“Tempus Destinatum” Brings the Best Out of Nocturnal Omissions

Nocturnal Omissions’ latest album was recorded in isolation during the pandemic with songs fueled by depression. It’s his most endearing and truest display of expression and closest to realizing his artistic vision yet. With talented compositions and production, this is truly the high point of his musical career. Check out “Tempus Destinatum” below:

“Unfamiliar Places” is a fitting opening song title, as the listener does not know which direction Nocturnal Omissions will be taking us on his music this time around. The delicate piano and ripe drums lay the red carpet forward, allowing for the thumping kick drum to move the listener into this unknown house of music and intrigue. The Eastern style solos soar gracefully over the rhythmic beats, allowing us to prepare for what’s to come. In “Frozen Landscape,” we’re introduced to the chill-wave energy and it feels as though we’re exploring a newly discovered snow planet. You can nod yourself into a dream world with this delectable treat.

“Endless Queues” has a super smooth Hip-Hop beat drive the song forward accompanied by a lingering synth that swathes over the ears to entrap you in a pulsing sway. “Entry Scanner” picks up the pace with a varied range of instrumental combinations to form a lasting impression of positivity and promise. “False Upgrade” is what’d you hear in a Neo Tokyo future where robots cater to your every whim. The driving synth will prevent you from sitting still and you will be electromagnetically connected to move to where the beat takes you. As usual, the production is clear and defined, as to be expected from any Nocturnal Omissions album.

“Parasitic Infection” has all the drum and bass you’ll need for a month. The rolls, claps, kicks and hi hats are impressively strewn together and then the dubstep influence comes crashing in with the signature wobble sounds you’d expect from the top performers of the genre back in the golden era. This sound and feel represents what’s new on “Tempus Destinatum.” There’s a more focused intention on the sound being created and the result is euphoric.

“Putting Away” is a slower track featuring a slapping bass sound that brings out the funk, while “Safety Demonstration” is a dance-inspired song that is unique, daring, yet accessible. “Cabin Pressure” is the high point of the album as all the instruments converge to provide a landscape that mixes acoustic sounding instruments with electronic percussion, underlined with a moving piano arrangement that adds a layer of complexity, resulting in a daunting and daring experience. Imposing melodies and compositions align to form one of the best Nocturnal Omissions tracks. Everything you’ve enjoyed by his music happens in this track.

“Upright and Locked” has us stepping into the world of Tron. There are neon lights everywhere and they’re all leading to the dance floor. The guitar mixed with that oozing synth mix class and sass in a relishing way. “Rough Landing” is dark, epic, haunting and penetrating. A wavering synth midway is intimidating and creates a whole atmosphere that is just delightfully frightening. Last but not least is “Baggage Claim” to mark the end of this journey. Calm and inspiring, it sends us off into he sunset on a good note, allowing us to reflect on our lives as well as what we just heard.

For all the ups and downs that Nocturnal Omissions has experienced in his personal life, the music he has created to this point is enough to stand back and marvel at. Although a harsh critic of his own music, there is a lot to be a proud of not only on this album but in his discography as a whole. We look forward to hearing what’s next up for our listening pleasure. We salute you!

Discover more of Nocturnal Omissions on BandcampYouTubeSpotifyAppleInstagramTwitter and his website.

YOURFRENDS Debut Video Sends Strong Message

YOURFRENDS have recently their first official video for their song “Chicago Kid” from their upcoming project titled “Just Mondays.” Check out the song below:

Directed by K Shack, the video shows off the YOURFREDS members in the city streets bringing to light the hardships that everyday Chicago kids must face growing up. The violence in the urban landscape is an uneasy and dangerous place and the song shows of the group’s ability to raise awareness important issues about their roots. Just as there’s no “I” in team, there’s no “I” in YOURFRENDS, and the group is working together to create art as a holistic team.

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Photo via YOURFRENDS

The trio consists of Thee Unique, Franchika and Tyler, they started under Chance the Rapper’s guidance and are clearly capable of combining strong messages mixed with creativity. To stay up to date with YOURFRENDS, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Soundcloud.

