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April 27, 2016

Dance/Electronica/Dubstep Stream: Lexxica-Hearts Collide

Hearts are stolen and "Hearts Collide" with the young rising talent of the beautiful Lexxica.

The songbird gets it all together with pulsating beats and alluring vocals.

If you enjoy dance, electronica or dub step you will find your happy zone with the music of Lexxica. Of course if you enjoy looking at a lady that is easy on the eyes that puts the icing on the cake as they say. Lexxica has it all going on!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Lexxica:



Set to release her follow up EP this spring, Lexxica enchants her audience with her riveting hooks and free spirit. Lexxica’s productions cross a wide range of EDM styles -- house, indie-dance, electro, and dubstep. A significant new talent, Lexxica owns her unique and expressive individual style. ...READ MORE...

Sonic Shapeshifter Janet Robbins Releases New Solo Piano Album “I Hear Crow”

In these nursery rhymes and fairy tales, you fly the cockeyed route of a silly tool! Crafty forager stealing seeds from my garden, you appear. You crack me up! The way you teeter and tot, pop!

Will you sing now too? I hear it’s often in your solitude your notes ring. Why, do you follow me? I’ve got no bread. And you make such noise that rattles my head!

But your magick is strong—your unexpected genius.

Amuse me! Bemuse me! For soon I shall attend the busyness of the world. I must, I must attend! But I hear Crow…

Asheville, NC - Weaving compositions of magic, mysticism and beauty on solo piano, Janet Robbins has released her sixth album “I Hear Crow”. Much like Debussy’s work over a century ago, “I Hear Crow” inhabits a twilight world of improvisation and composition. Described as “moody, laconic, enticing, sometimes baffling”, Janet’s music possesses a “dark beauty and symphonic grandeur.” Repeated listening rewards us with a trove of subtle jewels, like baubles left on a windowsill by a half-tamed crow. Whether in its solo piano pieces or those where piano mixes with ambient textures and orchestrations, there is great beauty to be found in the simplicity here.

“I Hear Crow” recalls the effortless ease of Harold Budd's piano combined with Hector Zazou's poignant textural arrangements, or some of Ryuichi Sakamoto's more ambient piano-based explorations. Wisps of Keith Jarrett and Joni Mitchell add a note of nostalgia to the emotional mixture. With nomadic roots and a celestial longing, her compositions are as equally influenced by the experiences of ancient sacred sites in Turkey, England, and Egypt, as the mysterious Catskills of NY, 'land of the sky'–Asheville NC, and majestic redwoods of Northern CA.

1. What Do They Hear
2. The Nest
3. Theater of the Music Box
4. Odin's Prayers
5. One For Sorrow Two For Joy
6. I Hear Crow
7. Confusing The Moon
8. Like Charlie Chaplin Walks
9. Somber Jacket Pie
10. The Factory Below
11. Daybreak
12. Change
13. Through Your Eyes
14. As Black Is The Color Of Night
15. As Messenger
16. Bird Clan

Here's what's been said about Janet Robbin's critically acclaimed 2011 release “Song of the Gypsy Tree”:

“Janet Robbins new CD 'Song of the Gypsy Tree' is a fresh interpretation of musical art. Her lyrics are profound, her voice is pure, and the music is deep and emotional...” - Steve DellaVecchia, Producer/Composer

“The sense of being carried along on an unfolding trip into beguiling soundscapes of a highly personal nature is constant; beautiful at times, deeply introspective at others, then full of shadow, then vivid hues and warmth.” - Morpheus Music Reviews

“ 'Song of the Gypsy Tree' is a truly unique and amazing experience! I don't recall ever hearing such a well-crafted blend of lyric, melody, voice and sonic imagination...What a beautiful, enchanting and musical album, filled with pleasant surprise after surprise.” - Chuck Wild, Producer

Born into a musical family in Nashville, TN, at five Janet began playing/studying classical piano. After years of writing and performing, she eventually made her way to Los Angeles, playing in bands before finding her compositional voice through the creation of atmospheric soundscapes, incorporating her vocal and instrumental talents as well as the diverse cultural influences she has absorbed from her world travels.

