Music Reviews

Sound Construction is now reviewing Albums. If you have an album you'd like to submit for review, please contact us at soundconstruction@hotmail.com. While we can't review every submission we get we will surely try to review as many as possible. Currently we review rock related genres, but we hope to expand in the near future.

We like to focus on albums and songs that we like, so while we could post a bunch of negative reviews, we won't. If we review an album unfavorably, we will not publish it. We would rather tell you about an awesome record than one that we think sucks.

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"Chris Shinn" by Chris Shinn

Chris Shinn - Chris Shinn

CHRIS SHINN by CHRIS SHINN

review by Skip Doun, Sound Construction Compendium
10 stars out of 10.

Chris Shinn, currently the singer of the rock band Live, former singer of such great bands as Unified Theory (with Brad & Christopher from Blind Melon, and Dave from Pearl Jam, etc); Everything Is Energy. This is Chris' solo album which I got my hands on back in 2012 during the first release of it. My friend won a copy in a contest and passed it on to me.

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"Say Goodbye To Ground Control" by Keldari Station

Say Goodbye To Ground Control - Keldari Station

SAY GOODBYE TO GROUND CONTROL by KELDARI STATION

review by Skip Doun, Sound Construction Compendium
9 stars out of 10.

I received an album to review the other day from Keldari Station, an electronic pop /rock / new wave / synthy band that operates out of Denver, Colorado. The band is made up of Darren Douglas Danahy & Kelley Donovan and they began in 2012, originally as a live, all improvised instrumental project. This is only the 2nd synthy album I've reviewed in my whole life as my normal reviewing material is usually of the rock genre, but I figured I'd give it a listen and write down my thoughts - song by song.

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"Among The Rubble" by The Gibbonses

Among The Rubble - The Gibbonses

AMONG THE RUBBLE by THE GIBBONSES

review by Skip Doun, Sound Construction Compendium
9.5 stars out of 10.

I received an advanced listening copy of this album, the debut album from The Gibbonses, a Southern Soul / Americana band that hails from the state of Texas. The musical duo (also known as a life-duo as they are husband and wife) are incredibly talented and that is evident upon the first 3:29 of their new album. The first song is a great listen, "Walk A Mile," filled with a beautiful voice (Jackie) and some amazing guitar licks and melodies (Brandon).

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"Spirit Guitar" by Unearth Noise

Unearth Noise - Spirit Guitar Album

SPIRIT GUITAR by UNEARTH NOISE

review by Skip Doun, Sound Construction Compendium
9.5 stars out of 10.

The album starts out with Prism, an acoustic and percussive driven track that just oozes emotion. About a third of the way into the song, Unearth Noise introduces his drumming and lead guitar work, the drums reminding me of a far off middle eastern desert landscape, almost allowing me to feel the sand blowing in my eyes.

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"Weathered Helm ep" by Weathered Helm

WEATHERED HELM EP by WEATHERED HELM

review by Skip Doun, Sound Construction Compendium
9 stars out of 10.

Upon the opening of track 1, Why Lie, I notice a spacey trippy feel, but with hard rock edge. The vocals come in and give me a Pink Floyd feel, dreamy and airy. The guitars are a perfect blend of rhythm and lead, and the melodies play well together. Loving the drums too, they're tight and have a great sound and punch to them.

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"A Formal Introduction EP" by Jackie Pock Band

Jackie Pock Band - A Formal Introduction EP

A FORMAL INTRODUCTION EP by JACKIE POCK BAND

review by Skip Doun, Sound Construction Compendium
9.5 stars out of 10.

Upon pushing play on this EP, I am greeted with a nice slow groove with a great melody for a few bars until the rest of the band comes in. Jackie's voice sounds great and is the perfect center piece for the music. I get a sort of country feel on this song, but with a splash of pop. I'm enjoying the drums on this one.

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"Fifteen Minute Long Sentence" by Jennifer Hill & Co.

Jennifer Hill & Co. - FIfteen Minute Long Sentence

FIFTEEN MINUTE LONG SENTENCE by JENNIFER HILL & CO.

review by Skip Doun, Sound Construction Compendium
9 stars out of 10.