Rural Alberta Advantage – New Single Release

Rural Alberta Advantage released their new single “Brother” in anticipation on their upcoming album “The Wild” coming out Oct. 13. Check out the video below:

The three-piece band consists of Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt and Robin Hatch, known for delivering folk songs that stem from humble places and touch the heart. They went on the road to try out new material last year and using the experiences from their live set into the studio. In addition to “Brother” the band has also released singles “White Lights” and “Beacon Hill” that will surely intrigue fans old and new to their new 10-track album. When making any record, Edenloff said he does not follow a theme or plan but rather letting the music dictate where it should naturally go and “The Wild” is no different.

The band has been nominated for two 2012 Juno Awards (Best New Group and Video of the Year for their song “Stamp”), long listed for the 2011 Polaris Award, and awarded the CBC Music Prize for Best Independent Artist in 2014. They have previously released three albums on Saddle Creek: “Hometowns” (2009), “Departing” (2011) and “Mended With Gold” (2014).

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Image via Rural Alberta Advantage

Stay up to date with the Rural Alberta Advantage at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and their official site. See them in person on their upcoming tour at these following dates:

TOUR DATES
Oct .20 – St John’s, NL, Club One
Oct .21 – Halifax, NS, Halifax Pop/MultiPurpose Centre
Oct .24 – Ottawa, ON, Bronson Centre
Oct .26 – Waterloo, ON, Maxwells
Nov. 2 – Cambridge, MA, The Sinclair
Nov. 3 – Brooklyn, NY, Rough Trade
Nov. 4 – New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
Nov. 6 – Washington, DC, Rock n Roll Hotel
Nov. 7 – Ashville, NC, Mothlight
Nov. 8 – Atlanta, GA, The Earl
Nov. 10 – Nashville, TN, The High Watt
Nov. 11 – Memphis, TN, Hi Tone
Nov. 12 – Dallas, TX, Dada
Nov. 13 – Austin, TX, Barracuda
Nov. 16 – Phoenix, AZ, Valley Bar
Nov. 17 – Los Angeles, CA, Troubadour
Nov. 18 – San Francisco, CA, Great American Music Hall
Nov. 20 – Portland, OR, Hawthorne Theatre
Nov. 21 – Seattle, WA, Neumos
Nov. 24 – Vancouver, BC, Commodore
Nov. 25 – Kelowna, BC, Kelowna Community Theatre
Nov. 27 – Red Deer, AB, Red Deer Memorial Centre
Nov. 30 – Edmonton, AB, Union Hall
Dec. 1 – Saskatoon, SK, O’Brians
Dec. 2 – Winnipeg, MB, Pyramid
Dec. 3 – Minneapolis, MN, First Ave
Dec. 6 – Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall

Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor – New Video Release

Detroit Psych-rock trio Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor released a new trippy and artistic video for their single “See you in the Mourning” from their upcoming album “Lavender Blood” coming out on October 27. Check out the sublime video here:

The single is the second track from the group’s upcoming album “Lavender Blood,” and it’s about the last conversation had with a friend before their passing. The song features a classic guitar within a textured and layered rhythm section that is perfect for hypnotic swaying to in the spacey night.

The band’s fourth album feeds on the blend of blissfulness and terror, a departure from their previous release “Desert Brain.” The new album was recorded in a remote lodge nestled in the woods of northern Michigan, taking advantage of the building’s large cathedral ceiling and open floor plan to a unique experience that fans will surely enjoy.

The band have shared the stage with the likes of The Black Angels, A Place to Bury Strangers, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dead Meadow, The Warlocks, Nick Turner’s Hawkwind and played festivals such as Mid-Point, Montreal Distortion Psych Fest, SXSW, and CBGB Music & Film Festival.

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Album cover for “Lavender Blood” by Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor

Stay up to date with Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, YouTube and their official site.

Aubergine MACHINE – New Single Release

Aubergine MACHINE, consisting of multi-platinum selling producer Ian Carey and newcomer vocalist Shanti Ellis, has released the new track “U People” off their “Wildlife EP.” Check out the mystical song here:

“U People” begins with beautiful haunting vocals that sets the mood fitting of an ethereal wildlife setting. The slow-paced electronic beats by Ian add a free-flowing trance that really brings the song together. For an out-of-body experience, be sure to give this track a listen.

Aubergine MACHINE formed in 2012 with the intention of blending in a multitude of genres and influences they both picked up on their own distinct world travels. In their own words, they said: “We make music, love life and laugh sometimes. We are Aubergine MACHINE.”

To stay up to date with all things Aubergine MACHINE, be sure to check them out on Soundcloud, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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