Archive for August, 2015
Joe Brunning is no stranger to success. Having written what will surely be remembered as one of the biggest dance music anthems of all times – Joe Brunning’s ‘Let Me See You Work’ established Joe as a major contender in the electronic music scene and allowed for the creation of what can only be described as a modern day musical masterpiece.
Soul Matters is a true artist album that reconciles the works that Joe has meticulously penned over the years into something beautiful and real. With 18 original works on the album, the breadth of the music encompassed is verging on perfection. Soul Matters will take you on a journey and, like a seasoned storyteller, Joe effortlessly weaves his musical tales without regard for radio-friendly edits or contritely-timed drops. Hearing Soul Matters in its entirety is a powerful reminder of what music can do for and to us. How often do we find an album that can be heard time and again and never lose its bewitching and seductive qualities?
When the music is good, the fans will find it and this is an album that begs to be adored. It’s alive and full of rampant emotions that glean the soul like a lovers embrace. Passion, playfulness, sadness and elation are all welcome visitors on Soul Matters, all of whom come together to deliver something truly magical for the wanton listener.
Carl Cox has publicly extolled Joe Brunning an amazing producer, DJ and songwriter and now he takes his commendations one step further by way of signing Soul Matters to his famed imprint, Intec Digital.
“I just loved this album from start to finish and I knew when I heard it I had to put it out on Intec. It’s one of the few albums that I can find new things in each time I listen and I just think it is incredibly special in that way. Musically, it blows me away- so many things to love right here!” Carl Cox
1. A Sydney Storm
2. Dream A Little Dream
4. Smokey Blues
5. If Strings Could Sing
6. Underground E Motion
7. My Shadows Chant
8. Reversing Forward
9. Life Force
10. Clock Work Memory
11. Light In The Dark
12. Deepest Reverence
13. The Sweetest Sound
14. Extasis Feat Johnny McGough
15. Positive Vibes
16. El Ritmo
17. The Reasons We Do This
18. Soul Matters
*Great album,Pure soul, Must have album
The Great Void
The Great Void is the brainchild of Brooklyn producer and electronic musician Josh Ascalon. His obsession with analog synthesizers began at age 14 when he started experimenting with their expansive sonic capabilities. Musically, this experimentation continues to be the driving force behind his unique brand of left-field electronic pop. Writing, recording and mixing his forthcoming debut album himself, he draws on themes of imagination, futurism, and the infinite possibilities of existence. Josh has been active in NYC’s music scene for many years and in 2010 he co-founded Rad Studio along with George Lewis Jr (Twin Shadow) and Damon Dorsey. He has worked on records by Neon Indian, Hooray for Earth, Das Racist, Chairlift, Twin Shadow, Acrylics, and Cities Aviv.
Shift Age is the debut album from producer and electronic musician Josh Ascalon, aka The Great Void. For the recording of Shift Age, Josh set specific creative parameters which banned the use of software-synths, plug-ins, and digital sequencing. Forsaking modern studio conveniences for a more hands-on and intensively crafted approach. Recording, producing and mixing the record himself, the album features contributions from like-minded musicians such as Alan Palomo (Neon Indian), Noel Heroux (Hooray for Earth), George Lewis Jr. (Twin Shadow) Morgan Whirledge (Chrome Canyon) and Joe Stickney (Bear in Heaven, Autre Ne Veut). On stage, The Great Void is joined by a full band, transforming his recordings into dynamic and high energy performances.