We are Ocean of Illusions, an upcoming Death-metal band from New Jersey. Our style is unmatched and unrivaled bringing brutal to a whole new level. Our sound is original and our songs are catchy, listen to us! Our interests are Partying and playing METAL - (source:Bandcamp)
Members: Zachary Howard - Vocals Josh Held - Guitar Chris Castano - Guitar Ami Cohen - Bass Kedwin Ramirez - Drums | Genre:Deathcore/ Progressive
“The neo-soul is STRONG with this quintet — watching them onstage (and they're definitely a live band) is an education in peristalsis as each of them extracts nutrients from the sound. Their fundamental affection for Elliott Smith and Wilco shines through in both the steady-eyed, phrase-conscious songcraft and the lid-bursting turns of filigree. More often than not, however, the ensemble kinks into hyperspatial, cardinal modes: D'Angelo (harmony like roux; telepathic rhythm), St. Vincent (secret, sur-pop dance; pedaled leads that nonetheless feel absolutely naked), and many more. Together they declare a project in psychedelic soul, a chamber concern with no small share in the sincere. Hear their debut album “Loves You” at Madam West.” - Pete Longofono, BIG FIGMENT (Source: Madamwest.com)
Madam West writes driving, tightly-arranged songs from the intersection of mind and gut. Here are grooves to match your exquisite hips to, and characters to love or hate with equal parts gusto. If you listen closely, you'll detect odd chords to nod in or out of accord with, shiny synths and loops to wrap your brain around, and a few vocal leaps of faith.
The debut LP "Loves You", the EP (not pictured), and a compilation of singles are available for purchase and download at Madam West's Bandcamp. (Source: Bandcamp)
As you scroll down his tumblr page, what seems like an infinite stream of his art collection, Sean Thomas Marley takes us into a colorful & contemporary world combined of acrylics, glitter, and metalic paint. As the further you scroll down, you'll see him incorporate oils, watercolors and other mediums. The vibrantly chill vibes that is reflected from Sean's artworks, can also be felt from his music!
Natalie Pujols work influences a constant gaze into imagination. Its not only because there is this realism involved; its a certain movement, personality and emotion that is evoked from the expressions, gestures and other details she creates via a combination of colors on canvas. The objects and other relatable, familiar media or concepts she incorporates, creates these thresholds of familiarity we can't resist. Thresholds that allow for that constant gaze and awe. Check out her work here.
Oakland raised Chris Voss migrated to the streets of NYC to chase his love of capturing the gritty, raw aggression the city has to offer. Armed with his Tashica T3, Chris incapsulates sailent moments as they are living, breathing. The photography dares you to raise your head and take time to examine the artful world that has been created for us to share.
See the his photos here: chrisvossnyc.com
Simply coining Fernando Pintado as a painter is a mockery of the word. Hailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, this multi-faceted creative uses silk-screen canvases and acrylics to illustrate his world of Alternative Rock and Free verse poetry. The imagery from his works and videos couple seemlessly with his pieces; capturing the audience's attention.
2012 Do Re Mi, Chemi Room, San Juan, PR
2011 Where the blue of the night meets the gold of the day, Roberto Paradise, San Juan, PR
2007 I could be happy in infinity, Galería Comercial, San Juan, PR
2006 JEM Blues, Galería Comercial, San Juan, PR
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2015 Vermont Studio Center Johnson, VT
2013 Charles G. Shaw Award Saul Lyons Memorial Scholarship
2002 Arnaldo Roche Foundation Award for Painting
2001 Student Group Show Award for Painting, Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, PR