And now in 2016, Janet Robbins new album promises to take the listener on a spiritual musical journey through vast aural landscapes. Janet explains. “Sonically I still draw from a source of tone and musicality, that seems to reside in both middle earth and deep space. There is a stillness and intimacy in this music but the quality of journey still exists there.”

In closing Janet has this to impart, “I think we have the gift of almost unlimited creation and a responsibility for what/the world we create. So cook a great meal and share it with friends! Sing a little tune to someone on the street, turn a moment into a radical departure from social dictates, use your voice and break the numbing acquiescence of a collective sleep. Love life and share love.”

Janet Robbins is like a musical spirit guide – follow her and she will lead you on an enriching and captivating journey!

To purchase Janet Robbins “I Hear Crow”:

Janet Robbins' videos
“What Do They Hear”:

“Somber Jacket Pie”:

For more information: 
http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/janetrobbins ;

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

April 26, 2016

Italian Prog Ensemble Armonite Releases Debut Album “The Sun is New Each Day”

London, UK – Italian prog ensemble Armonite, featuring composer Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi, has released their highly anticipated debut album “The Sun is New Each Day”! Produced by the first producer of Muse, Paul Reeve, and mastered by Geoff Pesche at the prestigious Abbey Road Studios in London, “The Sun is New Each Day” is an exciting mix of electric violin, keyboards, bass, and drums, including amazing participation by Porcupine Tree's bassist, Colin Edwin and Dutch drummer Jasper Barendregt.

“Working with a team like this is fantastic,” says Fosso, composer of the album, “Everyone's unique skills and talents added something special to the album and the final result is powerful. Life and people offer a boundless supply of inspiration. Channeling concepts without the support of lyrics might be hard, but it's also very universal. These songs break down the language barriers becoming visceral and direct. We tried to give the album one sonority, but also characterize each track with a different setting.

“For example, in the song 'Suitcase war' you'll see a rejection of how our life has changed after becoming workaholics. Whereas 'Insert Coin', featuring 8-bit sounds by Swedish demoscener Anders 'Goto80' Carlsson, is a tribute to 80's and 90's arcade coin-ops.”

Each track captures the various passions found in the band. “Satellites” is a reflection on space exploration and technology, “ 'G' as in Gears” features Samuel Gomper's famous speech, “What does the Working Man Want?” and “Die Grauen Herren” recalls the Men in Grey from Michael Ende's novel, “Momo.”

“The Sun is New Each Day” is a whirlwind of sounds, themes and emotions. “Connect Four”, a track composed by Bigi, finds its sound in a protest against gambling addictions. While the track “Sandstorm” is a look at the living energy that can be found in Marrakech.

“We hope the album connects you to the world around you,” says Fosso, “Tracks like 'Le temps qui fait ta rose' from 'The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupery suggest 'It's the time you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important.' Yet, the track 'Slippery Slope' explores that unclear side of the human soul.”

Here's what the press have said about Armonite's “The Sun Is New Each Day”:

“The release is a collection of artistic violin rock, prog metal and progressive music, all instrumental, which has a strong impact on the listener. Truly something unique, Armonite is compelling, captivating, and worth exploring. Their music gives way to an emotional and dramatic excitement.” - The Huffington Post

“This is a spectacular album performed by spectacular musicians.” - ProgPizza

“Armonite are an infectious prog rock masterpiece in the form of a band. Their new album, 'The Sun Is New Each Day' is a journey through the minds of brilliant musicians in the truest sense of the word.” - Jammerzine

“Entertaining, colorful, varied, enthralling instrumental music played at an impressive level.” - Babyblauen Seiten

“The Sun is New each Day is a brilliant and bold album. Paolo Fosso and Jacopo Bigi along with their mates are talented musicians and without question have mastered their respective instruments.” - The Even Ground

“Minute after minute, you realize each track is a gem of sound which goes through different ideas, from jazz to electronics, some classical music, rock fusion, and above all progressive.” - Mundo Rock & Heavy Webzine

“For any rock music fan that is looking for a diversion from the usual, this album will not disappoint.” - Daily Vault

“Every progressive rock fan should take a listen to “The Sun is New each Day”, as they will certainly find something interesting.” - Altprogcore

In conclusion, Armonite's hopes and goals go well beyond the release of their album. Says Bigi, “What we really want to do is bring these tracks live. In order to do this, we need to show how great our fan base is. So follow us on Twitter and YouTube, 'like' us on Facebook. The more people that get involved with us, the sooner we can go on tour and share our music live!”

