Janice B., eclectic soul singer, the first singer to sign to Stinkiface music, takes you on a journey between genres, spirit, love, humor, sadness, loss, and finding of one’s self. Her debut LP “My Life” begins with the sound that reminds me of what the RZA called a detuned piano. It’s the old school sound of her now deceased grandmother playing the piano, a memory, appropriately distorted as it as transmuted through time and space. The album is dedicated to the memory of this incredible woman who first introduced Janice B. to music performance. In the album you will hear soul, blues, gospel, reggae, jazz, rock and even hints of Portishead’s “Wandering Star”. Janice B. definitely shows she is “free to reach her destiny”.
Mosno Al-Moseeki–what can we say about this musician, songwriter, poet, and all around good guy with a great voice and interesting sound? He calls his music Eclectic Desert Rock because he blends alternative rock and Sudanese rhythms. He has released two albums–low tech and The Ungenre– and is currently working on his third–Novella, which at the time of this interview was just a concept. His voice has a beautifully haunting quality that takes you on a journey through love, sadness, heartbreak, anger, joy and passion. He touches all of the traditional topics you want and expect from a talented singer-songwriter but with unusual metaphors. Cookies on Monday is the symbol he shared with a past love, referring to a ritual they shared, or “the black iron eagle in my closet staring at me…” from Guilt and Empathy that represents the feeling and transferal of bad emotions and anger from a “friend”. Through his music he opens up the window for you to see his view of the world and leaves you with a lot to ponder. Mosno Al-Moseeki–Most Noble, the Musical,–he is well named.
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