Newsflash: First EP for Space Cult!

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RockmusicRaider - Space Cult - EP - Album CoverIt took me a while to figure out where I already heard this kind of free-wheeling style. This chanting about the soundscape that kinda goes all over the place, but still keeps you glued to the boombox. Even if it is not quite ‘your style’. 

Right!

Lenore S. Fingers it was, from Italy. Alternative Metal of sorts with a somewhat confusing song structure. Only here, Space Cult present a similar tune, but fully embedded on rocky shores only. With no metal anywhere in sight.

And you know what? Their newest newest and first EP also contains a fair share of [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Hunter’s Moon by Delain

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RockmusicRaider - Delain - Hunter's Moon - Album CoverI am stumped and pleased at the same time with Hunter’s Moon of the Dutch outfit Delain.

Why issue an EP, and then smother it in a truckload of endless live tracks and videos? Unless you want to make a weak offering palatable to the audience by stuffing it with a ton of recordings of times past.

Or you mix 16 minutes of originality with 48 minutes of miscellaneous recordings on a CD, plus untold minutes of video on another, to inflate earnings. Which – again – is a fine strategy. Because you gotta make a living, right?

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Newsflash: Autumnal reflections by Joshua Howlett!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Joshua Howlett - AutumnalTo succeed in Folk and Folk Rock is a tough business. A gazillion of unwashed wannabe folksters and their low quality six strings endlessly populate street corners and tube stations. And try to attract the eye of someone of power, for a few bucks put into greasy hats. Or nothing at all, come to think of it.

Folks like Ed Sheeran and other unlikely stories often seem to be this shiny beacon for the up and coming. To try and raffle some of the countless millions the music industry is able to disburse – apparently.

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