The band will be going to tour with “The Soundtrack is New each Day” show, one soundtrack cover in violin rock after each original song from our album. Then they'll get back to writing for a new album. Stay tuned…!

1) Suitcase war
2) Connect Four
3) 'G' as in Gears
4) Sandstorm
5) Slippery Slope
6) Satellites
7) Die Grauen Herren
8) Le temps qui fait ta rose
9) Insert Coin

To purchase Armorite's “The Sun is New Each Day” CD: https://armonite.bandcamp.com

Armorite's videos:
Suitcase War -

Le temps qui fait ta rose -

Die Grauen Herren -

Insert Coin -

For more information:
Website: http://www.armonite.com
Bandcamp: https://armonite.bandcamp.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/armonitemusic
Twitter: http://twitter.com/armonitemusic
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc2jTstKBeJe0BI6o1pLGLA

Artist Management

Press inquires: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

April 25, 2016

Folk/Pop Stream: Jonathan Cavier-January

"January" is Jonathan Cavier's first solo released single off his upcoming album Premier expected in June this year. Cavier's hook filled pop and folk catch your ear and his easy going delivery makes it all the more appealing for the story he is telling.

The title obviously indicates the first month of the year but that is not what the song is about. It happens to be about a beautiful young lady that steals his heart.

If you listen to the stream you come to realize this and then it really comes to life when you watch the video. That is why I have provided the stream and the video for you to check out.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Jonathan Cavier:


Phoenix-based singer-songwriter and pop performer Jonathan Cavier is no stranger to writing catchy tunes that blend wide-ranging influences into a multi-faceted yet cohesive sound.

Originally from Northern California, Cavier (“cav-AIR”) moved to Phoenix, AZ where he performed as Alan Clark in the atmospheric pop duo, EyeTalk. Over the course of 10 years and five albums, this venture saw their music reach international audiences in Italy, the UK, and Australia. After five albums and hundreds of shows played throughout the US, Alan Clark reintroduces himself under the pseudonym Jonathan Cavier. Cavier re-forms his musical identity on his debut solo album, Premier. In addition to his musical endeavors, Cavier is a semi-professional tennis player and a member of the USTA and IFT. Cavier says practicing and playing in tournaments is “the fountain of youth.”  


April 24, 2016

Acoustic/Roots Stream: RJ Comer - The Moon Ain't Fallen on Me Yet

RJ Comer's music and vocals have a way of grabbing you without fail. He has the look of an old soul, someone that has lived the songs that he sings.

A good example of that thought is "The Moon Ain't Fallen on Me Yet" from his Nightly Suicide album. The music is dark and mesmerizing and the message hits home. He is saying that regardless of the late night rolls of the dice in whatever frame of reference one can think of, the bright globe above has not fallen down and extinguished his love of the night and taking risks.

 One listen pulls you right in so check out the video now.

 Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About RJ Comer:


RJ Comer is a Los Angeles city boy and storyteller with the backwaters of Americana and Blues running through his veins. He started out singing

in church and around the campfire, but ended up in a lot of bad places at wrong times. RJ’s music reflects the witty, gritty, tender and tough
guy he is. From downtempo gritty songs that cut deep with self-deprecating humor and jagged memories to upbeat songs that swagger even when they swing, RJ’s music is both meaningful and entertaining...READ MORE...

April 21, 2016

Big Zero Release New Retro-Flavoured EP ‘Mainstream Propaganda’

Influenced by late-70s/early-80s New Wave Punk, upcoming band Big Zero release this exciting new EP ‘Mainstream Propaganda’. It’s a politically-charged anti-establishment record for the modern age.
There are hints of Talking Heads and Blondie in the guitars and lyrics, whilst ‘Turn Up Your Radio’ could even sports a vocal style similar to The Police’s Sting.
The EP is colourful and proof of a band with a clear and promising sound and vision.
Watch the video for ‘Tear It Up And Start Again’ below:


April 19, 2016

NYC Prog Trio SkyTalk Release New Video “Hearing The Silence”

“If this impressive debut can introduce them to the same audience that has embraced The Dirty Loops with such enthusiasm, 'Days in the Sun' might launch SkyTalk to great heights.” - PROG Magazine

NYC - In support of their latest critically acclaimed EP “Days in the Sun” NYC prog trio SkyTalk has released a new video titled “Hearing The Silence”!

