Star Light Mountain - Press & Write Ups

We used to be so happy to get these review we would post a page for each one, but with the tour coming up the best we got is a list for you and some nice quotes from each article to check out. Much love to all and thanks to Matt Jasper and Rachel Brody at Music Factory Records for all the hard work on the launch of this! Most of these publications included east coast tour dates, tell your friends we need to sell tickets! 
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https://www.itsallindie.com/2024/05/ari-joshua-shares-his-collaborative-new.html?m=1
“psychedelic guitar effects mixed in with piano tones that the likes of Elton John wouldn't be afraid to call his own. Overall the track is driven by the vocals, strong and crisp with some haunting melodies to give the listener some shivers when they crank the volume up.” - It's All Indie“psychedelic guitar effects mixed in with piano tones that the likes of Elton John wouldn't be afraid to call his own. Overall the track is driven by the vocals, strong and crisp with some haunting melodies to give the listener some shivers when they crank the volume up.” - It's All Indie

https://karlismyunkle.com/2024/05/16/ari-joshuas-raar-trio-returns-with-immersive-and-transcendental-new-opus-star-light-mountain/
“psychedelic guitar effects mixed in with piano tones that the likes of Elton John wouldn't be afraid to call his own. Overall the track is driven by the vocals, strong and crisp with some haunting melodies to give the listener some shivers when they crank the volume up.” - It's All Indie
"The overarching sentiment of the track is vibrant, and clearly showcases how exemplary Ari’s guitar skills truly are. The mid point of the opus is stripped back and meditative, allowing the psychedelic edge to lead us into a vortex of divine creation and beyond for the finale." - KIMU

https://edmrekords.com/news/f/star-light-mountain-original-single
""Star Light Mountain." This psychedelic rock odyssey b

nds vintage tones with contemporary flair, delighting listeners with a hazy musical landscape where grooves pulsate deep and solos soar stratospheric." - EDM Rekor

 

 

https://www.wewriteaboutmusic.com/reviews/ari-joshua-star-light-mountain
""Star Light Mountain" is not just a song but an experience. The chemistry and synergy between the band members are palpable, making this release a standout in Joshua's catalog. The trio's virtuosity is evident throughout, with each member contributing their unique talents to create a cohesive and powerful piece of music." - We Write About Music
https://rockcharts.news/article/feel-the-fire-vibe-the-new-wave-of-rock-metal-and-psychedelic-fusions/
“Ari Joshua’s ambitious journey of releasing 24 singles in 2024 is off to a stellar start, with this track promising an explosive year ahead. Paying homage to the Classic Sound, yet infusing it with modern sensibilities, the single bridges eras” - Rock Charts

https://www.mesmerized.io/ari-joshua-continues-his-musical-journey-with-star-light-mountain/
“the single features Joshua on flashing guitar solos and sharp riffs, alongside Russ Lawton on laidback and engaging drum grooves, and Ray Paczkowsk on a psychedelic, supporting organ. Josephine Howell completes such a stunning lineup, providing evocative backing vocals. ” - Mesmerized Magezine

https://www.edgarallanpoets.com/star-light-mountain-is-ari-joshuas-single-out-now/

“Joshua himself shines not just with passionate vocals, but also with his guitar solos that feel like a conversation between him and the instrument himself. It's a call and response, building tention to quicken your pulse.”  - Edgar Allan Poets
 

https://hailtunes.com/ari-joshuas-raar-trio-lights-up-the-sky-with-star-light-mountain/
“At its core, “Star Light Mountain” is a testament to the trio’s collective genius. Ari Joshua’s guitar work shines brightly, carving out melodic pathways that wind through the listener’s consciousness. Ray Paczkowski’s organ adds a celestial layer of depth, evoking the grandeur of the cosmos. Russ Lawton’s drums provide the heartbeat of the track, pulsating with raw energy and driving the song forward with unwavering intensity. But what truly sets “Star Light Mountain” apart is its emotional resonance. Ari Joshua’s vocals, accompanied by Josephine Howell’s soulful harmonies, soar above the instrumentation, conveying a sense of longing and yearning that is both haunting and beautiful. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of introspection and self-discovery, inviting listeners to join the trio on a journey of self-reflection and growth. As the song unfolds, it builds to a breathtaking crescendo, with Ari Joshua’s guitar solo serving as the climax of the musical narrative. His fingers dance across the fretboard with virtuosic precision, weaving intricate patterns of sound that elevate the song to new heights. It’s a moment of pure musical ecstasy, a testament to the trio’s undeniable talent and chemistry.” - Hail Tunes

https://www.lostinthemanor.co.uk/blog/2024/5/22/litm-rock-picks-this-week-raar-trio-and-more
“Ari Joshua, Russ Lawton, and Ray Paczkowski, who first connected during the Vermont winter amid the pandemic post-Beacon Jams; and under the banner of RAAR Trio, they bring us their latest single, “Star Light Mountain”— a delightful slow rock ballad with influences from sci-fi rock, some blues and jazz as well.” - Lost in the Manor


https://www.rockeramagazine.com/star-light-mountain-by-ari-joshuas-raar-trio/
“I am genuinely captivated by Ari Joshua’s guitar style. His melodic and emotive licks effortlessly engage any listener. Personally, ‘Star Light Mountain’ transports you back 30 years to the golden rock era, when music was exceptional and excitement filled the air, unlike the artificial digital world today. The seamless harmony between Ari’s guitar licks and the melodic vintage organ lines by Ray Paczkowski creates an iconic classic rock vibe. Adding to this impressive musical canvas, Josephine Howell’s soulful backing vocals, coupled with Russ Lawton’s dynamic drumming, all contribute to an outstanding and finely crafted piece.” - Rocker Magazine


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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0BbEW9FfncSWHKWAjJ4gw73qhQFzc8Yp86bexnJKkUS4fQcFEsHfvktNkZPGkASwel&id=100063509712462
https://www.tuneoasis.com/post/ari-joshua-and-the-raar-trio-are-back-with-some-psychedelic-beats
“The song makes you bang your head right from the get-go with its heavy guitar work and bass-heavy rhythm. Ari Joshua's vocals have raw power along with a dash of bluesy melodies. The Drums are hard-hitting and steadily rock you. You must definiteky give this a spin!” - Tune Oasis

https://indiemusicflix.com/movie/raar-trio-star-light-mountain/
“The piercing guitar solos are a standout feature, weaving intricate melodies that echo the song’s adventurous spirit. Each solo is executed with precision, adding layers of intensity and emotion. The rhythm section, featuring Russ Lawton’s dynamic drumming and Ray Paczkowski’s soulful keyboard playing, creates a solid foundation that propels the song forward. The carefully crafted stereo field enhances the listening experience, enveloping the listener in a lush, immersive soundscape.” - Indie Music Fiix

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