Quantum Split “America”

Quantum Split’s America is a track that refreshes the hair metal of the late 1980s and early 1990s with the post-grunge sound of a Seven Mary Three. The vocals are wholly unique; they stand out boldly from the jangly guitars and shuffling, on-point drums. The dynamic between the vocals and the drums is something to behold, as the track is pushed to an entirely higher plateau. Continue reading “Quantum Split “America””

David Haerle “Women Make The World Go ‘Round” (with Bess Harrison)

David Haerle’s “Women Make The World Go ‘Round” (which features the vocal contributions of Bess Harrison) is a beautiful piece of alt-rock that ties together nu-wave with twee pop. The hint of lounge present in Haerle’s vocals imbue the track with a vintage sound, as does the Carly Simon-esque sound of Harrison’s vox. The taut instrumentation of “Women Make The World Go ‘Round” is beautiful, adding further depth to an already fulfilling effort. The instrumental interlude that blends these two parts together stands up to repeat spins, lest someone miss out on a note or a tight bass line that has been included. Simply fantastic.

Rating: 9.0/10

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The Dead Daisies “Make Some Noise – Live & Louder”

Authoritative heavy metal issues forth during The Dead Daisies’ latest track “Make Some Noise – Live & Louder”, with a polished sound that allows the guitars, drums, and vocals to shine alone or contribute to something greater than their constituent parts.  Continue reading “The Dead Daisies “Make Some Noise – Live & Louder””

Pink Floyd – The Final Cut; A Momentary Lapse of Reason (12” vinyl)

“The Final Cut” came at a pivotal time for Pink Floyd. Though it was the band’s 12th album, it was the follow up to the wildly successful musical epic “The Wall.” It would also be the last studio album to feature founding member Roger Waters. Released in 1983, “The Final Cut” was another concept album for the band set against the backdrop of war. Though it failed to live up to the sky-high expectation set with its predecessor, the record remains another brilliant piece of prog rock from one of the genre’s best. It’s been decades since the record was last put out on vinyl, but Legacy Records is re-releasing remastered versions of “The Final Cut” and it’s follow up, “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” on 180-gram vinyl. Continue reading “Pink Floyd – The Final Cut; A Momentary Lapse of Reason (12” vinyl)”

Lawrence Morrill Glass – Neanderthal (CD)

Before he uprooted his life and moved to Austin to make it as a musician, Lawrence Morrill Glass worked as a set designer in LA where he also had a hand in special effects, working on movies and TV ads. I have no idea how good he was at his last job, but if “Neanderthal” is a promise of things to come, he clearly made the right move becoming a folk/pop musician. Continue reading “Lawrence Morrill Glass – Neanderthal (CD)”

Jessica Meuse Signs with LA Group Management

American Idol alum Jessica Meuse has signed a deal with L.A. Entertainment, Inc.’s management division, LA Group Management, and the Season 13, Top 4 finalist is also starting pre-production to record her debut album for release on Warrior Records/eOne. Continue reading “Jessica Meuse Signs with LA Group Management”

Nikki Shae – Favorite Hello (Hardest Goodbye)

Nikki Shae’s latest single Favorite Hello (Hardest Goodbye) is a tremendously emotional effort that links together 1990s and 2000s pop, country, and alternative rock into a track that will keep fans listening in from the first note to the cut’s final gasp. It is not a surprise that Shae resides in Nashville; the instrumentation is something that listeners will immediately hear, with a backing instrumentation that is much more thoughtful and deep than many other radio-friendly efforts. Fans of early Taylor Swift and LeAnn Rimes. The bit of instrumental grit that is presented throughout the song adds an additional layer of complexity to an already heady effort. Continue reading “Nikki Shae – Favorite Hello (Hardest Goodbye)”

Sitting down with Razor

Hello, Razor. You have been creating music since 2001. How do you think your compositions have changed since your first release?

Well, I started with Hip Hop and Rap music in 2001, and then switched approximately in 2008 to Electronic productions. Back in the day, I mainly wrote texts and I took care about the recording, but I have never been a great Hip Hop beat maker. Nevertheless, it was a great time for my music group members and myself, we had a lot of fun.

My first official release was “White Nights” in 2015. It was a Birthday present for my girlfriend and in my opinion one of my best productions. However, to answer your question I would have to say that my compositions mainly changed in quality. “Better Off That Way” was the first release professionally mixed by Audioanimals.co.uk. I regret that I did not consider mixing my previous releases professionally.

What sort of influences have had the most impact on your music? Is there a dream lineup of performers that you would like to set in if given the chance?

Definitely other musicians. I am very open-minded when it comes to music, but my favourite genres are all kind of Electronic music, Euro-Dance, Rap and Hip Hop.

There are a lot of great singers and producers. However, I would really like to produce something with Katy B, Dizzee Rascal or DEV.

What story does your current single “Better Off That Way” tell about you? What successes and failures did you experience during the recording of the song?

“Better Off That Way” mirrors my current production style. It is a success story, and because of the message it appealed to a huge audience. This is not usual for an unknown artist like me, but still, I am extremely proud with the result.

To get into a bit of the technical, what does your recording set up look like (what do you use to record, what are your favorite pieces of hardware and software)?

I use Proppellerhead’s Reason and I would never change to another DAW. I really love this software. It has almost unlimited functionalities and a very easy to use interface.

The hardware itself quite simple, but also good enough to finish Razor’s Music productions. We have a self-made vocal booth and recently switched from a Behringer C3 to a MXL CR89 microphone. This new device is amazing and improved the quality of our recordings immensely. To further progress, we are currently building a large semi-professionally equipped studio.

What does the early spring of 2017 hold for you?

I am very excited to announce that I will release my fifth song “Free” on the 25.04.2017.

It will be little bit more like my early productions and I am looking forward to get feedback from my audience.

Additionally, I am pleased to say that we have a new artist on board – Joe Rix. He is extremely talented and has an amazing voice. I hope that we can finish his first release at latest in May.

Finally, yet importantly, I really look forward to the new tracks of my friend DaddyH, who will come with some amazing songs for the Swiss audience in autumn 2017.

How have your life experiences influenced the music that you have created during your time as a performer?

This is very simple to answer. I produce how I feel, it is a personal journey, and I believe most artist are experiencing that.

How has the internet and social media help you grow your fan base?

Hugely. I think that I would be lost without them, although some platforms are more useful than others are. I really like Facebook, Soundcloud and Instagram, compared to Twitter and Tumblr where it is harder to build up a fanbase.

How can interested readers of NeuFutur find samples of your music?

The best way is to search them on Soundcloud or Youtube. On Razor’s Youtube channel are also music videos available. However, you will find them on all major platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, etc. as well.

Do you have any final thoughts for us here at the magazine?

Yes indeed J, #beHappy #beRazor

Thank you so much for the time.