Fans and enthusiasts of today’s more innovative and ambient musical auras will undoubtedly be captivated by this upcoming July 4th debut release. Written, produced and presented by LA-based DJ/composer and musical mastermind Nathan Whatley through his startup company AlgoRhythm Recordings, the upcoming debut 7-track release Genesis – The Prequel is described as a lo-fi hybrid fusion of sound, creating a fresh and new type of vibration for music listeners to experience. But also goes far beyond it as well both musically and visually.
Genesis – The Prequel is an atmospheric musical deep dive into a fresh take on today’s modern realm from several different angles – and really showcases Nathan Whatley’s musicianship factors both as a writer and producer over the last 20 years; exploring a signature style that is both enticing and original in its execution. This debut record delivers a dynamic and futuristic approach that will easily draw in any fan of today’s DJ and independent producers circuit. Comprised of 7 melodically visceral songs, opening track “Vibrations” kicks off this release with an upbeat rhythm that merges beautifully with the synth melodies and textures that are present throughout the composition’s arrangements. It’s quite the tasty introduction to the record and really sets the tone for the rest of the release.
Another notable track on this record is “Roses”, a song of soothing rhythms and atmospheric swells with some next-level synth leads. This song in particular has a nostalgic feel that could easily align with the early 90s R&B era, but still delves into a layer of originality that sets it apart as something completely on its own. Regardless, this track is an absolute treat and is definitely a standout on the record. One more notable track on this release is the hybrid and futuristic “Cheers”, which closes out the record. This wholesome track is very unique and implements vocal elements that resonate with its innovative approach. This song plays out more like a soundtrack or film score, showcasing an effective angle that explores Whatley’s craft even more thoroughly than some of the previous songs. It fits perfectly with the album’s aura and still manages to offer something different and versatile in its overall execution.
All 7 tracks play out like chapters; delivering something different with each one but all while implementing a signature sound that brings all the elements of the record together into one big wave of atmosphere that is both futuristic and nostalgic. For a debut release, Genesis – The Prequel is absolutely mind blowing with its production value, versatility and originality. It’s an album that will offer up a solid first impression as well as create the necessary buzz among its listeners to build up the anticipation needed for a successful follow up release in the very near future; thus getting ahead in the music market altogether through the power of a powerful release. New fans will be more than enticed to keep tabs on what AlgoRhythm Recordings puts out in the future, residually expanding the fan base every time a new listener discovers this record.
Genesis – The Prequel is a must-hear on all counts. The record officially drops on July 4th and will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and any other digital music streaming platform. In the meantime, you can hear a few songs off the record on AlgoRhythm Recordings’ official platforms below. You will not be disappointed.
Emerging from the Providence, RI and prominent surrounding New England scene, rising Indie artist Nick Duane has been building an insatiable buzz throughout the landscape since his inception into the music realm with his debut album Confessions in 2011 and hasn’t slowed down in the slightest. Encapsulating a signature sound that diligently blends an ambient 80s/90s Indie Rock sensibility with today’s more modern approach, Nick Duane’s uniquely captivating songwriting and lyrical concepts have truly manifested into something that is both original and versatile in its execution; drawing in fans from many different musical backgrounds and tastes.
With a slew of releases under his belt since his debut record, the recently released fourth album Broken Promises is a true pinnacle of Nick Duane’s craft and really showcases his dynamic ability to put together a collection of songs that captivate your attention with his classic yet futuristic Indie Rock sensibility. Completely self produced and written, this 12-track record sets a tone that is both anthemic and atmospheric. Each track compliments the next and Nick proves that he truly knows how to write/tell a cohesive story both lyrically and instrumentally. Comprised of rhythmic grooves, crunchy guitar progressions, ambient key textures and anthemic vocal melodies, Nick delivers a solid execution on this record equally between the factors of performance and production value. His mid-range Bowie-style vocals fit his Indie style diligently and his thought provoking lyrics offer up a futuristic flow that is both interesting and original.
