Welcome To Rate The Tracks

We are interested in providing a home for artists that want to have their tracks evaluated by seasoned professionals in the music business and fans alike. If it's a demo or the finished product we want to hear your tracks! This is intended to be interactive between the artists and listeners. Providing feedback to the artists will assist them in developing their music.

November 26, 2016

Featured Stream: Christine Saadé / HYSC? Get Together (Twisted Dee Remix)

Christine Christine Saadé / HYSC? has released a new single titled  "Get Together" which is actually the Twisted Dee Remix we have featured here.

She is an exciting young artist that is bound to get the dance floors pumping with energy and excitement.

Those that can appreciate beats and the pumping all out energy of dance music and electronica will find a lot to like with this track. Give it a listen now.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck


More About Christine:
http://www.christinesaade.com

Christine Saadé is an international influential artist with a versatile sound. Her brilliant songwriting, producing and performance skills have the right fundamentals of a global musical sensation ...READ MORE...

November 21, 2016

Featured Stream: Angie and The Deserters-Forgetting To Forget

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Angie and The Deserters pay us another visit with a great track for listeners to check out. "Forgetting To Forget" is a melodic pop rock song that will stay in your mind for a long time.

The track is crafted specifically for Angie's emotive vocal style. The musicianship is superb as usual and the lady hits her stride as the story unfolds.

Love, loss, heartbreak and "Forgetting To Forget" about you is the main focal point of the track. Don't miss out on streaming this track you will love it!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck


More About Angie and the Deserters:

http://www.angieandthedeserters.com



Born in Upstate NY in a small town called Potsdam in what many refer to as the North Country, singer-songwriter Angie Bruyere spent her childhood running through the backwoods and roaming the train tracks, living the simple life that inspires imaginations of which lyrics and melodies are made. Settling in Southern California at a young age, Bruyere began a modeling career that took her on a journey around the world...experiences that can be felt throughout many of her songs.  Pen and paper always in hand, she began writing poetry and playing her guitar, lending itself naturally to combining her two passions into what has become a body of musical work that she continues grow daily...READ MORE...

November 18, 2016

Featured Track: Doug Hammer-The Spirit of America

Doug Hammer has a new album coming out titled Americana. It could not have arrived any sooner. "The Spirit of America" would make a great movie soundtrack on how we came to be.

This music just gave me chills. It is all instrumental with high energy and a lot of hope wrapped into it. 

Thank you Doug Hammer for the music and your belief in the American Flag and what it stands for.

One small step for man and one giant leap for mankind...music like this helps to make that journey a bit easier. 

Music can inspire and heal and that is exactly what this instrumental did for me! America is changing and evolving every day, strap in and get ready for a ride!


Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck


More About Doug Hammer:

http://doughammer.net

Multi-award winning pianist, composer and producer Doug Hammer has been involved with music since the age of three and began piano lessons at the age of six. He was educated in contemporary, jazz and classical styles of music.

A scholarship graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Doug's musical world continued to flourish, gaining experience in everything from record production to orchestration and arranging. After Berklee, he opened his own project studio and production company, Dreamworld Productions. His studio and skills have served the needs of many, working on projects for film, web, TV, radio and corporations. He has produced countless artists in a diversity of styles...READ MORE...

November 17, 2016

Swedish Keyboard Legend Pär Lindh Launches New Ensemble “TRITON” The NICE Legacy of ELP & PLP


Sweden – Swedish keyboard legend Pär Lindh is launching his new band “TRITON”: The NICE Legacy of ELP & PLP. The new ensemble was created to honor the legacy of The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and the Pär Lindh Project.

Says Pär, “My band Pär Lindh Project or PLP in short was struck by the passing of our beloved singer Magdalena Hagberg in 2007. She died from cancer and this was a terrible blow to the band from which PLP could never really recover.

“Thus we have a situation today of three great keyboard driven bands that are no more. The Nice, ELP and PLP. In 1995 I played with Lee Jackson and Brian Davidson and we were going to form The New Nice but due to lack of financial backing it didn't happen.

“To keep the legacy of these three unique bands alive I have decided to begin touring under the name TRITON and the concept The Nice Legacy of PLP & ELP. The idea is that because all three above bands no longer exist we want to keep their legacy going as there is just an tremendous amount of extraordinary musical material to perform in concert. The musical legacy of three great bands all in one show!”

Along with Pär on keyboards and synthesizers, the band features Göran Holmberg on Bass, and Putte Saavedra on drums. Saavedra was along with Pär in starting the progressive wave in 1991 organizing the perhaps first ever progressive rock festival in Sweden. Incidentally, all  members of TRITON performed at this festival, which was then followed by Progfest 93 in Los Angeles USA where Pär also performed and the rest is history as they say.

