Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CD Review: New Music From Singer/Songwriters Sam Nicolosi, Paul Bergman, Wes John Cichosz, Eric Matthews And Blindman

From Los Angeles, CA comes the latest release from singer/songwriter Sam Nicolosi titled "Origins." The new 5-song release begins with the pounding beats of the album's first single, "Caught Up." He mixes a dance groove with soulful lyrics to create an addictive sound for pop radio. He continues his new album with the up-beat tempo of "Realign" as Sam's vocals sound right at home among this pop setting. His new short release finishes with the hip-hop sounds of "Patience" as his lyrics are an inspiration to create your own future, and the smooth R&B flow of "Fiction." To find out more about Sam Nicolosi and his latest release "Origins," please visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/samnicolosi.

Next, from Manitoba, Canada comes the latest release, "Anthropology" from singer/songwriter Paul Bergman. It was released last year and features a truthful, folk sound, without the need for extra instruments. His new ten-song release begins with the short, acoustic tale "Down The Dirt Road" and the storied lyrics of "Creeping Charlie." The slow sway of "Night Is Falling" and the gentle Americana tones of "Home Fires" eases your troubles away as you listen and relax to the wonderful songs of Paul Bergman. The album reaches it's pinnacle with the 7-plus minute story of "Albert Johnson" and the folk gem "Sundogs," before finishing with the up-tempo strumming of "In The Cellar" and the quiet send off "Happy Trails, Sad Camper." To find more about Paul Bergman and his latest release "Anthropology," please visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/paulbergmanmusic.

From Chicago comes the latest release from singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Wes John Cichosz titled "The Moon Threads A Needle." After performing regularly with members of Wilco and Tortoise, Cichosz is now ready to delivery his new full-length album. The new 13-song release begins with the jazz-funk groove of "Everybody Says" as the melody is sure to get you moving. The beautiful acoustics of "Kittens And Ice Cream" and the R&B tones of "The Birds Of November" showcases the diversity in Cichosz's songwriting as he captures the mood of song. He wraps up his new album with the soulful delivery of "Bottle Made Of Twine" on this blues number and the acoustic rock of "When Molly Got Lost." The album also includes 4 radio edits of the songs "Everybody Says," "Bottle Made Of Twine," "The Only Day" and "When Molly Got Lost." To find out more about Wes John Cichosz and his latest release "The Moon Threads A Needle," please visit wjcmusic.com.

Singer/songwriter Eric Matthews returns with a new solo album titled "Too Much World." It was released back in March and features a dozen tracks, beginning with the David Bowie-vibe of "Pink." The low-key, acoustic strumming of "Dragonfly" carries a classic Pink Floyd sound as Matthews delivers the perfect recipe for progressive-pop success. He includes the 2016 single "Exactly Like Them," which has a dark, alt-rock sound as Matthews vocals are supported by the music's steady rhythm. The music continues its dark, moody tone in "Shadows Fall," before picking the tempo up slightly for the folk-rock of "Never Mind Now" and the alternative guitar rock of "Ten More Masters." He finishes his new album with the beautifully delivered, quiet acoustics of "Your Mom's At Midnight" and the alt-pop of "Too Much World." To find out more about Eric Matthews and his latest release "Too Much World," please visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/EricMatthewsOfficially.

From New Jersey comes the latest album "See With Your Heart" from reggae artist Blindman. The new album features seven tracks, beginning with the up-tempo reggae-pop groove of "Irie Soul Uprising." The single "Feels Good" delivers a positive message as Blindman receives help from back singer Rica Newell on the undeniable groove. He slows the tempo down for the songs "Lonely Road" and "Hope," which are lead by it's deep bass groove and ska horns. Blindman wraps up his new album with the short, politically charged anthem "No Babylon." To find out more about Blindman and his latest release "See With Your Heart," please visit blindmanmusic.com.

1 comment:

Blindman said...

JP thanks for the write-up about my record. Much love! See with Your Heart!

Blindman