Braun and Brains Music hits a new high with the release of their paramount CD, Next Wave. The CD is a collection of tunes spanning various music genres including pop rock to alternative to roots rock, electronica, americana, smooth jazz, new age, funk, hip hop and country. Twenty original songs by twenty unique artists equates to a blend of music sure to tantalize your senses and embrace your soul.
â€œThese songs stand out in that they have all the elements of a great composition, such as outstanding and brilliant melodies, poetic thoughtful lyrics, excellent and intriguing productions.â€President of Braun and Brains Music offers. â€œThe songs are brimming with intense emotional expressions, polished heartfelt performances and authenticity. Most of all they moved me in some way.â€ Norine Braun President is a songwriter-recording artist with 5 independent releases and her distinct sound has charted on college charts including Top 10 and has been featured in film and TV.
The contributing artists and their unrivaled sounds are a reflection of the brightest and most talented artists selected from hundreds of submissions sent to Braun and Brains Music from around the world. â€œDiversity in the compilation is very much treated like an album though the genres are widely different, it flows like a solo artist album or great mix tape. The project is put together by an independent artist not a corporation so the bottom line is about putting together a work of art, making a statement about independent music today.â€ Braun explains. â€œThese songs rose to the top as we waded through submissions and the dedication of the artists to their craft and muse was apparent with one listen. With many listens the songs remain fresh and compelling.â€
With an uncompromising blend of sounds and lyrics, Braun and Brains Music has been successful in assembling an array of eclectic, emotionally charged artists and their songs that are certain to tantalize and mesmerize even the most discriminating ears. Each song was hand-picked for its ability to engulf, captivate and charm its audience and regenerate their longing for consequential lyrics and engaging musical composition.
â€œThis is a chance for music lovers to discover the best in new original artists from around the globe who are not only world class performers but also perform their own original music.â€ Braun announces. â€œThese artists excel in all areas: songwriting, performance, arrangements, production, uniqueness, the X factor. They each have their own unequivocal sound and seem destined for greatness. They may be the best new artists you have never heard of but soon will be hearing much more of.â€
Next Wave produced by Norine Braun and Mastered by Craig Waddell Gotham City Studios
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Artsy, intellectual, tuneful and savvy Norine Braun will zing to the heart of any listener. Crystallize is an uplifting and sophisticated blend of retro 70's pop with contemporary sensibilities. Past Winner Artists for Literacy & Stonewall Society's Musician of the Year.
Public Symphony - Rise & Shine - Pop-Adult Contemporary
'A world-class debut album' [MusicChoice] of accessible soundscape songs and enlightening journeys "Album and group of the year" UnsignedMusicMag "Reminded me of such greats as Pink Floyd and Massive Attack" Wavelength "Most perfect of listening experiences" Playback
Morgan - Nice Day (For a Murder) - Alternative Classical Goth Pop
"If Trent Reznor, Kate Bush and Blonde Redhead had a lovechild, little Miss Morgan would be her. Trained in opera, cello and piano, Morganâ€™s first LP was recently released on Obscura Records."
Greg Summerlin - I Would Fight - Power Pop Brit POP
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dz - david Z - ready set go - Electronic Pop- Dance
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Katrina Parker - Killing Me - Pop/ Singer-songwriter
Katrina Parker's 2006 release "Only Dreaming" has been described as "poignant songs with vocal jazz underlinings and a determined pop exterior." A Los Angeles based singer/songwriter,Katrina has recently been nominated for a Southern California Music Award and is now touring locally to promote her new EP.
ecb - francis and matilda - Dirty Martini Rock
ecb was born in colombia and raised in the states. after playing with grammy nominees, los bacilos, and extensive touring, he settled in nyc, recording in his downtown studio and bartending 3 days a week until he becomes stink'n rich and famous.
Liliput Project - Processed Poetry - Electronica - Trance
Liliput Project is a newly formed collective from Sofia (Bulgaria) producing electronic music (mainly trance, ambient and chill-out). "Processed Poetry" is one of their first releases, a high-energy track, bringing into deep trance soundscapes and using interesting vocal samples.
Marwood - Name To Me No More - Pop Rock
Marwood is the voice and songs of Benji Rogers. Whether backed by his full band or with an acoustic guitar it is at live shows that Rogers' voice, personality and music truly shines. Catch the new album this April.
Vougeout - Let It Burn - Pop Rock
From years of classical violin training through National Anthem singing to winning the Grand Prize in the Great American Song Contest and becoming a top finalist for The Indie Show, Vougeot (voo-ZHOH) is a powerhouse voice not to go unnoticed.
Raymond Fiore - Spin The Wheel - Funk Pop
Soul-rock singer-songwriter Raymond Fiore fuses guitar-heavy grooves, memorable pop hooks, and an emotionally-charged R&B wail described as "Prince meets Paul Weller." The New York City native's debut album, "In-Between," was released in March 2006.
Flow - Let Me Confess - Hip Hop R & B
Flow's musical style is gritty hip hop with an R&B flavor. Flow produced and wrote her latest album NAKED, (previous albums: LOVE STRONG and SNAPPED). Listen for material on Pimp My Ride, Meet the Barkers and local FM radio.
Celebrate the sun - A Waste in Vain - Pop/Rock
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Tracy Stark - Morning Light - * Smooth Jazz - Adult Contemporary
An award-winning musician and musical director, Tracy has worked with such artists as Lesley Gore, Phoebe Snow, and Academy Award nominee Karen Black. Tracy has appeared in numerous television shows, including The Today Show, and her songs have won accolades in songwriting competitions.
MINiMAL - Crescent City - Americana
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Holly Figueroa - How It Is - Americana Alt. Country
After Holly Figueroa performed at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, Elektra and MCA's A&R wanted copies of "How It Is". One listen to her songs and you'll find out why she's a major force to be reckoned with". (Carla DeSantis, Rockrgrl Magazine)
Anthill - Avenue - Roots Rock
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Hopkinson - No. 5 - Pop/Rock
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Dave Hart - Mexican Sonata - New Age/Mix
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Megan Laurie - Light at The End of The Bottle - Country
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Check out the artist's website:
2. Rise and Shine
3. Nice Day (For a Murder)
4. I Would FIght
5. Ready Set Go
6. Killing Me
7. Francis and Matilda
8. Processed Poetry
9. Name To Me No More
10. Let It Burn
11. Spin The Wheel
12. Let Me Confess
13. A Waste In Vain
14. Morning Light
15. Crescent City
16. How It Is
18. No. 5
19. Mexican Sonata
20. Light At The End of The Bottle