31 January 2017

Rock Music Legend John Wetton Dies (12th June 1949 – 31st January 2017)

(photo by Mike Inns)

Rock music legend John Wetton sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 31st January 2017, after a long and courageous battle against colon cancer.

John rose to fame with King Crimson in the early 70s during the iconic Red era and later formed the band UK. In the early 1980s he was a founder member of supergroup ASIA which was his biggest commercial success. The band’s 1982 self-titled debut album was the biggest selling album in the world that year and gave fans and mainstream radio the mega-hit Heat of the Moment.

John also enjoyed a successful solo career, including the seminal album Battle Lines, and formed iCon with ASIA bandmate Geoff Downes. In 2006 the original line-up of ASIA reformed and toured the world several times to promote four new studio albums.

John had been planning to tour with ASIA for the band’s forthcoming US arena tour with Journey and following the success of his solo Studio Recordings Anthology, to continue working on the ongoing re-issue programme of his solo albums, via his own Primary Purpose label.

John valued his over 11 years of sobriety and volunteered time in fellowship with other alcoholics to share his experience, strength and hope with them. John is survived by his recently wed wife Lisa and 18 year old son Dylan, brother Robert and mother Peggy.

The very last studio song of John Wetton’s career was the closing track on the most recent and indeed final ASIA album “Gravitas” and included the profound lyrics “Think the best of me, till we meet again.”

A statement by Geoff Downes:

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart, that I have to report we have lost my dearest friend, brother, bandmate and long term musical collaborator, John Wetton, who has passed away after a long and tenacious battle with cancer. He will be remembered as one of the world’s finest musical talents, and I for one of many was wholly blessed by his influence. It was a massive privilege for me to have worked with this genius so closely on our numerous projects together over the years. His bass playing was revolutionary. His voice was from the gods. His compositions - out of this world. His sense of melody and harmony - unreal. He was literally a 'special one'.

But John was much more than a gigantic and unique musical talent. He was a supremely intelligent man, marked with his great observations and wisdom about life; all couched within his wicked sense of humour. The wit was dark and deep, only fully perceptible to those on his same wavelength. I was fortunate enough to be able to be on that wavelength, and discover that we had much in common. Many of his personal life experiences were reflected in his lyrical contributions to the songs. His heart was always in the music. That was John, through and through. It was always about - the music.

As a person, he was fiercely loyal, loving and generous, particularly to those he cared about. But he could be as stubborn as a mule or as gracious as a nobleman, depending on the mood that grabbed him on any particular day. There were some who couldn't read his brilliant mind and complex personality. Some found him charming, others infuriating. But however you found John, there was no denying his rare talent as a musician and songwriter was second to none. 

Both of us having been brought up with similar backgrounds in provincial England, we shared a love of many things - sport, and in particular - football, English church music, current affairs, comedy, literature, you name it....pretty much everything that 2 kids from the sticks were exposed to in our youth. 

Our planets seemed to be immediately in alignment when we first met in early 1981. There was a laddish camaraderie that grew between us as we became as close as two non-related brothers could be. He was an avid reader and film enthusiast, something he pursued with great interest. This helped inspire him to some wonderful lyrics to the literally hundreds of songs we composed together. Back then, we immediately hit the ground running as we composed much of the debut ASIA album together and forged a formidable partnership which lasted right up until now. It was a wholly natural process for us, whereby we could knock out 2 or 3 songs in an afternoon. They were always greeted with our gentlemanly handshake and smiles once we had wrapped up another one in the bag. 

Above all else though, his passion for life was to the fore. The battles he endured throughout were immense and well documented. Firstly with alcohol, which he so resolutely overcame, then open heart surgery and finally cancer, which sadly was to take his life in the end. He once observed to me that this disease is a "merciless assassin". Just another example of his perception and the descriptive language that he was so richly blessed with. He took all of these battles on board with great bravery and almost a 'laissez-faire' attitude, tinged with his inimitable wry wit. 

To say I will miss my him greatly is beyond understatement. He was such an inspiration to me. We were planning another album, but sadly he was not well enough to complete it. I feel heartbroken about this, as I knew John thought it was to be one of our finest albums to date. I remain as proud as ever of our Wetton/Downes writing partnership. I am hoping one day that I will be able to finish it, and that it will be appreciated by all those who loved his and our music, and most importantly, a legacy he would have been proud of.

Life will not be the same without him. And words are not really enough to describe the loss I feel right now, and the many friends and fans all over the World will also be feeling. It is the end of an era for all of us. But we will soldier on - the music of John Wetton needs to be heard loud and clear from the rooftops.

Dearest John, may you rest in peace brother. 

X

Geoffrey

Please join me in sending our sincerest thoughts and prayers to Lisa, Dylan and the entire Wetton family at this difficult time.

A statement by Carl Palmer:

With the passing of my good friend and musical collaborator, John Wetton, the world loses yet another musical giant. John was a gentle person who created some of the most lasting melodies and lyrics in modern popular music. As a musician, he was both brave and innovative, with a voice that took the music of ASIA to the top of the charts around the world. His ability to triumph over alcohol abuse made him an inspiration to many who have also fought that battle.  For those of us who knew him and worked with him, his valiant struggle against cancer was a further inspiration. I will miss his talent, his sense of humor and his infectious smile. May you ride easy, my old friend.
Carl Palmer.

Official Website: www.johnwetton.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Personal and management enquiries: Martin Darvill, QEDG Management, management@qedg.co.uk

ASIA logo by and © Roger Dean 2017

30 January 2017

1960's Irish Pop Singer Jackie Lee aka "Jacky" Releases New Compilation Feat. Hit Single "White Horses"


1960's Irish pop singer Jackie Lee aka “Jacky”, best known for her hit song “White Horses”, has released new compilation of the same name on Gonzo MultiMedia UK.