Watch the video here: 

SkyTalk is a 3 piece collaborative effort formed in January 2015 by twin brothers Jordan and Talor Steinberg and Dan “Ello” Costello. Costello was introduced to the twins by a mutual friend while all three were attending Purchase College. They bonded instantly on a similar taste in music, particularly 70's progressive rock bands like Yes and Rush. Shortly after meeting, the three met up again to jam and quickly found that they had an undeniable musical chemistry, as well as similar inner philosophies on life and music. Eager to form a band, the three began writing original music together and were surprised at the effortlessness of the process, writing five songs in a matter of two months that would later become their “Days in the Sun” EP.

Blending their love of progressive music as well as soul and funk influences, SkyTalk polished their newfound sound and recorded the EP in the following months. With a lyrical emphasis on spiritual concepts, and the shared belief that music is a necessary and powerful force of healing and expression in the world, SkyTalk has released their first EP and is currently working on a new full length record which even further emphasizes these principles.

Here's what the press have raved about SkyTalk:

“Hearing the Silence is an incredible piece of music. It combines King's X sounds with fusion and more of a soulful rock element. The instrumental section is pretty crazed. I love the funky bass.” - Music Street Journal

“With licks and riffs boiling hot, 'Hearing The Silence' turns out quite dry, its powerful chorus an exemption and its solo section the best showcase of the group's dexterity.” - dmme.net

“Hearing the Silence features nimble interplay in the rhythm section, with the slap-bass driven groove punctuated by brisk syncopated breaks.” - PROG Magazine

SkyTalk is currently booking shows in New York and in the East Coast, as well as beginning to record a full length album. They are also working on another music video.

To purchase SkyTalk “Days in the Sun” EP: http://skytalkband.bandcamp.com/releases

For more information: www.facebook.com/skytalkband
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/skytalk-943145862/days-in-the-sun

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

April 15, 2016

Guitar Virtuoso Marcelo Paganini To Release Digitally “First time in Rio - Marcelo Paganini Band Live”

Paris - French-Brazilian guitar virtuoso Marcelo Paganini has been away from his native Brazil for more than 11 years when he booked a last minute tour in December 2014 to release there his critically acclaimed prog rock jazz fusion album “2012 Space Traffic Jam”. Three gigs in his home town Belo Horizonte, including the private party for Marcelo's 50th anniversary, and three gigs in Rio de Janeiro where he has never played before with his band. Being also a film maker, doing what he calls “No BS films” (means “no budget/no script films”) since 2003, Paganini decided to make a rockumentary about the tour: “First time in Rio” (“Primeira vez no Rio”) 34 minutes 57 seconds, color, France, that was concluded in March 2016. There is also one extended version planned, around one hour long, with more live songs. The rock doc will be screened at Portobello Film Festival in London next September. The live soundtrack of the film is being released in April the 14th 2016 on CD Baby “First time in Rio - Marcelo Paganini Band Live”. 49 minutes of music in 6 tracks. 5 from the “2012 Space Traffic Jam” album: "Sphinxes of Babel", “Crying With a Smile”, “Somewhere Somehow”, “B4ever Now”, “Somewhere Somehow” encore and the instrumental bonus track “Trindade” used in the end credits of the film. All songs and lyrics by Marcelo Paganini.

As a film maker Marcelo Paganini participated in festivals in several countries (Brazil, Netherlands, Iceland, France, UK) and made, among others: “Interactivity”, an experimental film in 35 mm in 2003; signed a distribution deal in Hollywood with Big Films Short/Tigris Films in 2007 for his short “The 8th Bullet”; was selected at Short Film Corner, Cannes Film Festival in 2008 with “The 8th Bullet Samba”; got short listed on “Best Musical Film” at Portobello Film festival in 2011 with “2010 Os Mutantes - Back to Paris” and won the “69 Hours Film Challenge” during the same Festival.

