Album Reviews

Halvard making Utrecht feel like Nashville in their second full-length

This week our heavy rotation includes early Roxy Music, Talking Heads, Genesis and the Eno-injected Bowie albums so, we were definitely into the mood for some art rock goodies. Thank goodness what Dutch band Halvard dropped us a record that couldn’t have fit better in what we’ve been into lately. “Day of Electricity” is an outstanding record and a lesson in song-writing, lyrics, production, and visual aesthetics. Spanning over just eight tracks, which honestly will take just a bit over…

Album Reviews

The eclectic sound of Don Dean’s Cut to the Bone

Prepare for something wild! Cut To The Bone is, or actually was, a three-piece band formed by UK-based musician and songwriter Donald Dean. His goal was to be able to bring what had started as a solo project to the live setting. With over twenty years of experience as a multi-instrumentalist, skilled in playing the bass, guitar, keys, saxophone, drums, flute, and whatnot, his music is an eclectic mixture of funk, soul, jazz, and Latin with a casual prog rock…

Talks

Just let inspiration guide you – Interview with Michael Matera

You won’t find Michael Matera playing live shows or living that rock’n’roll lifestyle. Instead, it’s more likely to find him in the studio experimenting with his own sound. Heavily influenced by legendary Cure his approach to music is as free as it can get. He writes whenever he feels like writing and his only goal is to express himself and enjoy being creative. Here’s what he shared in this Drooble interview. Hello! Tell the world about yourself. How did you…

Album Reviews

The (Siren’s) Sky is the Limit

Every now and then we enjoy digging into releases that showed up several years ago. With so much music being shared on Drooble and all other digital and physical outlets on a daily basis, there’s certainly stuff we have missed. “Cosmic” by Siren’s Sky is one of those gems and we’re now taking a closer look at it because we are sure it will suit the taste of everyone with a heart for cinematic rock music. Siren’s Sky is a…

Album Reviews

A never-ending journey – Looking Down by Michael Matera

Michael Matera is a Boston-based electronic music artist with over twenty years of history in the world of music. He started his career as a guitarist but quickly discovered his ideas needed more varying sound sources. Currently, a multi-instrument utilizing with equal ease guitar, bass, synths and a lot of programming, Matera has been steadily expanding his catalog of releases with ‘Looking Down’ being the latest one made available digitally. Spanning over 10 tracks and around 40 minutes the album…