It’s been almost three years since we released the Xtended Edition of the excellent Mr. Bitterness album “The Good Fight” and here at blocSonic, expectations were running high for a new album that’s been in the works for quite a while. Well, with the release of “Songs From The Surveillance Age”, expectations have more than been met. This is unequivocally the best MB work yet. When you first approach it and see the six track count, you’re misguided into thinking that it’ll be a quick listen. Then you listen… and over forty-seven minutes later, you’re left stunned. Randal Helm aka MB couldn’t have been more relevant with the times we live in if he tried. I don’t want to give you any spoilers, but let’s just say that Inauguration Day felt like the most appropriate release date.
At blocSonic we’re working hard to build a platform to help our roster of artists increase their exposure to listeners who truly care about music. In that spirit, late 2017 will see us do more to get our music releases out to even more listeners. However, I can’t help but feel bad that important albums like this won’t be heard by a much wider audience. It’s all at once, well-written, catchy as hell and has something to say of substance. The simple matter is that it should be heard and blocSonic is very proud to release it. So, please, listen and enjoy. Don’t forget to share it with friends and family.
Huge thanks goes out to Randal Helm aka Mr. Bitterness And The Guilty Pleasures for entrusting the release of the important new album with blocSonic!
I wish the recent US Presidential election had gone a way that would have taken us a step toward making the themes in this incredible album a bit less relevant, however, unfortunately, this album became all the more relevant with the election of Trump. No more Balance of Power… Dark Days, indeed.
Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the music you’ll love. Please spread the word about blocSonic, if you enjoy what we do. Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!
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- 01 - Bolted Doors (7:09)
- 02 - Riot (3:31)
- 03 - Dark Days (9:40)
- 04 - Balance of Power (7:34)
- 05 - Doing Time (5:30)
- 06 - This Brave New World (13:43)