Known for his distinctive Indie Rock style and dynamically crafty approach, London-based recording artist Dar.Ra began hitting the ground running as a solo artist after the release of his debut album ‘Soul Hours’ in 2009 – quickly garnering him an insatiable following and critical acclaim through many sectors of the music market. Now, with the recent release of his EP ‘Kings & Serfs’ this year in 2021, Dar.Ra proves that his signature sound continues to reach new heights in the Rock music realm and has truly manifested into a multifaceted artist that raises the bar with every release.
Comprised of three catchy and anthemic tracks, Dar.Ra on this record diligently showcases several angles of his artistic merit and tastefully combines several crucial Rock elements that touch on originality and familiarity; giving each listener a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable. Opening track “Fake It Till You Make It” comes out swinging with a magnetic energy that could easily satisfy any fan from just about any Rock era. From gain-heavy driven guitar progressions to powerfully projected mid-to-high range vocal melodies, this solid number combines grittiness and catchiness in a way that compliments and parallels each other. If The Sex Pistols combined their style with Led Zeppelin’s ‘Houses of the Holy’, then this song is the type of sound you’d get. Follow-up track “Londinium” is more anthemic and really dives deep into Dar.Ra’s more nostalgic side. It explores his songwriting style more intimately and truly gives you that visceral listening experience that has become very rare in today’s more modern music market. This song is not only structured brilliantly, but has a pacing that really showcases the versatility that this record possesses and easily brings the stronger musicianship factors to the forefront.
Closing track “Sweet As” is a charismatic and rhythmic tune that ties the EP together with a sweet cherry on top. The catchiness in both the chord progressions and vocal melodies once again intertwine in a way that is undoubtedly effective and apparent. The story-telling verses are perfectly executed and truly solidifies Dar.Ra’s style in a way that showcases many angles of his musical talent. Overall, ‘Kings & Serfs’ is a brilliant first impression for any avid Rock fan that is just discovering Dar.Ra or hearing him for the first time. It’s the type of record with real staying power where it stays with you even long after it’s over. It’ll also entice you to dive deeper into Dar.Ra’s career, discography, and will likely build up your anticipation to see what tricks he has up his sleeve in his future releases. You can find ‘Kings & Serfs’ on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be more than glad you gave this one a listen.
Texas-based Modern Rock recording artists in Dynamorphic have put out two amazing albums since their inception into the market and have officially launched a campaign for their next album. So they have put together a Patreon platform with exclusive music and video content for as low as 1$ a month where you can get early access.
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Italian Pianist and Composer Lorenzo Carulli began his journey into the music world during his younger years and quickly began hitting the ground running with both his writing and performance abilities. Over the years, his original compositions have successfully garnered him a vast array of achievements including scholarships and awards from national and international music contests like Fondazione Estro Musicale, FM Contest, and Call for Concert Musicopaideia. Now, with the recent release of his debut album ‘Present Past’ on April 16th, Carulli’s signature writing/playing style comes to the forefront in 8 anthemic and dynamic tracks that diligently showcase his versatile realm of musicianship factors, production value and artistic merit.
‘Present Past’ is a dynamically crafty album with melodically visceral piano compositions that are atmospheric, versatile and multifaceted. Throughout the album’s duration, Carulli brilliantly parallels both performance and production value in a way that showcases his skill set as a solo artist most effectively. It explores several angles of his artistic merit and truly brings his signature sound to the surface in a way that balances originality and familiarity; encapsulating melodic measures and rhythmic tempos throughout all 8 tracks and offering several tasteful elements as they all play out.
This debut record is beyond impressive and will undoubtedly build anticipation for any listener wondering what Lorenzo Carulli will have up his sleeve with subsequent releases. It’s a strong and solid first impression that will caress the eardrums of any musician with a music theory background, as well as fans of piano-oriented compositions altogether. ‘Present Past’ is a triumphant album that fully deserves your undivided attention. It officially released on April 16th and is currently available on Spotify and several other digital music streaming platforms.