Daily Archives: November 17, 2009

Amma Johnson Album Review

Artist Name: Amma Johnson

Album Title: Self-Titled

Description: Inspirational Singer/Songwriter – Amma Johnson

Genre: Praise and Worship, African and multi-cultural music

Record Label: Independent

Difficulty of Music: Amma recorded this album with some amazing musicians, and with an amazing compilation of different genres of music. Coming with an array of sounds, Amma proves her musical talent and her ability to integrate alongside R&B, Rap, Jazz, and Praise styles of music.

Comparisons to Other Artists: Amma Johnson is very original with her music, keeping every song on the album diverse in every way. Her inspiring and melodic tone, provide a refreshing boost that lifts your spirits.

Lyrical Significance: Amma tries to reach out to people with her uplifting lyrics. Every song on the album tells an encouraging message. Her overall theme of the album: To live your life with a purpose and never turn back on your dreams and goals.

Overall Rating (out of 10): 8

Analysis: Amma comes with a very strong passion and desire to excel and teach others how to follow in her steps. She works very hard at making sure her point comes across well along with all the meaning behind it within every song. Amma accomplishes this very well with her emotionally capturing lyrics, and uplifting melodies and beats.

Band Website: http://www.ammajohnson.com

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CrimsonFaced Album Review

Band Name: CrimsonFaced

Album Title: Binge

Band Members and Positions: Michael Trapp – All Vocals and Instruments, and Paul Kurzweil – MixMaster and Psychologist

Genre: Rock

Record Label: Independent

Difficulty of Music: The main difficulty here is Mike’s work with all the instruments and sounds you are hearing in each song. The music is put together well and creatively broken up. Michael is very talented, bringing a new and innovative form of modern rock.

Comparisons to Other Artists: Imagine – what if Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, King Crimson, Ozzy, Sabbath, Nirvana, The Beatles, Zeppelin, Van Halen, Pink Floyd, Steve Vai and Frank Zappa were all thrown in a blender with some Tequila and strawberries. That just BEGINS to tell the story… Hold on to your hats… cause the rollercoaster is going off the tracks……

Lyrical Significance: Micheal Trapp’s curious twist of the English language seems to get across his thought provoking lyrics in a way that gives the words even more of an impact, and will actually make people listen to the words more. They seem to gel perfectly with the rhythmic musical processions behind them, and the poetic integrity of the lyrics is enhanced.

Overall Rating (out of 10) : 8

Analysis: CrimsonFaced will be big sooner than they know it. Their almost haunting harmonious feel can be equated to slipping off the top of a hot air balloon at 20,000 ft into a free fall. They will certainly keep you intrigued, keep you listening, and will NOT disappoint.

Band Website: CrimsonFaced