Phil Void | East of Somewhere

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East of Somewhere

by Phil Void

Phil Void is a forward-thinking artist and song-writer based in San Francisco, California. His local music scene is known all over the world for the captivating, uplifting and influential sounds coming out of the bay area.
Genre: Avant Garde: Experimental
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1. On with the Show
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2. 100 Stories
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3. Everybody Wants Some
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4. Never Enough
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5. Just Like a Curse
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6. One Person
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7. He Said She Said
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8. Sky Is Falling
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9. They Know What You Did
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10. Over the Ocean
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11. Cackle and Clamour
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12. Howling Wolf
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Phil Void is a forward-thinking artist and song-writer based in San Francisco, California. His local music scene is known all over the world for the captivating, uplifting and influential sounds coming out of the bay area, spanning genres as diverse as pop, alternative rock and electronica. Phil Void is part of the same greater music scene, although his output is definitely something that stands in a league of its own.

It all starts from Phil’s bare and minimalist aesthetics: the simple elegance of his album artworks are a reflection of the evocative minimalism that animate his songs. In particular, Phil Void’s latest studio effort, “East Of Somewhere” is a full-length album featuring 12 tracks that showcase the artist’s visionary and forward-thinking attitude.

Phil Void is actually the moniker behind talented producer and writer Alex James Muscat, who oversaw the production of this entire work on his own. The opening track, “On With The Show” immediately strikes for the fascinating sitar-like tones, which are expertly combined with an indie rock background made of fuzzy overdriven guitars, heavy drums and melodic bass lines. Phil Void’s vocals are refreshingly raw and spontaneous. His direct singing approach allows his honest lyrics to come through as genuine and direct, adding an even more intimate feel.

The unique vocal effects and quirky arrangements of second track “100 Stories” echo the work of the late David Bowie, with his electro / art-rock style quirks and deep baritone vocals. One of my absolute favorite tracks within the entire album is definitely “Sky is Falling”, a track that blurs the lines between 90s alternative rock (think Nirvana or Soundgarden…) with subtle synths elements and industrial rhythm patterns that add some massive depth and power. I love the way the noisy, buzzing synth pads blend in with the crunchy electric guitar and with the bass lines.

Closing number “Howling Wolf” is most definitely another highlight of the album. “Massive” is the only word that really comes to mind when I attempt to describe the threatening, slow and heavy tom-based drum pattern, combined with the thrashing bass tones and with the free-form sax leads. Truly one of the most unique and spontaneous songs on the entire album.

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