“I never dreamt in my wildest dreams that when I was asked by Ben Nisbett and Michael Carr if I would like to sing a little song they had written for hopefully a new TV series about White Horses that it would become so popular. I of course said I would be delighted to do so. I then went to Ben's office in Tin Pan Ally (Denmark Street, London) as it was known and heard the song and saw the lyrics for the first time. I must say I fell in love with it. We then set the key for the arranger and a week or so later I was in the rather small studio to put my voice to the arrangement that had already been recorded. It was then I decided to make something of this sweet little song. As there were about two tracks left, I used them to double track my voice and put in the harmonies which I knew would work well for the song. Lucky for all of us it was accepted for the TV series and voila, a little gem was born.

“I am quite astounded that my recording of the White Horses theme song is still remembered so fondly and played on the radio so regularly. So many people have written to me personally to recall all the happy memories they remember as children about the series and my recording. After so many enquiries I am delighted that this album has been released with the White Horses recording and tracks from my White Horses LP along with some other favourites of mine.

“It includes one track that has never been released before which was part of an album that I created with Christopher Gunning called Calendar which was very dear to my heart. The Busker was about April showers, the album was never released and to date and The Busker is the only track known to have survived.

“I have also chosen several recordings I made as part of the Raindrops,  a vocal quartet with my ex Husband Len Beadle, Vince Hill and Johnny Worth.  They all went on to make their own individual contributions to popular music.” - Jackie Lee

Tracks:
White Horses (Stereo)
I can Sing a Rainbow
Things I don't mean
Well, that's loving you
We're Off and Running
I think I like you
Scarlet Ribbons
Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Out of sight, out of mind
Too Many Chiefs and not enough Indians
I Cry Alone
The Busker
Will You Love Me Tomorrow
There goes the lucky one
Here I go again
Down our Street
The Locomotion
The End of the World

Jackie Lee is an Irish popular music singer, who has recorded under various names. Lee was a musical child prodigy who became a vocalist with the top show bands playing prestigious Irish venues. She had similar success when she moved to London and joined the popular dance band; The Squadronaires. In 1955 her first solo record was released, followed by two more the next year. From 1959 to 1964, Lee was a member of The Raindrops, a successful quartet who made countless appearances on British TV and variety shows, had a BBC Radio show and released a string of records, the majority of which had Lee as lead vocalist.

Lee went solo in 1965 and recorded albums until 1967. Lee was also a respected session singer, through her groups The Jackie Lee Singers and Tears of Joy. She provided the backing vocals for such worldwide hits as “Green Green Grass of Home” by Tom Jones and “Release Me” by Englebert Humperdink. She was also featured on such diverse recordings as “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix; and much of the James Last catalogue at the time. At one point Elton John was hired by Lee as a member of her session singers. In addition she also sang various songs for film soundtracks.

In 1968, going under the name “Jacky”, she had a UK Top Ten hit single with “White Horses”, the theme from a children's TV program. Her album of the same name was also released in 1968, which also featured Dudley Moore on piano. By 1970, “Jacky” reverted to “Jackie Lee” and had another hit record “Rupert”, from the TV show based on the famous cartoon character, Rupert Bear. “Jackie's Junior Choice”, was released on Pye Records in 1971, followed by “Rupert and Other Junior Favourites” in 1973. It was shortly after this she retired, yet remained a respected vocalist!

Watch Jackie Lee's video for “White Horses”:


To purchase Jackie Lee's “White Horses”:
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15990/Jackie_Lee-White_Horses.html

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

29 January 2017

Instrumental Solo Piano Review: Michele McLaughlin-Life

Release Date: February 10, 2017
Label: Michele McLaughlin Music

Michele McLaughlin has been releasing recorded music for 17 years now. Each successive album has reinforced the belief that she is one of the most accomplished solo pianist in world.  The topic of discussion is her latest recording Life. The album is due on February 10, 2017.

Prior to this review we got a sneak peak of what was in store on the Rate The Tracks site streaming  “At Home.” Now it’s time to take a look at the entire offering Life.

Although we put music into a several different classifications and genres, there is some music the defies that thought process. Michele’s music is along those lines. With a combination of new age and classical she lets her fingers glide over the keys with ease. What she produces is significant and stunning. She weaves melodies and progressions of the keyboard like a magician casting a magic spell.

Life is simplistic yet far reaching, crossing over preconceived ideas of what category to put it in. It is contemporary and listenable at any time of day or night. Its ability to reach a listener regardless of tastes is the beauty and perfection of it. I am sure the intent of the artist is to reach a receptive audience and one that allows barriers to disappear knowing the enjoyment and relaxation that awaits.

The therapeutic value of music like this goes beyond just listening. Its straight forward clean production values featuring one instrument, allow a listener or potential listeners, an opportunity to get centered and focus.

The title track is without a doubt, for my ears, the most prolific composition. “Life” does have a certain flow to it- like a raging river, a clear running stream or stagnant pond. Life has its moments and time periods where things are moving at a rapid rate, evolving, changing or slowing down or staying the same. So, the parallel is drawn in the music presented here. Ms. McLaughlin’s soul is mirrored in the music and a listener can view their own truth by listening to it and looking inside. Music is the one thing that has the power to do that for us, it is a gift.

Human Life is complex however everything seems to get more simplified when you hear music like this. I appreciate the artist and the music showing us the way, providing an outlet that brings only peace and joy. I would suggest giving this recording a good listen, your Life will be better because of it.

4.5/5 Stars

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
January 28, 2017

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Review Provided By New Age Music Reviews

Tracks:
01. The Gift
02. The Storm
03.At Home
04. Life
05. Belonging
06. A Deeper Understanding
07. Drifting Through a Dream
08. Heartbroken
09. Stronger
10. Precious Memories
11. Crossroads
12. Guilty Pleasures
13. Give It Time


27 January 2017

Greek Music Artist Billy Yfantis's Experimental Music Made Of A Vacuum Cleaner


Greece – Greek experimental music artist Billy Yfantis continues experimenting with unconventional sounds that operate as a medium to create electronic music. This time the inspiration comes from a vacuum cleaner, an object which tends to be more useful than you may imagine. Billy recorded the physical sound of his vacuum cleaner and also embedded a futuristic synthesizer to create the composition “Dust Not Found”. The whole result sounds like a psychedelic trip into Krautrock and John Cage’s controversial music.

