Music Releases 07-05-19
Almost ten years ago the band Rhapsody of Fire split into. Guitarist and songwriter Luca Turilli went on to form Luca Turilliís Rhapsody while vocalist Fabio Lione would carry on under the name Rhapsody of Fire. Itís now 2019 and both prev members as well as former Rhapsody members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers, and Alex Holzwarth have come together to form Rhapsody, Turilli / Lione and release their new album ďZero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution)Ē. A collection of ten incredible tracks that maintain the bandís theatrical and symphonic metal roots while bringing the genre to new plateaus
A culmination of life and musical experience, uncompromising in its vision, STONECHILD, the new studio album from Jesca Hoop is a self-described compassion project.Released on July 5th by Memphis Industries, STONECHILD is Hoop refined and defined. Beautiful, subtle and stark, her fifth album, the follow up to 2017s highly acclaimed Memories Are Now, is her best yet. Despite being a long-term resident of Manchester, Hoop, has until now, returned to her native California to record. This time round however, it was according to Hoop time to step out of my comfort zone, my safe place, venturing south to Bristol to team up with producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding, This is the Kit). Parishs minimal and purist approach helped clarify Hoop in her ideas and subtly yet effectively realigning her sound. The simplified arrangements draw focus to the fundamental sophistication of the songs.While Hoops trademark finger-plucked guitar and ethereal textures remain, the songs and their presentation are ever more direct. Parish was a gentle collaborator until he killed one of my darlings Hoop jests. Ive never been so brutally edited, and I wasnt shy about expressing my discomfort at the sight of my work on the cutting room floor. He said, you will forgive me, and in some way, I think I actually enjoyed that treatmentbeing stripped back to the bare basicsalbeit painfully. STONECHILD ventures further into fresh territory with other voices joining the narrative, with Kate Stables (aka This is the Kit) Rozi Plain and Lucius singing the choruses and expanding the sensual depth of the sonic bloom.STONECHILD, Hoop says, is intended to wrap its arms around our human planet spinning in its increasingly precarious wobble. These rich and curious songs derived from themes of our troubled times speak Hoops heart and mind from her empathetic yet tough loving centre point. With writing so fluid, so natural the result is an album where everything is truly meant.
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