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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Richard Galliano Quartet | New Jazz Muzette

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Richard Galliano Quartet | New Jazz Muzette

Richard Galliano Quartet New DOUBLE Album Release On Your Desk “New Jazz Muzette” In his 30 year career, Galliano has successfully revamped the image of the accordian, an instrument considered passé, and now takes his inspiration  for his new double album from his musical idols: Piazzolla, Coltrane, Bill Evans and Debussy   Richard Galliano has decided to celebrate his 30 years in music together with some talented friends – Sylvain Luc on guitar, Philippe Aerts on acoustic bass and Andre Ceccarelli on drums. His new double album, “New Jazz Musette”, is releasing on February 17th, 2017, on the Ponderosa label, out of Milan, and features a selection of his favorite compositions. In fact, it has been thirty years since the release of his first album, “Spleen”, when he was the leader of the “New Musette Quartet”. “Following in the footsteps of Astor Piazzolla, who invented the New Tango, today I am re-creating the “New Musette”, says Galliano, because I think that this music cannot be played the way it was played in the ‘30s. When I play these tunes now, I take my inspiration from my musical idols: Piazzolla, Coltrane, Bill Evans and Debussy.” “Musette” is a traditional Italo-French form, popular music. Like the blues in the United States and the tango in Argentina, it surfaced at the same time, in the first decades of the twentieth century. All three are the fruit of a social and cultural fusion: Italian and French musicians for musette, Italians and Argentines for the tango, Africans and Americans for the blues. Immigrants far from their homelands created new musical forms, combining tradition and melancholy: that’s how it was for the blues in the US, and for the milonga in Argentina. The same thing happened in France, on the forgotten outskirts of the big cities. And the “New Jazz Muzette” proudly joins the folds.   Visit Richard Galliano on Facebook...

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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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Introducing Dactah Chando

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Blog, Newsletter | Comments Off on Introducing Dactah Chando

Delivering a World Class Reggae Album “Ansestrel” CMJ World Chart Debut at #28 From the Canary Island of Tenerife, Dactah Chando moves between the most classic roots, the most powerful drum and bass, dub, dancehall and raggamuffin on his latest album.     Dactah Chando, hailing from the Canary Islands in Spain,  is one of the most prolific artists. He is a producer, singer, songwriter promoter and manager, involved in the Reggae scene for more than 20 years. He started his  career in 2009 with the release of the single “Power fi chant”, in advance of the album “Clara” in 2011,which created his international jump to the global reggae scene. Many achievements since that point on occured for Chando– international press reviews, critics picks, live performances in the best international festivals, and four albums leading up to his latest release,  “Ansestral” , being hailed as one of the best roots reggae albums in the Spanish language ever made.  Excellent sound quality, arrangements, and inspirational and conscious lyrics are the characteristics of Dactah´s...

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Ludovico Einaudi’s “Elegy For The Arctic”

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog, Events, News & Info, Newsletter | Comments Off on Ludovico Einaudi’s “Elegy For The Arctic”

Now Available To Radio For Download Ludovico Einaudi performs ‘Elegy For The Arctic’ next to a melting glacier, on a floating platform in the middle of the ocean in Svalbard, Norway. Click to watch the video. Acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi performed on a floating platform in the Arctic Ocean near Svalbard, Norway as part of a Greenpeace campaign to encourage world leaders to protect and safeguard the future of the Arctic. The PR campaign was the biggest and most successful Greenpeace has undertaken, garnering press and headlines all over the world. At the end of 2016, Ludovico released a luxe cd/dvd box set which includes his entire ‘Elements’ album plus three solo piano variations and the never-before released track ‘Elegy for the Arctic’,  written specifically for Greenpeace and their efforts, which proved to be the biggest and most successful campaign they have undertaken, getting press and headlines all over the world. Download ‘Elegy For The Arctic WAV file here   We cannot fulfill the many requests for the full box sets so please download this wav file now for airplay and thank you for your support of Ludovico Einaudi! Watch for U.S. tour date announcements soon! “A thing of rare beauty” – GQ Magazine “The hippest classical artist the world has ever known” – Never Enough Notes “A highly polished performance of music so incredibly tasteful” – The London...

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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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