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The Great Void – ‘Eve Of Destruction’ (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2015 by E.N.

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The “Eve of Destruction” cover is a stand alone track and video that The Great Void will be releasing before their upcoming full length album, Shift Age (Sept 4th)

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.

Com Truise-Galactic Melt out July 5 on GI+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2011 by E.N.

When talking about the music of Com Truise (one of the many pseudonyms of New Jersey designer/musician Seth Haley), the nostalgia bit inevitably comes up, so let’s get that out of the way. Yes, his songs tap classic sci-fi and proto-electro in a way that is distinctly early eighties in scope. But they’re also remarkably weird—stutter-step proggy and intoxicatingly psychedelic, like those classic touchstones got drunk on lava lamp juice inside a pinball machine. After his well-received Cyanide Sisters EP, a grip of remixes for artists like Twin Shadow, Neon Indian, and, uh, Daft Punk, and a few floating MP3s, Truise’s first LP, Galactic Melt, will finally enter brainspaces this summer.

And what an appropriate title it bears. For a brief moment, opener “Terminal” subsumes you in warm, starry-eyed synth arpeggios, and then down the rabbit hole you go—from the keyed up, skyscraping machine love of “VHS Sex” and “Cathode Girls” to opuses like “Air Cal” and “Ether Drift” that sound like Doogie Howser’s idea of the perfect prom song—mathy, forlorn, funky, and mighty in technical ambition. That they’re all noticeably cinematic is, of course, by design—Haley envisioned Galactic Melt as a “sort of film score…from the mind,” chronicling the lift and death of Com Truise, the world’s first synthetic/robotic astronaut, from his creation and life on earth to his subsequent mission to a newly discovered galaxy called “Wave 1.” Eventually, Truise becomes one with his newfound cosmos, like Pinocchio becoming a real boy, but in the nether regions of imaginary space.

Haley says knowing when and how to complete such an opus was the hardest part of making the record, nevermind all the carefully synth programmed patches on his Sequential Circuits Split-8 or the three years of real life that transpired during its genesis. It’s a world unto itself, a sci-fi bildungsroman of sorts, and most importantly, an awesome escape from the corporeal.

download Com Truise – Polyhurt

release date:
July 5, 2011

Tracklisting
 1 Terminal 
 2 VHS Sex 
 3 Cathode Girls 
 4 Air Cal 
 5 Flightwave 
 6 Hyperlips 
 7 Brokendate 
 8 Glawio 
 9 Ether Drift 
 10 Future World 
 11 Galactic Melt [Vinyl Exclusive]

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The Great Escape Festival,Brighton -Various Venues,May 12 – 14th

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The Great Escape
Brighton -Various Venues
May 12 – 14th
15,000 punters and 8,000 delegates
www.escapegreat.com
Line Up so far:
Friendly Fires (Dome Show), DJ Shadow (Dome Show), Sufjan Stevens (Dome Show), Katy B, Example, The Vaccines, The Naked and Famous, The Joy Formidable, Warpaint, Gang Gang Dance, Villagers, Twin Shadow, Marnie Stern, Alela Diane, Max Richter, YUCK, Brother, The Radio Dept., Devlin, Cults, The Antlers, Ed Sheeran, Little Dragon, Hauschka, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Mona, PVT, Suuns, SBTRKT, 2:54, Ben Howard, Thus:Owls, Josh T. Pearson, The Phantom Band, Fixers, Grimes, Handsome Furs, Chad Valley, D/R/U/G/S, Braids, Big Deal, Matthew and The Atlas, Alex Winston, Luke Abbott, P.S i Love U, Oh Land, K Flay, James Vincent McMorrow, Seams, The Wave Pictures, Trophy Wife, Worriedaboutsatan, CHLLNGR, Teeth, Visions of Trees, Saint Saviour, Team Ghost, Sissy and the Blisters, Tribes, Tripwires, Lucy Swann, Said the Whale, Worship, Marques Toliver, Alex Clare, Becoming Real, Nedry, Winter Gloves, Woodhands, To The Bones, The Secret Sisters, The Soft Moon, ANR, Smoke Faires, Seekae, The Heartbreaks, The Jezabels, The Mountains & The Trees, Spark, The Staves, Brasstronaut, The Holidays, Team ME, The Bonfire, NLF3, Paper Crows, Dutch Uncles, Dan Parsons, Dean McPhee, Deep Sea Arcade, Bonjay, Alexander Tucker, ANORAAK, DZ Deathrays, Ghostpoet, Heathers, Housse de Racket, Luluc, MALPAS, Marcus Foster, Funeral Suits, GaBLé

The Great Escape’s USPs:
Europe’s answer to SxSW on Brighton Beach. 300 bands, 30 venues, 3 days. 2011 sees the launch of The Hub, and place for fans to meet, hang with the bands and get out of the sun/rain and chill. There will be seminars, and workshops a plenty with the cream of the global music industry in attendance discussing how to shape the future of all aspects of the business. Expect your favourite bands, pop up and street gigs all tipped off via a text service. The King Blues even played in the sewers last year…

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