Kim Kardashian Says North West Prefers Living With Kanye West – Billboard – Armessa Music News

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North West is the ultimate daddy’s girl.

In the newest episode of The Kardashians that aired on Thursday (Nov. 2), Kim Kardashian tells her sister Kourtney Kardashian that her oldest child with the rapper prefers hanging out at his home. “She’ll be like, ‘Dad is the best,’” she said. “‘He has it all figured out. He doesn’t have a nanny, he doesn’t have a chef, he doesn’t have security. He lives in an apartment.’ And she’ll start crying, ‘Why don’t you have an apartment? I can’t believe we don’t have an apartment.’”

Kourtney could empathize with the situation, as she said her three children with ex Scott Disick feel the same. “They do that at Scott’s too,” the Poosh founder said. “‘Dad has the best house, your house sucks. He has the best house. It’s not super big, the vibe is better.’ I feel like everything falls on the parent that’s more involved.’”

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In a later confessional, Kim shared that Kourtney believes that 10-year-old North is the Skims founder’s “lesson” in her life. “I’m supposed to learn even more about patience—she teaches me patience. She has taught me a lot about life,” she shared.

Kim also shares seven-year-old Saint, five-year-old Chicago and four-year-old Psalm with her ex-husband Ye. Kardashian filed for divorce from West in February 2021 after six years of marriage. Both sides initially said that the split would be amicable, but the relationship between the two superstars has turned increasingly tense in the two years since, especially amid Kardashian’s former romance with comedian Pete Davidson in 2022.

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: An Appreciation- Armessa Movie News

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Introduction

It’s hard to believe that Night of the Living Dead (1968) was made over fifty years ago. Zombie films have become so prevalent in the intervening decades that there seems to be no end to them. You might even say the entire concept has been (b)eaten to death.

Just off the top of our (exploding) heads, we have Dawn of the Dead (plus the “re-imagining of same), Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, Return of the Living Dead (parts 1 through 4), Resident Evil (and it’s multiple sequels), The Evil Dead, (and another 2 sequels and a remake), Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead, Fido, Zombie (with the tagline: “If you loved Dawn of the Dead, you’ll eat up Zombie”), Re-animator, Bride of Re-animator, Warning Sign, Quarantine, Night of the Creeps, Demons, Dead-Alive, World War Z, Last Train to Busan

There are literally hundreds of them, and to drive home the point of how pervasive the trend is, how many Westerns, musicals, or other traditionally themed films can you quickly name from the past 50 years? Can you even come up with several hundred?

Zombie films have become a genre unto themselves. Night of the Living Dead was where it all began. It was the first film to invent the zombie “rules” we all know and love. Which are… you can only kill a zombie with a blow to the head. If bitten by a zombie, you’ll become infected, die, and in no time be walking around yourself. Zombies only like to eat living people. Zombies have poor motor skills, aren’t exactly articulate, and don’t have expansive vocabularies, etc.

Judith O’Dea in a scene from “Night of the Living Dead” (1968). Direction and cinematography both by George A. Romero. Photo courtesy of Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Impact on the Landscape

While zombie films are (mind-blowing) fun, it’s also important to realize the huge impact that Night of the Living Dead had on the cultural landscape. It single-handedly stood the horror film on its head and sent it spinning off in a totally new direction. With its nihilistic approach, depiction of previously taboo subjects, and lack of a conventional happy ending, it marked a major turning point in the evolution of scary films. It’s no exaggeration to say that without it, we never would have had Jason, Freddy, Michael, Leatherface, Jigsaw, or the dozens of other movies that rely on gore and an overriding sense of doom to deliver a pervasive feeling of terror.

If you grew up watching any of these later movies, you can be forgiven for not appreciating how truly ground-breaking film Night of the Living Dead was. Shot in black and white on a shoestring budget, it didn’t bother with explanations, subplots, or moral judgments. The characters were simply thrown into a horrible situation in which things kept going from bad to worse.

