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Music Review: New Sincerity Works – ‘Wonder Lust’ Spins Out Potent, Dazzling Alt-Rock

'Wonder Lust' is superb! The melodies are fresh and potently layered, while the rhythms sway with compelling dynamism. Tittel’s voice provides an easy listening experience, as well as just the right amount of persuasive passion.

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Concert Review: New York Polyphony – ‘Tallis Lamentations’ (NYC, 24 Feb 2018)

New York Polyphony (Chris Owyoung)

The a capella singers presented a succinct, enlightening survey of Thomas Tallis's groundbreaking 16th-century music. The concert also offered a reminder of why the composer's best-known works, such as the 'Lamentations,' remain popular after more than four centuries.

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Music Review: Jan Sturiale – ‘Roadmaps’ Conveys Cool Colors of Modern Jazz

Jan-Sturiale

'Roadmaps' is excellent and so cool, it’s almost frosty. The slightly experimental melodies challenge rather than repel, simply because of their innovative flow and glossy tones. If you’re into polished jazz, Jan Sturiale’s 'Roadmaps' is for you.

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Music Review: Lowpines – ‘In Silver Halides’ Exudes Lush Shimmering Flows of Soft Prog Rock

The highlights of 'In Silver Halides' are the silky-smooth melodies and Deakin’s hushed velvety voice. This is an album rife with beautiful, soft music tip-toeing between orchestral prog rock and buttery acoustic/classicism. 'In Silver Halides' projects lush excellence.

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Music Reviews: Guitarist Matteo Liberatore’s ‘Solos,’ Eric Stokes Retrospective ‘The Lyrical Pickpocket’

eric stokes the lyrical pickpocket

Matteo Liberatore uses unconventional tools and methods to pluck a variety of jolts and scratches, arpeggio sequences, and melodic and chordal motifs from that most common of instruments, the acoustic guitar.

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Music Video Review: Dave Goddess Group – ‘Last of the West Side Cowboys’ Delivers Rough and Ready Rock and Roll

Dave Goddess

'Last of the West Side Cowboys' is simply marvelous. The melody rumbles and rolls along with egregious dynamism, while the rhythm vibrates with a pulsing irresistible pattern. Goddess’ grating voice magnifies the music's electrical sparkle. All these elements combined make it a winner.

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Music Review: Rebel ACA & French Monkey Wrench – ‘John Wayne’ Metes Out Creative Funky Hip-Hop

'John Wayne' is cool, fun, and stylish. The funky hip-hop melody is innovative enough to attract and maintain attention, while the lyrics imbue the tune with sardonic wit. After listening to 'John Wayne,' the forthcoming album should be worth the wait.

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