Blonde Redhead Returns With Their Latest EP “3 O’Clock” on March 10, 2017

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Blonde Redhead Returns With Their Latest EP “3 O’Clock” on March 10, 2017

Blonde Redhead releases their latest EP “3 o’clock” on March 10, 2017  Not many bands can handle very long careers and never stop evolving and actually, keep on exploring, from record to record. Blonde Redhead deserves a place in this category. In nearly 25 years, the acclaimed New York based trio went from the noise rock of the early years to the refined dream pop of “Misery Is A Butterfly”, before reaching the sensual electronic textures of the studio album, “Barragán” which was released in 2014. Now it’s time to make a step forward once again, or perhaps I should say a step to the side, because, despite the variety of styles, the band has always been able to keep a personality and a unique identity easily recognizable. Fresh from the box set “Masculin Féminin” (September 2016) and the remix “Freedom of Expression on Barragan Hard” (March 2016) releases, Japanese Kazu Makino and twin Italian-Americans Amedeo and Simone Pace are about to return with a new ‘EP “3 O’Clock”, out on March 10th, 2017 onAsa Wa Kuru Records under license to Italian label Ponderosa Music & Art. Four songs, two of them sung by charming Kazu while the other two by guitarist and second voice of the band, Amedeo, which still mark once again the willingness to broaden their musical horizons. It is not by chance that this melancholic Ep with a romantic graft comes out a few months after the tour that in 2016 saw the Blonde Redhead resubmit their cult album “Misery Is A Butterfly” with a string quartet: the 2004 record’s atmospheres emerge occasionally in these new pieces as they push even more in the direction of a massive presence of strings and wind instruments such as the viola, cello, violin, clarinet, oboe, flute and trumpet. The Ep was, in fact, made with the help, among others, of American ensemble ACME, and Eyvind Kang, American composer and violinist who has already collaborated with Blonde Redhead in the past on “Misery Is A Butterfly” and on the latest tour. The first two tracks, “3 O’Clock” and “Golden Light”, are sung and written by Kazu Makino who speaking of the title track for the Ep launch, explains: “At three in the afternoon, a lot of things happen, how many times we schedule appointments at that time? In Japan, then, it is a holy hour, it’s ‘tea time’. Obviously you might even think about the three in the morning, but I wrote the song starting from this suggestion, thinking about what is a significant time to me on a daily basis, a kind of turning point, metaphorically the beginning of a new chapter for Blonde Redhead “. Amedeo who authored the other two tracks, says, “‘Give Give’ is a piece that I have kept in the drawer, since the “Penny Sparkle” era, back in 2010. We added a line of flutes and strings plus percussions composed along with Mauro Refosco (who is a Brazilian percussionist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Atoms for Peace) to give more life to the song, which I cared about as it’s a...

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Dactah Chando’s “Ansestral” Album Goes Top 10!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Dactah Chando’s “Ansestral” Album Goes Top 10!

We’re celebrating our TOP 10 chart status this week in the Evolution Promotion offices as Dactah Chando’s “Ansestral” album moves from #28 to #8 this week in CMJ’s World Chart! P.S.  It looks as though that may be the last chart that CMJ is going to post, at least for now, as they grapple with the many court cases that are being pursued against them.  Casualties like this are anything but casual in our industry.  Thanks for the many memories CMJ! We wish you the very best and hope to see you back in action soon! We’ll be working with other charts in the coming weeks so that we can measure our airplay prowess. Stay...

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Erik Scott’s New Album Hits #1 On The Radio Chart!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Erik Scott’s New Album Hits #1 On The Radio Chart!

Evolution Promotion congratulates our client, Erik Scott, on climbing all the way to the top of radio charts with his new album, “In The Company of Clouds”. The album reached #1 on the Zone Music Reporter Charts in December and racked up excellent feedback from the media for its unique qualities. Erik Scott started as a bass guitar player, producer, and songwriter in the 70’s, playing bass for everyone from Flo & Eddie  to  Alice Cooper in the early 1980s, for whom he also produced. In the 1990s he was one of the founding members of Sonia Dada, which reached the number one position on the Australian music charts with their debut album. Scott was also the co-writer of the song Father, Father, which was the title track for the Pops Staples‘ album of the same name, winner of the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. In 2008 he became a solo artist as well, with his debut album Other Planets. His second solo album And The Earth Bleeds was released in 2014. His latest release “In The Company of Clouds” utilizes pedal steel guitar, bongo and wordless choirs to create a sound so vibey, so pretty and comforting, it is unlike anything that’s come across our desks before. As the Echoes Radio Program honcho, John Diliberto put it: “makes country go cosmic” . Erik Scott’s “In The Company of Clouds” was Echoes CD of the Month in November of...

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Tickets Are On Sale For Helen Jane Long In New Orleans

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Blog, Events | Comments Off on Tickets Are On Sale For Helen Jane Long In New Orleans

U.K. Composer/Pianist Helen Jane Long is touring the U.S. in support of her fourth album, “Identity”.  An award-winning film composer whose musicology brings indie culture to classical and soundtrack music, she has just announced a show in New Orleans at the Marigny Opera House on November 10, 2016. For this evening, Helen will be performing on piano with her string section, The London Players, and will cover music from all four of her albums as well as highlighting new pieces from her new album “Identity”. Tickets are available at...

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Watch Pianist Ludovico Einaudi’s Haunting Performance As He Floats By A Crumbling Glacier

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Watch Pianist Ludovico Einaudi’s Haunting Performance As He Floats By A Crumbling Glacier

In a stunning visual reminder of what’s at stake, an acclaimed Italian composer and pianist delivered the performance of a lifetime — playing a baby grand on a small floating platform as a glacier crumbled around him. Ludovico Einaudi performed “Elegy for the Arctic,” a piece he wrote just for the occasion, at the Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Svalbard, Norway. “Being here has been a great experience. I could see the purity and fragility of this area with my own eyes and interpret a song I wrote to be played upon the best stage in the world,” Einaudi said in a news release from Greenpeace. “It is important that we understand the importance of the Arctic, stop the process of destruction and protect it.” Greenpeace had the piano shipped from Germany to Norway, where it traveled on the Arctic Sunrise, one of the organization’s ships, to the glacier. “The timing of Einaudi’s performance is not by chance,” Greenpeace wrote in blog post. “This week, delegates at the OSPAR Commission meeting in Tenerife, Spain, have an opportunity to take an important step in protecting the Arctic. The proposal before them would safeguard 10% of the Arctic ocean, an area roughly the size of the UK.” Greenpeace has set up a website, Voicesforthearctic.org, dedicated to the issue.  — Huffington Post...

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