(LP) Auf analoges Tonband aufgenommene pure romantische Abstraktion. Shoegazer - Gitarren, Ambient-Drones, Drummaschinen, Synthie-Schlieren, atmosphärisch, deep.nnAuf analoges Tonband aufgenommene pure romantische Abstraktion. Shoegazer - Gitarren, Ambient-Drones, Drummaschinen, Synthie-Schlieren, atmosphärisch, deep. On the Echoing Green is an elegant work of lush, shimmering sound, rendered with a singular touch by eternal electric romantic Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. In contrast to the haze and hermetic process of previous albums, Green was conceived as a deliberate experiment in clarity and collaboration: I was interested in trying to bring out more overt pop elements, to let them come to the front and be present. I also have more trust now in letting things happen trusting other people s musicianship, and being open to people s ideas. Eventually, things emerge. What emerged from this bond are eight rapturous and richly melodic slow dives of swirling guitar, bass, synthesizer, piano, and drum machines, dramatically accented in places by heavenly arcs of voice courtesy of Argentinian singer-songwriter Sobrenadar. Cantu-Ledesma encouraged chemistry and intuition in the studio by beginning the album without any demos for reference, he and his collaborators pursued patterns and hypnotic textures across long-form improvisations until gradually songs began to take shape. This is music of growth and grandeur, of ascent and exploration, played with purpose and passion by a craftsman in tune with the beauty of sound and the harmony of light. In his words: This album feels like spring things coming alive, blooming, emerging from winter. TRACKS: 1. In A Copse 2. A Song Of Summer 3. Echoing Green 4. The Faun 5. Tenderness 6. Vulgar Latin 7. Autumn 8. Dancers At The Spring 9. Door To Night
Auf Daniel Lopatins Software Recordings erscheint das Debut von Tallesen, der auch als Videokünstler bekannt ist. Tallesen malt Melodien wie mit Wasserfarben, die an Autechre oder Brian Eno erinnern.nnAuf Daniel Lopatins Software Recordings erscheint das Debut von Tallesen, der auch als Videokünstler bekannt ist. Tallesen malt Melodien wie mit Wasserfarben, die an Autechre oder Brian Eno erinnern. Stills Lit Through offers the first comprehensive body of work from musician and visual artist Tallesen. Hailing from the Hudson Valley of New York, Tallesen - born Cayman Johnson - describes Stills as a response to the continuous flexibility of the physical setting by the additive of sound. A reference to his joyful erasure of the distinction between music and experience. The twelve songs of Stills Lit Through conjure an eidolon of melodies painted with watercolor brushstrokes both calm and frenetic. To our ears, this closely characterizes Johnson's work as a visual artist. The collection when taken as a whole is wonderfully consistent.We hear echoes of Autechre's corporeal maneuvers (bass as lead voice, plasticity of foreground vs. background), but, if you dig out the provenance of Johnson's nom de plume, you really start to understand how the melodic through-lines of the record operate on a more illustrative level. TRACKS: 1. Blue Stills 2. Glenticast 3. Chime Ever 4. Motion Past Shine 5. Take Flash East 6. Emmel 7. Set Red, Seize Grey 8. Strike Silver, Love Green 9. Plasticized Fsa 10. Illusion Crossed Phase 11. Landmark Rituals 12. Teal Spot Focus
(2LP) Wunderbares House-Album. Der schottische Produzent kann alles von dunkel bis euphorisch swingend und wiederholt sich dabei nicht. House auch für zu Hause.nn(2LP) Wunderbares House-Album. Der schottische Produzent kann alles von dunkel bis euphorisch swingend und wiederholt sich dabei nicht. House auch für zu Hause. After two years in the making, Aus Music and !K7 are proud to announce the release of Scottish producer Sei A's third full length, Space in Your Mind. Two singles from the ten track opus-'Ancestors' and 'Space In Your Mind,' complete with DJ Tennis remixes-will come ahead of the full release on February 26th 2016. Sei A is Andy Graham, an ever-evolving producer who has cooked up many different shades of house and techno since emerging in 2008. From dark and melodic to well swung and bass heavy, he is not one to repeat the same trick twice as two former LPs and more than 15 EPs on labels like Turbo, Life And Death, Kompakt and Aus/Simple have proved before now. As if to cement the point, this full length finds Graham straying from the dance floor to cook up a fulsome album that stands up to introspective home listening. TRACKS: A1 Always A2 In The Light A3 Space In Your Mind (feat. Will Samson) B1 Kalstar B2 Linear C1 Everytime C2 Ancestors (feat. Will Samson) C3 Morning Soldier D1 Tides (feat. Will Samson) D2 Exit (feat. Daudi Matsiko) D3 Trails Of Gold
