The best of the classics of Grand Mix Radio Nova 10 and 142 CD titles. This box highlights the 10 volumes of the collection Nova Classics, started at the same time as the NovaTunes. We have tried to recreate the essence of 30 years of radio programming, more than 30 years during which we refused formatting, by seeking other essential music, incomparable, unlikely.
RARE TRAX is a continued series of promotional samplers given away with the german edition of Rolling Stone magazine since the 1990's and has reached volume 80 already. Each version covers a special topic and presents lesser known songs and/or artists.
In the decade that The Dear Hunter has existed, Casey Crescenzo, the mastermind behind the concept, has been nothing short of both prolific and creative. Now past the halfway point in this 6 part series, The Dear Hunter sounds more cinematic and opera-esque than ever, while still being very much a prog-rock listen at its core. At over 70 minutes and songs as long as 9 minutes, there’s a wealth of sounds here, including jazz, orchestral, dance and rock, and it isn’t uncommon for guitars to take a backseat to keys, flutes, trumpets, etc. If you’re a fan of Crescenzo’s harder moments, there’s enough here to keep you satisfied, but the classical and softer moments dominate and illuminate the album.
Rattlemouth is Richmond, Virginia's band. Featuring the saxophones of Danny Finney, the angular rhythm section of Robbie Kinter (drums) and Wayne O'Bryan (bass), and the guitar of Stephen Williams. The sax and bass are dominating here, going berserk at times, and more subtle in other instances. Sometimes going more towards jazz-rock, and in other tracks towards a more disjointed and adventurous path. Comparisons have been made to French RIO band Etron Fou. The music has a kind of groovy feel to it; maybe not music to dance to, but definitely music to move to and enjoy.
This CD, Rattlemouth's 5th, focuses on large body of international material and features tracks from Cameroon, Venezuela, Cuba, Lebanon, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.