Mark Harrington plays some wonderfully exotic guitar in Tower of Papel
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Mark Harrington plays some wonderfully exotic guitar in Tower of Papel

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Mark Harrington is quite the character. Born in New Zealand, he currently resides in distant Patagonia, Argentina, spending his days making music and musical instruments. There’s a special quality to building the very instrument you are performing with – ask guys like Ron Jarzombek or his royalty Brian May. 

It certainly contributes to your music’s exclusivity, for one thing. And Mr. Harrington’s instrumental tunes are indeed exclusive. Atmosphere is the word here, garnished with world-class technical performance and enviable melodic…

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Adam Bailie smoothly dashes between country and blues on his self-titled record

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Country and blues are deceptively simple genres. All you need is a guitar and soul. The guitar is the easy part. Having a soul, that’s something else – you can’t buy one from the store or go have lessons. To have a soul is to have a life, with all its ups and downs – pleasant, hectic, soothing, maddening. And Mr. Adam Bailie has lived life to the fullest, pouring his heart and soul out into the nine songs that…

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The Instrumentalists worship Jesus with Mercy, Love, and Grace

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The Instrumentalists is a spiritual rock band from San Pablo City, Laguna (Philippines) whose purpose of existence is to play humbly in Jesus’ name. The quartet uses music as the means to deliver a positive message about having faith in the good lord, being kind to each other, and respecting Christian values. Take a listen at their’s album Mercy, Love, and Grace. In line with the album’s title, the band’s music is extremely gentle. Unobtrusive pianos, discrete guitars, simple rhythms…

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Cactus Erectus Goes Certified Insane on Lollicorpse

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Over his career spanning four releases, Cactus Erectus has never failed to descend into further depths of madness when there was seemingly nowhere lower to proceed. Lollicorpse, the breakcore producer’s latest release, is his official certificate of clinical insanity. Those 15 cuts are wholly unforgettable with their haywire sampling and comical disregard for common musical form and structure. At this point, Cactus has refined his rowdy craft to a level where we’re pretty sure we can hand him a shovel…

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Genre Fusion is Nicolas Silva’s Calling in My Own Atonement

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Nicolas Silva likes to mix genres that seemingly have nothing at all to do with each other. But his way of doing things easily proves that music isn’t something defined by boundaries, but rather a language shared by everyone out there creating songs and melodies. It’s a wonderful thing that few dare explore and push to its limits. But sticking comfortably to the framework of a single style definitely isn’t in Nicolas’s forte. Rather, he gets all his favorite genres…