Welcome to LaunchAudio!

Welcome to the LaunchAudio Blog where you'll find reviews and commentary on artists and songs posted on LaunchAudio.com. This is a place to visit, browse, and leave comments of your own about the music, the artists, and the website. Scroll down and enjoy!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Rocketpoll is now LaunchAudio!

Rocketpoll.com is now LaunchAudio.com, and offers a new array of services for musicians and listeners alike. The site can still be accessed using the rocketpoll.com address, but can now also be accessed using launchaudio.com, jazzlaunch.com, rocklaunch.com, and blueslaunch.com! The site now offers dedicated pages for jazz, rock and blues.

Also new is the "listeners" feature which allows fans to register, create charts based on their ratings of songs, and make friends with artists and other listeners as well.

Another new feature is the "artists" pages that are created for each artist automatically. These pages list all the songs posted by the artists in a chart according to each song's rating!

New changes, new excitement! Check it out on LaunchAudio.com.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lawton's "Mind's Eye" opens free jazz vision

Vern Lawton, drummer exraordinaire, has opened his "Minds Eye" on Rocketpoll, exposing a lush view to a liquid free jazz exposition. Lawton plays all instruments on the song, which includes a fretless bass, a beautifully fluid flanged guitar, but mostly Lawton's infectious drumming. Minds Eye is worth a peek! Check it out on Rocketpoll.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Whale Dance on Rocketpoll

For a taste of new age/easy listening/fantasy, tune in to Rocketpoll and check out "Whale Dance" by Tanzu. A judicious use of synths, and surprisingly no guitar, takes you on a deep sea journey with these giant titans. Check it out on Rocketpoll.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tanzu enters the Forbidden Forest

Artist Tanzu's latest post on Rocketpoll is "Forbidden Forest," featuring a liquid guitar track over shummering Rhodes piano; Tanzu's signature. What's remarkable about the track is the rich fat and slightly saturated tone of the guitar, run through a set of vintage tubes. Check it out on Rocketpoll.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Venus Venturi swirls in marriage of electronica and rock

Venus Venturi is a remarkable blend of latin rhythms, swirling electronic synths, and a breathtaking overdriven electric guitar pushing a vintage tube amp just past its breaking point. This recent posting on Rocketpoll is by Tanzu. Check it out!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Ratcliff Bailey Rises "Above the City"

The great rock duo Ratcliff Bailey shines once again on Rocketpoll with one of its most contemplative and romantic offerings so far, "Above the City." The sparkling guitar riffs are reminiscent of early Byrds, and R_B's signature vocals conjure up Tom Waits. A very sweet guitar solo resurrects the great George Harrison. Bravo, guys! Check it out on Rocketpoll.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Crimes Rocks the Moon

Crimes in Modern Archicture's latest submission is a live recording of their recent performance at Seattle's famed Blue Moon Tavern. The track, appropriately called "Moon Dance" raucously bubbles its way through in Crime's signature free jazz approach. Check it out on Rocketpoll.