The track was recorded a few hours after the arrival of 2017 when everybody was outside celebrating the new year. Billy stated regarding his new composition: “I prefer to record the sounds made of objects that end up in the recycle bin of the houses, but boost a personal excitement to re-use them as a medium to create music. Music creation as perceived by most creators is actually a Matrix made by labels and managers. The real challenge is to read between the conventional lines of music commercialism.”

Billy started recording sounds from the late 1990s by experimenting with video game sounds and environmental soundscapes. The next recordings are already on the way and there are also plans for the live performance of the whole concept.

Audio Link: https://billyyfantis.bandcamp.com/track/dust-not-found

Billy Yfantis holds an MSc in Information Technology (University Of The West Of Scotland) and an MSc in Information Security (Luleå University of Technology), moreover he is the author of scientific articles published worldwide. Technology as a medium and music as a mission led him to experiment with unorthodox sounds and machines since the late 1990s.

Billy Yfantis is playing electric guitar and synthesizer, but prefers to express his artistic dream through the electronic sounds that come from electronic machines. As an electronic musician, he started experimenting with tape mixing and sound design in the 1990's, although the first official releases arrived later. In 2003 he released the demo “Look What The Cat Mixed In” under the project name of Hanoi Cocks which included remixes of famous Glam songs along with the use of cult movie samples. That demo gained publicity from the local Greek press by being voted as one of the best demos of the month at the Greek magazine Metal Hammer. In 2004, Hanoi Cocks released a second demo with more remixes and personal material.

After spending a decade in science and music studies, he returned officially in the discography by releasing the single “The Missing Link” in 2015. The music style of Billy Yfantis varies from electronica to experimental / avant garde music and he has released four singles until now. Nowadays, Billy experiments with physical sounds of everyday machines such as vacuum cleaners and electric blenders. He considers music as a medium to recycle sounds that end up in the waste bin of the nature instead of becoming an innovative way of entertainment.

Discography
Dust Not Found (Release Date: 01/01/2017)
Crossing the Line (Release Date: 7/11/2016)
The Electric Blender Session (Release Date: 4/4/2016)
The Missing Link (Release Date: 11/19/2015)

For more information:
Bandcamp: https://billyyfantis.bandcamp.com/
CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BillyYfantis
Contact: Byfantis@yahoo.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

24 January 2017

Award Winning Movie Score from "Tanna" To Be Released February 3, 2017 - Film Now Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film


Studio City, CA - Lightyear Entertainment, the U.S. distributor of the film Tanna, today announced the worldwide release of the Original Score Album from the film.

The Tanna Original Score, composed by Antony Partos, will be released February 3, 2017, through Caroline Distribution, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group, on the Lightyear label.

The film, now nominated for a 2017 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, is Australia’s submission to the Academy for that category. It was also nominated for 5 Awards at the Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts (AACTA), including Best Film and Best Director, and won the award for Best Original Score. Now that hauntingly beautiful score will be available for digital download and streaming throughout the world. AACTA is considered to be Australia’s equivalent of the Academy Awards.

The film Tanna was released by Lightyear theatrically this past fall in about 35 U.S. markets, and is still playing in some theaters around the country. It will be available in the U.S. for EST and VOD (digital purchase and rental) on February 7, 2017, and on BluRay and DVD on March 7, through Momentum Pictures/Sony Home Entertainment.

The Tanna Original Score features vocals by Lisa Gerrard and cello by Julian Thompson. Ms. Gerrard’s voice was engineered by James Orr. The music was produced and mixed by Wes Chew at Sonar Music in Australia.

Boasting an 82% Rotten Tomatoes critics rating and 94% Audience Score. Tanna has received rave reviews from top publications and news outlets, including the Los Angeles Times (“one of the best films” shot in the South Seas), The Village Voice (“rich in both sociological detail and roiling emotions”), The Washington Post (“performances as stunning as the setting”) and PBS NewsHour (“an amazing film”).

On a remote island in the South Pacific, a young girl falls in love with her chief’s grandson.  But when war with their enemies escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by warriors of both tribes.  With their lives on the line, the star-crossed lovers must choose between their hearts and the peaceful future of the tribe.

“Listening to the score conjures the story of the film in an emotional, evocative way” said Arnie Holland, CEO of Lightyear. “It’s incredibly beautiful.”

Tanna is based on a true story – an event that occurred in 1987 in one of the world’s last tribal societies.  The actors in the film are the people of Yakel, on the island of Tanna, who never saw a film before they performed in this one. The islanders are fully aware of the outside world, but have chosen to live according to the ways of their ancestors, after resisting the colonial powers that used to control the area, the missionaries that tried to assimilate them to a Western way of life, and finally the lure of money.  The film was crafted in full collaboration with the islanders, and is the first feature film to be shot entirely in the nation of Vanuatu, which is an archipelago of 83 islands and an estimated 110 different languages.  The island of Tanna is dominated by an active volcano, which plays an important part in the film, as well as the tribe’s culture. For more information about the film, go to www.tannamovie.com .

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Lightyear Entertainment, a distributor of independent films and music, was founded in 1987. www.lightyear.com



23 January 2017

Drum Legend Terry Bozzio To Issue Unreleased Tracks Digitally!


On the heels of a massive successful North American tour, legendary & award winning melodic drummer Terry Bozzio is releasing rare and unreleased music digitally via his official website! Terry has worked with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Korn, UK, Missing Persons, Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson, Allan Holdsworth, Tony Levin, Steve Vai, Quincy Jones, Ken Scott, Metropole Orkest, SMAP, Loudness' Munetaka Higuchi & “X” Japan's Hide - as well as Film score composers Basil Poledouris, Mark Isham & Patrick O'Hearn - see more at www.terrybozzio.com - Grammy winner, RockWalk Honoree, Modern Drummer magazine's Hall of Fame Award, Rolling Stone's Top 5 Drummers of All Time!

