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I'm James. A writer and musician trying to find new ways to express my views on music and to help out bands who can't get featured in many places. My goal is make this site the best possible and provide top notch content for you, the reader.

Review: Big Valley Mustangs

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Jumping right out of the gate Contrast CTRL has been a wholehearted supporter of local music and arts, so it’s with great pleasure to introduce you to East TN’s Big Valley Mustangs! Comprised of 4 members, Big Valley Mustangs is a Alternative/Country/Rock outfit that certainly lives up to the genres…

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Eyes Eat Suns “Home Is Where You Make It”

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In this business, the writing business, life can often get in the way and either delay or totally push back projects. Contrast CTRL is a one man operation with the help a few friends and family as support.  So in that vain what does it take to write? What motivation…

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Review: “Oh Hiroshima – In Silence We Yearn”

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Örebro, Sweden is home to 4 piece Post-Rock band Oh Hiroshima. Formed by Leif Eliasson and Jakob Hemström, these two friends created atmospheric vision and interpretation on modern contemporary society.  With airy soundscapes of vocals and texturing guitars and subtle instrumentation from electronics, Oh Hiroshima is a abstract music project with…

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Not A Planet “About Being Human”

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On Contrast CTRL we always love jumping inside the artists thought process on their music, life, and everything in between.  This time around we take a look at Not A Planet, a 4 piece band that comes from all around the country to establish their home in Kansas City. Not…

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Blacktop Mojo “Where The Wind Blows”

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Coming out of Palestine, TX is Blacktop Mojo, a band that has been featured several times on this site. Blacktop Mojo are set to release new material before the end of this year[2016] and have had great success through their PledgeMusic campaign. Matt James, lead singer of the band spoke…

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Marisa Nikole – “Don’t Stop Until You’re Happy”

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  Sometimes when a musician picks up a guitar, they write about love and life, or money and fame, death and rebirth. Many topics flood through the basic chords of an acoustic, the keys of a piano, or from the very heart and lungs of a voice.  All in all…

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