Like a newly discovered old band, Coldkill is like making out with your high school girlfriend all over again. (-Lüke Haughwøut, Mechanical Harvest)nnWenn Du ein Kind der 80er bist oder Dir nichts sehnlicher wünschst als dass Du eines wärst und Dir deshalb nur eines zum Glück fehlt: das Gefühl zu wissen, wie es in den 80ern denn nun wirklich war, dann kannst Du das Gefühl zumindest akkustisch nun erleben. Rexx Arkana [FGFC820/Bruderschaft] und Eric Eldredge [Interface] neues Projekt Coldkill hat tiefe Wurzeln im New Wave Sound der 80ziger. Die komplette Instrumentierung basiert auf 1980 Modellen, wenn ein Synth nicht in den 80zigen gebaut wurde dann wird er auch nicht benutzt. Diese selbstauferlegte Beschränkung gibt Coldkill's Erstling Focus und einen organischen, klassischen Sound. Kraftwerk meets DAF - klare Strukturen und Rhytmen geben der Stimme von Arkana genug Raum um ein Feuerwerk von Melancholie und Verlangen abzubrennen. Die besten Themen sind direkt aus dem Leben gegriffen und Arkana transformiert eine Amor Fou und seine Krebs Erkrankung in Kunst. Eric Eldredge - das musikalische Mastermind in der Band kreiert eine brillante Mixtur aus dynamischen Beats und catchy Bass Lines. Dieses Rhythmus Gerüst wir von Eldredge mit Hilfe von aggressiven Lead Synths und wunderschönen Flächen in bestechende Songs verwandelt. Intensiv, tanzbar und mitreissend. Officially founded in 2015, Coldkill was effectively born in the 80s, during an era of electronic music innovation much mimicked but rarely replicated by contemporary culture. It was a time of cold wars and colder waves of synthesized harmonics making their way into homes, whilst a wild and wide-eyed youth soaked up influences that would define a unique generation. Rexx and Eric grew up here, amidst the melancholy tones of DMode and the militaristic chants of F242 and NE. Two suburban teens, wrapped in all the angst of a world awry, drawn to the distant sounds of Europe's New Wave. Arkana took up the fight early, gigging at local clubs before taking to the college radio airwaves of Syracuse University's WERW in 1987. This initial step behind the curtain led to a 10+ year professional career in college radio and club DJ promotions. Here he scored numerous number one records on College Music Journal's RPM Electronic Music Charts and worked with nearly every label of note in the goth/industrial/electronic scene, including Wax Trax!, Nettwerk, Nothing, Interscope and a large line up of audio indies long since dead and gone. Over a nearly thirty year career in the scene, Arkana has headlined Wave Gotik Treffen's Agra Halle as a DJ, hosted his own local origination alternative arts cable program (Back Alley), served as Managing Editor of the full color glossy international music magazine Interface, hosted the first ever Industrial discussion panel at CMJ's Music Marathon, featuring Wolfgang Flür and Genesis P-Orridge, and interviewed with Anderson Cooper on ABC News as an expert on goth culture in the wake of the shootings at Columbine. In 2003, Arkana stepped from the backstage to the front stage with the inception of his Bruderschaft collaborative project, which to date has united artists from such groups as VNV Nation, Covenant, Apoptygma Berzerk, Haujobb, Icon of Coil, Aesthetic Perfection, Assemblage 23, Beborn Beton, Imperative Reaction and more. In 2006, he teamed with fellow NYC DJ Dräcos von Strecker to form the harsh EBM outfit FGFC820, which has gone on to headline festivals from Moscow to Mexico City. Throughout, Arkana's love for simple 80s melodies and the forlorn melancholy of youthful angst never once subsided. It was during recording sessions for the short-lived (and memorably scantily-clad) Armor project that Arkana and Eldredge - who initially met a decade before at NYC's famous nightclub, The Bank - bonded over anachronistic sound palettes and the music of their youth. So began the infancy of Coldkill. Eldredge was no stranger to the electronic scene. His internationally-acclaimed Interface project blends different elements of various such styles into its own brand of melodic futurepop with a decidedly emotional edge. Eldredge originally founded the band in 1993 and has released