It happens rarely that a new record hits you straight in the face in the most positive and wonderful way, when you hit the "Play" button on your CD Player. Then, when you realize that the magic of that record does not stop at the end of Track No.1 but, instead, it keeps on giving on each of the following tunes, that is the moment when you understand that you are dealing with a high quality record.

Yes, because that is exactly what the ninth and latest release of Seattle Powerhouse Lady A, called Satisfyin' is; an eclectic, highly pleasing combo of Soul, Blues, Fusion, R&B and Funk that lifts your spirit throughout the whole duration of the record.

During the Eighties in Italy, music was welcoming with open arms new musical waves, such as New Romantic, New Wave or Synth-Pop coming from the United Kingdom and also the Stadium Rock, Pop and R&B from the United States of emblematic artists of that decade, such as Bruce Springsteen or Michael Jackson, among many others.

In all this, the Italian musical platform was strongly supported by a conspicuous number of artists, whose purely songwriting vein and style, although supported by great lyrical creativity, did not offer many alternatives or innovations, neither sonic nor lyrical.

It took almost 6 years and a global pandemic that forced to stop her touring around Europe for Italian Guitar prodigy and singer/songwriter Eliana Cargnelutti to find the time to work on a new studio album.


The resonance of her 2015's previous studio record, called Electric Woman, had created quite a buzz around the whole of Italy and Europe, thanks to a winning formula of slick guitar playing, powerful Hard-Rock tunes and inspired songs, making the talented Italian artist one of the most loved guitar playing in the Old Continent.

It's always exciting, for who writes about music, to discover every time new angles in the infinite power that this art form exercises on human being. While some music artists often find refuge into it, using music almost as a platform for self-therapy, others search passionately for strength or feel-good vibes, so to be able to exorcise some negative karma running into their everyday's lives.


With that in mind, the new album of the American prodigy Pianist and singer/songwriter A.J. Croce, called By Request, it marries perfectly those aforementioned state of minds, adding to them electrifying sparks of joy and nostalgia at the same time too to a record that, in our opinion, it makes Croce's new release be one of the most inspired chapters of the artist's glorious music career to date.

There is something exquisitely beautiful about the way in which Brooklyn-based Indie/Folk singer/songwriter Jack Symes designs how to put into songs his personal take on modern society.


With the release of his brand new album called Tompkins Park, available via Symes' Bandcamp page, the L.A. raised artist assembles some of the most inspired songs he has written so far in his career, through a series of sonic vignettes based either on personal life or delving deeply into issues part of our everyday's life, written with great sense of narrative and poetry.

It is certainly refreshing to hear a record coming from an artist that embraces the idea of free form, as approach to music, in a completely unspoiled and direct manner.


This is, in short and in our personal opinion, what happens on the record called The Picture, the second release of the solo project of Swedish Bass/Double Bass artist and composer Alfred Lorinius, called Stormfågel. 

For a music artist, perhaps now more than ever, it is hugely important to keep on focusing and nurturing the love for one of the most fascinating and diverse art-forms existing and still trying, at the same time. to make a point on the current state of our society and the extremely difficult and unique time of the world in which we are all living.


In that respect, someone like the American Blues artist Russell "The Hitman" Alexander, has always been a master in blending his talent as a guitar player and as a singer/songwriter with his cutthroat views on the state of modern society, analysing all its pros and cons together with his band of brothers and sisters, through that splendid music machine called The Hitman Blues Band.

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