The documentary-style nature of the film merely added to the feeling of unease it generated in moviegoers. More recent films may have upped the “gore” quotient. However, Night of the Living Dead has a raw, primal feel to it that has rarely been equaled. Watching it in the late 60s and early 70s, without the benefit of being “desensitized” to modern on-screen violence, was like living through an actual nightmare.

Background

So how did this extraordinary film come to be? Well, for starters, its creators were located nowhere near Hollywood. They lived in Pittsburgh, PA. There, in the mid-1960s, several of them worked for a local film production company called The Latent Image. They produced low-grade commercials and industrial films for a fledgling market in southwestern Pennsylvania. Some of the typical titles they turned out included gems like The Calgon Story, and Heinz Pickle No. 1.

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Headshot of the dead woman Barbara encounters in a farmhouse house, a jump scare moment in “Night of the Living Dead” (1968). Direction and cinematography both by George A. Romero, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

One day, as told by John Russo in the Night of the Living Dead Film Book, a group of employees from Latent Image were hanging out at a local bar. They began discussing their life-long dreams of making it big in Hollywood. The discussion group included George Romero, John Russo, and Russell Streiner. All want to be big-time Hollywood movie-makers. Yet, they were smart enough to realize that career path was fraught with dead-ends. However, in talking, they realized that their years of experience with industrial projects had given them the technical know-how they needed to make a feature film.

They reached out to a production unit in town called Hardman Associates and recruited the President and Vice President, Karl Hardman and Marilyn Eastman. All told, they got ten people who each chipped in $600 to make a movie. With an operating budget of $6,000, they called their fledgling production company Image Ten, after the number of original investors. It was decided that Russo would write the movie, Romero would direct it, and Streiner, Hardman, and Eastman would produce and star in it.

Knowing that cost was going to be their biggest constraint, they worked hard to come up with a script that would break normal conventions, yet require minimal production values. After several months of wrangling, and in between their day jobs, Romero and Russo co-wrote a basic story that went for the jugular. It featured scenes of cannibalism, matricide, and over-the-top violence.

Soon the group realized that a measly $6,000 wasn’t going to be nearly enough to get their production off the ground. They then proceeded to find another ten investors, doubling their budget to $12,000. Eventually, those funds escalated to $60,000 when they actually began filming. Still, an unbelievably small stake for any film, even in 1967.

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The production was located about forty miles north of Pittsburgh, near a town called Evans City. They had to act fast. That part of Pennsylvania usually saw an early autumn, and by the time they began shooting, it was already July. At the time, the Image Ten team didn’t even have a title for the film yet. They merely referred to it as “The Monster Flick.” Even by today’s standards, the film’s plot stands out for its sparseness and originality.

Synopsis

Night of the Living Dead opens with Barbara (Judith O’Dea) and her brother Johnny (Russell Streiner) visiting a remote cemetery to lay a wreath on their father’s grave. Barbara finds the setting creepy, a fact that Johnny uses as an excuse to tease her by telling her in his best Boris Karloff imitation: “…they’re coming to get you, Barbara…” Among the gravestones, a lone man is walking awkwardly and approaches the couple. And Then, for no apparent reason, he suddenly attacks Barbara. Johnny tries to defend her, but the man wrestles him to the ground, where Johnny hits his head against a gravestone.

The man chases Barbara to a local farmhouse, where she is soon joined by another man named Ben. Ben tells her that there’s something happening across the countryside and that they need to board up the house to protect themselves. They turn on the radio to hear news reports about instances of mass homicides. Meanwhile, more and more shuffling individuals begin to gather outside the home.

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An iconic shot from “Night of the Living Dead” (1968). Photo courtesy of Continental Distributing/Image Ten.

Soon, Ben and Barbara learn they are not alone. Hiding in the cellar are Helen (Marilyn Eastman) and Harry Cooper (Karl Hardman). They have a young daughter who has been bitten by one of the “ghouls” and is very ill. Also in the cellar are a young couple named Tom and Judy. Harry turns out to be a very opinionated and obnoxious individual who urges the group to barricade themselves in the cellar behind a heavy door. Ben emerges as the leader of the group and argues that they have a better chance if they stay upstairs. That way, if one of the “things” breaks in, they’ll have somewhere to run. Ben and Harry argue violently over their respective positions.

