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Phantasmagoria by Azwel

Based out of Long Island, New York, singer and songwriter Jason Perrillo has been able to release some tremendous music under the project group name Azwel. Comprised of Jason Perrillo and a brand new live band consisting of Joe Lorge (guitar/backing vocals) Gregg Steele (bass/backing vocals), Johnny Zaletel (drums/percussion), and Randy Bennis (keyboards), Azwel has cultivated a unique sound over the years that incorporates elements of Britpop, synthpop, and progressive rock music styles. Since the release of Azwel’s debut album in 2003, Perrillo has been able to reinvent a new musical aesthetic with each and every album. Most of Azwel’s albums are available to download for free on the official website with the choice of optional donations depending on how much the listener enjoys the album.

On September 1st, 2018, Azwel will be releasing a new album entitled Phantasmagoria. The album encompasses ten songs that are filled with poetic lyricism and eclectic landscapes. Phantasmagoria possesses a dreamy mood that casually flirts with psychedelic rock influences in a smooth way. Interestingly, we find that besides its association with a video game, the term phantasmagoria by academic definition is “a sequence of real or imaginary images like those seen in a dream”. Songs like Meeting of Minds, Pleading Eyes, and Pick Up Yourself are some of the nostalgic pillars that audiences will find delightful. Every song on the Phantasmagoria album is a door to another symphonic dimension. Phantasmagoria is one Azwel’s greatest albums and there is absolutely no need to prove it. Just listen.

Phantasmagoria Bandcamp Page 

Official Azwel Website

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