Instrumental

Music Submission, Weed

Artist or Band Name: 
Weed

Weed (Avante Garde, Electronic):

Husband-and-wife tandem Dan and Cristina Handrabur make up what is Weed!

The latest release from Weed contains many nuggets of musical works with ambient singer Cristina Handrabur that lends her beautifully distinctive vocals to songs on 'Visionary Sessions'. Both (Dan and Cristina Handrabur) were both born in Bucharest Romania before each moved to live in Geneva. Dan began playing violin and is classically trained musically while garnering a scholarship to study at the Conservatoire de Geneve at the young age of sixteen (16) years old. Cristina began singing also at an early age in her teens with credits on many albums and placements of her music on many soundtrack CD's. As Weed, they blend ambiance, psychedelia, trip-hop and electronica elements into their own unique musical blend and top it with Dan's great playing styles and with Cristina’s distinctive vocals.

Oddly, Weed have been flying under the radar when it comes to music in mainstream world. People are now fast becoming more familiar with this act, and especially those listeners that are fans of Morcheeba, Lemon Jelly, The Cinematic Orchestra and Jazzanova. Fans of triphop in general and electronica music band will love this new album entitled 'Visionary Sessions.' This latest release does sound like an old formula in a modern era, and those that love music with a modern and sophisticated lounge feel to it, this is an album for you.

Earning a set of Technics DJ'ing at the landmark Club 58, Weed adapted the use of a Korg synthesizer and a Roland beat box. The new reality of composing and producing electronic music along with adding Cristina's soothing vocals, make up quintessential Weed. That overall sound is something that automatically makes the entire album accessible to all listeners. The combination of Dan's playing and Cristina's vocals makes them sound like they did the day they met to collaborate as one. The dreamy vocals and trip hop sound is what carries the band. And, the ability to produce sophisticated beats with flashy chords is what makes that cutting edge overall sound.

There is no doubt that we will hear certain songs be used on TV montages and in advertisements, and the band has already been placed in at least four Soundtrack (Suddenly Naked, Guilty, Free Enterprise & Bruiser) CD's to date. Drawn together by similar tastes in music and artwork, Dan and Cristina fell in love literally, and musically. After Dan moved with his family to Toronto, Canada (shortly after his graduation), a year later, Cristina joined him, and they married each other while they also they collaborated on music in Weed. Having relocated to Canada, they both quickly became known among a new electronic music community and have had great successes in large American cities like Detroit and throughout the entire United Kingdom. Their overall ambient sound is actually described as being more than the Industrial sounds any major populated city is more associated with today.

After the participation of many projects over the years (Outersanctum, Floatpoint, Vuemorph, Mere Mortals, Off And Gone, Weed), the duo has since returned to their native home in Romania to settle in a mountain village, and label head (Rewired Records) Don Lichterman, pleaded with them to allow the company to release this latest CD (Visionary Sessions). (Don) Lichterman says that “seeing them around horse drawn carriages, wooden stoves, secular traditional customs and lots of fresh air, the home of Outersanctum Studios is a goldmine of music and most of all, these guys play so well together; they compliment each others great talents.” (Don) Lichterman also says that “Dan continues to produce albums, tour all over in Europe and hopes to be able to travel to India to learn the techniques of Indian violin playing as well as the sarangi, an ancient, almost rudimentary stringed instrument with a distinctive sound.”

Cristina Handrabur says that “in the last years since we moved from Bucharest, we are enjoying a more natural life, growing our own vegetables and herbs, making our own wine, visiting and discovering new sacred places(where European civilization first started), forest trekking, experimenting and finding inspiration for new artwork.” (Don) Lichterman says that “this overall situation is a great recipe for success and most of all, they need to be heard big time.” He (Don Lichterman) ends by saying that he “will give them (Cristina and Dan Handrabur aka Weed) the most viable chances to be placed and they will have the most viable way to be heard by anyone in the world.”

