Duran Duran’s latest offering, Danse Macabre, released on October 26, 2023, under BMG, represents a fascinating blend of the band’s iconic new-wave style with a spirited embrace of the Halloween theme. This album marks their 16th studio venture and showcases their versatility and enduring appeal.
The album opens with a revamped version of “Nightboat,” a track from their debut album, now infused with a darker and more elaborate arrangement. This new rendition maintains the powerful vocals of Simon Le Bon, evoking the horror themes of Lucio Fulci’s 1979 film, Zombi 2. The transformation of this classic track [...]
“Lakehouse:” The enigmatic SYBLING sisters
SYBLING, composed of the enigmatic sisters Alice and Mariana Makwaia, offers listeners an auditory journey with their latest single, “Lakehouse,” a vital chapter in their forthcoming EP, Strange Ways.
From the moment you press play, SYBLING masterfully blends folk and electronica as “Lakehouse” surrounds you with electronic wind sounds and an arpeggiated acoustic guitar pattern. The synergy between the sisters’ vocals is uncanny, casting a spell that’s both enchanting and unsettling. Their harmonization amplifies the [...]
Marc Ribot—the polymath guitarist and inveterate activist—alongside bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith, concoct this musical potion called Connection. Now, for those innocent in the Marc Ribot experience: envision a man on a guitar wielding it like Thor’s hammer, only with dexterity that defies the confines of musical genres. Oh, they’ve got guests, too—each one an ingredient adding zesty overtones to the already dynamic album.
“Connection” kicks the door wide open with a rambunctious two-note riff that tunes into a [...]
As the winds of change sweep across the musical landscape, Dokken’s return with their 13th studio album, “Heaven Comes Down,” is heralded by the single “Fugitive.” This fresh melody is an unapologetic celebration of what makes Dokken quintessential, yet seen through a wiser, richer lens.
“Fugitive” opens with the tantalizing chime of a shimmering electric guitar. It tells a story through a building arpeggio pattern, akin to the opening lines of an epic poem, before BJ Zampa’s drums and Chris [...]