Several top Brazilian musicians participated in the documentary “First time in Rio”: the founders (with Milton Nascimento) of the world famous mouvement “Clube da Esquina” (Corner's Club) Marcio and Lo Borges, Claudio Venturini from 14 Bis band, Marcio Buzelin from Jota Quest band, one of the most popular rock bands in Brazil, among others. Also interviewed for the film were two out of three original members of Marcelo Paganini's band in 1983, when he played his first theater show at ICBEU in Belo Horizonte and performed “Sphinxes of Babel” live for the first time, song that opens his “2012 Space Traffic Jam” album released in 2014.

On this tour Marcelo Paganini had a great band in Belo Horizonte with Leo Javali on bass, Walner Lucas on keys and Christian Weber on drums. They played to a full house at Gilboa, the crowd sang along, danced and went wild. There are many videos on-line. They also played the birthday party and the last gig in town at Livraria Status, an open air show which was almost canceled because of the rain. People came anyway with umbrellas and at the end the sun showed up as well.

In Rio, Marcelo Paganini also got some of the best musicians in town, therefore in the country: Milton Nascimento's keyboard player Kiko Continentino, with whom he had a jazz duo back in 1987. Almost 30 years later, they connected together again like no time had passed, and shared adventurous and burning hot improvisations. Kiko Continentino is one of the most exciting keyboard players in prog rock today and joined one year ago legendary Brazilian jazz band Azymuth. Sergio Brandao, the first call Brazilian bass player in New York City, and Paganini's friend for over 25 years also joined his band for the Rio leg of the tour. Cassia Eller's (one of the top Brazilian rock singers who died in 2001) drummer Elcio Cafaro was thrilled to accept the invitation for the shows. Elcio was on the cover of Modern Drummer Magazine Brazil last January. With only two half rehearsals the band fusioned around the complex compositions playing with fire and passion like if they have always played together. The first show was at Audio Rebel on December the 22nd. The 23rd it was at Godofredo Rio and the final gig of the tour was at Vizta on the 27th. The CDs sold out during the tour but are still available on line. Marcelo Paganini came back to France without knowing if or when he will come back to Brazil.

There was an  overwhelming response on the Internet when the video of “Somewhere Somehow” on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/13255032254/videos/10153135644402255/  More than a thousand video views in a single day! As Marcelo Paganini puts it: “There are two versions of the song on the live album, completely different from each other, always fresh approach, instant group composition. The encore was melting the walls. Gary Hobish from A. Hammer Mastering in San Francisco did an awesome job, this was one of the best shows in my life  and I am glad to share it with the world.  Once you walk in the right direction the whole Universe conspires to help you. Sounds like ready-made wisdom, but it turns out to be true. If you try to please everybody you will fail and go crazy. 'My music will please somebody else, at least I now it pleases itself'(from “Somewhere Somehow”). Sometimes when you don't know what are you doing means you also don't know it can't be done. It is all about letting interesting accidents happen. The music industry is obsessed with audio quality, and rightly so. Me too. But in 2016 people are listening to music on their phones, on ear buds and on computer speakers. Some people, me for example, prefer to hear an spectacular performance with less than ideal sound quality, rather than a lifeless musical noise perfectly recorded. Robert Johnson rules. Same thing applies to my film. It is no budget, not Hollywood, capisco? Do it yourself Mode: ON. If you put ten or more people in there with lights, wires and stuff, nothing spontaneous can happen, or rarely happens. It is completely artificial. Everybody else goes around trying to make 'good' films, but we all know most films are 'bad'. I only go around to make 'bad' films. Since I can't do anything right, even starve as a musician/film maker after all these years, maybe at the end my films will be 'good'. At least to the right audience. You can not be everything to everybody. The trouble is not being pretentious, the trouble is being up to the pretension. I went there for one month alone with just one old camera, one suitcase, one guitar, one effects rack, one old laptop computer. I made two bands, rehearsed a little bit, played 6 shows made a film, and a live recording out of it. I edited and posted on line several videos. I also composed a couple of songs and did some recordings. How many people can do that?  I mean, most people go to Brazil for a month and do nothing but stay in the beach until they turn red shrimp. And my mom asking when I am going to have a real job... The content is the most important thing, even with rough edges. I make stuff happen in front of my lonely camera, I direct the REALITY. I found my public at Portobello Film Festival, we feel the same way. "