The first group of tracks available for download is called “Simple Moments Series”. The concept was to name the “moment”. For example the track “Something to drive to”, then the title which is “Beck”.

Simple Moments Series:

1. Something to drive to: $4.99
“Beck”
Burning Rock funk with Jeff Beck & Tony Hymas in mind.

2. Something to think about: $6.99
“Re: Mussorgsky”
Neo Classical Piano Trio w/ Fretless Bass & My Drums. I improvised on live piano (poorly) then corrected and composed around that.

3. Something to dream about: $2.99
“Midnight Waltz (1800s Vienna)”
Sentimentalism and mood evoking solo piano.

4. Something for a departed friend: $3.99
“M (for Mick Karn)”

5. Something strange: $2.99
“Farm Bells”
I sampled nearby farming machinery: A plowing or tilling device with different sized steel discs & made a drum part out of it. OutTrio inspired, semi-classical Guitar, Bass & Metal Drum piece.

6. Something to dance to: $2.99
“Five Nations: Arise”
Recalls my Native American experience performing Tony Hymas' “Oyate” project, from which sprung the Lonely Bears.

7. Something to gaze at: $3.99
“Still Life”
A jazz piece I wrote while still in College! Explores different poly-chords over a pedal tone.

8-9. Something to take:
“Two Endless Trails”
1- Persistance $2.99
2- Compassion & Hope $2.99
Orchestral Strings, with Bass & Drums. Mysterious Moods.

10. Something to go deep with: $3.99
“Underwater”
Electronic, Submersive Ambience

11. Something that “Goes to 11”: $3.99
“Eleven”
Several Harmonic Progressions in 11/4, w/ Piano & 12 String Guitar Solos.

All Compositions Copyright: Terry Bozzio, Private Life Music ASCAP

Terry Bozzio Solo Project 1991:

I've never finished it over the years until now, because of technology problems (computer not fast enough to mix - midi & sync problems, & not enough track space to do overdubs etc!) but I always liked the compositional approach to the drum parts! I look at it as a missing link between guitarshop, and melodic drumming & the ostinato! The period after recording the drums included doing the lonely bears & polytown & changing to Mapex, then DW as well.

I have a new track to release. It's called “Advent”. It's the first in the Terry Bozzio Solo Project 1991 series. I went into Jeff Burton’s garage studio (he is the son of Elvis Presley's famous guitarist James Burton!), with Missing Persons' Live Sound Engineer (who has been my dear friend from the very beginning of that band), Gary Epstein. We recorded my drums on Jeff's 16 track 2” machine.

We managed to get 9-10 tracks down with a beatbox for a hybrid sound. With no idea of what it would ultimately be, I tried to improvise composed beats along with the beat box and create different sections, based on what felt was natural to do next. I had the concept of overdubbing the music on it later.

One thing we tried right away was to float in some vocal stuff I had done with Patrick O'Hearn in his studio at previous session a year before. The result was very good and inspired me to do more with other previous recordings. At that time I was living near Jeff in Studio City and had converted my garage into a little studio too. I called it White Rooms. I had a 3M 79 16 track 2” machine (bought from Gary Wright!) as well, & some early midi equipment and started to drag the midi overdubs via a sync tone from the 3M. A very slow and tedious process at the time!

But the magic was that 2 of my previously recorded vocal tracks, just done in free space up in Oregon w/ Pat, using my vocoder, synced up unconsciously, but perfectly with 2 of the drum track's structures! So it was meant to be.

I'm still not finished with all the tracks, but I have 4 almost ready to go, & coming soon! This is the first and it's called “Advent”. It means “a coming”. Burning drums, Bulgarian Folk Singing, and driving sequencer parts. I hope you like it!

Watch Terry Bozzio's promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CroX237dzfY#t=36

To purchase Terry Bozzio's new digital only tracks: http://terrybozzio.com/media/audio/

To purchase Terry Bozzio's “Composer Series” The Music & Art of Terry Bozzio: https://www.amazon.com/Composer-Terry-Bozzio/dp/B01M301W4F?tag=smarturl-20

Terry Bozzio's official website: www.terrybozzio.com
Terry Bozzio biography: http://terrybozzio.com/biography/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Instrumental New Age Review: Jim Gabriel-Into Eternity

Release Date: November 12, 2016
Label:  Independent

Jim Gabriel has created another musical masterpiece titled Into Eternity.
 
Jim Gabriel, bearing the name of an angel, creates music that certainly is heavenly.  I believe that music is the greatest gift of mankind and those that create it are the chosen ones to bring it to life. There is no such thing as coincidence in my world, everything has a purpose, place and reason to live on this plane of existence.

Some of us do more than just take up space and accept whatever comes our way and others find their own way and live a focused and fulfilling life. Jim Gabriel is meant to play the piano and bring us joy. And he does exactly that on Into Eternity.

Into Eternity is made up of 12 tracks of gorgeous melodies with the finishing touches of guitar and strings to complete the musical paintings this artist creates. I believe life is a canvas upon which we paint our lives. This is a painting of beauty and grace that gives each listener their own slice of personal heaven.

The one track that got my attention the most, and prolifically, was “Midnight.”  It is his own interpretation of the song originally done by Coldplay on their sixth studio album Ghost Stories. You have the fortune of hearing that on the video provided with this review. For my ears and senses, it got my attention because of the melody and the changes throughout the track. There are moments of elation and then sadness, it was like the range of human emotions all wrapped into one singular purpose within the song. 

That is but one example of that kind of story Mr. Gabriel weaves into each one of the 12 tracks presented on Into Eternity. His talented fingers let the ivory keys do all the talking and your eternity becomes a reality through what he creates. 

