Grandbrothers – All The Unknown (Official Audio) (Video)

“Minimalism may sound simple for many, its not. You need good sound design skills and story telling in layering for not be sound empty or boring, here Grandbrothers grab this minimalism from the first seconds and push it far away, to unknown limits. unfolding a dreaming story telling through lush harmonics arps and soft sound. Goosebumps guaranteed!”

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The debut single and title track out today from the album “All The Unknown” starts out with the clanging percussive piano figures that have danced across Grandbrothers’ previous terrain, but grows with the intensity of high-octane electronica to cast out allusions of classical romance, guided by emotive, cascading keys that collide with stuttering digital percussion.

The upcoming album maps out a wide-open sound-world of compositional possibilities for pianist Erol Sarp and producer / electronic engineer Lukas Vogel, who have been putting their modern and unique electronic spin on prepared piano since first forming in 2012. Forgoing the need to play every single note live, this new album sees the pair juxtapose the old and new once again, venturing further into the electronic cosmos armed with a grand piano, self-built computer-controlled mechanics, and a new sense of latitude.

The album All The Unknown is set for release January 15th 2021 via City Slang.

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Leonardo the Space Pianist Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
My music style’s roots are a crossover of different experiences, the seed is in my background as classical pianist and metal keyboardist. I describe my music as Contemporary Space Music, where there are influences of cinematic, experimental, neo-classical, progressive metal and wave genres.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
I was born in Venice, Italy, and discovered the piano at the age of 6 and astronomy at 9. At the age of 12, by reading Isaac Asimov, playing Beethoven and Bach, listening to Queen, Steve Vai and Robert Miles, I decided I would travel the Space and play my music outside planet Earth. So I became a professional pianist AND an aerospace engineer.
As a pianist I graduated at the Music Conservatory in Italy, studying composition and developing my passion for synths and electronic music. I was mentored by Jordan Rudess, Dream Theater's keyboardist. In the meanwhile I graduated with a PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Padova, researching on hypervelocity impacts and space safety. During those years I did a concert at the ESRANGE Space Center in cold Sweden while taking part in his first space mission with the SCRAT Project, a very important milestones of my Journey.
In 2006 I created the Music House to develop my View - the project 'Nullo Die Sine Nota’. The Latin sentence means 'Not A Day Without a Note'. I recorded four studio albums and two EPs, with always new music in the flow. I played in several countries like Italy, Germany, UK, Netherlands, and Turkey. I teamed up with many artists during the years, like Yossi Sassi, Aliki Chrysochou and Anna Utopia Giordano. In the last nine years, I have worked with several dancers too; the latest chapter of this experience is 'BlackShip', an innovative show for contemporary music, contemporary fusion dance and visual art.
In 2016 I moved to Malta. I wanted to deeper discover myself, islands are the perfect metaphor of our planet, and an excellent place for freediving…and it is actually working!
Currently I am developing further my space music and researching and lecturing at University in aerospace.
Nearly forgetting, I am also passionate about martial arts and photography.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
The very first memory I have is of myself at 3 years old with a yellow toy-piano. I liked to improvise (clearly!) with it and sometimes to disassemble (maybe an early sign of engineering). Besides this I realized that I wanted to become a pianist when I was 6 years old, I remember there was another kid playing an old upright piano at school, seeing the other school mates around happy and smiling. When he finished I have vivid in my mind that I played my first real piano key, thinking: Wow! I want to play it and share music with people!
So a few months later, I started my musical journey.


Nagamag:
How did the Covid19 pandemic influence your artistic activity?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
I am seeing it as an opportunity of growth, despite the difficult moment that everyone is facing. I increased considerably my online activity, publishing every week vlog episodes on my YouTube channel, starting to stream regularly my music performances on Twitch and releasing with a higher frequency new music on the main music distribution platforms, like Spotify. The effects of the pandemic will take quite a lot in my opinion to be completely managed and society and music industry will be quite different in the near future. 2 new EPs and 4 singles are in the workflow for the upcoming months.