The 'Visionary Sessions” twelve (12) CD is in stores on march 3rd and the new video of the song, “Truth Love Spirit“ is in all video outlets beginning this week. The full length CD is made up with the following beautiful sound recordings:

1. Visionary Sessions

2. Ace

3. Blessed (Proceed Without Caution)

4. Fields Of Love

5. Aloft

6. Finding My Way

7. Follow Me

8. Make U Feel

9. Omen

10. Path Of Rose Petals

11. Peace Mantra

12. So Hi

13. A Sigh Becomes A Thousand Trees

14. Truth Love Spirit

Music Submission, Mov sessian Project

Artist or Band Name: 
Mov sessian Project

Mov Sessian Project (Classical, Clarinet):

https://soundcloud.com/movsessian-project/sets/movsessian-project

Mov Sessian Project Available From Sunset Classics this month

Clarinetist Claudine Movsessian is one of the most acclaimed classical artists that has manifested in music today - renowned for her melodic, polished, dignified, imaginative, creative clarinet work and for her broad undertaking in delivering a modern day classical tradition to broader and youthful avid listener. Over the past few years, she has recorded many musical works including some of the best clarinet repertoire of the current day. Now, Sunset Classics is proud to announce that (Claudine) Movsessian has brought together two other music aficionados (Ema Dei and Dan Handrabur) for what is the first time recording of a full length album of masterpieces on its' debut self titled CD with Sunset (Classics). On this first release at the Sunset Classics & Jazz (SC&J) company, (Claudine) Movsessian performs her glorious clarinet works, along with a never-before-released 'clarinet and orchestral' arrangements of sound recordings, on a twelve (12) song full length album. The self titled debut album, is available in stores on February 10.

“This is one of the most traditional American klezmer albums that I have ever heard” says Don Lichterman, the head of Sunset, although that applies to the klezmer component of this intriguingly melange of music in general. French clarinetist Claudine Movsessian has gathered friends and created something quite different, yet timeless. Movsessian's clarinet is driving on the first single and the first video entitled "Heyser Bulger", as the trio blends in Rom fiddling to "Oi mama, bin ich verlieb." “There is also a sense of improvisation that pushed its' music to the edges of classical styles, yet it is very accessible for any avid music listener,” (Don) Lichterman continues to say about the self titled CD. “Overall, it is indeed a tad different from typical American klezmer music but there is that international feel throughout all of the recordings on it” states (Don) Lichterman.

The middle eastern style drums help make up the rhythms on the several klezmer and Yiddish ensembles and (Claudine) she has gathered musicians from around the world, that make up the diverse group. Influences include not only klezmer styles and what be described as Yiddish, its Middle Eastern rhythms are accompanied by clarinet krechts, that make up a lively and what has been described as syncopated classical compositions. The trio that make up the Mov Sessian Project blend itself gently together which creates a powerful group and moreover, a high leveled album from the beginning to the end of it.

(Claudine) Movessian's clarinet playing is second to none and the percussion work is a great blend for fans of world music and of klezmer styled music. The approach to building the songs on this debit album with Sunset (Classics) has been continuously evolving for many years. It just happened to culminate on what became this self titled album. “What fascinates me is how the beauty of the music shines through each song in such a lively way” says (Don) Lichterman, and is “performed in such a 'romantic' way too which is hard to accomplish this day and age.” (Claudine) Movsession has had the ability to now collaborate with two amazing crossover music artists, Ema Dei and Dan Handrabur, two music 'specialists' that have helped revolutionize the way that world music and electronic styled music is looked at today. They have all incorporated their own musical philosophies to create this very unique movement if you will, in this international style of music.

In its approach to making a 'modern' yet rooted group of songs on the CD, the hope is to fuse the old with the new, which is key to being a viable classical music artist in this modern day. Claudine Movsessian and her Mov Sessian project has only been an exclusive Sunset Classical artist for less than year, and they have already captured the attention of classical music listeners in no time at all, and in essence is alluring its audiences worldwide with her breathtaking playing and with the overall tones that are just wonderful to hear.

