Month: October 2017

Music Review – “Unbreakable” by Ashley J

“Unbreakable” Vocals with a dash of added vocals. Okay, so it’s not vocal harmonies here, there and everywhere but Unbreakable is a Pop song which is centered around the lead vocals. The story of growing an unbreakable heart. A story in which most people around the world can relate, making it an ideal theme for a pop song. What is also very to hear is that it sounds as if Ashley J  is having fun recording the parts. There’s a hint of a smile that peeps through the tone in her voice which adds a delightful bonus for the listener. I do...

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Music Review – “Wildman” by Souleye

“Wildman” (feat. Lynx) Structure is everything. Wildman is deceptively slow in tempo. The rhythm of the lead vocal lines, especially the rap sections, push the actual tempo into feeling quicker. This is just one thing I found to be interesting and enjoyable. Next, I noticed the chord sequence of the chorus. The raised second chord brings a new, modern day life to a track which otherwise could have been from anytime after 2014. I love that chord sequence because although it’s not a frequently used sequence, it sounds familiar enough to be catchy and easy to repeat without being...

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Music Review – “Angel Eyes” by Bunny Sigler

“Angel Eyes” from the up-coming 2018 album Young At Heart A truly masterful display of vocal control Tragically, after having listened to Angel Eyes, I found out that within the past few days, Bunny Sigler has passed away. May he rest in peace and know that his music and his passion has inspired many. Our sincere condolences, here at Buden Bay, go out to the Sigler family. Angel Eyes is yet another truly wonderful piece by Philadelphia’s Bunny Segler, whose music has spanned decades upon decades. Even at 76 years of age, his vocal control was second to none. A...

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Music Review – “Integration (Not Segregation)” by Ben Brookes

“Integration (Not Segregation)” Art Rock. My favourite! One thing I have to get off my chest before the proper review begins is How much does Ben Brookes sound like Phil Collins during the higher register vocal moments?!! Now that’s done!… Integration (Not Segregation) is an Art Rock splendour. It offers a whole host of technical songwriting moments, such as the borrowed chords in the Choruses. It offers a wide vocal range, which is surprisingly hard to come by in my job! and it gave me a little piece of my favourite non-musical theme [Science Fiction]. Granted, it’s not based entirely on Sci...

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Music Review – “Downtown” by Joe Olnick Band

“Downtown” Music can still be self-indulgent. As I began the track , sat back and got comfortable, it quickly occurred to me that the Joe Olnick Band weren’t specifically targeting a large audience bracket. Not because I think they’re bad! I certainly don’t. I like the music but it screams “self-indulgence”. This is great! Music is supposed to make you happy and not everyone is interested in selling to the masses. Joe Olnick Band made a decision to produce an instrumental track, which involves 56 seconds worth of an introduction riff (the track is 3 minutes 17 seconds long)...

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