Göran Holmberg and Putte Saavedra comes from the band MANTICORE which performed the music of YES, Genesis and when Pär was a short time member 1989-1991 even ELP covers. MANTICORE has also released an album with their own music called “Time to Fly” in the mid nineties.

Watch Triton performing “Hoedown”: 


For those in the progressive rock community Pär Lindh is considered a keyboard wizard – so much so that he was chosen to play keys for the reunion of the legendary Nice (a prestigious position only held by keyboard visionary Keith Emerson) With the release of several highly acclaimed albums, the Pär Lindh Project band has garnered worldwide acclaim. After original lead vocalist Magdalena Hagberg sadly passed away in 2007, and a subsequent hiatus by the band, Pär felt the time was right to record and release his next album and recruited the exquisite vocalist Alan Lewis, former Alaska member, who is the most recent vocalist with American prog legends Starcastle. Lewis also adds his tasty solid drum work to the mix. 'Time Mirrors' is a true masterpiece in progressive rock and has been garnered critical acclaim across the planet. The album was nominated for the 'Best CD of 2010' by the Italian Prog Awards.

PLP was a classical rock band with the focus on keyboard-based music. The influences of European classical music is an important part of their sound. This sets them apart from perhaps all other bands in the rock, pop and progressive music world of today. Their classic album GOTHIC IMPRESSIONS was elected in 1997 as one of the top ten progressive rock albums of all time along with groups like YES, GENESIS, ELP, MARILLION, PINK FLOYD and others. The Pär Lindh Project was the most successful Swedish progressive rock band of the 1990s.

Here's what the press have said about Pär Lindh:

“Pär Lindh is the Scandinavian king of the keyboards!” - IO pages

“Pär Lindh is the greatest composer and artist to emerge in the nineties!” - Metamusica

¨Swedish keyboardist, Pär Lindh, stole the equipment show by sitting in on the house concert organ at UCLA Royce Hall, Los Angeles Progfest. His sounds added a new degree of bone-shaking meaning to the phrase ¨pedal tones.¨ - Keyboard Magazine

“Pär Lindh is a phenomenon....His fingers dances on the keyboards…every note so natural and played with such a precision so you can´t help but being filled with admiration.” Jean-Marc Rousse (journalist)

“Lindh is a top notch keyboard player, ranking right up there with the greats that he emulates.” - Music News Network

“What is it that makes PLP so special? For one thing their musicianship is second to none, playing with a verve and skill that many prog acts would envy.” - Geoff Feakes, DPRP reviews

Pär Lindh Official Website: www.parlindh.com

Booking and Contact info: info@crimsonic.com

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

November 16, 2016

Featured Stream: Bunny Sigler - White Christmas (2016 Remix)

Bunny Sigler is back to pay us a visit again and this time it's about the Holidays. "White Christmas" is his 2016 Remix.

His new Christmas single is here. A funky and soulful version of a timeless classic. You have my personal guarantee that you have never heard this song performed this way.

Sigler knows how to get an audience in the right mood. Before you know it Thanksgiving will be here then Christmas.

Let the legendary Bunny Sigler usher in the Holiday spirit with "White Christmas."

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck





More About Bunny:

http://www.bunzmusicandrecords.com


It would be difficult to reflect on the musical era of the 60.s and 70.s without a mention of the name Walter Bunny Sigler Instant Funk.s (I Got My Mind Made Up), Patti Labelle.s (Somebody Loves You Baby), The Whispers. (Bingo), Jackie Moore.s (Sweet Charlie Babe) and The O.Jays (Sunshine¡) all came from the pen of Bunny Sigler. An integral part of the Philadelphia Sound and Leon Huff & Kenny Gamble.s Philadelphia International Records, (Mr. Emotion), as he was called, positioned himself as one of the day.s most significant musical players working with artists such as Curtis Mayfield...READ MORE...

November 13, 2016

Featured Track: Karen Olson and Crispin Barrymore-Inner Wanderings


Karen Olson's latest release is A Hero's Journey created with Crispin Barrymore on the piano and sampled sounds.  A Hero's Journey. It contains 11 tracks of new age/classical influenced instrumentals. We are featuring her choice track  titled "Inner Wanderings."

The track suggests the human condition and what we find when we look inside for the truth. Karen's music is recognized on the world stage because of the expertise she commands with the viola.

It's not any easy task taking one instrument and making it a lead in a track or an entire album. This is a major accomplishment for any artist and particularly those that choose stringed instruments.

Karen's viola leads you down a path to push aside the feelings and emotions that are superficial. Her music will invite you to focus on your own "Inner Wanderings." - Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck



More About Karen Olson:
http://karenolson.com 

Karen Olson is an internationally recognized violist, recording artist and composer. She combines her unique background as a musician, Reiki master, and intuitive holistic healer, by providing interactive, fun and inspiring concerts and programs.

Karen’s music has been called “jazzical”: classically oriented jazz fusion that has New Age and World Music influences...READ MORE...