A television set is found. From local emergency news broadcasts, they learn about the mass murders taking place throughout the area. Incredibly, the perpetrators appear to be the freshly dead, who seem to have developed a taste for human flesh and are “devouring” their victims. The newscasts tell of “rescue” centers and urge people to try to make their way there in order to find assistance.

The group hatch a plan. They find keys to a nearby truck and plan to drive it to a pump out back in order to refuel it. But the plan goes horribly wrong when they inadvertently spill gasoline on the vehicle. Tom and Judy are killed when the truck catches fire and explodes.  Inside the house, the rest of the group is horrified to see the ghouls eating the remains of the couple.

The house loses electricity, and this is the cue for the dead to begin their final assault. After a struggle, Harry is fatally shot by Ben and stumbles back to the basement. His daughter has just died and begins to eat him. Harry’s wife also runs downstairs and is dispatched by the young girl using a garden trowel. Meanwhile, up above, the dead have gotten into the house. Johnny, now a ghoul, grabs Barbara and drags her outside to her fate. This leaves Ben alone. He runs into the cellar and boards up the door. He uses a shotgun to shoot Harry and Helen, both of whom have come back to life.

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Zombie Bill Hinzman in a scene from “Night of the Living Dead” (1968). Photo courtesy of Continental Distributing/Image Ten.

The next morning, the sun comes up. Ben thinks he hears something. Carefully, he takes the boards off the door and peeks out. In the yard is a local posse who has been going through the countryside shooting ghouls and rescuing individuals. Seeing Ben peering through a window, they mistake him for one of the living dead and kill him with a single shot. “That’s another one for the fire…” the posse leader yells out. The men drag Ben’s body and throw it onto a giant bonfire. No one survives.

Trivia

For those of you already familiar with the movie, here’s some related trivia you may find interesting:

  • The filmmakers couldn’t afford original music. So, the distinctive score was created from a stock music library. You can also hear some of the same tracks in other schlocky sci-fi films from the 1950s. Including The Hideous Sun Demon and Teenagers From Outer Space.
  • One of the lighting technicians in the film was Joe Unitas, cousin of football legend Johnny Unitas. They offered Joe a percentage of the profits. But, thinking the film wasn’t going anywhere, he opted for a straight fee and lost out on a lot of money.
  • The film never mentions the word “zombie.” Not even once. Instead, the walking dead are referred to as “ghouls.”
  • During the montage in which Ben boards up the house, you can spot a Lowell light stand that was inadvertently left in the frame. It’s a standard issue for most industrial lighting kits.
  • When Barbara first enters the house, she encounters a corpse at the top of the stairs. The head bust was created by George Romero out of a hobby shop kit entitled “The Living Skull.” Kids all over the country used it for various science fair projects.
  • The car that Barbara drives into the tree belongs to producer Russell Streiner’s mother. It had recently been in an auto accident. So, they saved some money by making it look as if the tree had scraped the side of the car…when the damage had been there all along.
  • The ghoul who eats the bug off the tree is played by Marilyn Eastman. The same woman who starred as Helen. She’s nearly unrecognizable under all the makeup. Writer John Russo also plays the zombie who gets dispatched early on with a tire iron to the forehead. Just another example of how filmmakers cut corners to save money.
Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea in Nights of the Living Dead (1968). Photo courtesy of Continental Distributing/Image Ten.
  • One of the investors in the film owned a meatpacking plant. He generously donated all the animal organs and innards used in the cannibal scenes. (Without that bit of luck, there’s no telling what they would have done).
  • The roving reporter in the news footage shown on the television was played by “Chilly Billy Cardille.” He hosted a popular horror movie show on Saturday nights in Pittsburgh.
  • Notice you never see a bathroom in the house. That’s because it was so old, it didn’t have any running water.

Post-Production

After the film was finished, it was screened for all of the investors and interested family members. John Russo later remembered he knew they were onto something when his future wife almost broke his fingers by gripping his hand too tightly during the preview. The group thought they had an original product, and felt they had met the goals they had set out for themselves. But they were still having money problems. A local film production lab named WRS had agreed to extend them credit in order to do all the film-developing work. But without a distributor, Image Ten had no way to pay the lab back.

