#Music

Mike Casey’s sax shines like a fiery torch in the darkness

While the law of attraction lacks scientific evidence for its claims and is generally viewed as a pseudoscience, if there is such a thing as the law of attraction, then one of its traits must be the attraction to good music. At least, that would explain how we were drawn in by Mike Casey’s "Law Of Attraction". Casey's sax shines like a fiery torch in the darkness on every track.

Breathtakingly dark and artful

Renowned producer ​Wax Tailor has released his album ​The Shadow Of Their Suns on the 8th of January 2021 via ​Lab'oratoire. ​With 6 studio albums and more than 800 concerts in 60 countries and numerous awards, ​Wax Tailor is recognized as one of the main ambassadors of the electro-hip hop international scene. A must-see and hear for any serious music aficionado.

Eight deeply intimate songs

Award-winning Toronto-based Americana singer-songwriter Julian Taylor released his latest album, The Ridge, via Howling Turtle, Inc., on June 19, 2020. Taylor decided to release the album in the hope that his songs might bring joy to listeners in troubled times. “I hope people can find solace in this music,” offers Taylor. “It’s meant to draw you in and really touch your heart.”

Afro-Indigenous Colombian heritage

Northside KUISi is a concept album narrated by news reporters from a distant future who speak an ancient, futuristic creole language made up of Lengua-Palenkera, Anishinaabemowin, Spanish and English. It’s a carefully-woven song cycle of 12 songs with an extra seven hidden compositions. Prophetic words from the future.

Shifting the narrative

In Sitka, Alaska, musician, and artist Nicholas Galanin creates music as Ya Tseen. Imbued in his new record, and across all of his creative output, is a conscious effort to shift the narrative away from painful histories of Indigenous peoples. "Indian Yard" humanizes Indigenous experience in the world in a society that has historically dehumanized us.

A re-view on a classic track

'Cortez the Killer' is a song by Neil Young from his 1975 album, "Zuma". It was recorded with Young's band Crazy Horse. It has ranked #39 on Guitar World's 100 Greatest Guitar Solos and #329 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song re-appeared in a live rendition on "Weld" (1991). This article discusses an alternate view on this classic track.