The album starts off with a track by the name of I Decay, and from just reviewing a previous EP of Jennifer Hill & Co., I can tell already that there's new members to the band. The song has a great melody in the verse, and the band sounds great. The chorus brings more great grooves and is definitely a song that can get stuck in your head

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"Little Girl" EP by Jennifer Hill & Co.

Jennifer Hill & Co. - Little Girl ep

LITTLE GIRL EP by JENNIFER HILL & CO.

review by Skip Doun, Sound Construction Compendium
9.5 stars out of 10.

Tough Year, the first track from the Little Girl EP, is filled with great sounds and melodies. The music comes in with a nice mellow but driving groove, before breakdown dynamically for the vocals to come in. The vocal melody is infectious. Jennifer Hill's voice is smoothe with an e. I like the little intricacies of the instruments in the production and mix.

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"Asian She EP" by Asian She

Asian She ep

ASIAN SHE EP by ASIAN SHE

review by Skip Doun, Sound Construction Compendium
8.5 stars out of 10.

The first track, Horrific Nightmare begins with a mixture of analog and digital sounds. The vocals come in and fit the music. A sort of droning vocal with a high backing vocal. This song sounds great with it's grooves and pop feeling chorus. Catchy. Around 2:10 comes a bridge section that brings a touch of noise into the song, but it feels good and

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"Little Shits" by Le Projet

Le Projet

LITTLE SHITS (single) by LE PROJET

review by Skip Doun, Sound Construction Compendium
9.5 stars out of 10.

I received a free single download from a new band called "Le Projet" the singer being Kevin Martin, from the band Candlebox. Also in this project is a member of the band Sevendust, Morgan Rose, Adam Kury from Candlebox and Lenny Cerzosie from a band called The Infinite Staircase.

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"The Truth About Lying" by Amy Fear

Amy Fear - The Truth About Lying

THE TRUTH ABOUT LYING by AMY FEAR

review by V. de Gato, Sound Construction Compendium
9.5 stars out of 10.

Amy Fear is a band I first came to know via their great song “Being and Nothingness” posted on Soundcloud back in March 2013. I was so taken with the song when a friend of mine covered it with their band thee Ancient Aliens. Their sound is instantly captivating, almost addictive. Simple and elemental, yet with a sort of emotional edge

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"Project 4.4" by Fluidum Letale

Fluidum Letale - Project 4.4

PROJECT 4.4 by FLUIDUM LETALE

review by V. de Gato, Sound Construction Compendium
9.5 stars out of 10.

Project 4.4 is the debut album by Fluidum Letale, the band masterminded by founder/singer Stone Catcherye. Catcherye wrote all of the songs and plays guitar and bass, as well as keyboards drums and percussion on some of the tunes. The band also includes Brandon Gibbons (on lead guitar & keys), Mic Nicosia (drums), Dave Finn (drums) and Dick Syn (bass).

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"2 days and a year" by Jens Felger

Jens Felger - 2 days and a year

2 days and a year by Jens Felger

review by V. de Gato, Sound Construction Compendium
10 stars out of 10.

2 days and a Year is the first full length album by master classical guitarist Jens Felger. From this first note to last, it is a work of stunning beauty.

Felger's ability to communicate pure emotion through his instrument is mesmerizing. Each note seems to come from the soul, testament to the technique has developed – undoubtedly through years of effort and dedication to his craft. This is not to say that the music on this album is overtly technical – if it is the seemingly effortless playing makes the music appear gentle and hypnotic at times.

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"Bando (digital)" by Chancius

Chancius - Bando

Bando by Chancius

review by Skip Doun, Sound Construction Compendium
6 stars out of 10.

Chancius is a songwriter / multi instrumentalist from Brooklyn. Bando is Chancius' 2nd release and he calls it an indie rock / dream pop concept album with a sci-fi twist.

The first track, titled, "Hold On" begins and I'm thrown (in a good way) back into the new wave pop of the mid 1980's. The sound quality is nice, lots of sounds going on and the bottom end is thick, which I tend to like. The vocals match the music, poppy, for sure. Nice guitar solo with a melody....

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