One afternoon, Russo, Romero, and Streiner were having beers at a bar with the owner of WRS. The bar just happened to have chess sets for the customers to play with. After having one too many, Streiner and the head of WRS began bragging about their prowess with the chess pieces. And soon enough, a bet was wagered.

If Streiner won, WRS would do all of the lab work for free. But if WRS came out ahead, they would owe double. For all practical purposes that would have meant the end of the movie. Because without a finished print, and with no financial means to bail it out, they’d have nothing to show. Several hours later, Streiner managed to pull out a victory. But not before Romero and Russo went through several heart attacks.

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Karl Hardman Duane Jones and Marilyn Eastman in a scene from “Night of the Living Dead” (1968). Photo courtesy of Continental Distributing/Image Ten.

Finally, the team had a finished print in their hands. They even had a title for the movie: “Night of the Flesh Eaters.” And then it suddenly dawned on them how desperately they needed a distributor. Romero and Russo took a copy of the film to New York City and began shopping it to prospective buyers. Columbia Pictures showed some interest. As did American International Pictures. But both asked them to reshoot the ending to make it “happy.” The team refused. Despite the pressure to pay off their investors, Romero and Russo stuck to their guns.

Eventually, they got an offer from The Walter Reade Organization. They were strange bedfellows. Walter Reade was primarily noted for distributing European art films. They asked for some cuts to tighten up the film but said that they liked the ending and wanted to keep it intact.

However, they made one other request which would have enormous consequences. After a copyright search, they felt that the title was too similar to some other films. So, to play it safe, they asked that the movie be renamed Night of the Living Dead. No one had an issue with it, and a new title sequence was created. However, in doing so, the lab inadvertently removed the copyright notice from the master print. Which technically left the film without a trademark. Years later, when Walter Reade fell into bankruptcy, the film lost its copyright. As a result, it fell into the public domain.

Criticism

Despite the huge financial success the movie enjoyed (to say nothing of the home video market which emerged some 15 years later), Image Ten saw very little of the money. Anyone who wanted could obtain a copy of the film, put it on VHS, and sell it for whatever price they chose. The original “Night of the Living Dead” was shot on 35 mm film. The same as any feature-length Hollywood movie. But after all the prints, reprints, and slow-speed recordings, you were hard-pressed to find a decent version of it until the advent of DVD.

Judith O’Dea in Night of the Living Dead (1968). Photo courtesy of Continental Distributing/Image Ten.

The movie regularly showed up at the bottom of most Walmart bargain bins or was packaged as part of various “terror collections” consisting of other public domain titles. To this day, you can download a copy for free at The Internet Archive. (However, if you want to see the film in its original glory for yourself, we recommend obtaining a remastered version on DVD).

But at the time, all this was years in the future. In the late 60s, “Night” landed like a bombshell. It was so totally unlike any previous film that the exhibition market didn’t know how to handle it. Most horror movies at the time were screened during the afternoon hours for younger audiences. Since this pre-dated the rating code by a year, many unsuspecting parents dropped off their kids to see the movie. With little concept of what awaited them.

Film critic Roger Ebert liked the film, but after attending a matinee wrote a scathing review for the Chicago Sun-Times. In it, he harshly criticized parents and theater owners who let children see the movie by themselves. It was later reprinted in Reader’s Digest:

“I felt real terror in that neighborhood theater. I don’t think the younger kids really knew what hit them. They were used to going to movies, sure, but this was something else… The kids in the audience were stunned. There was almost complete silence… There was a little girl across the aisle from me, maybe nine years old, who was sitting very still in her seat and crying. It’s hard to remember what sort of effect this movie might have had on you when you were six or seven… Nobody got out alive. It’s just over, that’s all.”

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Duane Jones takes on zombies in Night of the Living Dead (1968). Photo courtesy of Continental Distributing/Image Ten.

