Hailing from Port Isabel, Texas is the debut release titled "Delta Tales" from singer/songwriter/musician John Blangero, who goes by the artistic name, Sun King Rising. His new ten song release finds him taking on every musical genre imaginable. He begins with the southern-sounding jazz/funk groove of"The Snake" and the rock and roll epic "Milkweed And Thistle," which seems to draw inspiration from early Elton John music. Next, Sun King Rising travels to the country side for ballad "Down The Delta Road," then delivers the slow blues, Leon Russell-style of "Take It Down," before finding the soulful shuffle of "Love Turn Grey." He wraps up his new album with the contemporary pop vocals of "Drive Me To Nashville" and return to rock out on the inspirational, gospel-like rendition of "Let There Be Light." To find out more about Sun King Rising and his debut release "Delta Tales," please visit sunkingrising.rocks.
Another debut release arrives from instrumentalist/composer/producer Elliot Nelson, song of Be-Bop Deluxe front man Bill Nelson. Elliot Nelson's (who goes by simply as elliot.) new album is simply titled "As Now He Appears" and features eleven tracks of experimental instrumentation that will relax your body, while your mind may travel. The album begins with the lush, relaxation of the opening melody of the title track "As Now He Appears." Then, elliot. wastes no time beginning your journey with the electronic pulsations of "Crusade Of The Marionette" along with the slowly shifting monotone sounds of the nearly seven-minute "Cats And Otherwise." The gentle acoustic folk ballad "Internally Set To Zero" floats by gracefully, before adding more rhythm to the pounding drums of "God's Pythons." elliot. closes out his new album with the soft subtle touch of "The Black Dot" and the larger sounding ensemble piece "Beach Waltz." To find out more about elliot. and his latest release "As Now He Appears," please visit elliot8.bandcamp.com.