Yo! My name is James and I love talking and writing about Music! I look for the positive things from the music I choose to write about. I don't apologize for this and hope you find music that Matters to you!

Music That Matters: Marisa Nikole “Warrior”

Contrast CTRL is a website founded one many elements. However, one thing above the rest is the mission of this little spot on the internet. Sharing music that matters. So here we are with Colorado based singer/songwriter Marisa Nikole. A unique entity in the independent music scene, Marisa is a…

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Review: When We Were by Sleepwar

  Sleepwar is a interesting band that combines elements of synth-pop and new wave into an Alternative Rock sound that is heavy and vivid in context. From airy vocals to echoey guitars with a bit of crunch when needed this is a refreshing peak into a past when bands like this were a dime-a-dozen.  Hailing from…

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Review: Jakub Zytecki – Ladder Head

Jakub Zytecki is a musician from Cracow, Poland that creates unique soundscapes that can echo, captivate, and transcend the traditional genres.  When considering a body of work and a one-man band operation, most often think of the impossible task of pure selfish creation from the artist. Jakub Zytecki however seems to create music not only he can enjoy but…

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Music That Matters: Cameron Blake

Music That Matters: Cameron Blake From Grand Rapids, Michigan comes Cameron Blake, an introspective songwriter who balances personal experiences and poetry to mix the singer/songwriter within.   Bouncing from folk, rock, songwriter and other genres, Cameron Blake has created a sound that is truly pleasant to the ears. His latest…

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Review: ‘Everything All At Once’ by Sea In The Sky

Redwood City, CA founded Sea in the Sky unleash their 10 track album entitled ‘Everything All At Once‘ onto the world to provide a bit of heavy, melodic, and whatever can fit in between.  Created in 2012, Sea In the Sky are currently a 5 man band that stretch out their musical knowledge and…

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Experiences That Matter: Blacktop Mojo Live!

Contrast CTRL has Blacktop Mojo in the past so it’s no surprise they get another feature but this time from a live setting and interview! The first and hopefully not the last time this happens might I add.  Matt James of the band spoke with me about the recent tour and…

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Music That Matters: Ric Zweig

      Previously featured via review on Contrast CTRL, Ric Zweig & Fresh Air [Click here to read the review!] created a very interesting and fun album entitled ‘More’ that was full of musical styles and overall had a tightly produced sound. Ric recently spoke with Contrast CTRL over the…

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Music That Matters: Willamena

  From Kalamazoo, MI is 4 piece Midwest Rock n Roll outfit Willamena. In an effort to continually feature special artists and songs that can create an atmosphere of positive nature, Contrast CTRL got to interview Chad Hendrickson who has been with the band since their 1996 formation.  With that foundation in the band and so many…

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Music That Matters: Bianca Muniz

Contrast CTRL has grown over the years into something amazing! Yet again we are at a place and time for change. With the new slogan “Music That Matters”, we will be turning future interviews into this segment of articles for your enjoyment.  First up is Bianca Muniz, a 22 year…

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