Priscilla Hernandez – The Underliving

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

“The Underliving” is Priscilla Hernandez’s upcoming new album, currently in its latest stages to be released. Below is a promo trailer, music video and album preview. The preview contains excerpts of 9 of the 16 tracks from the album. The CD will have also a booklet with Priscilla’s own illustrations and art.

PROMO TRAILER:

OFF THE LANE (MUSIC VIDEO):

ALBUM PREVIEW:

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MORE ABOUT THE UNDERLIVING:

You are soon going to discover the realm of The Underliving, a shadow of our own, a world of “beings” that never lived but feel very alive and communicate with us through the silence, through our thoughts, through the voice of the wind, that fill with their presence empty spaces, that lives side by side with us, but always veiled and unseen, sometimes protecting us or sometimes misleading us. The Underliving along with “ghosts” and “fairies” are the third kind of creature portrayed in “Yidneth” mythic background. The album portrays the story of a chosen child that can perceive this “Otherworld” and longs to be part of it.

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Leaves Eyes – Meredead

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Check out the new album by Leaves Eyes, Meredead, available as a regular CD release or Limited Edition packaging!


Leaves’ Eyes: Unmistakably different.. With their fourth album, Meredead, the 4-nation formation unleashes a tidal wave that will leave the music world breathless. More than ever before, folk instrumentation refines the album’s varied sound. A highlight is the new interpretation of Mike Oldfield’s “To France”. With the band’s strength and courage, as well as an unorthodox variety, Leaves’ Eyes has unequivocally reinvented itself. For fans of Lacuna Coil, Evanescence.

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Falling You – Adore

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Falling You recently released their new album Adore!

Adore explores a more optimistic, rock-oriented motif. Though the ethereal / ambient base is still there, the music ranges from ambient, to jangly shoegaze, to melodic space-rock, to dream-pop and finally back to ambient. The concept is a simple one – life is a varied and wonderful thing, and though it’s trials can weigh heavily on us, it’s tribulations can lift our hearts. Adore is about exploring the more optimistic side of emotional music and this gift called life. –Magnatune

Vocalists include Anji Bee (Lovespirals), Suzanne Perry (MelodyGuild, Love Spirals Downwards), Aimee Page (Vishnu’s Secret), Victoria Lloyd (Claire Voyant), Erica Mulkey (Unwoman, Stripmall Architecture), Dru Allen (This Ascension, Mirabilis), Summer Bowman (The Machine In The Garden, Mirabilis) and Kirsty Hawkshaw (Delerium, Mr. Sam). Sample the entire album here:

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Longing For Orpheus – Broken Down

Friday, February 25th, 2011

From The Artist:

Meredith Ruduski, the singer and co-writer of “Broken Down,” is a coloratura soprano…that is to say, a classically trained vocalist. I had the good fortune to be cast alongside her in a light opera a couple of years ago, around the same time I decided to try taking Longing for Orpheus in an Ambient Pop direction. I found myself pleasantly distracted in rehearsal after rehearsal by the pure, ethereal quality of her voice, so I asked her if she had any interest in non-classical music, and if she would be interested in collaborating on a song. Fortunately, she was.

Lyrics

All alone with the rain falling from my eyes
The stars shine clear and cold against the wet velvet sky
And as they fall to earth I try to understand why
A kiss from your lips should make me cry

Broken down, I’m broken down again
Featherlight in my dreams
Permeated with memories
Of your perfume, your sweet scent
Why did you leave me here
Broken down again

As I step outside myself, and watch the waters rise
I start to wonder what is real and what is my disguise
If I had the chance, would I still want to know why
I am bound to the earth as I watch you fly

I need you to breathe
I need you to see
I am lost within the space
Between reality and dreams

Credits

Released 20 February 2011
Derek Smootz – Synths and programming
Meredith Ruduski – Vocals

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The Machine In The Garden – In The Vanir

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The Machine In The Garden has a new single out, with a new album soon to follow. Check out ‘In The Vanir’!

Lyrics

wind and sea
in the Vanir
joined together
foreknowledge
my wisdom
those who honor
drawn forward
we embraced
a piece of metal
linked in freedom

for the ancients
divine marriage
they dance
known among us
migration
wild nature
time before
assimilation

cold wind
in the Vanir
golden goddess
no knowledge
her wisdom
for the fallen
pushed behind
we departed
a throne of metal
joined in freedom

I have brought myself to this point
now I can’t escape
from my thoughts
my own life
and the energy of past
I’m a warrior
reaching towards light

Credits

from In the Vanir, track released 10 December 2010
written by Roger Fracé and Summer Bowman

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Cocteau Twins – Bluebeard

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

This is the start of a new category, FLASHBACK, where we feature artists and releases of the past. This includes anything older than a couple years ago – music that should not be forgotten! Years later, the Cocteau Twins are still relevant and worthy of revisiting on a regular basis. The video for ‘Bluebeard’, released in 1993, is especially whimsical. Certainly makes a person miss Elizabeth Fraser, the original Angel!