MONTHLY WRAP-UP: October 2014

MICHAEL HARREN: Artist of the Month

MICHAEL HARREN: Artist of the Month


Happy Halloween from Replicant Ears Magazine! As most of you know, on the last publication day of every month, we issue a wrap-up article which runs through everything that was published that month, declares the Artist of the Month (which is selected based on site statistics), a song (via YouTube or other means) from said artist, and perhaps other surprises as the publication grows.

This past month featured some great releases, including Michael Harren’s stellar Tentative Armor, the review of which was checked out by enough readers to that it earned Michael the title of Artist of the Month! We also finally got around to reviewing Flyleaf’s latest album Between the Stars!

Thanks again to our regular readers, and everyone who has checked out the mag, shared, liked, favourited, retweeted, etc. Your support means everything! Please continue to spread the word while we continue to present you with heaps of the forward-thinking goodness you deserve.

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OCTOBER 9 // ALBUM REVIEW: Sounds of Sputnik – New Born [ft. Ummagma]

"[New Born] offers up a great blend of shoegaze dreamscapes and sci-fi wonder, and is a fine artistic presentation..."

“[New Born] offers up a great blend of shoegaze dreamscapes and sci-fi wonder, and is a fine artistic presentation…”

OCTOBER 13 // ALBUM REVIEW: Michael Harren – Tentative Armor

"I'm pleased that the author's humanity bravely appears every once in a while to remind us that this is someone really opening up. It's the kind of struggle between perception and emotion that, in the end, is what true art is all about."

“I’m pleased that the author’s humanity bravely appears every once in a while to remind us that this is someone really opening up. It’s the kind of struggle between perception and emotion that, in the end, is what true art is all about.”

OCTOBER 15 // OFF THE RECORD: Flyleaf Spreads Their Wings by Carl Phelan

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“It is quite cool to be able to look back through the stories, pictures, and tour dates and trace the path of such a wonderfully talented and inspirational band.”

OCTOBER 21 // ALBUM REVIEW: Flyleaf – Between the Stars

"It's exceptional to catch the band in the midst of changing it up a bit -- forging ahead in a bold attempt to develop a sound that is familiar enough to fans but different enough to allow the new configuration to shine."

“It’s exceptional to catch the band in the midst of changing it up a bit — forging ahead in a bold attempt to develop a sound that is familiar enough to fans but different enough to allow the new configuration to shine.”

OCTOBER 23 // BACK IN 5 (October 2014 Edition)

A segment where “we explore forward-thinking music of the past by going back ten years at a time and revisiting the current month in each respective decade.”

A segment where “we explore forward-thinking music of the past by going back ten years at a time and revisiting the current month in each respective decade.”

OCTOBER 24 // NEW MUSIC: Sleepstream – Cirrus Formed Antennae [Video]

"[Sleepstream] set themselves apart from a lot of other experimental hard rock bands by focusing less on songs with bombastic structures, shredding, and heavy posturing, and more on atmosphere and solid, driving melodies."

“[Sleepstream] set themselves apart from a lot of other experimental hard rock bands by focusing less on songs with bombastic structures, shredding, and heavy posturing, and more on atmosphere and solid, driving melodies.”

OCTOBER 27 // ALBUM REVIEW: Ummagma – Kiev Remixes

"Using the ultra-relevant electronic music medium, Ummagma have proven that it is indeed possible for music to overcome borders and international conflicts."

“Using the ultra-relevant electronic music medium, Ummagma have proven that it is indeed possible for music to overcome borders and international conflicts.”

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