Of course, children weren’t the intended audience for “Night of the Living Dead.” Adults were. One might even say that the horror film reached a heightened sense of maturity with the release of the film. And very quickly word spread that something special and unique was on tap for those adults hungry and eager to take their movie-going experience to the next level. If ever a film became a hit because of word of mouth, this was it.

Legacy

“Night” was the first feature to kick off the midnight movie craze. For two years, the Waverly Theater in Greenwich Village screened sold-out shows at 12 a.m. for eager audiences. The phenomenon quickly spread. Soon, other movies such as Pink Flamingos, El Topo, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Up in Smoke would become midnight movie staples for audiences yearning for a “different” form of entertainment.

But even more than that, “Night of the Living Dead” was the starter pistol for a new breed of horror film. Building on its undeniable success, other midnight 70’s movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Last House on the Left, and The Hills Have Eyes picked up on “Night’s” themes and motifs and ran with them.

Today, the film is considered a bona fide classic. It’s been part of multiple exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, and has been selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in the National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, [and] aesthetically significant.” In describing the film, critic Rex Reed once famously said:

“If you want to see what turns a B movie into a classic…don’t miss NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. It is unthinkable for anyone seriously interested in horror movies not to see it.”

Russell Streiner and Judith O’Dea in a scene from “Night of the Living Dead” (1968). Photo courtesy of Continental Distributing/Image Ten.

This leaves us with one last point to ponder. One of the most intriguing things about “Night of the Living Dead” is the conflict between Harry and Ben. The former, if you remember, argued strenuously that ”the safest place is in the basement!”  But Harry is a cowardly bully who only cares about himself. He’s more concerned with being right than doing the right thing.

Ben, on the other hand, is not only brave but seems genuinely concerned with the welfare of others. He takes the lead in getting them to stay upstairs and board up the house. Ben demonstrates genuine leadership traits and everyone in the audience sides with him. But, in the end, he turns out to be horribly wrong. And everyone in that house goes to their doom by following his lead. If only they had just stayed in the basement…

Conclusion

Upon reflection, it’s just another example of how chilling and subversive the film truly is. And ties in nicely with these final thoughts offered by Stuart M. Kaminsky in Cinefantastique:

“Death in NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is meaningless, total, inevitable…Romero’s film is a bleak, relentless nightmare of our fears in which nothing can save us, in which we are trapped between the horror of death and life…Sitting through NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is like an extensive session with a good psychiatrist. You come to grips with things you would often rather not face, but having faced them, is somehow to lessen their ultimate horror.”

It’s difficult to think of a better way to describe what makes a good scare picture. And why over 50 years since it was first released, “Night of the Living Dead” still stands near the top of the heap as one of film history’s ultimate exercises in sheer terror.

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Logan Mize Shares Heartfelt Ode To Small Town Living On “Rural Route Kid” @ Top40-Charts.com -Playlists

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Heartland country-rocker Logan Mize has built a career of being the unofficial spokesperson for small-town life, shining a light on rural experiences throughout all of his music. He continues that theme, sharing a new song that acts as a love letter to his Kansas upbringing and wife Jill Martin on “Rural Route Kid,” out now via Big Yellow Dog Music.

Co-written with longtime collaborator Daniel Agee (Jessie James Decker, HBO’s Big Little Lies) and Rob Williford (Luke Combs, Tim McGraw), “Rural Route Kid” recalls everything he loves about his hometown and his wife, reminding listeners to find gratitude in everyday living.

“Those first two verses fell out really quick, but we didn’t have a title we were writing to so we were kind of wandering blind for a while,” says Mize. “Once we found a direction and landed the chorus, I felt right away that this was going to be a special song. It’s quickly become one of my favorite tunes in my writing catalog. I hope everyone digs it as much as I do.”

“Rural Route Kid” follows Mize’s road-warrior anthem “Out Of State Plates” (9.15) and the hilariously candid 6-song collaboration with wife Jill Martin, ‘The Mizes’ (8.25).
Mize will release more new music later this year. To stay up-to-date, visit loganmize.com.



