Music

[TED Talk] Imogen Heap plays “Wait It Out” on TED – song from her new album “Ellipse”

Fans of Imogen Heap! Get ready to be blown away by her live performance of “Wait It Out,” from her new album “Ellipse.” After a very long while, Imogen officially released her 3rd album in the market. The album has 13 amazing tracks; “Wait It Out” is the album’s 2nd track. “Ellipse” is actually climbing not only the US and UK charts, but also in the Canadian Album Charts. Too bad the album’s not available for free digital download, but many thanks to TED, Heap fans get a taste of her music live.

Celestial Eon Project “Mind’s Eye” – relax or meditate to their soft melodies

Mind’s Eye is exactly the type of album you should listen to if you are feeling nostalgic and emotional. The compositions in this track intend to evoke entrancing emotions that will lure listeners even deeper to its melodies. The only question that remains, however, is if this intention was ever really fulfilled. Favorably speaking, all 13 songs in this EP—from songs entitled Virtue Lost to Woods of Eremae—are able to deliver what it poised itself to do.

Ben’s Imaginary Band “Nocturnal Fables and Illusions” – let his music take you to an ethereal realm

There are times when you want to be somewhere in your own imaginary world, with your own imaginations, away from the harsh, real world; and Ben's Imaginary Band would give that perfect 'imaginary ambiance' that you want. Nocturnal Fables and Illusions gives you soft songs which are almost like lullabies to your ears, and voices which sound like whispers. With 12 tracks of soft voices and seemingly hypnotizing melodies and rhythms, Nocturnal Fables and Illusions will surely transport you to your own pleasant realm.

Jamie Rumley “Renovations” – compelling vocals of a pure downhome female artist

Remember how The Corrs captivated our hearts with their downhome sound? I guess it’s about time for someone new to step in. Meet Jamie Rumley, a Folk Rock musician and a one woman band. Her album, “Renovations” was and still is a great hit in Jamendo’s charts. Expressive and very easy on the ear, this album is everything, but boring. Each song was carefully written so as to have easy-to-read lyrics and graceful tune. Jamie’s voice will not only make you listen to her songs, but also will make you fall in love with the Folk Rock genre.

Hello Citizen: Hello Citizen

Another powerful Alternative Rock band is going to shake your players. Hello Citizen generously released their 1st album for digital download on January 20, 2009. This self-titled album is filled with massive guitar riffs and superb, melodic reverberation. If ever you found yourself in a situation that you're desperately needing for a new Rock album, then this one is really worth the download. And undeniably, the tracks will soon be seen and listed in your iPod's "Top 25" playlist.

Michael Barber “Motion Picture Mayhem 2” – newest album from an award-winning hip-hop artist, under Creative Commons

Following the success of Motion Picture Mayhem Series with over 100,000 downloads and about 12,000 hard copy units in 2008, award-winning hip hop lyricist, promoter and tour musician Michael Barber returns with another hip-hop album, ready to become a surefire hit. Michael has recorded songs with big names in the hip-hop scene such as Akon and Nappy Roots, so make sure to hit it hard when you listen to his music - you'll end up liking it.

Josh Woodward: Breadcrumbs

Josh is definitely one of our favorite Creative Commons artists. We've written about his music twice already featuring Only Whispering and The Simple Life. Now Josh brings us his latest album, Breadcrumbs. Filled with 11 diverse songs ranging from fast to slow, mellow to upbeat, there's really something for everybody. Pair that up with his witty lyrics, relaxing vocals and catchy melodies, Breadcrumbs would be easy to be stuck in your head - and you media player.

[TED Talk] James Burchfield plays (invisible) turntables

Yet another great vocal percussionist is on the loose! James “The AudioPoet” Burchfield had a funny, but jaw-dropping performance in TED Talks last February 2003. He not only showcased his talent in beat boxing, James WOW-ed the people by demonstrating his act of playing an imaginary turntable. He’s not your ordinary beat boxer; he calls himself an “audiopoet” for a reason. His different interpretation and his own created art of human beatbox gave new meaning to hip-hop.

K. Sparks “Super Senior” – fresh release from an emerging Queens hip-hop artist

>K.Spark's previous release, Definition, was a great success on FrostClick/FrostWire and received more than 25,000 downloads in just a couple of days back in January. Now, K.Sparks is back with his newest album - "Super Senior". The project is compose out of 25 very diverse tracks filled with strong beats, real lyrics and some fully skits. Definitely worth a download!