Saturday, 31 October 2009

Newsletter 31 October


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Your emails about our side project have been helpful and very rewarding, here are few of the latest interview pages we have done on SystemCulture.org. See: Cyphreinc Podcasts this this is a great little gem.

The website SystemCulture.org is dedicated to reviewing and interviewing artists. Each interview has the artists link widget and player on it. If you want an interview on SystemCulture.org - We want to ask you some questions; contact us if you want to participate - keep emailing us with your details and we will keep promoting your music.

Thanks for your support and kind words about my dreaded back injury, which will apparently need as much time to heal as a broken leg - but the drugs they have given me are good!


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Thursday, 29 October 2009

Celloman's Compositional Force - Review

In many ways this music reminds me of KLIMPEREI, a French duo formed around 1985 by Françoise & Christophe Petchanat. Their own website states their music is often described as « toy-music, naïve, acoustic, experimental, minimal, childish, neo-classic, bizarre, avant-garde, lunaire... French toy-pop... boîte à jouets renversée... avan strange toy pop chamber music... ». I do not doubt Celloman's Compositional Force's seriousness but to be mentioned in the same breath as this French couple is praise enough.


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I am a composer. I was brought up in Virginia and planning to pursue a musical degree in the future. I use MIDI and also piano for compositions so far. I have written for piano cello clarinet guitar voice. These are all small scale projects and I'm currently doing collaborations now. One was with Matt Alexander (Psychronic Continuum) and another will be Tena Mosher. Another will be Caroline Moore and another will be Michael David Sherwood. Am hoping for an increase in exposure but before I join anything or start to sell I am hoping to hone my skills at JMU's Composition dept.
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Monday, 26 October 2009

Alex Final - Review

'Doppelganger' - Love this. Electronic music has become the 'norm' these days and the tools we all have to hand to assemble this type of music are easily available and the majority of the tools we use are free. There are composers (assemblers) out there who, without a modicum of creativity, manage to manufacture, cut and paste, tracks that are acceptable in a mediocre sort of way. Within these snippets of songs there is a definite craft, with production quality that is of the highest order. This is well worth listening to because it is quite clever in places, witty and intelligent.
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Fafnirrockson - Review

This is full of big filmic sounds, fairy tale harps and fat sounds.Tightly controlled reverb that doesn't flood the panorama and subtle beats. Nice bits of guitar every now and then - lay back and drink a gin and tonic or two.

Loved these tracks so much I forgot to get on with my work and found myself in that pleasant state between asleep and awake, nodding my head and tapping my feet. Listen to this stuff if you want to forget the stresses of the day but don't want to listen to those awful relaxation tapes of masturbating whales.

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Edge of Chaos - Review

One of the biggest influences on my music was an album released by Virgin Records in the early 1970's called 'The Faust Tapes' by the German band Faust. This masterpiece was retailed in the UK for 49 pence. This album was so important to me it inspired me to record 'Extraction' which was released in 1989 by EETapes of Belgium and remixed and slotted onto our iTune download album 'Cassette Culture 1989 - 2009'

This has come the closest for me to the anarchistic recording style of that album and the track 'Skin' is a masterpiece. The tracks on the player are the kick up the arse I needed and has got me rethinking my position as a recording artist. What more can I say except well done you bastard!
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