Voltage Black releases newest EP “We, the Obsolete”

London based digital music artists Voltage Black have released their newest EP, “We, the Obsolete.”

London based digital music artists Voltage Black have released their newest EP, “We, the Obsolete.” The EP is a comprehensive treatment of their first single from their debut album, which is due out in September. The EP contains three iterations of “We, the Obsolete,” beginning with the official, standard release of the single, and followed by the “Ph03nix Remix” and “Singularity Edit.” These versions are each different enough to stand alone as an entirely individual song, and the EP comprises approximately 14 minutes of continual listening time as a result. The music fan would be mistaken to imagine that listening to this Voltage Black EP from start to finish would be like hearing a track on repeat. This is entirely not the case.

Voltage Black is, at its heart, studio musician and composer Ewan Fisher, who when performing live is joined by percussionist James Milton. The tone and general experience of Voltage Black is, in their own words, “unified by an aesthetic of layered psychedelic experimentalism.” To hear the record is to understand their aim in this. The music comes in and out like breeze, and rhythms are alive more than simply background. Fisher’s choice of instrumentation is eclectic, surprising, and genuinely original, rather than simply an attempt at being unique or unorthodox.

They name as inspirations an unlikely grab bag of names and muses. Listing their main influences, Voltage Black writes, “Experimentation, wonky old tape sounds, Warp Records artists, Bjork, ’90s and ’00s post rock, Arthur Russell, Liars….” If this list provides only a vague idea of what music might be produced using these inspirations as a template, it is perhaps because “We, the Obsolete” is the furthest thing from derivative. They throw everything that sounds good into the mix, and don’t spend any time trimming out the excess.

“Maximalism is a force for good,” says Voltage Black.

“We, the Obsolete” is available online everywhere beginning March 25, 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The EP “We, the Obsolete” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

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voltageblack@googlemail.com

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www.voltageblack.tumblr.com

 

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Brainyboxer releases self-titled debut EP

Paris-based folk ‘n’ rock band Brainyboxer has released their self-titled debut EP. The extended-play release comprises five original tracks from the eclectic group, who are a singer-guitarist, a pianist, and a violinist from Australia and England, respectively. Though this core, acoustic trio forms the soul and principal force of Brainyboxer, their “Brainyboxer” EP features backing instruments such as drum and percussion, cellos, horns, electric bass and guitars, and more. The EP also features the production and musical talents of Benoit Portolano, from sensational Parisian band, Blackfeet Revolution.

The warm, natural sound of Brainyboxer is part folk music, part indie rock, and part traditional piano bar, with just a dash of pop thrown in for good measure. Singer Roderic croons and trills like a beautiful and ingenious cross between Rob Dickenson of Catherine Wheel and Rhett Miller of Old 97s. Violinist Ruth plays with powerful undercurrents of passion that often steal the spotlight in spite of her delicate restraint and subtlety. Pianist Peter accounts for much of the unlikely, gorgeous 19th century feel Brainyboxer boasts. Although their EP is entirely modern in terms of production and delivery, their music has deep wild-west saloon overtones mixed with a certain Paris burlesque, circa 1890.

Among the best qualities of the “Brainyboxer” EP is an expressive, clear and earnest humanity their music communicates. Its ambiance, lyrics and composition thrum with an endearing goodness that cannot be faked, and which pervades the band’s character in general. Their website, which showcases their debut music video from the EP, also has a direct chat line to the band members, themselves, who promise to get back to you at their earliest convenience (URL below). Their photos are unassuming and unpretentious, and they’ve even made a video from their first live performance available – a gesture so open and neighborly to fans that it’s impossible not to fall in love with them having seen it.

In short, Brainyboxer is one of the precious few bands that keeps the future of music bright and hopeful, and their debut, self-titled EP is a work of fine, fine musical art that will leave a little empty space in the musical heart of anyone who misses out on it.

