The Imaginary Suitcase – Driftwood

Laurent Leemans has an extensive background in the Belgian alt.folk scene, and the former member of La Vierge du Chancelier Rolin and still current member of Ceili Moss has some considerable skill as a guitarist and songwriter, with over two decades experience now behind him. I need to complement M. Leemans on his ever having been part of a band … [Read more...]

The Cloud I’m Under – There’s More To Life Than Indie Rock N Roll EP

Brevity may not be of paramount concern when it comes to the band name or album title, but the yet to be identified NYC musician and producer behind The Cloud I’m Under knows how to churn out glossy electro-pop in a decidedly economical fashion.  His latest free download – a five song collection of saturnine dance music that recalls both the synth … [Read more...]

Holmes covers David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”

If you go to the movies or watch TV, you've heard the music of Roy Shakked, who answers to the nickname of HOLMES. Heavily influenced by the standards (and that means The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Prince, ELO, Queen, and, OK, ), it's not surprising that Hollywood has picked up on Roy’s tunes, placing them in programs and features such as CSI Miami, … [Read more...]

Flipsides & Otherwise: FAO #18

Sometimes it's a wonder the music world hasn't just collapsed back on itself, upon reaching a critical mass of self-regurgitation.  Miraculously though, the capacity of long-serving artists to periodically reinvent and regenerate has helped to shuffle around the rock/pop planet's furniture into seemingly infinite feng shui combinations to avoid a … [Read more...]