Nagamag:
Who is the Space Pianist?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
I am a Dreamer that step by step is designing his way to perform the first piano concert on Mars.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
IGORRR "Downgrade Desert"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
Infected Mushroom "Heavyweight"

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Obsqure Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Obsqure:
I would say a mixture of downtempo, chill-out, some future garage vibes, Trip-hop with an oriental touch.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Obsqure:
i had a few years of music theory when i was a kid. i also was a cello player. i didn't follow up the line because of my studies and sports. At some time i had to choose between being a professional swimmer and a musician. i went for swimming but i have never really stopped listening to music and digging very deep into it. i remember listening to different kind of music on the radio and trying to dismantle every track even though i wasn't into music composition yet, i had my own way of listening individually to the sounds and different tracks in a song. i was already analyzing songs structures and melodies without even knowing it.
i remember getting a trial version of FL Studio (Called Fruity Loops Studio at that time) in a CD-Rom. i was 11 years old and very curious. And that's where the story begins.
i went by different nicknames, the normal curriculum of any artist i guess, i composed different music styles mainly House Music and groovy stuff like Tech-House, Deep-House and Progressive House. i began afterward looking for a specific artistic identity and things lead me to what i am doing now.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Obsqure:
i grew up in a musical atmosphere, listening to vast amount of varied music. i am also brother to a music teacher and a nephew to a couple of drummers. i had to be in the music industry by any means.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Obsqure:
Reflekt Feat. Delline Bass "Need To Feel Loved"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Obsqure:
Massive Attack "Antistar"

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Peter Lix – Freedom (Spotify)

“Multitalented artist Peter Lix released this summer an uplifting track under the name Freedom, a drum and bass electronic production that generates a warm ambience with its emotive piano keys and lush melodies ”

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Freedom kicks off with emotive piano keys that provide an immediately gripping hook. As the track rolls into play, lush melodies and spacious retro strings fill the soundscape with warm ambience. The drums provide an energetic current that rolls fluidly throughout, and it isn’t long before you’re submerged within its melodic throes.Peter Lix has been involved in music since he was 15 years old. He started out as a Jungle/D&B DJ on the popular pirate radio station Rude FM, before progressing into music production in his late teens.Peter went onto enjoy success as part of the Beatfreaks – an electronic music production trio that had major label and chart success. He has has also worked in music distribution, label management and music licensing.He now releases music under the artist name Peter Lix, as well as working in other areas of music production.https://www.instagram.com/peterlixmusic/

Prismatic Mantis – Ball of Light (Spotify)

“Brilliant sound design which breaths and lush layering of many influences, acoustic instruments and synths, from electronica chill to rock and the positive sensational vocals, all together giving a strong sound experience and with listeners who love the details a place where details are full and with more listens you discover more.”

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"Ball of Light" is a sonic exposition to remind us of our unified origin. Production began in 2014 and has just been released. Self produced and refined to precise measurements, this Alt-Pop track is somehow in 15/8 and presents as an electronica chill out while also utilizing Math/Indie Rock principles. It ponders the Magical Force that this world fits within. We all share the same desire to ultimately feel peaceful, joyful, and creative. To be in a state of inspiration; in spirit... May this track reach far and wide to spread this positive message and provide inspiration to many. The sonic vision of Prismatic Mantis, the moniker of multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Mark Reynolds, is one that is impossible to pin succinctly down. Strongly influenced by Nature, Sacred Geometry and the Cosmos, Reynolds’ homogeneously progressive material flickers between downtempo electronica and slightly left-of-center fusion rock.https://www.instagram.com/prismaticmantis/

Yolcu – A Hunter and the Prey (Video)

“”A Hunter and the Prey” from Yolcu is a dark hypnotic downtempo electronica with elegant layering and a quick arp which instead of make the track “fast” it initiates more the state of hypnosis their lead warm vocals drive you. A fine dark pop theme with a beautiful video, deep emotional!”

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Anatolian-inflected art-pop and indie-electronica duo Yolcu are poised to announce their debut release with the arrival of ‘ A Hunter and the Prey’ due this September. Lifted from the pair’s forthcoming EP ‘In Stream’, the accompanying video fuses the track’s atmospheric and propulsive electronica with a meditative, exploratory landscape, offering a perfect embodiment of delicate melodies and triumphant song craft.