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90 Day Fiancé’s Razvan Reveals New Living Situation After Amanda Split – Armessa Movie News

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  • Razvan Ciocoi from 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days has successfully made it to the United States, as confirmed by his recent photos and videos from New York.
  • Fans were thrilled to see Razvan in the US and congratulated him on his move, encouraging him to pursue his modeling career and enjoy his time in NYC.
  • While there are concerns that Razvan may try to reconnect with his former lover Amanda, many viewers believe it would not be a good idea for them to reconcile and hope that Razvan focuses on his career and personal growth in America.


Razvan Ciocoi from 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days has made it to the United States since parting ways with his American lover, Amanda Wilhelm. The 26-year-old Romanian model was part of the spin-off in mid-2023. He joined the show alongside his 31-year-old widow girlfriend, Amanda, who seemed like an ideal match for him. Unfortunately, things didn’t go well for the two. When Amanda arrived in Romania, she realized that Razvan couldn’t replace her husband yet. She didn’t sponsor him but asked him to meet her once he had come to the United States on an artist visa.

Recently, Razvan posted a few photos and videos of himself from New York, confirming that he has made it to the United States. He shared a clip of himself on October 27, calling America his “home.” Later, Razvan shared a video of himself waking up in a minimal modern apartment and walking near Times Square.

Razvan captioned his post, “good morning New York,” showing his excitement about finally achieving his big milestone. The young Romanian actor also shared a selfie from Central Park, letting 90 Day Fiancé fans know he was happier than ever.

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Fans React To Razvan’s U.S. Move

Many viewers were waiting for Razvan to announce his move since the show’s conclusion. Therefore, they were delighted to see him in the United States and congratulated him. A social media user wrote, “so pleased for you,” telling Razvan to go and get his modeling career started quickly. Another user commented, “looks like your loving it here,” and suggested the reality TV star have fun in NYC. Co-stars also showcased their appreciation and love. From Razvan’s former lover Amanda to fellow gym bro Rishi Singh, many 90 Day Fiancé franchise cast members responded to the posts through likes. A few fans did warn Razvan in the comments and advised him about relationships.

Since Razvan is now in the United States, some of his followers worry that he may try to get back with Amanda. During the show, the Romanian man was deeply in love with the single mother and wanted to make things work. While Amanda claims they are now just friends, things may change in the coming months. The two may try to reconnect and reconcile, which most 90 Day Fiancé viewers agree isn’t good for them.

Razvan has grown a lot over the months. Therefore, he is probably working on building his career in the United States and forming professional relationships. He knows his struggles with Amanda and may not want to end up with her again. Moreover, he may not want to find another woman because he hasn’t settled yet. Hopefully, Razvan will grow in the United States and become the performer he always hoped to be. He may even end up on 90 Day Fiancé again, probably 90 Day: The Single Life. Hopefully, Razvan’s new American life will treat him better than his 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days co-star did.

90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days is currently on hiatus.

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UK Indiepop Duo Karamelien Set To Release ‘Living With The Moon’ Album, Previewing Latest Single ‘Digital Imogen’ @ Top40-Charts.com -Playlists

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) UK indie pop-rock duo Karamelien present their debut album, ‘Living With The Moon’, a grounding 9-track offering that breaks from the typical songwriter mould, with sonic offerings that draw inspiration from fuzzy Lo-fi, storytelling, trip hop, and reverb-drenched 1960s film soundtracks, with a greater emphasis on beats and basslines.

Based in East Grinstead, Karamelien is singer-songwriter Léanie Kaleido and guitarist Mark Foster – two long-time friends, whose music has forged an even stronger bond between them. This Karamelien album follows the three albums that Léanie Kaleido released as a solo artist.

Léanie and Mark were joined by one of the UK’s leading bass players, Lee Pomeroy (ELO, Take That, Rick Wakeman, Yes), on most of the album’s tracks. However, the song ‘Ascension Heights’ features bassist Morris ‘Mo’ Pleasure (Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Ray Charles), who graced the track with his funkadelic bassline.

