terça-feira, setembro 15, 2015

Bruce Stringer Releases Music Video for “Carnation”

The Song Is on His New Album Ωne

September 15th, 2015, Adelaide, Australia – A music video for Bruce
Stringer's song "Carnation" has been released on Youtube at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5aG0fbD7TA. The song is included on
his new album Ωne. Stringer is a guitarist, composer, arranger and
producer. He has worked as a session musician and with Elaine Wang
Yi-Ling in the Chinese-western duo Space of Snow. He has also
recorded themes and soundtrack pieces for a number of independent

His unique musical styling evolved from experimentation with analogue
electronics and guitar synthesizers, dating back to his school days.
With so many ground breaking artists in the field of analogue
electronics – from Tim Blake to Vangelis and Jean Michel Jarre,
pioneering movie director John Carpenter to British godmother of
electronic experimentalism, Delia Derbyshire – the realisation was
that a completely different approach would be needed for any new
project to survive.

The album is garnering some great reviews. At Music Emissions
(musicemissions.com) while giving the album a five out of five rating,
Jason Hillenburg said, "This is artistic vision not content with
accepting traditional limitations of form. Instead, this is an artist
searching through each of the album's ten tracks for an indelible
balance between disparate genres. Stringer's efforts to synthesize his
own musical language from a melting pot of influences are remarkably
successful, free from pretension, and he thankfully retains a
clear-eyed sense of its obligation to entertain, as well as
challenger, the listener."

At Wormwood Chronicles (wormwoodchronicles.com) Dr. Abner Mality said,
"If you wondered what Alan Parsons Project might sound like with
bluesier, rockier guitar, Bruce Stringer is the answer." Robert
Silverstein at MWE3 (mwe3.com) said that the album, "is filled with a
range of guitar instrumental tracks that are boldly dynamic and highly

Meanwhile at Music Street Journal, Greg Olma had this to say about the
disc: "Instrumental albums have always been a difficult genre for me
to get into. Since I don't play any instrument, I tend to gravitate
towards the lyrics and vocals. That being said, I do find the
occasional disc that captures my attention and winds up in my CD
player for a while. One is just such a record. Bruce Stringer
manages to not only play all the instruments but he also manages to
write these tunes so that non-musos like me can enjoy it. Often
guitarists come up with a CD worth of guitar solos, and it just
becomes a "look how good I am" affair but Stringer opts out of doing
the show-off thing and shows us his good song writing skills. The
disc contains tunes that stand on their own, yet it still feels like a
collection of works when you listen to the whole thing in one sitting
(which I recommend)."

His new album reflects many changes in mood and illustrates the
complex and sometimes unnerving nature of the marriage between the
Peter Green/Snowy White school of British blues and the outlandish,
unnatural sounds of electronic experimentation. From the
classically-inspired opening of Hieronymus Bosch to the commercial
synth-pop of OMNI, the industrial pulses of Carnation to the
complexity ofMathematics, from randomness and dark humour in the
sample-laden Talk Talk to the unsettling repetition of Dreaming of
Machines, and on through darker landscapes in the World of Tomorrow…
Ωneis an album attempting to define modern retro-futurism.

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