Musical journey – Richmond Mens Chorus http://richmondmenschorus.org/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 02:05:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://richmondmenschorus.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Musical journey – Richmond Mens Chorus http://richmondmenschorus.org/ 32 32 “I want to compose music for films made in different languages” – Mithoon – Planet Bollywood https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/08/11/i-want-to-compose-music-for-films-made-in-different-languages-mithoon-planet-bollywood/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 02:05:30 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/08/11/i-want-to-compose-music-for-films-made-in-different-languages-mithoon-planet-bollywood/

From creating a “70mm soundtrack” for Yash Raj Films’ “Shamshera” to creating romantic songs for films like “Khuda Haafiz: Chapter 2 – Agni Pariksha” and “HIT: The First Case”, mithoon has had a turbulent year so far. With ambitious scores for movies like “Salaam Venky” and “Gadar 2,” he plans to continue captivating listeners with interesting music in the coming months.

In this interview, the music composer talks about the biggest lesson he learned while working on a period film, why his films’ disappointing performance upsets him, memories of KK, what spirituality means to him. , breaking down language barriers and more.

You spent several months putting together the album and background music for ‘Shamshera’. What is this thing that remained with you after you finished working on the film?

I learned a very important lesson while working on ‘Shamshera’. I realized that if you explore uncharted territory, you can discover a lot. Karan Malhotra was a big inspiration to me in my creative journey on this film. He helped me to explore several elements in me as a musician. I realized there were so many different soundscapes that I enjoyed. I have witnessed a lot of growth during this process as a musician.

For this film, it was necessary to create a grandiose soundscape marked by heavy orchestral arrangements. Veteran composer Pyarelal Sharma is your uncle. As a composer duo, Laxmikant – Pyarelal were associated with this kind of sound. How was entering this particular space?

It is a big compliment for me to be compared to Laxmikant-Pyarelal as they have been my gurus. Contrary to what many people might think, I didn’t see the film as a challenge. For me, it was important to enjoy what I was doing. In fact, that’s the kind of energy that Karan Malhotra brought to the studio. I remember him telling me that if we don’t enjoy what we do, it won’t show on the screen. He wanted me to hang on to the melody and that’s what I did. I tried to maintain my signature melody in each of the songs. I used a lot of organic sounds and acoustic instruments. For ‘Kaale Naina’, for example, more than 40 instruments were recorded.

‘Shamshera’ did not do very well at the box office. In the past, you worked on many films like ‘Aggar’ (2007), ‘Lamhaa’ (2010), ‘3G’ (2013) and ‘Traffic’ (2016) which did not work and the music did. suffered. . Does a movie’s disappointing box office performance bother you?

Yes, it bothers me. I never had a song bank. I always ask the director to share the script with me or give me a narration. I always create fresh music for a film. I only start composing after establishing a connection with the script and the characters in it. When people don’t relate to a film I’ve worked on, I’m disappointed. At the same time, I respect the public and the verdict given by them.

‘Gadar’ (2001) had a very memorable soundtrack composed by composer Uttam Singh and lyricist Anand Bakshi. What kind of music can we expect from ‘Gadar 2’?

I’m doing the full score of ‘Gadar 2’. While I created an original score for the film, I also used some elements from the ‘Gadar’ soundtrack as a tribute to Uttam Singh i and Anand Bakshi saab. As a composer, I lent my own expression to the story.

Your father Naresh Sharma contributed greatly to the industry as a composer and arranger. What was his influence on you as a musician?

I owe everything to my father. What I am today is thanks to everything he taught me. The whole fraternity knows the role he played in my musical journey. I was nineteen when I made ‘Zeher’. He always gave me the right advice and the right mentorship. ‘Aashiqui 2’ was my tribute and ode to my father.

You collaborated with him to recreate Jal’s ‘Woh Lamhe’ for ‘Zeher’ (2005). After that, we did not witness a professional collaboration between you two.

I will have to convince him to collaborate with him (laughs). I hope we can work together on something soon.

You said in an interview that reading the Bible changes you as a person. You also said that you were greatly inspired by the characteristics of Jesus Christ. Has spirituality played an important role in your musical creation process in recent years?

I firmly believe that spirituality plays a very important role in our lives. However, following a certain path does not necessarily make us spiritual. Spirituality also refers to the way we speak, behave and treat people. For me, this is the true essence of spirituality. You should do or practice whatever makes you a better person. The world needs more love and compassion today. Inclusiveness is the need of the hour.

You originally planned to become a concert pianist. Is this dream still alive?

My dream was hijacked by Hindi film music (laughs). I always wanted to become a concert pianist but at 16, I decided to become a film composer. When I do concerts, I try to do a solo piano piece for the audience. When I did the musical reality show “Times Of Music” in 2020, I put together a classic western interpretation of the “Tip Tip Barsa Paani” riff.

Although you have been a prolific Hindi film composer, you have also composed for films in other languages. Besides the Tamil film ‘Mercury’ (2018), you also composed for a Malaysian film named ‘Diva’ (2007). Is this something you will continue to do in the future?

I have always been open to this idea. India is not just a language. Our diversity is our beauty and our strength. Even the “Shamshera” songs were recorded in Tamil and Telugu. I personally supervised all recordings. I worked with wonderful lyricists like Madhan Karky gaaru and Chaitanya gaaru. Working with them was a great experience. I want to compose music for films made in different languages. I would like to explore all possible facets of our culture as a musician.

