Tarock Music Releases Bruce Cohen’s 5th Solo Album “Five BC”

Tarock Music has released a new album by Bruce Cohen marking his fifth solo venture.  The twelve-song electronic excursion that continues his signature take on ambient music with the added element of funk.  His 2017 album Four BC was a constrained four-minute per song  experiment, while Five BC was recorded with a no time limit total stream-of-conscience approach.  Cohen literally took to heart Miles Davis’ witticism when asked the name of the song he was about to perform saying, “I’ll play it and tell you later,” so Cohen didn’t title his songs until after they were recorded.  The result is tracks that are an indisputable electronic classic, using a progressive house groove while weaving atmospheric textures of subtlety and beauty, demonstrated by Cohen’s artful skill of manipulating various moods.

Read the entire Liner Notes text HERE, and download a FREE mp3 of track 8 “What Is It” on SoundCloud HERE.

 

 

 

Waxwork Records Releases Deluxe Double-Vinyl MANHUNTER Film Soundtrack

Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann, with film score composed by Rick Shaffer and Bruce Cohen, performed by The Reds, had the original soundtrack released on MCA Records in 1986.

In July 2018 WAXWORK RECORDS released a magnificent deluxe double vinyl presentation that features die-cut gatefold jackets, shattered mirror board inner sleeves, 180 gram colored vinyl, and all new artwork by Midnight Maurader.  The special bonus track “Jogger’s Stakeout” by The Reds is included and, for the first time, the tracks “Freeze” by Klaus Schulze and “Seiun / Hikari No Sonoby” by Kitaro are also included.

Read the full Waxwork Records double-vinyl presentation and text HERE, and read the Manhunter film synopsis and credits HERE.

New Single Release By Bruce Cohen ◆ “Big Guy Returns”

TAROCK MUSIC HAS RELEASED “BIG GUY RETURNS” AN ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTAL BY BRUCE COHEN.

“BIG GUY RETURNS” HAS A GREAT 1970’s HERBIE HANCOCK HEAD HUNTERS FUNK GROOVE, WITH AMBIENT TEXTURES.

LISTEN TO THE TRACK ON SOUNDCLOUD

 

“RAVE UP” IS A NEW SINGLE RELEASE BY RICK SHAFFER

TAROCK MUSIC HAS RELEASED “RAVE UP” A NEW  ROCK INSTRUMENTAL BY RICK SHAFFER.

SHAFFER WROTE THE SONG AS A HOMAGE TO LINK WRAY, AND THE YARDBIRDS.

LISTEN TO THE TRACK ON SOUNDCLOUD

Muzic Notez Magazine Reviews “Stolen Moments”

 

 

Pennsylvania rock artist Rick Shaffer’s career in music spans decades. His accolades are impressive to say the least. But now, he’s released what I would consider his best of 8 solo albums to date! The ten track Garage Rock album Stolen Moments packs a real punch.

From the first track All I Want you will start bobbing your head and grooving along. The guitar riffs are pungent and the vocals are reminiscent of many classic rock legends. The whole album from front to back is packed full of energy. You can tell Rick had a ton of fun creating Stolen Moments.

Rick Shaffer says that the inspiration for Stolen Moments is that there are no guarantees in life, and every moment he spends creating music is precious time. We definitely agree, and are glad he spends his time wisely, for us all to enjoy the results!

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Screaming Match Reviews Rick Shaffer’s “Stolen Moments”

 

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: RICK SHAFFER

GARAGE-ROCKER RICK SHAFFER HAS BEEN GOING STRONG SINCE THE 70’S, AND HE CERTAINLY HASN’T LOST EVEN A LITTLE BIT OF THAT FLICKER AND FLAIR THAT MADE HIM SUCH A RECOGNIZABLE FORCE IN THE UNDERGROUND ROCK SCENE.

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Tarock Music Releases Rick Shaffer’s 8th Solo Album

Rick Shaffer’s eighth solo album, STOLEN MOMENTS, was inspired by the concept that there are no guarantees or promises in life, and every minute he spends writing and recording is precious time.  The result is an album packed with low-tech wallop, bursting energy and immediacy.  The production resembles The Stooges “Fun House” and is a proto-garage raver to end all garage ravers.

Read all the Liner Notes HERE.

Listen to full tracks on CD Baby.

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