For more information on the Mov Sessian Project, please visit MovSessianProject.SunsetRecordings.com

Mov Sessian Project Track listing:

1 Carrefour

2 Electro Transe

3 Cosmos

4 Kaleidoscope

5 Haiser Bulgare

6 Babilion

7 Hora

8 Tsumpa

9 Oxygene

10 Parfums D'Orient

11 Le Berger

12 Espace Intersiderale

Music Submission, Woodcock Group

Artist or Band Name: 
Woodcock Group

Woodcock Group: (Jazz, Old School Jazz):

This Serbian jazz trio also composes and arranges its music for every one of the ten (10) songs on the full length CD. Woodcock Group’s new debut album, Water Stories (Sunset Jazz Recordings) gives jazz aficionados great evidence that there are new musical artists in jazz; that can carry a wide-range of music of original songs taken as conceptual, the album is now available to pre-order at Amazon and through the Sunset Jazz label. The full length CD is set for the May 3rd street day, with the Sunset Classics & Jazz (SC&J) division, Sunset Distribution Company and then via Republic Universal for digital distribution into stores.

Woodcock Group is a band that is no doubt aware of its mixing modern jazz with traditional jazz music influenced by, among others, Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans and Art Blakey. Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, in the spring of 2009 pianist and composer Aleksandar Jovanovic founded the "Woodcock Group." What is now a trio with (Aleksandar) Jovanovic, Marko Fabry is on the bass while Aleksandar Cvetkovic does the drum work on the ten (10) song CD. Their first performance was at the "Umbria Jazz Balcanic Windows" Music Festival 2009 in Belgrade, which they won over 28 bands from the south-eastern Europe regions. Not to mention, they were listed in the top six as best young jazz band in Eastern Europe this year. “I not only plan on using this album to springboard a new sense of direction at Sunset Jazz (Recordings),” says label head, Don Lichterman, “We are also in hope of using Alex’s (Aleksandar Jovanovic) A&R chops to gain more jazz acts for the label.”

The debut album being released at Sunset (Jazz) is inspired by “water” as in a state of a “form” and (Don) Lichterman says that he, “loves the concept” of it. He (Lichterman) goes on to say that he also “loves the deep traditional style of this band (Woodcock Group).” Woodcock Group’s debut recording entitled, Water Stories, has already gained international radio play with “Vrelo,” the first song being worked to radio this year. And the CD has received great critical acclaim after the label released its initial press to blogs and social networks. Look for the CD to be available in stores everywhere that sells CDs along with being made available at every retailer that sells downloads, ringtones and streams

Music Submission, Steve Tilelli

Artist or Band Name: 
Steve Tilelli

Steve Tilelli (Classical Guitarist like Al Dimeoloa, John McLaughlan):

https://soundcloud.com/steve-tilelli/sets/the-field-extended-cd

Shai Agmon

Shai Agmon
Shai Agmon
Artist or Band Name: 
Shai Agmon
No Longer Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
CD Information
Shai Agmon, CD titled, The Cobweb
CD Name: 
The Cobweb
Song Names: 
Meeting of the Spirits
Mysterious

Grace Hartrey

Grace Hartrey
Grace Hartrey
Artist or Band Name: 
Grace Hartrey
No Longer Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
CD Information
Grace Hartrey, CD titled, Kings and Queens
CD Name: 
Kings and Queens
Song Names: 
Kings and Queens

Fish In A Birdcage

Fish In A Birdcage - Dustan Townsend
Artist or Band Name: 
Fish In A Birdcage
No Longer Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
CD Information
Fish In A Birdcage, CD titled, Fish In A Birdcage EP
CD Name: 
Fish In A Birdcage EP
Song Names: 
Magic
Moonlight
Paperwork

Vide Geiger

Vide Geiger
Vide Geiger
Artist or Band Name: 
Vide Geiger
No Longer Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
CD Information
Vide Geiger, Song Titled, Let It Flow
CD Name: 
Let It Flow - Single
Song Names: 
Let It Flow

Phillip King

Artist or Band Name: 
Phillip King
No Longer Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
CD Information
Phillip King, CD titled, Love Equation
CD Name: 
Love Equation
Song Names: 
Live In A Dream
Midnight Picnic

Music CD, Mini Moods for the Holidays, Julian Lampert

CD Information
Julian Lampert, CD titled, Mini Moods for the Holidays
CD Name: 
Mini Moods for the Holidays
Song Names: 
And Who Are You
Autumn
Bitter Dance
Blast Off
Cartoon
Chef's Treat
Child's Prayer
Dance of the Chocolates
Daydream
Giving of Thanks
Green
Mosquito
Pink
Salt Marries Pepper
Snooping Around
Snowflakes
Summer
Turquoise

Pages

Subscribe to Instrumental