Canadian Classical Master :: Composer Michael Conway Baker

by John Iverson

I first became acquainted with the music of Canadian composer Michael Conway Baker many years ago after reading an interesting magazine article about him.  In this article, they described his music as tonal, melodic and romantic.  The article so piqued my interest that I had to hear this music for myself, and upon first listen, I became a devoted fan.  His music was beautiful, melodious, evocative and passionate — elements of a true master of classical music.

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Album Review :: Richard Inman :: Faded Love Better Days

by Myles Tiessen

On Richard Inman’s latest release Faded Love Better Days, he uses sincerity, passion, and poetry to transport the audience from passive listeners to an active participant in a rich tale of classic country motifs: love, loss, loneliness, and family. These themes can be dangerous territories to tread. If overused and underdeveloped, they can make for music that is frankly underwhelming. Inman, on the other hand, recognizes the everyday nature of ordinary experiences and translates them into ardent songs that lift beyond the familiar. 

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Album Review :: REALiTY GROUP :: Music For Fools Vol. 1

by Myles Tiessen

After years of demos and high energy performances, REALiTY GROUP now releases into the wild a pure animalistic album, Music For Fools Vol. 1. Containing a certain level of abrasiveness that will bring your blood to a boil and enough animation to demand attention. This album will bring you into a familiar, yet contemporary form of punk.

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