Rock artist Dan Timofte releases debut album ‘Dissenting Time’

The rock guitarist and songwriter known as Dan Timofte has released his debut official album, “Dissenting Time.” The record contains 15 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of one hour. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Soaring, belting, and screaming at the top of its voice, “Dissenting Time” stands for all the world as proof that Dan Timofte can rock with the very best of them.

Dan Timofte cites as main artistic influences Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Gary Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Carlos Santana, and Eddie Van Halen. Born in 1969, a holy year to rock fans, Timofte takes the core elements similar to each of these titanic players and rolls them into an amalgam all his own. “Dissenting Time” is an instrumental rock record that can hold its head up with the very best and most popular rock records of all time.

Asked to describe the general themes and messages of his “Dissenting Time,” a capacious record by all accounts, Timofte writes: “Even if we have different opinions from each other, through dialogue we can reach a pleasant atmosphere for everyone.”

Dan Timofte bought his first guitar at the age of 12. Not long after, he was crafting original songs, a skill he continues to hone to this day. His first live appearance onstage was at 17 years old. Decades of finely tuning his skills have shaped Dan Timofte into one of the most talented and inventive guitarists in independent rock anywhere.

Since then,” writes Dan Timofte, “I have continued to compose songs for the guitar, along with other activities like painting, studying mathematics or astrology.”

Dissenting Time” by Dan Timofte is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, fans of instrumental rock. Very early.

-S. McCauley

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Composer Gustavo de Beauville releases second instrumental LP ‘Volume 2’

The composer of atmospheric instrumental music known as Gustavo de Beauville has released his second full-length album, “Volume 2.” The record contains no fewer than 20 original tracks for an approximate listening total of one hour. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the direction of the corporate music industry. Epic in scope, emotionally sweeping, and capable of painting vivid soundscapes for cinema, video games, or rapt, personal listening, “Volume 2” solidifies Gustavo de Beauville as one of the scene’s most accomplished new composers.

Canada’s Gustavo de Beauville cites as main artistic influences Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Plaid, Two Steps from Hell, Dead Can Dance, ’90s grunge, and background scores from films like the Matrix and from legendary video games such as “Perfect Dark,” “Time Splitters,” and “Mega Man.”

Songs on De Beauville’s “Volume 2” also boast awe-inspiring, often bleak and intimidating futuristic overtones.

“The music of Volume 2 is a collection of hybrid orchestral and electronic rock tracks written to support a sci-fi themed experience,” writes the composer of his new LP. “The songs are a celebration of the hours spent playing same-screen multiplayer games with good friends. They are a nod to the kid who was perceived as being alone in their room – but in whose mind was on an epic quest to save the world.”

Also plainly heard on the record are De Beauville’s roots playing guitar in rock music. Prior to his career as a composer, he spent the bulk of his time writing and performing in heavy metal bands. As such, he has populated “Volume 2” with extensive analog guitar which lend the record an organic, live quality audiophiles will appreciate.

Gustavo De Beauville is a multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer trained at the famous Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology. Specializing in dark and shadowy music, De Beauville has contributed to film, video games, and has released several original progressive-rock albums.

“Volume 2” by Gustavo de Beauville is available from over 600 quality digital music retailers online worldwide now. Get in early.

-S. McCauley

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Composer Joseph P. Freije releases new ‘Jazz Beyond the Chaos’ LP

The music composer known as Joseph P. Freije has released his latest experimental music record, “Jazz Beyond the Chaos.” The album is comprised of 11 original tracks for a solid hour’s worth of listening. As part of the growing 2016 series of albums from Freije, it comes to the public from the Phrygian Music independent record label. Tirelessly creative, startlingly innovative and just plain fun to hear and fail to predict, “Jazz Beyond the Chaos” by Joseph P. Freije is the most surprising album of 2016 so far.

Freije’s favorite artists come from a variety of genres including (but not limited to) classic rock, jazz, classical, experimental, electronica and blues. This mix of influences is not useful in elucidating the kind of record which is “Jazz Beyond the Chaos,” however. Even compared to the rest of Freije’s catalog, “Jazz Beyond…” is a particularly varied collection of songs. This is a good thing because, like most of Freije’s music, categorization doesn’t help the music, doesn’t fit the music, doesn’t apply to what the artist has created.

Specific elements can be picked out, though. “Jazz Beyond the Chaos” utilizes electronica and early EDM beats and sounds as a foundation for a postmodern jazz form for 2016. He then takes these sounds and sculpts them into songs which would otherwise fit genres as disparate as house music and postmodern jazz, trance and adult contemporary, funk and 8-bit, acid jazz and drum ‘n’ bass. Fans of electronic music from both the old school and new have a treat in store with “Jazz Beyond…”

It is a record for music lovers. It is music for art fiends. Of particular note to audiophiles is “Different Roads Home,” one of two 10-minute overtures available only as B-side tracks for purchasers of the entire “Jazz Beyond the Chaos” album (the other nine songs have been concurrently released as singles).

And what of the LP’s title?

“Life is a rhythm, the result of a vibration that has always been in harmony with itself,” says Freije. “Our ability to perceive life may have started with a big bang, but that bang was just the opening of a door in space/time through which information could be carried to life in that space beyond the door the bang opened.”

Physicists, philosophers and spiritualists have theorized for centuries about the significance of rhythm, harmony and vibration. They are only recently very interested in the importance and implications of chaos, though.

“The chaos began to take form,” Freije says, “and the sound was called jazz. Jazz has become many forms of life, some which are beyond the chaos.”