I have always expressed that the beauty of music is the ability for each individual listener to decide what to do with it and how they interpret it.  Personally I take the beauty of what is offered and internalize it so it brings me peace and therefore hits that switch in mind that says “OFF.” I hope all of you listeners out there and potentially new listeners, can find your own path through this incredible music like I have.

Into Eternity is perfect just the way it is and that in and of itself is the miracle of music.

5/5 Stars

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
January 23, 2017
Founder of:

Review Provided By New Age Music Reviews

Tracks:
01. From the Rising of the Sun
02. Home
03. Winter
04. Into Eternity
05. First Light
06. Midnight
07. Un Momento Tenero
08. Americana
09. Goodbye for Now
10. Retrospection II
11. Distant Memories
12. Dreams of You



21 January 2017

Swedish Prog Ensemble Carptree Recording New Album "Emerger" To Be Released On Reingold Records!


Sweden - Swedish prog ensemble Carptree will be releasing their new video titled “Fleeting Deep” in February. The track comes from their highly anticipated forthcoming album “Emerger” to be released on April 7th!

Carptree is a Swedish progressive symphonic rock duo made featuring Carl Westholm (keyboards, composer, producer) and Nicklas Flinck (vocals, composer, lyrics). Although Carptree is a duo they are almost always accompanied by the No Future Orchestra (NFO); A group of people from known and unknown other Swedish acts, who add their personal touch, more or less frequent. This is also the basis for other important people (OIP) who are also a part of the creative process in the making of a Carptree album.

Says the band, “This album was a really slow starter, we started already in 2014 with some of the songs, the first two song was 'Fleeting Deep' and 'Ultimately Lifeless' which both have taken a lot of different shapes along the process. 'Between Extremes' is also a song that has been around in different shapes for many years, first we recorded it in 2009, but was not happy and cut it down to a short version which ended up on Nymf 'Between Extremes, Prelude', then rewrote it and planned to release it as a single in 2012 but was not happy with the result. So again we rewrote it and when we recorded it with Jesper Skarin on the drums and Carl rerecorded everything with just his Fender Rhodes and organ and we were finally happy with it. That's why we wanted to release that song already in May 2016 as a Maxi single to give that special song a chance to stand on it's own.”

“A coherent jewel of progressive rock” - Metal Observer

As always the duo used the “No Future Orchestra” on the new album, which is a loosely connected group of musicians very important to Carptree. Also on this album Jesper Skarin joined in on drums and percussion and Carl has played some bass and guitars. Except the mellotrons that are taken from a sampler software, all instruments and amplifiers on this album are analogue just as the mix and mastering.

On the CD there will be 8 songs including a remixed version of “Dwindle Into Greatness” (The B-side of the Maxi single released in May 2016) as a bonus track. The vinyl version will have the other 7 tracks and will be release approximately one month after the CD on the FOSFOR Creation label. (Two versions, Black and transparent Marine blue)

“You can´t get better music than this” - Progressiveworld.net

The progressive duo Carptree was formed in 1997 in Stockholm, Sweden, by the songwriters Niclas Flinck, vocals, and Carl Westholm, keyboards and production. Under the years 2001-2010 they released 5 albums and did some live performances. The Album "Superhero" in 2003 was the first to gain a wide popularity among prog listeners around the world. "Man made machine" in 2005 was release both on their own label FOSFOR Creation and Insideout and got an even wider distribution, then followed by "Insekt" 2007 and "Nymf" in 2010 where the latter also was released as a Vinyl LP in 2011 by Ritual echo records. Carl Westholm has apart from this project been a member of some heavy Metal acts like Candlemass, Krux and Avatarium and lately live keyboard player with Tiamat. Between 2008 and 2013 he also released three albums under the name Jupiter Society and has also played on some Declan Burke albums.

The newest member of No Future Orchestra is Jesper Skarin on drums known from Swedish acts like Vak and Switch Open and others. Even though Niclas and Carl writes and produce everything No Future Orchestra is way more than just a bunch of hired guns as they have over the years contributed a lot of creative input and support.

For all of you that long for music with  integrity and diversity, open you arms for the “Emerger”, Carptree is back!

Watch the promotional video:


Watch Carptree's “Between Extremes” video: 


Website: http://carptree.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carptreeofficial
Reingold Records: http://reingoldrecords.se/index2.html

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

18 January 2017

French Experimentalist LE SEUL ÉLÉMENT Release Debut Album On Cleopatra Records Including A Haunting Collaboration With Label Mates BESTIAL MOUTHS!


Los Angeles, CA - On their debut album Demon, Le Seul Élément combines elements of piano, noise and darkwave, weaving textures and melodies with incredible skill. A rare solo project from a French artist who has mainly been involved in collaborative projects, Demon abounds with a sense of newly found artistic freedom, taking it’s time to build its tense sonic textures. There’s a vast, cinematic quality to LSE’s music, which makes it no surprise that one of Demon’s tracks, the melancholic epic “Mad Mersey Beat,” has already been tapped for use in an upcoming horror movie Devil’s Domain starring Michael Madsen (Kill BillReservoir Dogs). The album also features a brilliant collaboration with Lynette Cerezo, vocalist and founding member of dark electronic band and fellow Cleopatra Records artist Bestial Mouths, on the track “Her Eyes,” which can be streamed on Cleopatra’s website here:

https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/le-seul-element-demon-cd/

Also be sure to catch the music video premiere and exclusive Q&A the band did with gothic culture site Renee Ruin:

http://www.reneeruin.com/2017/01/exclusive-video-premiere-q-le-seul.html

Demon will be released to digital stores on January 27 and on CD on February 24.

