Championing Mental Health…

Triple Talented Kenton Hall author, musician and actor~  He was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan – the sunshine capital of his home country – but now lives and works in the United Kingdom where his disposition makes more sense. From 2000 until 2010 he was the lead singer and lyricist for the band ‘ist’ who released three critically acclaimed albums before breaking up due to musical amnesia. in 2015, he wrote and directed the feature film “A Dozen Summers” and in 2018, his first play “The Public Interest”. Bisection is his first full-length prose work. But watch out….  He is threatening a follow-up More music is also on the horizon for Kenton, with his first solo album, “Idiopath” – building on the themes of Bisection – currently being recorded. 

About the book… Bisection: Since childhood, Canadian author Kenton Hall has fought a battle with bipolar disorder. At the moment, they’re calling it a draw, but they’ve both taken the round on more than one occasion. In the interim, he also escaped a cult, became a father to twins – eventually a single father to twins – and pursued a career as a writer, actor and musician.  No one is claiming he makes things easy on himself. 

Bisection is not your average book about mental health. It is the story of one man, two children and bipolar disorder – a funny, heart-breaking, fierce and hopeful book that dares to find humour in the darkest places – and shed enough light to lift their shadows.  Imagine Douglas Adams wrote a book about mental health. Then imagine Douglas Adams was shorter and more regularly moose adjacent. That’s Bisection!    

You can find the book on Amazon and other book selling sites.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48411590-bisection

New Music From Melodywhore~

Dark Wave Synth Rocker Melodywhore’s announces first 2020 release is a duo of tracks, one a rework of an old melodywhore track and one brand new song, Dissolve and Paid In Full.  

While there are definite electronic elements in these tracks, there is more of a rock guitar feel presented.  

Dissolve was written back in the early 2000s and was initially published on the acidplanet site.  Back then it was a mix of purchased and created loops and over the years,

it was reworked for the film Without Light and later reworked again probably for an online site like myspace. 

With the recent rework of the track Envious Moon released by Plike in late 2019, this was a no-brainer.  Gathering talented artists to contribute to the project, he reached out to the likes of Rath Campbell on acoustic and electric guitar, Chris Wilburn of Upon Eventual Collapse on noise and additional guitar and Sapphira Vee on vocals to join him in this venture.  

Paid In Full is the second track in this two-song release.  This song began as a collab with a different artist but sometimes things don’t go as planned. Rather than scrap the entire song, melodywhore reworked the track with help from again Chris Wilburn and Sapphira Vee.  

The plans for 2020 include remixes, collabs and a full melodywhore album later in the year. 

melodywhore is a darkwave electronic project with post rock and industrial roots. it began around 2000 and has had a number of incarnations since. melodywhore is currently djing a weekly show on Radio Dark Tunnel and working on remixes, collaborations and a full album late 2020. 

Melodywhore’s first 2020 release is a duo of tracks, one a rework of an old melodywhore track and one brand new song, Dissolve and Paid In Full.  

While there are definite electronic elements in these tracks, there is more of a rock guitar feel presented.  

Dissolve was written back in the early 2000s and was initially published on the acidplanet site.  Back then it was a mix of purchased and created loops and over the years,

it was reworked for the film Without Light and later reworked again probably for an online site like myspace. 

With the recent rework of the track Envious Moon released by Plike in late 2019, this was a no-brainer.  Gathering talented artists to contribute to the project, he reached out to the likes of Rath Campbell on acoustic and electric guitar, Chris Wilburn of Upon Eventual Collapse on noise and additional guitar and Sapphira Vee on vocals to join him in this venture.  

Paid In Full is the second track in this two-song release.  This song began as a collab with a different artist but sometimes things don’t go as planned. Rather than scrap the entire song, melodywhore reworked the track with help from again Chris Wilburn and Sapphira Vee.  

The plans for 2020 include remixes, collabs and a full melodywhore album later in the year. 

melodywhore is a darkwave electronic project with post rock and industrial roots. it began around 2000 and has had a number of incarnations since. melodywhore is currently djing a weekly show on Radio Dark Tunnel and working on remixes, collaborations and a full album late 2020. 

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/melodywhore/dissolve

Follow him on Instagram and Twitter for updates

https://www.instagram.com/melodywhore/

Film and TV composer Kepa Lehtinen releases new single

Finland-based film and TV composer Kepa Lehtinen releases new single “16mm”  Taken from the upcoming album It Is OK To Be Sad And Dark, “16mm” is a somber and hypnotic ballad performed on theremin, piano, and double bass captured with a gritty noir-inspired sound that represents the attainment of a major artistic goal for Lehtinen. “I have chased this sound for a long time,”he says, “retro but ultra hi-fi, the dark sound of the past modernized. The sonic equivalent of the way 16mm movies look.”

Listen to the new song here 

The theremin is a unique electronic instrument which produces sound when your hands interact with the electro-magnetic field it emits without actually touching the device itself. It was invented in the labs of KGB  by Russian engineer Leon Theremin in the early 1920s. Letinen’s previous theremin piece “Kontula” has been streamed almost 500,000 times on Spotify and “16mm” will again bring the unusual, violin-like instrument to a large, modern audience.

Kepa Lehtinen was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1971 and began studying music in childhood, eventually learning to play piano, synthesizers, theremin, and drums. He went on to study Sound Design at Finland’s Aalto University and has since written music for many films, commercials, and TV productions. He routinely works as a composer, sound editor, and sound designer. His work has appeared in award-winning Finnish titles such as Kimmo (TV series),  Almost 18 (feature film), and A Stone LeftUnturned (short film). He released his first solo album, Playing Theremin, in 2018. In 2019 he released Helsinki in November.

Check him out on social media https://twitter.com/KepaLehtinen

Let's introduce B. Bandz!

A Hip Hop Artist that really stands out amongst the to often mundane, lets introduce B. Bandz! Hailing from Chicago this independent artist brings a new wave of sound to the scene, styling it “Drippy Drill”!  Bandz find a way to connect perfectly with his peers and listeners by wording his lyrics a certain way where they can connect but still getting a commercial sound and image. The. bars are in the drip, allot of lines go over people’s heads because of the way it sounds and how bandz presents. However  if you listen carefully you will understand why he describes it as drippy drill .

On TST LEGACY THE LABEL B. Bandz is slated to drop a 6 song EP CALLED “ HUMBLE DRIP “ but before that he is dropping a dope single with the visual with another Chicago artist 147Calboy “Apart”- B.Bandz  in this teams up with fellow Chicago artist 147CalBoy it’s a heartfelt anthem that touches the soul as these two go back n’ forth on how they came up in the game, and things that happen in their life, career, and the streets to set them “APART“ from the rest

Listen to the song via the link https://open.spotify.com/track/57alaBZkELAlW7mwIDl4cW?si=x-tv9sXWSaKL85uu7UzglA

Catch the incredible music video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baH4Gkq4RK8

Coming up next from the EP is  the song and music video “Make Her Dance.”  Coming with a catchy hook and punchlines, B. Bandz sends all the ladies into a dance craze with that drippy drill!

Lots is in the works make sure you check out his social media links for exclusive behind the scenes looks and updates..

http://bigbankbandz.com/

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