Organized chaos is not a suitable description of this music. “Jazz Beyond the Chaos” is surgically accurate. It is a careful balance, itself carefully balanced against a natural ebbing and flowing of imbalance, and the result is something as easy to hear as falling rain or as fecund with intricacies to study as grandmaster-level chess games. It’s up to the listener.

“Jazz Beyond the Chaos” by Joseph P. Freije is available online worldwide. Get in early, fans of experimental music and postmodern jazz.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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Musician Eliel Arrey releases ‘The Essentials’ LP

The composer and songwriter known internationally as Eliel Arrey has released his latest full-length record, “The Essentials.” The album contains no fewer than 20 tracks for an approximate total listening time of 80 minutes, making for a comprehensive collection of material from Arrey’s repertoire. It has been proudly published on the EA Music Group independent label. In addition to Eliel Arrey himself, the album features remarkable performances by Nasomi, Yolanda Arrey, and Steve Owner with an extended instrumental of Eliel Arrey’s ‘Paradise’ remix of Melissa Otero’s ‘Angels and Demons.'” Broadly varied, emotionally evocative, and showcasing the artist’s most innovative work to date, “The Essentials” from Eliel Arrey is indispensable for fans of pop music and epic anthems alike.

Eliel Arrey cites as main artistic influences two families of musicians: for his anthems and classical tracks, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Thomas Bergersen, John Powell, Audiomachine, and Two Steps from Hell; for his EDM productions, David Guetta, Avicii, Jake Shanahan, and Hardwell.

These two musical identities dovetail smoothly on “The Essentials,” just as they intertwine in Arrey’s work in general. His electronica and pop music offerings tend to have aspects of classical narrative and sweeping, soaring waves of sound. Likewise, his classical compositions and soundtracks are marked with motivating narratives and memorable, catchy melodies as are found in his pop and EDM.

Speaking of his new “Essentials” record, Arrey writes, “Music has always been influenced by cultures. Every society/culture has a unique style to their music and different instruments sometimes trademark some cultures. Our album, ‘The Essentials,’ is meant to draw in music lovers from all backgrounds, cultures, and styles. Our listeners will notice many instruments not conventionally used in typical, everyday music.”

This is seen in his use of bagpipes to play the African Cameroonian National Anthem, in kalimbas which lay the down his verses in “Far Cry,” and his exploration of the violins and woodwinds of the Celtic hills. Each of these are showcased through the impeccable audio vision of sound director and senior sound engineer Kevin Monahan of Love Audio Mastering.

“’The Essentials’ is going to take every listener on an international journey,” says Eliel Arrey. “We hope that all our listeners can feel and appreciate the diversity we sought when we compiled this album. Our vocalists are nothing short of world-class, featuring the powerful Dutch artist, Nasomi and Salt Lake City’s finest, Yolanda. ‘The Essentials’ also boasts internationally acclaimed songwriter and engineer Steve Owner, as well as the extended instrumental rendition of Melissa Otero’s ‘Angels and Demons.’”

Songs on “The Essentials” come from many music genres, including new-age, modern classical, electro house, dance, hip-hop, R&B, orchestral, and world music. There’s also a song in honor of the late film-score legend, James Horner.

“We had a hard time picking what genre to list the overall album under,” Arrey says. “We love the diversity of the tracks in the project as it symbolizes the diverse influences we have had in our lives and the different cultures that have influenced us. Our goal is that everyone can find something that they can relate to when they play this album.”

With nearly every emotional hue coloring this striking example of unbridled innovation and musical alchemy, it’s improbable that the music fan won’t hear himself in it somewhere.

“So much love and hard work has gone into this project. It is our deepest honor to share this album with you and the rest of the world.”

“The Essentials” by Eliel Arrey from EA Music Group becomes available online worldwide 20 April 2016.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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Italian composer SimoNoize releases debut LP record ‘Outer Sounds’

The composer of digital music known internationally as SimoNoize has released his debut full-length album, “Outer Sounds.” The record has been proudly published as an independent release without the influence of the corporate music industry. It contains 10 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 40 minutes. Blending styles and tones ranging from classical music to modern electronica, “Outer Sounds” is an instrumental record in which everyone can find something to love.

The Italian-born SimoNoize cites as main artistic influences a staggering variety: Pink Floyd and Tears for Fears; Jimi Hendrix and Emerson, Lake and Palmer; the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin; James Brown and Aretha Franklin; Carl Douglas and Earth Wind and Fire; Rise Against and Metallica; Tupac Shakur and Eminem; Skrillex and Datsik; even reggae – and of course, traditional composers such as Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Stravinsky.
“Outer Sounds” arguably has most in common with the EDM artists and classical composers SimoNoize mentions. The record is well-suited as a soundtrack and has been made available for licensing for film, TV, video games, etc. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the musician notes that he’s lately been focusing on the works of Hans Zimmer, Harry-Gregson Williams, Ramin Djawadi, and Nobuo Uematsu.

Asked to describe the sound and feel of his new LP, SimoNoize writes that it “is more a journey, when you can let music be a part of your moments, your days, your life; you won’t need to listen to it, you will feel it.”

SimoNoize’s LP is preceded by his “Xperiments” EP (2002) and his “Uplift” EP (2014), both of which were published via DirectDriveDigital. He has also composed and produced music for Italian records such as BigUp’s “Il grande salto” hip-hop album, Wolf’s “RIParto” hip-hop album, and Nazario’s “Invisibile” pop album.

A composer of particularly evocative music, SimoNoize has said, “I would like to reach people’s feelings through my music, let them say ‘wow, this track makes me feel…’”

“Outer Sounds” by SimoNoize is available online worldwide beginning 4 November 2015.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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