Track List:
1. C. abyssal
2. Mersey mad beat
3. Rien n'est beau comme on l'imagine
4. 24D
5. Demone
6. U.V.E.R.
7. Decrepitude love
8. Her eyes
9. Run
10. Soho

Buy the CD here:
https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/le-seul-element-demon-cd/
Buy the digital version here:
https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/demon/id1187415194?app=itunes&at=1000lt9k

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com

CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
www.CleopatraRecords.com

Acoustic World Fusion Review: Perpetual Motion-Rear View

Release Date: January 30, 2017
Label: Independent

Josie Quick (violin) and Tom Carleno (guitar) are Perpetual Motion. That is their band name however they are literally in perpetual motion from start to finish on their upcoming release Rear View.

The combination of Josie’s progressive melodic violin playing and the gentle, rhythmic and Latin influenced guitar provided by partner Tom Carleno makes for sweet music.  The broad strokes of sound painted on their musical canvas is the perfect marriage of sound, color, and vibrations. This all blends to become soothing and mind and mood altering sounds. This is all natural with no additives, it is acoustic world fusion with jazz added for spice and snap. So, sit down and enjoy a homemade recipe of music straight from the magical fingers of two very talented souls. 

Every track covers an eclectic mix of sounds with jazzy overtones placed in all the right spots. “Blind Man’s Bossa” is a good example of intermingling of genres reaching a full boil then flowing over the sides but oh does it taste so good. This is full of jazz tones and with addition of the violin it sounds progressively familiar channeling some of the greats such as Ponty and Ragsdale. 

“Northern Lights” was another track that touched my senses and gave me a shot of energy that was gladly accepted. The music made my heart and soul smile with the distinct pleasure that only great music can provoke from within, I knew that I was home again.

Perpetual Motion has a lot of albums to their credit and this recording certainly has engaged me enough to explore their catalog further. Don’t be fooled by the fact that this is a duo, there is a lot going on in their music and plenty of production and instruments tied into the two main tools used to provide a listener with such blissful moments.
Have a look out your Rear View and see what Perpetual Motion can offer you through their music. It is sound and vision combined to form an artistic canvas that will surely be appreciated by world, new age, jazz and mainly instrumental music fans that require a refreshingly creative sound. 

It is like a gypsy dance and celebration that comes alive before your ears and mind’s eye. This is real music for real people so give it a good listen then tell me if you weren’t tapping your feet or dancing?

4/5 Stars

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
January 18, 2017
Founder of:

Review Provided By Write A Music Review

Tracks: 
01. Nova
02. Race of the Dolphin
03. Oasis
04. Jungle Spirits
05. Northern Lights
06. The Monarch’s Journey
07. Blind Man’s Bossa
08. Dreamcatcher
09. Passion De La Luna
10. Jakeob’s Pond
11. Harvest Moon
12. Zero Gravity
13. Something Else
 

16 January 2017

Legendary French Violinist Jean Luc Ponty To Tour The US Summer 2017!


Los Angeles - Legendary French violinist Jean Luc Ponty and his band will be bringing their “Atlantic Years” tour to the US beginning late May 2017! Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of the violin in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music.

Says Jean Luc, “We're calling it 'The Atlantic Years' tour since I am touring with my band from the late 70's - 80's with whom I recorded several albums for Atlantic Records.”

The Jean Luc Ponty Band features:

Jean Luc Ponty – violin
Wally Minko – keyboards
Jamie Glaser – guitars
Rayford Griffin – drums
Baron Browne – bass

Jean Luc Ponty Band 2017 US tour dates:

May 30 – Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
May 31 – Seattle, WA - The Neptune
June 01 – Eugene, OR - John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
June 02 – Los Angeles, CA - The Saban Theater Beverly Hills
June 04 – San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
June 05 – Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
June 07 – San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
June 08 – Agoura Hills, CA - The Canyon
June 09 – Scottsdale, AZ - Center For the Arts
June 10 – Las Vegas, NV - Allante Casino
June 14 – Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
June 16 – Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
June 17 – Austin, TX - One World Theatre
June 20 – Chicago, IL - City Winery
June 21 – Detroit, MI - Chene Park
June 23 – Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Niagara Casino
June 24 – Saratoga Springs, NY - Performing Arts Center
June 25 – NYC - B.B. King

After studying classical violin at the Paris Conservatory, Jean Luc Ponty turned to jazz in the 60's. Thanks to his revolutionary style he collaborated with some of the best European and American musicians such as Eddy Louiss, Daniel Humair, Niels Henning-Ørsted Pedersen, John Lewis, Lalo Schifrin, and Quincy Jones. He became the first bebop violinist and US jazz magazine “Down Beat” created a violin category for him in its critics' poll, until then violin was in the 'miscellaneous instruments' category. His pioneering work on the electric violin in the 70's attracted the attention of pop and rock musicians, he recorded with Elton John and participated to several tours and legendary recordings with Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention and John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra. In 1975 he founded his own band and became one of the most prominent figures of the jazz-fusion movement in the USA, selling millions of albums that all reached the top of the US charts. Ponty's most recent album “The Atacama Experience” is considered as one if his best and to this day Ponty keeps touring with his band around the world.

Ponty also collaborates on occasional projects such as “The Rite of Strings” with Stanley Clarke and Al Di Meola. In 2011 Ponty joined the mythical American group RETURN TO FOREVER IV with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White and Frank Gambale for a world tour spanning on 5 continents.

Ponty received the 2007 Jazz Trophy in Germany, the medal of Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in France in 2009, the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Awards in Ireland, and the Grand Prix of the Sochi Arts Festival in 2012 in Russia from the hands of world famous classical violist and orchestra conductor Yuri Bashmet. In 2012 Ponty performed his music with Orchestre Pasdeloup for his 50-year career celebration at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, then again with symphony orchestras in Brazil, Russia and Hungary in 2012 and 2013.

In April 2013 Herbie Hancock invited him to perform in Istanbul at “International Jazz Day” for UNESCO. Ponty also founded a new quartet with his daughter, pianist-singer-composer Clara Ponty which performed in France and Germany in 2014. Ponty also performed with the 89 musicians of the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orcherstra for the Siberian Christmas Festival.

In 2014 Ponty recorded an album as an acoustic trio with Stanley Clarke on double bass and Gypsy-French guitarist Bireli Lagrene, which was released on Impulse/Universal in the Fall 2015.

