Southern California’s Sonic Descent, the new project from artist Jeff Thill, has put together a diligently crafted 12-song album of space-themed tracks that are brilliantly versatile and highly multifaceted. Thill, a veteran musician of the prominent Southern California scene, has been highly active since the 80s and has been a staple in the musical realm since his inception into the market. His work with many artists is well known and is still available on YouTube and other anchor platforms.
Now with the birth of Sonic Descent, his highly skilled musicianship factors, production value and artistic merit comes to the forefront in a way that showcases his talent effectively. As an avid fan of science fiction, Thill’s passion for space-themed concepts are brilliantly implemented and play a vital role in the authentic signature sound that this album encompasses. While the album is still in its post-production and distribution stages, his first single “Luna Tick” is slated for release this month in May and makes a dynamically nostalgic impression to set the tone for the rest of the record. The single grasps onto an acclaimed futuristic indie style with raw elements of 80s synth-wave similar to the likes of Devo, and a 90s contemporary sensibility all wrapped up in an authentically visceral approach. A lot of the album songs also garner a traditional ska/punk edge with well-integrated horn parts and rhythmic tempos. “Luna Tick” in particular really focuses on several crucial angles of today’s more modern production value, boasting a perfectly paralleled balance of originality and familiarity, giving every listener a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable.
The single has that rare catchiness from the 90s that is scarcely heard in today’s musical realm. Thill’s mid-to-high vocal melodies are effective, versatile and have diligently crafted lyrics that are cleverly executed. The duel synth and guitar parts have an eclectic approach with dynamic leads and riffy rhythms. The multi layered tempos also add a progressive edge into the song that truly makes it stand out from the common songwriting structure and really shines a light on Thill’s next-level writing. The single releases later this month and is a must-hear on all accounts. Sonic Descent will undoubtedly win you over with this single and will easily create anticipation for the rest of the album.
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NYC Pop recording artist Kyle Motsinger emerged onto the scene in 2017 when he dropped his first album ‘Far Away’ and quickly began gaining traction throughout the NYC and tri-state areas with his energetic stage presence, animated image and catchy signature style. Now with the recent release of his sophomore album ‘Any Way I Want It To’, he has once again hit the ground running and has successfully garnered an insatiable following with several standalone singles from the record that make it a gem in its own right.
First anchor single is “Whenever”, a melodically visceral tune with an emo-oriented piano progression that eases into a Pop/Dance sensibility that is uplifting and effective. Drawing prominent comparisons to artists like Elton John and Depeche Mode, Kyle serves up a diligently crafted vocal melody and truly encapsulates the upbeat tempo that cruises throughout the track’s duration. It has excellent production value and the performance value parallels it just about perfectly. Second single “No Shame (feat. Melody Betts)” is another unwaveringly catchy song with a much more hypnotic groove accompanied with atmospheric textures and multi layers. This multifaceted track has more of Kyle Motsinger‘s signature mid-to-high range vocal melody placements and also features a powerful second lead vocal by recording artist Melody Betts, who both collectively feed off each others’ presence in this song and carry the torch both equally and brilliantly. This song in particular encompasses a funky and rhythmic edge that is tastefully blended and really captures Kyle‘s craft in its climactic glory. It’s a solid single with finely tuned detail that will undoubtedly have you listening to the rest of the album to see what other tricks are up the musical sleeves, and you’ll easily get this track stuck in your head.
Kyle Motsinger has performed an array of prominent gigs all over the Manhattan area and is returning to the stage in June after a long break caused by the pandemic. Until then, you can get your copy of both singles, the album and his other releases on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. If distinctively catchy Pop and Dance sensibilities are in your desires, then Kyle Motsinger will definitely be one of your favorites of 2021.
If you’ve been missing the club scene since the pandemic started, this track will bring you right back to it in epic proportions. Known for her dynamic EDM landscapes and atmospheric production value, EDM/House recording artist Yuma. (on Sovereign Records) continues to hit the ground running with her latest House anthem “OH MY GOD”.
This EDM cut has insatiable performance and production value that parallels each other diligently with powerhouse grooves, an arsenal of bass and crafty synth leads. “OH MY GOD” from start to finish dives deep into an EDM signature sound with anthemic elements of industrial and House sensibilities that combine brilliantly throughout each measure. The finely tuned style that Yuma. utilizes is creative and electronically infused with a driving beat structure, dynamic melody choices and well-executed synth progressions. This track explores several multi layers and angles of Yuma‘s artistic merit and really enhances the visceral listening experience that is apparent throughout the song’s duration. The attentiveness to detail is a major component and this is the type of song that’ll entice you to delve deeper into Yuma‘s career and discography.
There is undeniable staying power with this track as well, where it’ll stay with you even long after it’s over. If you haven’t discovered Yuma yet then this anchor single is definitely the one that’ll leave a strong impression on you. It’s a solid EDM track that has intricacy in its execution but still maintains that simple catchiness that undoubtedly draws in just about any fan of the electronic music world. “OH MY GOD” is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be adding this one to your favorites in no time.