a prolific amount of material in his own right since: The Artemis Complex debut album (1999), Angels in Disguise (2002), Beyond Humanity (2006), Destination Focus (2008), and Visions Of Modern Life (2009). Interface's sound has ranged from aggressive industrial (Frantic, Metalstorm) to dance floor anthems (Age of Computers, Wasted Time) to soft ballads rich in texture and ambience (The Softest Blade and Labyrinth). Together, Arkana and Eldredge provide Coldkill with an aura of melodic melancholia reminiscent of the music that shaped their formative years. Unlike many of their myriad minimal or synth wave contemporaries, Coldkill has imposed strict self-restraints on their audio arsenal, limiting themselves to the sole employment of sounds that existed during the epoch they seek to emulate. If the native instrument wasn't available then, it's outside the scope of the project. The result is a very minimal approach - bereft of modern-day multi-tracking or slick production tricks - that evokes in many listeners a sense of nostalgia unique unto itself. The band's art direction, led by well-known Washington, D.C. graphic designer Vladimir McNeally and featuring the exclusive photography of Mexican artist Leslie Monreal, similarly dispatches with the heavy handed branding agendas of many new popular acts in favor of a return to the subtle black and white metaphors of 80s-era coldwave and goth. Many have already noted the band's limited output (two self-released digital 12s via bandcamp - I'm Yours and Invisible - comprise the Coldkill catalog to date) and offered up their support. Leading scene ezine, I Die: You Die has thrice featured the band on their regular Tracks recommendations, proclaiming: good stuff somewhere in the neighbourhood of some of the excellent melancholy synthpop we were hearing in the early days of the millennium it's cool to hear Rexx finding his way to a new vocal style that's all his own we've already received two excellent maxi-singles from (the) moody synthpop project bits like this which confirm the downcast yet slinky mode Coldkill seems to be thriving in. Andi Harriman - Village Voice contributor, scene historian and author of The Postpunk Project: Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace has written: (Coldkill) pays homage to the catchy, sticky sweet sadness of songs from our new wave record collections: the familiar favorites that console us when we need a good cry. (Their music) is a testament to their placement within the ancestry of synthpop: saluting the past while securing relevancy for the future. Meanwhile, Adam at A Model of Control raves: There is something wonderfully cool and detached in what Coldkill are doing, channeling the best moments of Covenant in particular. There are the distant, controlled vocals, precise drum programming and nagging synth hooks that come together to produce track after track of brilliant, post-futurepop. I'm really quite excited to hear the album now, as there has been nothing I haven't liked about their material so far. Finally, videographer Lüke Haughwøut, of Mechanical Harvest and COMA Music Magazine, described the band's sound uniquely as: it's like rediscovering an old band you'd never heard of before, or making out with your high school girlfriend all over again. The band - recently signed to San Francisco (via Germany) indie COP International Records - is currently putting the finishing touches on their full length debut, Distance by Design, which Arkana describes as a catalog of love songs for loves lost. If you grew up blanketed in the security of early electronic sounds of the 80s - or if you just wish you did and want a sense of what it felt like to be there - Coldkill welcomes you to share in the love of our melodic melancholia. TRACKS: 1. All is not line 2. In here 3. Angel unaware 4. I'm yours 5. Black or white 6. Distance by design 7. Memories 8. Systematic 9. Leave it all behind 10. Tables
G-funk, or Gangsta-Funk, is a sub-genre of hip hop music that emerged from West Coast gangsta rap in the early 1990s. G-funk (which uses funk music with an artificially lowered tempo) incorporates multi-layered and melodic synthesizers, slow hypnotic grooves, a deep bass, background female vocals, the extensive sampling of p-funk tunes, and a high portamento sine wave keyboard lead. The lyrical content consisted of sex, drugs, violence, and women. There was also a slurred lazy way of rapping in order to clarify words and stay in rhythmic cadence.
Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962), more commonly known by the stage name Flea, is an Australian bassist, trumpet player, and occasional actor. He is best known as the bassist and founding member of the alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. His work with the band incorporates several musical styles, ranging from aggressive slap bass to more subdued and melodic techniques. Aside from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, he has collaborated with many artists, including Jane's Addiction, Thom Yorke, The Mars Volta and Alanis Morissette. Drawing influences from funk music and punk rock, Flea centers his bass playing on simplicity and minimalism while viewing complexity as a device that should be used in moderation. Originally a trumpet prodigy, Flea learned to play bass in high school from close friend and future Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Hillel Slovak, who required a bassist for his band Anthym. Flea joined the group, but quit several months later in order to play for the punk rock outfit Fear.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1974. The band consists of members Robin Zander (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar, backing vocals), Tom Petersson (electric bass, backing vocals), and Bun E. Carlos (drums, percussion). Cheap Trick created a substantial fan base through its own brand of power pop music with a hard-edged yet melodic pop sound that combines the tunefulness of The Beatles with the speed and energy of punk rock. The Los Angeles Times has remarked that "Cheap Trick gained fame by twisting the Beatlesque into something shinier, harder, more American." Their biggest hits include "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me", "Dream Police", and "The Flame." Cheap Trick also performed a cover version of Big Star''s "In the Street" as the theme song for That ''70s Show from the second season onward and the theme song "Baby Muggles" for The Colbert Report.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ruggiero refers to a musical scheme which is at times harmonic and at times melodic. It is seen in 16th and 17th century music, for both vocal and instrumental pieces and improvisations. It most likely comes from reciting formulas used to perform Orlando Furioso, an epic poem by Ludovico Ariosto. The name probably stems from the most set canto from this poem, no. 61, which begins "Ruggier, qual sempre fui, tal esser voglio". Because the melody was so often improvised on, and is inevitably varied in the oral tradition, it is difficult to agree on an exact melody. The harmonic structure, however, has remained relatively unchanged. Harmonically the Ruggiero bass is major, generally in G, and has four short phrases. This scheme is frequently used for declaiming other texts which use an ottava rima meter.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Peter "Hooky" Hook (born 13 February 1956) is an English bass player.He was a co-founder of the post-punk band Joy Division along with Bernard Sumner in the mid-1970s. Following the death of lead singer Ian Curtis, the band reformed as New Order, and Hook played bass with them throughout their career until his departure in 2007. He has also recorded an album with Revenge (One True Passion) and two albums with Monaco (Music For Pleasure and Monaco) as bassist, keyboardist and lead vocalist. With New Order's ever increasing use of sequenced synthesized bass, especially throughout most of 1989's Technique and 1993's Republic, Hook's bass playing became ever more melodic and rhythmic, often exploiting the baritone guitar range of his basses.