THE TUBULAR WEST by SAMUEL ANDREYEV
an album with a shape and a direction all its own
The music of SAMUEL ANDREYEV is ...
HAUNTING -New York Times
MARVELLOUS -Van Dyke Parks
STRIKINGLY ORIGINAL -The Wire
A DREAMTIME DELIRIUM -The Globe & Mail
INTRIGUING -CBC Radio
GORGEOUS -CKLN Radio
Samuel Andreyev's new album The Tubular West has been getting more and more international airplay, with notable recent appearances on Stuart Maconie's The Freak Zone (BBC) -"I'm really getting into this album!" -and David Garland's Spinning On Air (WNYC), where "Morning Flexion" was suitably bracketed by tracks from John Cale and Scott Walker. Future airplay will include a live performance of Tubular West songs on Radio France (date TBA).
To stream or download the album tracks-and read a fuller description-please visit this TVR Soundcloud page:
Tubular West/Samuel Andreyev press kit:
DREAMING LIKE MAD with DION McGREGOR
Yet More Outrageous Recordings of the World's Most Renowned Sleeptalker
The first Dion McGregor album on Torpor Vigil Records is
FASCINATING and BIZARRE -The Wire
AMAZINGLY ENTERTAINING -Brainwashed
MIRACULOUS? DEFINITELY! -The Analog Playground
AN ASTOUNDING CURIOSITY -Hybrid
Yes, it's true-legendary sleeptalker Dion McGregor dreams yet again! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Dream World of Dion McGregor and the 10th anniversary of The Further Somniloquies of Dion McGregor, Torpor Vigil Records is releasing a terrific new compilation of spoken dreams from the world's greatest somnolent orator.
For a secret preview of the opening track, and a sample of classics from the preceding albums, please visit this TVR Soundcloud page:
To watch the Dreaming Like Mad promo video, kindly tune in to the TVR YouTube channel:
About SAMUEL ANDREYEV
Samuel Andreyev is an Ontario-born singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose musical expression, described by the New York Times as "Haunting," has taken many forms-from inventive solo song cycles recorded in living rooms and garages, to instrumental compositions commissioned and performed by some of the world's most acclaimed ensembles. His new album The Tubular West is the culmination of eighteen years of "musical adventure"-a description given by Van Dyke Parks to Andreyev's first Torpor Vigil Records release Swollows, but which could suitably apply to his entire output. Having recorded eight self-produced albums of original songs by the age of twenty-one-as well as performing numerous memorable shows with his Trosper Ensemble-Samuel embarked upon an ambitious international career as a composer. After attaining a masters degree in composition at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP), he was awarded first prize in the Henri Dutilleux competition in 2012, as well as artistic residencies in Madrid and Tours (France). These and many other achievements have served to further inform and propel his unique pop sensibility, vibrantly reasserted with the release of his category-defying Tubular West album.
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