“Latent Anxiety” is a nominee for online eWorld Music Award 2010

January 26, 2010 at 11:36 pm (Indie Artists, Music Reviews) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

About half a year ago, as I was just beginning my foray into Social media, I got wind of the experimental/electronic/rock band from L.A. called Latent Anxiety. They a bring a dark vibe in their mix of sounds, with dark videos, but with strong relevant lyrics. It’s a hybrid of electronic and rock to produce a euro industrial sound. It’s really hard to describe, there’s links for you check below, and I’ll put in one my fav videos of theirs.

Latent Anxiety is an accomplished group, winning awards in a variety of categories. In the past, Latent Anxiety won the Equinox I Music Video & Audio Contest 2009 www.akmusicvideo.com/contest1.php.

Presently, Latent Anxiety is one of the three contending nominees to win the online eWorld Music Award 2010 www.eworldmusicawards.com/node/29. If you can help them out and vote for them, as today is the last day of the competition.  But you be the judge, the links and video are below.

~Jason a.k.a. Chodidee

Check out their links:

www.latentanxiety.com
www.myspace.com/latentanxiety
www.youtube.com/latentanxiety
www.twitter.com/latentanxiety
www.delvianrecords.com/html/latent_anxiety.html

Latent Anxiety – Galley [HD]

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Princess Superstar

May 29, 2009 at 8:59 pm (Indie Artists, Music Reviews) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

http://www.princesssuperstar.com/

http://www.myspace.com/k7princess

http://twitter.com/psuperstar

Name: Princess Superstar

Genre: Visual/Experimental/Zouk/Flip Flop

Major/Indie/Unsigned: The Corrupt Conglomerate Inc. (Indie)

Album: Mitch Better Get My Bunny (Demo tape, 1994),  Strictly Platinum (1995), CEO (1997), Last of the Great 20th Century Composers (2000), Princess Superstar Is (2001), My Machine (2005), The Best of Princess Superstar (2007)

Released: Grandmaster Flash – The Bridge: Concept Of A Culture (Compilation of artists) March 2009

Overall Rating (out of 4): 3.5

Musicality – Princess Superstar is experimental to say the least! Her music transitions through genres of music within a song. Mixing her DJ techniques to add twists to conventional beats. The backing samples and effects are just the right amount without overdoing it. Her breakdowns, bridges, and interludes always seem to progress the song and take it somewhere. It’s great when you see artists really improve over time when you look at his/her body of work. Full marks here.

Singing/Lyrics – Her raps, rhymes, and lyrics are ridiculously good! Her rhymes are so funny and intelligent, yet they are tight and on point. She really knows how write a song and rhyme that is distinctly her, nobody else could say it the same way.

Flow/Rhythm – The tunes are very creative hip hop that is slightly outside of mainstream, which means she really experiments with her songs to show her wide range of skills (DJ/emcee/rapper). Kudos!

Freshness – She definitely has an original style and ultra creative music that mixes elements of hip hop/old school/DJ work to make a unique hybrid sound.

Technicality/Recording – Solid recordings, but some songs are mixed to different levels to vary the sound. It’s interesting experimenting, but sometimes the quieter songs lose some crispness, but oh well.

Visuals – As far as I know, she doesn’t have a Youtube page, however, her many fans have posted videos of her performances. On Myspace she has a great page with songs, links, updates and some real cool pictures! She also has her own website (all web links at the top), which she shares more songs, but most importantly has a blog that she posts in regularly (i.e. healthy food eating stuff, etc.). Finally, she has twitter too!

Top 2 Songs:

Very difficult to choose 2 top songs, since every song is pretty good, but since I have to, I decided to choose these 2 songs

1. My Machine (An amazing track with a cool bass/beat rhythms mixed with her super high quality rhymes, lyrics, and rapping) Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any video of this song.

2. Perfect (Exceeder) – Mason vs. Princess Superstar (Just an amazing remix of a song where the original was superb already! This song shows more of her DJ qualities)

2. Bad Babysitter (Uses a real cool jazzy hip hop loop. A very interesting funny lyrics, with a goofy video to go with it!)

~ Jason Chu

@Chodidees

http://www.myspace.com/chodidee

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