One of the notable tracks on this record is opening track “Anything”, a rhythmic song with a smooth bass line, crisp guitars and a catchy vocal progression that really sets the tone for the rest of the album. This song especially delivers very cleverly crafted keyboard riffs and smooth guitar leads, so Nick’s musicianship factors are very apparent as this track plays out. Another standout on this album is “The Old World”, an atmospheric tune with beautiful synth swells and guitar textures. This song especially shines a light on Nick’s versatile songwriting approach and really adds several new layers of depth. This song has hints of The Cure and Pink Floyd in it, which compliments Nick’s overall approach on this record and really explores a fresh angle of his musicianship factors.
One other notable track on this record is the album single “Birthday Greetings”, an acoustically driven anthem with several atmospheric layers and textures that brings Nick Duane’s signature sound to the forefront. This soothing track has very rhythmic progressions and leads that compliment each other throughout the song, and with Nick Duane’s story-telling vocals at the helm partnered with effective vocal melodies, this song truly hits it out of the park and brings every element of this record into one tasty flavor. Fans of the Dark Side of the Moon album will especially love this track, but even with nods to some of the original Rock greats throughout the record, Nick’s style is completely versatile, original and insatiably catchy. Any fan of the Indie Rock genre, no matter the era, will appreciate this record in full. It brilliantly brings together the essence of old school flavors and today’s more futuristic and modern musical realms, all stirred into one solidly anthemic tasty stew that is Broken Promises.
The album is currently available on Nick Duane’s official website along with Spotify and BandCamp. You’ll be more than glad you gave it a listen. You will also be enticed to do a deep dive into Nick’s discography and history.
Hailing from the five boroughs of NYC, R&B/Indie rising artist Adriana Adeline began her journey into the music universe in 2018 when she released her debut album Bona Fide, based on her very real trials and tribulations regarding a recent heartbreak in her life at the time. From that point on, Adriana began culminating a buzz around her record and soon enough would begin writing her follow up effort. Manifesting into her own signature sound, style and ambience within the Indie and R&B world, Adriana’s sophomore release Higher Consciousness is not only her newest release, but her most distinctive one as well; brilliantly encapsulating her style, spirit, musicianship and everything in between.
This 7-track release really delves into Adriana’s aura and essence, offering a window into her soul with glittered tasty ukulele riffs, intelligently crafted lyrics, effective vocal melodies and other catchy twists and turns that she implements diligently throughout the record. Adriana is very inventive on this record and she definitely serves up her own menu of flavors on every track. Opening title track “Higher Consciousness” introduces the record with a spoken word style delivery and leads into a vocal melody that showcases her diverse singing style that is breathy, passionate and crafty. Which eventually transitions into follow up track “Worries”, an R&B-oriented song that has a bossa nova tempo with a very effective yet subtle drum section. Adriana’s blend with the tasty ukulele progression really sets the tone on this song and uniquely encompasses an aura that is both diverse and distinctive. Her vocals are definitely at the top of her game on this song and really captures her true spirit both lyrically and melodically.
The more upbeat “Change” is one of the most notable tracks on this album with a very big chorus that truly demonstrates just how brilliant Adriana’s writing style is. It’s a passionate song that lyrically bares her soul, and is definitely a standout on the record with several angles of innovative approaches from both the ukulele progression and vocal direction. This song’s chorus will stick with you even long after it’s over, it just has that sort of rare staying power that is rarely captured in today’s music world. One more notable track on this record is the more Hip Hop and Soul-oriented “Safe” featuring rapper Saze. This unique and crafty song has a 90s vibe reminiscent of artists like The Fugees. Hip Hop artist Saze delivers an excellent flow that really fits into this song like a glove. The old school flavors are very apparent and the one liner “you wanna get up” will be singing in your head for days. This track really grasps onto an R&B sensibility that shows exactly what made the genre what it is today, lending a more traditional approach to Adriana’s sound that really showcases her ability to utilize both a modern perspective and an old school one. This track will definitely be one of your favorites on the record.
Adriana Adeline is a true Indie artist in every sense of the word. She is self made, passionate and writes about her real life stories through the expression of music, further proving that NYC is still one of the best music scenes in the country with no limit on diversity or versatility. She’s an artist that you will not regret following as her career goes forward and her album Higher Consciousness is a must-listen on all counts. You can get a copy now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and any other digital music streaming platform. You’ll be glad you did.