Muruch’s Top 25 Albums of 2013

It's that time of year again! Below are my personal favorite albums of 2013. This year the list fell together fairly easily - due both to the excellence of the following albums and the lackluster nature of their competition. Though I'm shocked by my #1 album, which only recently knocked two other favorites from the... Continue Reading →

Rykarda Parasol: New Videos

Rykarda Parasol recently released the videos for "Thee Art of Libertee" and "Your Arrondissement or Mine?" from her album, Against the Sun. The former is a noirish black and white affair, while the latter is a straightforward but nonetheless captivating live performance. Rykarda Parasol - Thee Art of Libertee from Rykarda Parasol (Official) on Vimeo.... Continue Reading →

Rykarda Parasol: Against The Sun

Rykarda Parasol's new album, Against The Sun, gives her signature noirish rock sound a modern polish without compromising its dark, artistic integrity. Recorded primarily in Paris, the title of the new album is the loosely translated English of Parasol’s name in Latin. I first posted the title track in March and I'm happy to say... Continue Reading →

Rykarda Parasol: New Album & Song!

I'm so excited to write that Rykarda Parasol will release her third album, Against the Sun, on April 15th! Recorded primarily in Paris, the title of the new album is the loosely translated English of Parasol's name in Latin. You can hear a preview from the album below...

Muruch's Top 15 Albums of 2009

It’s that time of year again! Following are my Top 15 Albums of 2009. As usual, I tried to balance the order of the list between what I personally perceive as artistic merit (quality of songwriting, vocals, and instrumentation) and basic listenability (how many times I played the album throughout the year). I’ve included some... Continue Reading →

Muruch’s Top 15 Albums of 2009

It’s that time of year again! Following are my Top 15 Albums of 2009. As usual, I tried to balance the order of the list between what I personally perceive as artistic merit (quality of songwriting, vocals, and instrumentation) and basic listenability (how many times I played the album throughout the year). I’ve included some... Continue Reading →

Rykarda Parasol: For Blood and Wine

Rykarda Parasol just released For Blood and Wine at the end of October. Much like her debut Our Hearts First Meet (one of my Top 2006 albums), the new song set delves into a noirish rock sound with lyrics that alternate between whiskey-splashed cabaret and blood-soaked Gothic poetry. In addition to writing and producing the... Continue Reading →

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