This small tragedy is entirely unnecessary, however. “Brainyboxer” by Brainyboxer is available online worldwide beginning March 30, 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The EP “Brainyboxer” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

eMail –

hello@brainyboxer.com

website –

www.brainyboxer.com

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European music artist x2Proton releases remastered LP edition of “Outerspace Odyssey II”

The digital music artist known as x2Proton has released his newest official LP album, “Outerspace Odyssey II (Remastered Edition).” The record contains 11 original tracks spanning a full 55 minutes worth of excellent playing time, each of them as looming and cosmic as the Milky Way itself. This remarkable remastered edition of “Outerspace Odyssey II” is full of 1970s era beeps and bloops, like those that once emitted from the gigantic, earliest computers, and it is impossible to avoid the feeling of being inside an archaic space capsule floating through the universe while listening. X2Proton’s “Outerspace Odyssey II” is clearly one of the most amazing, interesting, engaging and fun works of digital music to come from the industry in decades.

For an example of dark ambient music, one could do no better than the remastered edition of “Outerspace Odyssey II.” It is as magnificent in terms of spaciousness as it is in terms of eeriness, with an overwhelming feeling of enormity and emptiness throughout all. X2Proton is a master of persistent echo and negative presence, making the album something that must be experienced more than merely listened to. It functions perfectly well as background listening, but has more than enough meat for an intent listener to digest from moment to moment.

X2Proton is the brainchild and work of the famous Laurent Boudic, who has been composing analogue “electro-industrial” music since the 1980s, when the genre first surfaced in a widespread form. He has powered with his endlessly creative mind many well-known projects, such as Novo, DeNovo, Genetik System, and of course, x2Proton, x2Proton being his incarnation for producing what is known as dark ambient and electronica. Originally involved with synthetic punk rock music, he switched to more electronic sounds in order to have more structure in his music. Since that early time, he has released albums on world-famous electronica labels such as Germany’s PSI49net, headed by the infamous Anthony Rother, Black Montanas Records in the United States, Canadian-based Suction Records, and Sony Music’s French subdivision, Distance Records.

“Outerspace Odyssey II (Remastered Edition)” by x2Proton is available worldwide beginning March 24, 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Outerspace Odyssey II (Remastered edition)” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail –

info@gencomprodukts.com

website –

http://www.gencomprodukts.com

Swedish band Gambler`s Club releases new EP “Higher Off the Ground”

The creators of house music known simply as Gambler`s Club have released their newest and most powerful extended play record, titled, “Higher Off the Ground.” The EP album contains six original tracks over 30 minutes of playing time, the theme of the album being Gambler’s Club’s capital new single release, “Higher Off the Ground.”

“Higher Off the Ground” is a high-powered, high-energy dance track that has all the best qualities and features that fans of digital music have come to expect from Sweden’s burgeoning underground dance scene since the early 1990s. “Higher Off…” is an excellent example of everything that has ever been fun and exciting about house music, from its unstoppable beat to the exquisite and catchy vocals, and from the entrancing synthesizer chords to the mesmerizing reverb and other effects. It is full of colorful light, youth, and verve, and deserves a place in every DJ’s CD stack.

Besides the original mix of “Higher Off the Ground,” the EP also includes a “Radio Edit,” the “Phunk!T Mix,” the “Patrick PJ Remix,” the “Oscar D’vine Remix,” and a gorgeous acoustic version that closes out the series with a surprising amount of emotion and sonorousness. These tracks give a round and thorough treatment of the main song, “Higher Off the Ground,” and each remix is a unique scene with a great amount of variety among the different perspectives, each with its own timbre and mood.

Gambler’s Club (Oscar D’vine and Patrick PJ) are veteran musicians with nearly two decades of experience as writers of music. They name among their important influences artists such as Avicci, Swedish House Mafia, and Skrillex. They have performed with a broad array of artists and do not stay within a single subgenre of music, writing instead across a broad spectrum that includes electro-house, pop, dubstep, and more.

