async is Ryuichi Sakamoto’s first solo album in 8 years.
Taking inspiration from everyday objects, sculpture, and nature,Sakamoto composed and arranged the sounds/music that he most wanted to listen to. Paying close attention to the essence of each track and carefully balancing the sounds with a less-is-more perspective, what remains are singular expressions of Sakamoto’s current mindset, and one of his most personal albums.
Earth Life : October Full Moon is best described as “programmatic music”I.E., music that is inspired by non-musical ideas. Classical impressionism is an example of programmatic music. Washburn took the idea of mankind’s relationship to the earth and came up with the titles.
“SASSY” is a collection of Jazz/R&B Tunes, done in the musical styles of the 70’s and ‘80’s, which producer Kent Washburn affectionately refers to as the “Old School Style”. In order to stay true to this musical style from a time when synthesizers and music programming were a rarity, Washburn ensured that as many instruments as possible were recorded using live musicians. The various soloists, whether a Tenor Sax, Vocalist, Clari…
Julian Winding is a singer/producer based in Berlin and Copenhagen. He received early notice with his pop single Disconnected which was used in the documentary My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn directed by Liv Corfixen. Earlier this year his banging electro track Demon Dance was a musical highlight in Nicolas Winding Refn‘s latest film The Neon Demon.
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Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! by The Mint Chicks has won 5 New Zealand Music Awards in 2007 – Best Group, Best Rock Album, Video of the Year and Cover of the Year!