Jean Luc recently formed the Anderson Ponty Band with Jon Anderson, co-founder and lead singer of British progressive rock band YES, a CD and DVD was released in 2015 followed by a North American concert tour.


The Band:

Baron Browne (bass) was born and raised in Georgia, USA, and gravitated to music at a very early age, learning to play his uncle's drumset at 7 years old. At age 18, Baron moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. He began working full time with Berklee alum such as Kevin Eubanks, Tiger Okoshi, Mike Stern, Bill Frisell and Dean Brown. In 1983 Jean Luc Ponty called Baron to audition, and hired him immediately. Baron toured with Ponty for 3 years and collaborated to 3 albums. Since then Baron has toured worldwide and recorded with Billy Cobham, Steps Ahead, jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton, and recorded many albums with Walter Beasley. His versatility allowed him to also perform with R&B and Pop artists such as Brian McKnight, Tom Jones and Expose'. Baron also writes and performs regularly with Vital Information.

Jamie Glaser (guitar) is best known as the guitarist for grammy award winning musical acts, Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams, Gloria Trevi, Manhattan Transfer and more. His guitar can be heard on over 170 albums as well as on the biggest sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld and Married With Children. Jamie compositions can be heard weekly on CBS sports, ABC, Animal Planet, History channel, Discovery, and ESPN. His solo albums have been successful worldwide.

Rayford Griffin (drums) has been internationally respected as among the most inventive, volcanic and versatile drummers in music, having amassed stellar credits with virtuosos ranging from Jean Luc Ponty and The Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, to Dave Koz, Anita Baker and Michael Jackson.

Wally Minko (keyboards) is a well respected and highly accomplished member of the LA music scene and has toured and recorded with some of the most well known and successful artists in the world! Some of the artists Wally has worked with include Toni Braxton, Pink, En Vogue, New Edition, Barry Manilow, Tom Jones, Arturo Sandoval, Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey), Eddie Money and the Anderson Ponty Band, featuring legendary Yes vocalist, Jon Anderson and world renowned jazz violinist, Jean Luc Ponty.

For more information:
www.ponty.com
www.facebook.com/jeanlucpontyband

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13 January 2017

Contemporary: Instrumental New Age Review: Art Patience-The Recognition

Release Date: January 20, 2017
Label: Heart Dance Records


It takes patience and art to make music. The man with the name that combines those two elements, Art Patience, used that formula to create his own unique blend of instrumental music. He accomplishes using the least likely instrument for this style of music.

The debut of this talented man is titled The Recognition. This is not your typical instrumental contemporary new age release. In fact, this music goes beyond anything I would have thought possible for the genre. It is progressive and forward thinking, proving once again that any artist willing to follow their heart can come out the other side of that with a successful work of art.

The harp or harmonica as we know it, is not a lead instrument in the new age genre and rarely has been in any genre for that matter, which makes this release that much more incredible. It is a breath of fresh air with its own spin on relaxation and transporting the listener to another realm.
I do not know about any other listeners but my preference is that music, any music, needs to touch my soul and remove me from inside my head and halt the constant stream of thoughts. It needs to happen quickly so I can go to a place where I get in touch with a higher power and my soul. A deep-seated belief that music can heal and remove any pain both physical and emotional is a thought process that has been a part of my life for many years now. Part of this therapeutic progression is listening intently and relaying what messages it delivers to me and subsequently to any potential listeners. In other words, to encapsulate everything I just said coincides with the title of this album, The Recognition. The equation being how it comes back to you offering a great experience that can be revealing and enlightening at the same time.

What is so wonderful currently is that artists provide all kinds of media for you to enjoy prior to you committing to buying their music to support them and their endeavors. We are living in a renaissance of creation in film and music. It is indeed a great time to be alive regardless of the things happening all over the world. One day there will be peace and unity and the born healers that are leading the way are those that make music like Art Patience.

I know this may sound complex and deep in a sense, it all is, but keep in mind that the process is very simple, hit play and let the music do the rest. This music carries a longing, a certain tenderness and at time sadness. It seeks to find the light within us all. I always thought the harmonica had a quality to it that told a story or was a good accompaniment to a storyline. The combination of the harmonica, guitars, swirling and gyrating ambient sounds from the keyboards and or computer generated mixes make for a modern blend of intrigue and wonder.

All tracks are great but with “Safe Journeys” I found the most interesting qualities bubbling to the surface. It had a mysteriousness about it but it beckoned to me to explore all the layers unfolding in the song and I thought of a train that never stops running on an endless track. It then finally reaches its destination of joy, a happy place, once the song concludes.

“Spirit of the Woods” connects you with mother earth in the most appealing way. Sounds of nature abound with water running down a stream and birds are tweeting. Art serenades the grandest mother of all, our earth and its creatures. The birds sound like they are smiling as they sing. This music will make you beam inside, and as you hold that thought, the feeling of a warm summer day comes to mind and how good that feels from head to toe.

The Recognition is a great achievement and amazing debut that will open the door to many other artists seeking to experiment with new sounds and instruments that will fall into the new age and contemporary instrumental realm of existence. When I first saw this music when it was delivered and saw Art playing harmonica, I had to question if it was indeed new age. Well believe me it is in every sense of the word.

This one is a real pearl so do not miss it.

5/5 Stars

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
January 13, 2017

Founder of:

Review Provided By New Age Music Reviews

Tracks: 
1. Compassion
2. The Wishing Well
3. Memorial Day   
4. Flight of the Butterfly
5. The Treehouse
6. Spirit of the Woods
7. Safe Journeys
8. Winds Of Change
9. The Recognition


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12 January 2017

King Crimson / Zappa / Bowie Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Announces Massive Spring 2017 North American Tour!


