Reviews

The Kyoto Connection

The Kyoto Connection plays chilled out electro-pop mixed with a generous amount of Japanese sounds. Their 2008 release titled The Kyoto Connection II is now free and online. While the Japanese influence was not quite as dominant as I expected it to be, their music is still full of unexpected surprises in the engaging electronic arrangements.

Frets on Fire

Frets on Fire was created as an entry to the Assembly 2006 Game Development Competition by Unreal Voodoo and it placed first in the competition. The game tests your musical skills and the speed of your fingers in a similar way to the very popular Guitar Hero games do, but instead of forcing you to buy the guitar controllers, the game & the console, it lets you play your favorite tunes free using your keyboard and your home computer (and it is available for PC, Mac & Linux). Of course if you would like to, you can also use the guitar controllers or generic joysticks.

Adam McHeffey: Let’s Kick Fire

Adam McHeffey is a young folk musician from Long Island, NY. He's been writing, composing and playing his music since middle school and developed a great ability to communicate with his audience and make them a part of the experience. He writes and sings from the heart drawing inspiration from the simple events and complex emotions of everyday life. "Let's Kick Fire" is Adam's debut album he recorded with the help of some of his friends over the last several months & mixed in his home studio. In the spirit of true community sharing the album is available free under a Creative Commons License.

Unsigned Artists Radio – The Best of Indie Pop Vol 1

This album is a compilation of tracks from new, unsigned & independent artists featured at UARADIO.NET. Over 200 bands and independent performers from the UARADIO.NET network submitted tracks for this album. The compilation contains mainly pop tracks, some with a hit of rock, jazz or soul but most are melodic quality pop songs. This is a second torrent released by UARADIO.NET - the first featured The Best of Indie Rock. Hopefully we will see more "The Best Of..." compilations shortly - they are a great way to discover new & independent music to listen to.

“Coming Home”, an electronica/jazz album by Dynamoe

Dynamoe is quite a unique electronica band from Denmark. They've met almost by accident in 1997, when both Giovanni Campagna and Dennis Lee were signed by the same label. After a long chat, they've discovered they have so many ideas in common that working together was almost a given... "Coming Home" is their second album.

Allison Crowe: Little Light (originals)

Vocalist, pianist, guitarist, songwriter, engineer, producer and arranger - Allison Crowe is all the above. She lives & creates in Canada, but tours steadily, earning a reputation for exciting live shows that stir together her original songs with much-loved interpretations in an organic blend of rock, jazz, folk, Broadway, gospel and soul.

“psychopathethic” by Grace Valhalla

Grace Valhalla is a young, fresh female French DJ & composer. To date, she's released four albums - "psychopathethic" is her first one. Out of all four, "psychopathethic" is the most influenced by rock music. The second album entitled "PEAK~" is definitely more on the electronic side, while the third, "Wire", is a mix between the first two. Her newest album, "summerCamp", has more of a pop feel to it and is the most upbeat and positive.