Denmark’s Act One Magazine has reviewed Bruce Cohen’s album “Five BC” and states . . . “This is clearly an artist who had a vision and it seems to me like he hit a home run with this one.”
Alex Faulkner has reviewed Bruce Cohen’s album Five BC for his UK blog The Faulkner Review.
After listening to the entire 12-track album Faulkner declared, “Bruce Cohen deserves recognition as a class act in his field and this album should help bring him to a wider audience.” To read the full review and download a FREE mp3 of track 8 “What Is It” click HERE.
“What Is It” is track 8 on Bruce Cohen’s album Five BC, released by Tarock Music 8/18/18. The video takes you to outer space and swept through the universe. The song has a mysterious/funk feel, while the bass and drums drive the groove, and sweeping synths add the melody.
CREDITS: Composed and performed by Bruce Cohen. Video concept, film clip compilation and production by Theresa Marchione. © 2018 Tarock Music
Download a free mp3 of “What Is It” ► https://soundcloud.com/tarockmusic/what-is-it
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.
Rick Shaffer is an artist with a truly distinctive approach to his vision and sound. This talented musician cleverly combines alternative music and country rock in order to create songs that hit the spot emotionally and technically.
The songs on Rick’s recently released album “Outside Of Time“ demonstrate high quality musicianship and timeless song-writing wits, reminding me of the sound of seminal influencers including the likes of Neil Young, The Cramps or The Blasters, just to mention but a few.
The album’s lead single “Going Down Slow” does a great job of driving the album with a set of stunning rhythms and melodies. The song effortlessly goes between blues, rock and country. The aesthetics of the song have a truly 60s flavor, but the arrangement and the production value have a punch that is all modern and up-to-speed with the needs and want of today’s audience.
Rick is a charismatic performer whose style is refreshingly direct, iconic and versatile. Behind its thought-provoking enigmatic title, this album hides a refreshingly down-to-earth approach that goes back to the roots of Rick’s passion.
Rick Shaffer and director, David N. Donihue struck up a friendship when filming the video, “One More Heartache,” for Shaffer’s 2012 album, Idiot Flats. When Shaffer told Donihue he wrote “Going Down Slow” in Detroit while recording his latest album, Outside Of Time, because he was struck by how the economy caused crime in the Motor City to skyrocket out of control. He was especially moved after meeting so many good people that were in desperate straits as a direct result of the nose diving economy, and a seemingly uncaring Government. Shaffer wanted to evoke a story line that would convey the desolation of Detroit, so he enlisted Donihue to create the visual scenario for his lyrics.
Donihue, a fan of Shaffer’s timeless sound, readily agreed. His vision materialized into a story line that follows Jack Clyde, a young, handsome, yet hard edged, man living in the turmoil of the wavering American economy. When Jack impregnates his girlfriend just as the slumping job market leaves him with no prospects, he hastily decides to rob a liquor store. When Jack’s actions leaves the mother of his child alone in the world, it becomes her turn to launch her own plan.
∎ CREDITS: Director: David N. Donihue | Producer: Noubar Antonyan — SuperRadFilms.com | The Criminal: Arman Oganesyan | The Heroine: Kristin Vannieuwenhoven | The Prisoner: Noubar Antonyan | Still Photography: Theresa Marchione | ©2016 TarockMusic.com
WATCH THE VIDEO ON YouTube . . . https://youtu.be/Hvk44kOocp0
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope 2013 will be the best year ever for all of us. Everyone at Tarock Music was busy throughout 2012. We had lots of activity with ventures completed and started to pave the way into 2013, and following are a few of the highlights.
Universal Music Group digitally re-released two Reds albums – The Reds and Green With Envy. As well, as soundtracks that Rick Shaffer and Bruce Cohen wrote songs and score for, Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann, and Band Of The Hand, directed by Paul Michael Glaser.
Shaffer also released a new album, Idiot Flats, that immediately became Indie Music Critic’s Pick Of The Week, along with great reviews by Devon Jackson, James Moore, Chairman Ralph, Chris West, and lots more. To read all the reviews visit our Tarock Music web site, and click on the Idiot Flats tab and sub-tabs at the top of the page. A video of track 2, “One More Heartache,” was also released, directed by David N. Donihue (Super Rad Motion Picture Group). While British director, Peter McAdam, started work on a video of track 3, “Remember,” using his patented iCoda software, that will debut in 2013.
Director Steve Balderson (Dikenga Films) licensed Bruce Cohen’s instrumental, “Saturn Night,” for his film The Far Flung Star, that’s scheduled for release in 2013. And, Pump Audio licensed tracks from Cohen’s solo album, Two BC.
Director John Lawrence licensed Shaffer and Cohen’s tracks, “Big Town” and “Dark As Night,” for his feature film debut, Peloton. The film was the official selection of the Heartland Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, and Lucerne International Film Festival.
Tarock Music signed with Los Angeles based Chris Brown and Jeff Johnson’s Natural Half Note Songs, to license our catalog for TV and film.
Tarock Music joined the effort to save the United Kingdom’s 99-year-old Twickenham Film Studios. The fight is still on and their petition currently has 4,866 signatures, with 5,000 needed ASAP. Take a minute to support Twickenham by adding your name . . . Save Twickenham Studios Petition. And, we continue to support Yoko and Sean Lennon’s Artist’s Against Fracking in New York. You can still add your name to this ongoing cause that will eventually terribly affect all of us in every state if we don’t protest now.
We also steered you to noteworthy directors from the Once A Week Film Festival and we hope you enjoyed watching their unique indie films.
Now, we’re happily going forward into 2013 ready for new ventures and opportunities, and hope you’ll all be doing the same.