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New Release on Karma Frog!

Stephen Kalinich & Adam Marsland - The Meaning

A long form musical poem for fans of The Beach Boys' SMiLE period and ambient psychedelia.

Stephen Kalinich's work as a poet stem back to the 1960s when he collaborated with Beach Boys Dennis and Brian Wilson on a series of memorable tracks, but his words have been voiced by a slew of others including Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, P.F. Sloan, Neil Innes and Randy Crawford.

For his long-form poem "The Meaning" Kalinich commissioned Los Angeles producer/musician (and fellow Binghamton, N.Y. native) Adam Marsland to compose and record a score behind his reading of the work. Begun in 2016 and completed in 2020 during COVID-19 lockdown, Marsland took the Beach Boys' most adventurous and esoteric late '60s period as a jumping off point into a new sonic world, melding diverse analog instruments and worldless vocals into a compelling, moody soundscape that underscores the thoughtful drama of Kalinich's prose.

Fans of ambient music, soundtrack music and the Beach Boys' SMiLE sessions will find THE MEANING to be a wild and musically satisfying journey into the new and unknown.
Watch the video for "The Void (The Meaning Part 2)"!


Recent Releases
Available Now!

Rob Martinez - Maybe Miss America

A master of classic pop songwriting is back with an international epic!

Wannabe Nobody

After two classics power pop CDs in the McCartney/Crowded House/Cheap Trick mode, Rob Martinez' long-awaited third album is here! Produced all over the world by Adam Marsland in his mobile studio, Maybe Miss America adds quirky, Lindsey Buckingham-inspired touches, deep harmonies and an epic soundscape to Martinez' sturdy and melodic brand of songwriting. A year and a half in the making, Maybe Miss America is a must-have for fans of melodic pop!
Watch the teaser video!

Watch the video for the first single "Free"
Preview the title track "Maybe Miss America" (unplugged)


Mod Hippie - Wannabe Nobody

The Post-Garage Collective is back with a streamlined collection of experimental garage pop!

Big Wow

What do a quirky singer songwriter, the drummer of one of L.A.'s most iconic punk bands, the guitarist who proopelled "Surfin' U.S.A.", and stables of L.A.'s pop community all have in common? Mod Hippie, that's what. Coming off of the college radio success of their first two albums, Mod Hippie (featuring members of X, The Beach Boys, and the Standells) is back with a new CD that shows the group at their most accessible and experimental. Hear and see the first single, "And Everyone The Fashion (So Sorry)", which seamlessly blends punk, power pop, surf and Arabic influences into one whopper of a fall single!

Watch the video for "And Everyone The Fashion (So Sorry)"


Adam Marsland - Bulé

First New CD Of Original Material In 4 1/2 Years

Big Wow

Adam Marsland caps a 20+ year career as a singer, songwriter, musician and producer with this tour de force melding of western pop and Southeast Asian influences, inspired by and partly recorded during a 3 month stay in Bali and other parts of Asia. Features a duet with exiled Lao singer Chantana Na Hat Yai in her first performance in 31 years.

View YouTube sizzle reel

See the video for "Mau Ke Mana" filmed in Indonesia!
Hear "Wind Song" featuring Chantana Na Hat Yai



Rob Martinez - Today My Mind...Tomorrow The World

Pacific Soul Ltd cover

Rob Martinez is pure pop perfection in the great tradition of McCartney, Emmitt Rhodes and Crowded House. Less than a year after his sparking debut New Love Environment found near-universal acceptance amongst afficiandos of great melody, Martinez returns with a perfectly crafted album that further hones and expands his craft.

View You Tube sizzle reel
Hear "Time" from the new album








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