Category Archives: CD Review

Raphael Weinroth-Browne – World’s Within

Raphael Weinroth-Browne – World’s Within

Raphael is a cellist originally from Ottawa, but now makes his home in Toronto. He has recently released a CD of cello music where he layers complex themes from one instrument, by the use of studio amplifiers and effect pedals. The final recording is a vista of a sonic landscape where sound turns into vision. It is a spiritual movie of darkness and lightness that encircles the richness of life.

This is a story that you must put your headphones on, or sit quietly in a darkened room and experience it essence as it infinitely unfolds within you. There are 10 distinct movements that are chapters on how to encompass the moments we have in this time. The view can be quite microcosmic in nature and allure us into a panorama of epic emotions. It expresses the brashness of the ego but also be very yielding in its moments of exquisite surrender.

I would love to share what I felt throughout this journey. I have an entire essay of what I feel to believe our conductor; Raphael is trying to share with us. Like any great piece of art, it is up to the listener to figure out the depths of the music.

All I will share with you is that this piece of music is incredibly thought out with a wise young man at the helm of musical control. His ability to coordinate sounds and ideas and emotion all wrapped tightly together, is a gift from an artist with a lot to give. World’s Within will literally take you from within and show a side of you that you may never knew existed, or give you a piece of yourself back that you have forgotten.

To hear more of Raphael’s music go to…https://open.spotify.com/artist/7GxwPVTgM5k16pUqTlYjdc

Thrust Attempts to Take Off

Thrust Attempts to Take Off

There are a lot of young bands that are taking their cues from the great 70’s era of Rock. Thrust is one of those bands that is leading the charge with this resurgence. This band has truly only been around since October 2019 and are trying to grab as much attention as possible. They are… Continue Reading

The 905’s – Sub-Zero

The 905’s – Sub-Zero

The 905’s combine everything we love about Canadian Punk from the early 1980’s. They seem to hit the mark just right as Punk Rock was starting to go mainstream and lean into the New Wave sound that was to come next. It is a very precise point in our musical history. The 905’s seem to… Continue Reading

Terry Draper – Sunset On Mars

Terry Draper – Sunset On Mars

  With Terry Draper releasing his 16th studio album, you have to ask yourself, does he still have something to say? Well after my first listen, I would say yes and his conceptual twist seems to be projected towards the youth of today. He seems like and older and wiser soul that wants to interject… Continue Reading

Piqued Jacks – The Living Past

Piqued Jacks – The Living Past

If you are young or young at heart and love Rock and Roll, this may be a great CD to add to your collection. Coming from Florence, Italy, Piqued Jacks combines large rockers with the heart of someone newly falling in love. My most prevalent songs that stand out with this attitude is their first… Continue Reading

World Famous Tall Boys – No. 2

World Famous Tall Boys – No. 2

  Here is the great follow up to their smash debut CD No 1, the well place title…No 2! It make one ponder, if these guys just kept going, how high could they actually count? Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves and just focus on this brilliant display of esoteric idealism that delves… Continue Reading