almost a decade since Casey Crescenzo brought The Dear Hunter – both the band and the character of the same name - to life with his 2006 debut full-length, Act I: The Lake South, The River North. This record revealed Crescenzo’s incredibly inventive and ambitious musical flair, something which has been evolving ever since. The two albums which followed - 2007’s Act II: The Meaning Of, And All Things Regarding Ms. Leading and 2009’s Act III: Life And Death - cemented the artist as a maverick, idiosyncratic talent whose music, while fitting a modern aesthetic, was also from a bygone era. Act I/Act II: This is the story of a boy, from his creation to his untimely end; from the beautifully rapturous to the truly tragic…
In the decade that The Dear Hunter has existed, Casey Crescenzo, the mastermind behind the concept, has been nothing short of both prolific and creative. Now past the halfway point in this 6 part series, The Dear Hunter sounds more cinematic and opera-esque than ever, while still being very much a prog-rock listen at its core. At over 70 minutes and songs as long as 9 minutes, there’s a wealth of sounds here, including jazz, orchestral, dance and rock, and it isn’t uncommon for guitars to take a backseat to keys, flutes, trumpets, etc. If you’re a fan of Crescenzo’s harder moments, there’s enough here to keep you satisfied, but the classical and softer moments dominate and illuminate the album.
Chillers, gather around and welcome Rising Galaxy, Cosmicleaf Records' new wizard of sound. Tight beats and cosmic vibes abound in this first album release. Influences from the artist's early days in the blooming rave and goa scene give these productions a strong energetic dimension, but always remain relaxing and spaced out. Just the music you need to reanimate a tired soul after a long day.
Right in time for Nils Landgren's 60th birthday celebration the most elaborate project of his unparalleled carrer will be published. This album includes the music of musiclas like "West Side Story and a phenomenal line-up, among others his All-Star band, Bochumer Symphoniker and singer Janis Siegel of the legendary "The Manhatten Transfer". Together with conductor and arranger Vince Mendoza they build a memorial for a friend of Jazz and great composer of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein.
Inferno is a 2016 American thriller film directed by Ron Howard and starring Ben Foster, Tom Hanks & Sidse Babett Knudsen. It is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dan Brown and is the sequel to The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. The score from Inferno is composed by Grammy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Academy Award Winner Hans Zimmer (Interstellar, Inception, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Lion King).