Karamelien also present the video for ‘Digital Imogen’, a feisty in tongue-in-cheek warning of the dangers of obsessing over own photos on social media, which was recorded and produced by Ian Caple (Massive Attack, Tricky, Mansun, Tindersticks, Vanessa Paradis), who was also EMI’s in-house engineer back in the day.

Mark Foster says, “We wanted the guitars to sound pretty processed, and a little bit ugly – which I think we achieved! I was definitely channelling the spirit of Sonic Youth, J Mascis, and a host of other beautiful noise-niks on this one”.

The duo earlier released the title track ‘Living With The Moon’ and ‘Wait For Me’ with piano, mixing and production by Chris Mars (A Flock of Seagulls, Damian Wilson). Two other tracks were produced by RIDE’s Mark Gardener at OX4 Sound Studio – ‘Lionhearts’ and ‘Ascension Heights’, which features a guitar sample from Léanie’s late father Top Topham (original founding guitarist of The Yardbirds) and also involved Paul Statham (Dido, Simple Minds, Kylie Minogue).

As of October 27, the ‘Living With The Moon’ album is available from fine digital platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.

TRACK LIST:

1. Living with the Moon

2. Ascension Heights

3. Digital Imogen

4. Lionhearts

5. Wait for Me

6. Ghost of Love

7. Do You Really Wanna Go?

8. Sewing at Sea

9. Sewing at Sea reprise

All songs written by Léanie Kaleido except Track 6, written by Léanie Kaleido & Mark Foster

Mark Foster – artistic director

Léanie Kaleido – vocals, piano, keys, Rhodes, tenor electric guitar, guitaret, string arrangements, electronic bass

Mark Foster – guitars, theramin

Lee Pomeroy – bass on Tracks 1, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 9

Morris ‘Mo’ Pleasure – bass on ‘Ascension Heights’

Top Topham – sample on ‘Ascension Heights’

Chris Mars – piano on ‘Wait for Me’

Joe Caple – drums on ‘Sewing at Sea’

Tracks 1, 3, 6, 8 and 9 produced by Ian Caple Recording

Tracks 2, 4 and 7 produced by Mark Gardener at OX4 Sound

Track 5 produced by Chris Mars Music

Additional production on ‘Ascension Heights’ by Joolz Dunkley

Additional production on Track 7 by Ian Caple

Mastered by Jon Astley, except initial masters for Ascension Heights and Lionhearts singles mastered by Tim at Turan Audio



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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) New York-based duo Zusha share their brand new single, ‘The World To Come (Living Room Remix)’ via Darco Recordings.
Influenced by UK dance acts like Disclosure and Fred Again…, Zusha are stepping into the electronic arena for the first time with ‘The World To Come (Living Room Remix)’, which went viral in April this year and the duo went on to sign with Darco Recordings.

No strangers to sharing their music with the world, Zusha (singer/songwriter Shlomo Gaisin and producer & instrumentalist Zach Goldschmiedt) have developed a unique genre-blending sound over the years, previously influenced by classical, folk and jazz genres. Their new offering is laden with soothing vocals, rousing basslines and warm piano melodies.

Zusha’s musical output is a warm, compelling juxtaposition of sound, combining the all-consuming euphoric energy of electronic music with traditional melodies and songlines to unify listeners worldwide. The duo’s vocal-driven dance music encapsulates their love, hope, positivity and community ethos and continues to cultivate a close community of fans.



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Leo w3ST Delivers Intimate Performance of “Inside Out” from ‘Just HML’ in Live From The Living Room -Music News

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In a cozy and intimate setting, Leo w3ST took center stage to perform a track from his latest project, “Just HML.” The song, titled “Inside Out,” was delivered with a laidback and authentic flair that showcased Leo’s confidence and lyrical prowess. Set in an eclectic living room with comfortable couches, this music series, fittingly named “Live From The Living Room (LFTLR),” provided the perfect backdrop for Leo to share his bars. With performances from different angles, Leo engaged the audience with “Inside Out,” creating a vibe that made fans feel like he was right in their own living room.

LIVE FROM THE LIVING ROOM SZN 2: Episode 10 - 'Inside Out' - Leo W3st





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