Their “Higher Off the Ground” EP is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The EP “Higher Off the Ground” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

St. Louis rap artist Beef releases official LP “Beef Presents: Warrior 4 Life: Da Album”

Beef, a hardcore rapper from the north side of St. Louis, has released his premier LP record, “Beef Presents: Warrior 4 Life: Da Album.” The album is an extremely high-value offering from Beef, whose “Warrior 4 Life…” spans an impressive 18 professional and original tracks, none of them remixes from old material, nor remixes of songs on the same release. This chain of urban creativity contains a full 71 minutes of playing time, making it one of the most comprehensive rap releases this year has seen to date, perhaps above all others.

Beef’s sound is tough and full of bass tones, his voice sounding sometimes like Dr. Dre, and sometimes like Ice Cube, but always raw and unpolished with studio effects like autotune or other such frills that get in the way of contemporary, pure and true poetry of the street. Beef’s themes are entirely direct and mature, also, the record receiving an “Explicit Lyrics” tag for all but a handful of tracks. He discusses the trials and tribulations of having not enough for one’s own safety and security on a regular basis, the struggle for life in the modern era, life’s beauties and horrors, and many other topics familiar to the various hip-hop subgenres. Make no mistake, however – Beef’s “Warrior 4 Life: Da Album” is not a hip-hop record. It is straight-up rap, right from the heart.

Beef got his start in the music industry building music studios. He was inspired to create music (and remains so) by the harsh realities of life, from which many of his lyrics are born. His record holds a message of strength in the face of adversity. “If you’re born poor,” Beef writes, “first pray. Stay focused, and give your enemies hell. By any means, stay alive and get monuz!” [sic].

Beef gives thanks to God in his bio, too, though his life has been anything but easy. “First of all,” he says, “I love the Lord because without his help I wouldn’t have come this far with my music, you know. And second, I damn sure love the money! I’ve been poor all my life, strugglin’ to survive. I really don’t have too much to say. [I’m] just a nigga born and raised in the north side of St. Louis to a [screwed]-up family, and I pray that one day the Lord will give me one good blessing before I die.”

Beef’s blessing for the underground rap community is available online worldwide March 20, 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Beef Presents: Warrior 4 Life: Da Album” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail –

warrior4lifeenterprise@yahoo.com

website –

warrior4lifeenterprise@yahoo.com

Starflight releases new single “Phasers on Stun”

The emerging music geniuses known as Starflight have released their newest official single, “Phasers on Stun.” The single is from their up and coming LP titled, “Adventure Beyond.” It features a post-disco pop beat, synthesized instruments in the neon styles of 1980, and vocals that are as catchy and heartwarming as they are fun. Fun is at the very core of Starflight’s introductory single, and if it is any indication of what “Adventure Beyond” will be, then fans of creative dance music have something exciting and wonderful to look forward to.

“Phasers on Stun” is a work of great talent on many levels, the most obvious being instrumentally and vocally – the members of Starflight (Jib Khan and Damien Spanjer) have impeccable ears for pitch, timbre, and harmony – but the real genius is in their songwriting. Although “Phasers on Stun” is inspired by the popular music of thirty-plus years ago, Starflight does not sound like any band from that era in particular. Their vocals have much in common with The Beach Boys, though, and the music from Michael Jackson’s “Captain EO” comes to mind for its atmosphere in general. The cosmic effects that laser throughout their track are reminiscent of ELO’s records. In other words, Starflight is producing music that has much in common with some of music’s most excellent writers.

This is part of what drives Starflight to make music in this incredibly unique way, as opposed to the humdrum, mindless tracks churned out by today’s music industry for play at seedy nightclubs. When asked what prompted them to begin writing and performing, Jib Khan writes, “[It was] hairs going up on the back of my neck while listening to certain songs on the radio. I wanted to recreate that.”

Recreating that means dialing back the clock to a time when music was something more than an image, a sound that meant more than what its performers looked like. Starflight writes in their bio that they have a “mutual fondness for pop music of the pre-MTV era, when songwriting was a master craft, hooks were aplenty, and you didn’t have to wax your chest to appear in the video clip.”

“Phasers on Stun” represents more than an image, too; it’s the beginning of a new, modern life for a revived sound and principle. Put simply, Starflight means music like you remember it.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The single “Phasers on Stun” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

eMail –

jib@starflightband.com

website –

https://www.facebook.com/starflightband