November 4, 2016

Stick Men Feat. King Crimson Members Release New Video “Prog Noir”


Germany - Hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed new album “Prog Noir”, Stick Men have released a new video of the same name. Stick Men features Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson and Markus Reuter.

Says Tony Levin, “We're thrilled at the video Ofrin has made for our song 'Prog Noir'. She's an excellent artist in her own right, musical and visual, and made the video on her own, then presented it to us. It's pretty special when you find that your music has inspired others to create something new and special.”

Watch Stick Men's new video “Prog Noir” here: 


Stick Men is a progressive rock band created by musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson. Mastelotto is in demand all over the world as the premier drummer for progressive rock. Levin plays in Crimson, with Peter Gabriel, and has recorded with John Lennon, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and others. Markus Reuter is a renowned composer/guitarist who designed and plays his own unique touch style guitar.

Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto, the powerhouse bass and drums of the group King Crimson for more than 2 decades, bring that tradition to all their playing. Levin plays the Chapman Stick, from which the band takes it’s name. Having bass and guitar strings, the Chapman Stick functions at times like two instruments. Markus Reuter plays his 8-string touch guitar – again covering much more ground than a guitar or a bass. And Mastelotto’s drumming encompasses not just the acoustic kit, but a unique electronic setup too, allowing him to add loops, samples, percussion, and more.

The result; audiences are fascinated by watching just three musicians onstage perform their unique compositions as well as wild improvisations and some cover versions of songs by King Crimson, Mike Oldfield, etc.

Before “Prog Noir”, Stick Men have released 4 studio CDs (Soup, Absalom, DEEP, Open) as well as two live albums.

Here's what the press have said about “Prog Noir”:

“ 'Prog Noir' is easily the best album of Stick Men and perhaps best album in this particular sub-genre in recent years.” - Erik Groeneweg, Progwereld

“ 'Prog Noir' would not sound out of place heard next to any number of post-1980 Fripp-Crimson LPs with its oddly angled tuneful melodies and slightly askew yet utterly coherent rhythms.” - David Luhrssen, Shepherd Express

“In short, if you buy this album you will have in hand something very original, satisfying and great sound quality. A must for fans of King Crimson and minutes of pleasure for others.” - Profil Prog

“The music is complex and full of strange and unusual sounds all the while still maintaining a toe-tapping approachability. It's a fun disc to listen to. In summation fans of these guys may be a little surprised at just how likable these tunes are, but if you are new to this trio, 'Prog Noir' is the perfect place to start your investigation of these remarkable musicians.” - Jerry Lucky

“ 'Prog Noir' is by far the most well-crafted and accessible set of songs Stick Men have written thus far. The fact it manages to be so without sacrificing the members' astonishing musicianship or penchant for syncopation and odd rhythms is a success in and of itself.” - Cameron Piko, Echoes and Dust

“ 'Prog Noir' is an exciting album, in which there is to discover a lot of details. Food for stomach, heart and brain alike, as have the three actually surpassed by stick-point again themselves.” - Thomas Kohlruß, Babyblaue-Seiten

“Sinister, Out-of-the-blue time changes, and peculiar rhythms that will keep you guessing until the very end, Stick Men's new album is like as I've mentioned a film score straight out of a Mystery/Horror film with a strange plot twist. If you love the sounds of King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, and Igor Stravinsky, I recommend 'Prog Noir'.” - Zachary Nathanson Blogspot

“Prog Noir” is available in 3 formats:
Limited Edition Combo Package - Deluxe Box Set (2LP/2CD/Poster);
Regular CD and Download (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and/or MP3-320 formats)

LIMITED EDITION COMBO PACKAGE DELUXE BOX SET (2LP/2CD/POSTER)
The combo package includes:
• 2LP 180 grams gatefold (the LP has a, 11 minute bonus tracks on the
Side B of the second LP, which is not included in the regular CD
package)
• 2CD special edition of the new album, Digipack. (Disk One is the
regular 10 track album. Disk Two contains 8 bonus tracks.)
• Full color poster of the album artwork (17x22 inches)

Orders are  $75 USD / 69 EUR plus shipping.

This special box set includes a digital copy of “Prog Noir”.

SINGLE CD, REGULAR EDITION of “Prog Noir” (10 tracks) can be ordered
for $17 USD / 15 Euros plus shipping

DOWNLOAD of “Prog Noir” (10 tracks in WAV, FLAC, ALAC and/or MP3-320
formats) can be ordered for $10 US / 8 EUR

Exclusively available at:
https://stickmen-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/prog-noir
(orders placed from North, Central and South America, Middle East,
Africa and Asia)

https://iapetus.bandcamp.com/album/prog-noir
(orders placed from Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia)

Digital download and single CD edition also available via Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Prog-Noir-Stickmen/dp/B01K39V524/

Official website:
http://www.stick-men.net

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/stickmenofficial

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