Asheville, NC – Legendary guitarist Adrian Belew, best known for his work with King Crimson, Frank Zappa and David Bowie, as well as his own critically acclaimed solo work, is happy to announce his Spring 2017 North American tour! A celebration of Adrian's massive body of work past, present, and future! The tour, which spans across 23 US States and 3 Canadian Provinces, starts on February 28 in Vienna, VA. Adrian is touring with his Power Trio featuring Julie Slick on bass and drummer Tobias Ralph, both virtuoso musicians.

Adrian recently scored the music to “Piper”, a short movie by animation studio Pixar, which was released on June 17, 2016. The six-minute production tells the story of a small bird that lives on a beach, and must challenge herself to find food while avoiding treacherous waves. It was  screened before “Finding Dory”, the full-length sequel to 2003's “Finding Nemo”. Meanwhile, Adrian continues to work on the latest additions to his FLUX project, including an album called FLUXbybelew Volume Two and an in-app addition entitled FLUXation Pack Two.

Adrian Belew Power Trio tour dates: 

2/28/2017 - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hcabc63 ;
3/01/2017 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/z9l74ue
3/02/2017 - Pawling, NY - Daryl's House - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jfq75cj ;
3/03/2017 - Fairfield, CT - The Warehouse - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jotfzo6 ;
3/04/2017 - Burlington, VT - Artsriot - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jam3rly
3/05/2017 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hzthptw
3/07/2017 - Buffalo, NY - The Tralf - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jlzvyhs/
30/9/2017 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gvbufkc
3/10/2017 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache at The Intersection - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hb3fhsc ;
3/11/2017 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall - http://www.shankhall.com ;
3/12/2017 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h8vu926
3/14/2017 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gso2kpk
3/17/2017 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/z37pgzg ;
3/19/2017 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hvvd64y
3/21/2017 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/he4kgez ;
3/22/2017 - Mill Valley, CA - Sweetwater Music Hall - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/htu8mvu ;
3/23/2017 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House - http://www.thecoachhouse.com/  ;
3/24/2017 - Agora Hills, CA - The Canyon Club http://www.canyonclub.net ;
3/25/2017 - Pasadena, CA - The Rose - http://roseconcerts.com/ ;
3/26/2017 - Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom - www.crescentphx.com
3/30/2017 - Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h2a6fsp
3/31/2017 - St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gqnz9du
4/01/2017 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School Of Folk - http://www.oldtownschool.org ;
4/02/2017 - Louisville, KY – Zanzabar - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jzgcx5y
5/03/2017 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/zp3v5rq ;
5/04/2017 - Asheville, NC - Isis Music Hall - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h6fgnm4 ;
5/05/2017 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle - http://www.catscradle.com ;
5/07/2017 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h285drv
5/09/2017 - New York, NY – Iridium - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gpgz6ly
5/10/2017 - New York, NY – Iridium - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jhdjofs ;
5/11/2017 - New York, NY – Iridium - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jtvd46y ;
5/12/2017 - Albany, NY – Sawyer - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hsd36pb ;
5/13/2017 - Montreal, QC - Le Club Soda - http://www.clubsoda.ca ;
5/14/2017 - Quebec City, QC - Salle Jean Paul Tardif - http://www.sallejeanpaultardif.com/
5/16/2017 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hg8aogc ;
5/17/2017 - Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag - Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h8rpkas ;
5/18/2017 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theater - http://www.the20thcenturytheater.com ;
5/20/2017 - Nashville, TN - 12th & Porter - http://12andporter.com/ ;

Adrian Belew is a legendary guitarist well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose solo records are critically acclaimed. His moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a loyal fan base of music lovers. His music is being discovered everyday by more and more listeners thirsty for great music with a creative standard not often pushed by the commercial music industry.

Adrian first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar”. Adrian's signature tones, unique use of effects and whammy bar remains completely different, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today's guitarists. He was guitarist, songwriter and frontman Progressive Rock Powerhouse King Crimson for over 30 years. “Discipline”, Adrian's first record with King Crimson, is listed among the most important rock records ever made.

Adrian has had a career that commands both awe and respect from fellow musicians and loyal fans, from his first solo record “The Lone Rhino” to the Atlantic Records hit album “Mr. Music Head” or any of his other 20 plus solo records that push sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity. Adrian shreds on guitar but also writes  beautiful songs that will make you cry. Yes, Adrian has taken his fans on a wild ride through countless world tours and albums with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Laurie, Anderson, and Paul Simon. He truly is the Twang Bar King!

For more information: 
http://www.adrianbelew.net/
http://adrianbelew.net/shop
http://adrianbelew.net/shop/cds/fluxvol1/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdrianBelew/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

(photo of Adrian Belew by Jerry LoFaro)

09 January 2017

French Music Legends Magma To Release EMEHNTEHTT-RÉ TRILOGIE Live DVD!


Performed in full for the very first time!

Paris, France - French music legends Magma will be releasing EMEHNTEHTT-RÉ TRILOGIE Live DVD in January 2017! The concerts were recorded live at Le Triton in November 2014 and feature the EMEHNTEHTT-RÉ TRILOGIE performed in full for the very first time!

Initiated in 1973, its composition beholds its whole fulfillment after more than four decades. It is the testimony of an unwaveringly timeless inspiration, of which the expectant present asserts itself beyond history. Connecting wide and contrasted scenes, it sets its coherence within its very dynamics, playing with chiaroscuro, between choral splendor, operatic jubilation and hurricane of spirits beyond graves. The different parts formerly scattered around are finally gathered in all their glory, finding their proper place in the grand scale of a now complete work, topped off with the bright blaze of a Grand Finale.

The two-disc DVD set features THE CROSSROADS OF TIMES, 115 minutes of conversations with Christian Vander on composing each movement of the trilogy (with English subtitles). Through a process of digging, expanding, anchoring and changing directions, his unique approach continues to propel Magma’s music forward.

To purchase EMEHNTEHTT-RÉ TRILOGIE DVD: http://www.seventhrecords.com/en/video-dvd-38/emehntehtt-re-trilogy-1260.html

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com