Music That Matters: Cameron Blake

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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

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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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Review Time: Burn The Ships by Blacktop Mojo

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  From Palenstine, TX comes 5 piece hard rock outfit Blacktop Mojo. Formed in 2012, Blacktop’s debut release I Am was a cultural mix of southern style music and heavy riffs and an almost old west atmosphere. [Which I looked at in a previous article]  After a successful crowdfunding campaign…

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Review: Grandmother Corn – Ballroom Cuts

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Ballroom Cuts is the debut effort from Grandmother Corn that focuses on 50s and 60s era sound and songwriting. With the intention of calling to mind a 50s ballroom soiree, Grandmother Corn use analog recording techniques and the power of digital mixing to bring us their debut effort that vibrantly…

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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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Amy Kress – Language of My Soul

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    “We can choose to be bitter or choose to be better.” – Amy Kress Life is full of inspiration and interest that can create some of the most beautiful art or create some amazing music that speaks to hearts and minds. Amy Kress is a musician currently recording…

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Cassandra of Paralandra – Perfect Timing

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It’s not everyday perfect timing can happen. From finding each member at the right time, playing music with your father and ending up number one on a Billboard Chart, it’s all Perfect Timing for Spindfiled, MO‘s own Paralandra! Comprised of Cassandra Carson – Vocals, Paul Carson – Lead Guitar, Nick…

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