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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pocket Review: "Apples & Eve" by Neulore

Nashville-based Neulore's first EP "Apples & Eve" is the sort of opening statement that most bands would kill for. It's expansive, thought-provoking, and honest, a concept album that never strays too far from the concept but which never bludgeons the listener with the message. Ostensibly a love letter from Adam to Eve, the record wanders the paths where intense love can lead: heartbreak, anger, and salvation.

The EP begins with the gorgeous "I Will Come Alone" which blossoms from a piano-based folk rock tune into shimmering waves of prog rock. Adam is alone, and the wonder of the new world he's inherited--and the constant presence of God--fill him with color and beauty and life. He is entertained but lonely.

"Eve" fades in from the last gasps of "I Will Come Alone" and proceeds to dominate the record from the first notes. It is the most maturely produced of the seven tracks, and shows how developed the band truly is. It also introduces the character which will ultimately weigh so heavily in Adam's life, his bride and co-conspirator, Eve.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Fiction over at Dog Eat Crow Magazine

I've posted a new, brilliant, short short fiction over at DEG Magazine. The auhtor is Randy Lowens, and the story is very nice. I think you'll like it.

For those of you too lazy to click the link for DECM on the side bar, you can click here.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Publication is Mine!

The wonderful folks over at Loose Change have published my short story "The View From The House Of Cards" as part of their second ever issue. The editors of this awesome magazine gave me some wonderful critiques to help make this story the best it could possibly be, which was a first for any pub I've submitted to, so i will be forever grateful to them for that.

Also, Loose Change is based out of Georgia, so that's cool. Go on and support 'em, people.

You can read the story here. It has some strong language and adult themes, for those of you with a faint heart.