They detail the track: “A Hunter and the Prey is about becoming a part of a system, and how that process consumes and changes a person. It’s the way in which money, profit and industrialisation can slowly affect peoples’ personalities, like a psychological or physical sickness. It’s the enveloping relationship between employees and their employers; a hunter and it’s prey. In time, this system becomes their world.”

Yolcu first met in 2017 while studying sonic arts in Istanbul. It was an interest in the musical heritage of each other’s country that brought Dağ Taş (TR) and Joe Conchie (UK) together. Their outside perspectives helped ignite in the other an enthusiasm for the richness of their own musical cultures. Dağ, hailing from the frantic metropolis Istanbul, a lifelong fan of the British alternative scene, and Joe, from the sparsely populated, pastoral Northumberland, moved by the sound and emotion of Turkish folk music.

Before meeting, Dağ had an alternative indie rock project ‘Golden Horn’, while Joe was composing and performing folk music and producing electronic music. From 2017, Dağ took up bağlama, a Turkish folk instrument, and Joe started to compose and produce music in the vein of British electronica. During their studies they also immersed themselves in experimental approaches to sound creation and manipulation, composing and performing electro- acoustic music around Istanbul.

The excitement of bringing these musical worlds together birthed Yolcu. With songs that reflect the existential yearnings of Anatolian folk music and with an emotional authenticity summoned from the soul of the land around them, Dağ’s powerful baritone voice, ornamented with Turkish microtonal tuning, wraps around Joe’s twisted synth lines and productions, creating a unique blend of folk-inflected modern electronica and pop. Many of their songs feature bağlama and use the voice as an instrument, which, although they directly call upon the spirit of the region, are employed in a non-traditional way.

When they formed the project, Dağ and Joe set up their studio under Mount Ida, home of several Greek myths, on the Aegean Coast of Turkey. By the sea and under a mountain, inspired by the place and its isolation, there they spent many fruitful periods of time experimenting, composing and refining their sound, all the while cementing their friendship and creative partnership. This significant stage was the genesis all of Yolcu’s music and identity, and the location continues to be their home for the project.

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Jaap Mol – Feeling (Spotify)

“Feeling from Jaap Mol at Forest Wood Records is an daydreaming anthem with soft chill vibes and emotional harmonies which get the peak feeling when vocal starts. Imagine a person walking in a forest, climbing to the top of a mountain and when reach its destination seeing the stunning view, filled from the emotions of freedom and feel light as a cloud, this is what this track delivers to the listener. Beautiful electronica.”

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Code Elektro – Night Train Live 2020 (Spotify)

“In a more active than ever music industry which daily borns thousand of new music themes, there are artists and bands who manipulate harmonies like no other and know how to deliver them through a solid mix to get the most of a listening experience. Here Code Electro with "Night Train Live 2020" proved that is a part of those produdcers who can connect and speak to their listeners through their audio language. Is hard not like this song no matther the genre u are more connected. This is a fine piece of synthwave electronica!”

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Check also our interview with Code Elektrohttps://www.nagamag.com/the-latest/code-elektro-interview/

Chromadescent – Apperception (Spotify)

“How many genre influences you can count in this colorful funky psychedelic electronica? We allready gave you a small idea here, yet harmonies and synhts flirting also with genres as synthwave and rock, a multilayered track with positive outlook vibes for lovers of shine mood.”

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Psychedelic colors swirl in Chromadescent’s new single, “Apperception.” As the title, art, and video suggest, Chromadescent conjures the altered states that help us perceive the underlying unity of all creation, from clubs to cosmos, cities to the mountains Chromadescent calls home.The second offering from up-and-coming Colorado producer Clay Meyer, “Apperception” features a progressive and engaging soundscape -- a fitting follow-up to his debut single that bloggers called “exciting," "gorgeous," and “dreamy” (NagaMag, AAA Backstage, At Cost Magazine). With lush atmospheric textures, Meyer’s guitar work and downtempo design, “Apperception” is a perfect chill-out track that has the power to bring you closer to the mystical pulse of the cosmic spheres where worlds and ideas collide is a swell of iridescent color. This is organic, ambient electronica vibe is perfect for getting high and going deep with your homies.

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