After being added by organizers Rael and JoJo Razor at the last minute to play with the After Hours Electric Prog Jam on the Cruise to the Edge 2015, Marcelo Paganini stunned the audience at the pre-sail party at Magic City Casino in Miami with a very emotional (it was the following day of the Paris Attacks) and breath taking interpretation, even after breaking the D string of his guitar in the middle of a very demanding King Crimson song and keep playing to the end. The performance was shot with 5 cameras and will be available on-line soon. One camera video is already on-line. There was no rehearsals, no scores, no sound check, some musicians met on stage for the first time. They are all passengers of the cruise who organizes themselves over the Internet to play the most demanding prog rock songs without rehearsing. Famous musicians from YES and other bands joined the jam during the late hours.

Cruising from Miami to the Bahamas and back, Marcelo Paganini rocked the ship. Check out the pictures and videos already on-line. Paganini also re-connected with YES bass player Billy Sherwood who agreed to record one song with original YES keyboard player Tony Kaye on the follow up to his album “2012 Space Traffic Jam”. Gary Husband will record the drums once again, with Marc Madore on bass. Eumir Deodato is also expected to come back on keyboards in a couple of songs. The album is still in the early stages, Paganini composed a couple of very promising tracks that gave him the confidence to push the project forward. The idea is to record later this year and release it in 2017. There will be another Cruise to the Edge in February 2017 and Marcelo Paganini is hoping, like all the other prog acts not already in the bill, to be invited with his band by Larry Morand. “Cruise to the Edge was one of the best experiences in my life. It was very touching to see several people asking for my band on the cruise's group, it went straight to my heart. Guitar Player Magazine showed interest in sharing my memories, pictures and videos from CTTE 2015 in a blog that will be on-line soon. They already published an article on my live album,” smiles Paganini. http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/gp-now-hear-this-alumni-marcelo-paganini-releases-live-in-brazil-film--cd/57587

Marcelo Paganini is currently looking for a singer to record with him, “someone ideally living in France or Europe who loves prog rock jazz fusion, digs my music and has no trouble with odd time signatures and strange melodies and harmonies. I wish Glenn Hughes would be interested, even if he lives in LA. ” Paganini is also looking for a keyboard player to do a couple of gigs in France later in 2016 or early in 2017, “someone glad to learn the parts on the album and who can improvise wildly. The ideal person would also sing to keep the band a quartet and may record on the next album too.  If you are interested send me a message on Facebook with some video links”. Paganini recorded most of the keyboards himself on his last album, and wish he had Shiva-like extra arms to play guitar and keys at once. The live band in France has Marcelo Paganini on guitar, Marc Madore on bass and Christophe Bras on drums, they have been together for many years. They will start recording Marcelo Paganini's new studio album later this year, for a release in early 2017. Special guests Billy Sherwood, Tony Kaye and Eumir Deodato will also contribute.

For more information:
YouTube Channel

“Somewhere somehow” (encore) 

To purchase “First time in Rio - Marcelo Paganini Band Live”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/marcelopaganini2

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

April 13, 2016

April 12, 2016

Instrumental Stream: Pianochocolate-Blueberry Album

Thanks to the Free Music Archive I discovered this wonderful music from Russia -  Check Out Pianochocolate and their recent release Blueberry now.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

Pianochocolate is an electronical musical project created in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, in 2008. Pianochocolate is an amazing combination of classical piano music, ambient electro rhythms and chocolate delights bringing the feeling of amorousness and tenderness. The project was created for those who try to escape from big city life with its vanity and fuss and sink into a world of sweet dreams and
pacification. In its new album Lilac Pianochocolate presents the new material that is more mature and wise, telling us about the things important for each of us with no words. Senses and emotions are the instruments making us feel better with the first few sounds of Pianochocolate music. It grows with its listeners, filling itself with new thoughts, visions and tints, giving us joy and happiness. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

Featured Track: Jeffrey Seeman- Jackie's Grace

Jeffrey Seeman's new release Everything In Between features a fine guitar player doing his best to capture your imagination with sound alone.

