Who could blame Mumford & Sons for running away from their signature banjo stomp? Come 2015, when Wilder Mind saw spring release, so many bands had copped their big-footed folk jamboree that Mumford & Sons could feel the straitjacket constricting, so it's not a surprise that the group decided to try on something new. A change in fashion isn't strange – no band wants to be pigeonholed – but the odd thing about Wilder Mind is now that everybody else sounds like Mumford & Sons, Mumford & Sons decide to sound like everybody else.
APOGEE is the well established side Project by Versus X singer, guitarist and composer Arne Schäfer. The Art of Mind is the eigth APOGEE album and invites the listener to follow a highly emotional, complex and adventurous journey through the history of progressive rock. APOGEE music is complex progressive rock based on the great progressive music of the seventies but often emerging out of the established rock field in various directions. The musical influences of APOGEE´s music are covering a wide range of styles from classic progressive rock into folk, heavy rock, jazz, baroque and renaissance music, minimal music, and new musics. In contrast to Versus X where I play guitar and sing, in APOGEE vocals and all instruments except drums are performed by myself via multitrack recording…
Retrace Einstein's thought experiments as NOVA reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity–and Einstein's brilliance–as never before.
This Oceanic Feeling is a new cinematic three piece band featuring singer/songwriter and producer Chris Braide, bass player Lee Pomeroy and drummer Ash Soan. The album features 12 songs about dualism and ego death. Recorded during winter 2014 and featuring some of the most dynamic musicianship you are likely to hear this year. This album is a must for fans of great melodies, meaningful lyrics in the age of mass consumerism, empty self-obsession and the selfie.
Roughly 18 albums into his career, jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut delivers his HighNote record label debut with 2015's A Million Colors in Your Mind. With a title that borrows inspiration from a short story by Mexican author Maria Cristina Mena, the album finds Chestnut once again delving deep into his own colorfully chorded and swinging set of well-chosen cover songs.
Most of us think that Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is just over fussy tidying. But it's actually much more serious. Sophie has to check that she hasn't killed people, looking for dead bodies wherever she goes, Richard is terrified of touching the bin, and Nanda is about to have pioneering brain surgery to stop her worrying about components on her body - that her eyebrow might not be aligned or that she has bad breath. Professor Uta Frith meets the people living with OCD, looks at the therapy available and asks what neuroscience can offer by way of a cure.