A good example of that is the track "Jackie's Grace," when his acoustic guitar resonates with a warmth and energy that is just too hard to resist. The twangy reverberating guitar is clear and consistent throughout and a pleasure to listen to.

One of my favorite acoustic guitar players is Adrian Legg and his sound reminded me of that very fondly.

Check out "Jackie's Grace" for yourself and you be the judge.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Jeffrey Seeman:


Jeffrey grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and started playing folk guitar at age 8, learning Pete Seger, Peter, Paul & Mary and Joan Baez songs with his mom in the early sixties. The British Invasion soon arrived and he moved on to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, after which the guitars of Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix got him interested in improvisation. Then in the summer of 1969 a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity dropped in his lap: as a 14 year-old he got to work at a rock concert hall, the Ludlow Garage, which was opened by Jim Tarbell on Ludlow Avenue in my neighborhood of Clifton, complete with a Hanley Sound System that arrived from Woodstock with mud that they had to 
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April 6, 2016

Bonzo Dog Band's Vivian Stanshall's “Sir Henry At Rawlinson End” Soundtrack by Michael Livesley and Brainwashing House feat. Rick Wakeman and Neil Innes To Be Released

“A tour-de-force and a work of Art” - Neil Innes

London, UK - Vivian Stanshall, widely acknowledged as one of the most influential recording artists of the 20th Century may sadly no longer be with us but the incredible words he created live on via the celebrated rave-reviewed recreation of his meisterwerk 'Sir Henry at Rawlinson End' by actor, singer and comedian Michael Livesley accompanied by his trusted Brainwashing House band.

Originally created for John Peel's Radio 1 show in the 1970's, Sir Henry at Rawlinson End - the meandering gin-soaked saga of a crumbling English stately home and the grotesques who inhabit it headed by the heroically drunk Sir Henry - perfectly distilled and encapsulated Viv's absurdly hilarious wordplay and songwriting which first hit the public consciousness during the 1960s via his work helming the cult Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

The show, now in its 6th year and with the full blessing of the Stanshall family, has earned the praise of Viv's fans, friends and celebrity fans alike including keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman who, due to his admiration for Michael's interpretation, has joined the show on piano as a guest many times. This has led to RRAW Records, the exciting new label from Rick and music industry veteran Robin Ayling, proudly presenting this brand new original cast recording of this critically acclaimed stage show as their debut LP release. The recording features Rick guesting on piano, and also Viv's Bonzo bandmate and sometime Rutle and Monty Python member Neil Innes plus Viv's favourite violinist Susie Honeyman of The Mekons.

1. Aunt Florrie's Waltz
2. Interlewd
3. Wheelbarrow
4. Socks
5. The Rub
6. Nice 'N' Tidy
7. Pigs 'Ere Purse
8. 6/8 Hoodoo
9. Smeeton
10. Fool & Bladder
11. Endroar
12. The Beasht Inshide
13. Junglebunny
14. Aunt Florrie Remembers
15. Rawlinsons & Maynards
16. Papadumb

Here's what's being said about Vivian Stanshall's “Sir Henry At Rawlinson End”:

“Michael Livesley embodies to perfection the spirit and brilliance of Vivian Stanshall and adds his own measure of outrageous talent too” – Stephen Fry

“Sir Henry's bluster and his epic lack of drawing room manners are still winning fun. All very odd, all very Stanshall!” - Clive Davis, The Times

“A work of lyrical genius and poetry, on a different plane to the rest of the world” - Rick Wakeman

“What a night, an ensemble of madmen at their best, smashing!” - Rupert Stanshall, Vivian's son

“Brilliant! Berserk! Simply wonderful!” - Suzanne Moore, The Guardian

“Livesley's performance gives weight and truth to that old theatrical cliché - a comic tour-de-force” - Andrew Male, MOJO

“A distorted-mirror celebration of English eccentricity rooted in a riot of linguistic lasciviousness” - Andy Gill, The Independent

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“Wheelbarrow” (one of the show numbers) -

“Ginger Geezer” (encore from big London show) -

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