‘Beete Lamhein’ (‘The Train’) and ‘Musafir’ (‘Shab’) are some of the wonderful songs that KK sang for you. His death left a huge void in the music industry. What are your memories of him?

He was the epitome of success for me. It did not meet the accepted standards of success. He created his own terms and succeeded without compromising them. He didn’t feel obligated to do something just because others around him were doing it. He only talked about music, his beliefs, his family and what made him happy. In my opinion, it is a real success. He has always inspired me as an artist and a human being and will continue to do so.

Apart from being an accomplished actor, Revathi is known to be a sensitive filmmaker. What kind of music did you compose for his production “Salaam Venky”?

It was my first collaboration with her. I really enjoyed the process of working on this film. In addition to the songs, I also composed the background music for the film. The film is based on a sensitive subject. The music is set to be released in October.

You underwent intensive training for several years before embarking on a career as a music composer. In your opinion, how important is training for a musician?

Personally, I think it’s very important. Jab tak bharoge nahin toh chhalkoge kaise? My grandfather Pandit Ram Prasad Sharma i started the tradition of music in our family. Several people in my family including Pandit imy father, Pyaré babaGorakh Sharma iAnand Sharma i and Monty Sharma i pursued music as a profession. Learning music is part of our family tradition.

On professional collaborators:

Oneir

He was someone who believed in me when very few people would believe in a student and allow him to compose the music for their film.

Sayeed Quadri

He’s been a big part of my journey in movies. Also, he is someone who made me discover the world of poetry and taught me the tehzeeb and tame of shaayari.

Amitabh Verma

He was my first poet friend in the industry. Ever since he was a senior, I used to call him ‘sir’. He told me “you mujhe sir mat bol, yaar. Mujhe Amitabh bowl.” He has one of the purest smiles I’ve seen on a human being.

Arijit Singh

He is God’s gift to the world. I feel extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him on so many songs.

Manoj Muntashir

Besides being an extremely talented writer, Manoj i is someone who represents the rich tradition of India. Every time I meet him, I try to immerse myself in him. He has a great knowledge of history and literature. People like him are extremely important because they can educate young people and show them the right path to move forward in life.

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Miraa May: “The impact of South African music in the world is powerful” – Reports https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/08/09/miraa-may-the-impact-of-south-african-music-in-the-world-is-powerful-reports/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 10:07:43 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/08/09/miraa-may-the-impact-of-south-african-music-in-the-world-is-powerful-reports/

What impact do you think amapiano has on the British sound?

The impact that South African music has in the UK and around the world is powerful. It’s full of punch, it’s refreshing, it’s beautiful. The music itself is beautiful to hear: the language, the voices, the screams, the screams, the whistles – it’s so unique and amazing to watch. It’s great to see South Africa coming out with this new genre in full force.

What do you think of the track?

The ideas were amazing. We are still working on it right now, but it will be finished by the end of the day. We’ll see what I think of it then.

What were your main inspirations for ‘Tales of a Miracle’?

Musically, I tried to go back to old school R&B, the Rugrats theme music, that sort of thing. I tried to research how to interpret the feelings of these songs in my own music, rather than sampling directly. I tried to be a little more truthful and honest about the things I had been through; it’s raw and honest. I wanted people to know that we can rap and sing and talk about deep things, but also that it doesn’t have to be deep, but that’s what I wanted my first album to be.

You incorporate a lot of global sounds, what do you like about music that crosses cultural boundaries?

So, like the dominant sound of South African music right now, people feel different and inspired. I feel inspired by so many sounds, I love Rai music from Algeria and North Africa, and I like to stay close to my roots. I’m a big fan of hip hop, R&B, old school blues – I like to take the best bits of whatever I like, and swallow them and give back what I perform. Beyond the sound, I keep my music very spiritual because my musical journey is very spiritual for me. If I write a verse, or if I’m involved in anything, I think of it in its purest form. Music from different parts of the world, it’s not necessarily western pop music – it could be raï, amapiano or traditional Japanese choirs – it’s emotional and I channel that into my own music.

Read next: Scorpion Kings: ‘Amapiano hasn’t even reached its full potential’

Do you sometimes associate specific sounds with specific emotions?

For sure! Sometimes it’s fun to mix things up, sometimes it’s fun to talk about sad things over fast beats, or sometimes it’s fun to be happy over a slow beat. And even genres, rock music has always made me feel a certain kind of way. I would say depending on how I feel, that’s all it is for me. I will use the music to make the public understand what I feel.

So when you create a track, an EP, an album, etc., do you accept the process as it comes or is it methodically planned?

I just kissed her. I don’t think that’s the best thing to think about in music, you’re not supposed to think about “how are we going to get a hit”, or “how are we going to get people to listen”. Music, even though there’s a whole business behind it, in its purest form comes with how you feel, with time and what’s going on in the world. That’s why I take it as it comes. Advance planning doesn’t always work, it’s not authentic.

What is your favorite project of yours?

The scrapbook. And also what I have planned after the album. I can’t say much about that, but there will be more.

Pre-order Nando’s EP Mix It Up Amapiano here

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Performance of a Lifetime – Central Queensland Today https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/08/07/performance-of-a-lifetime-central-queensland-today/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 01:00:11 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/08/07/performance-of-a-lifetime-central-queensland-today/

Drew Ferguson will perform as part of the Australian Honors Ensemble program on tuba.

Emerald may be far from big city stages and audiences, but Drew Ferguson isn’t letting that stop him from making his mark in the music world.

The year 12 student is preparing to rehearse and perform with the country’s top young musicians after recently being selected for the Australian Honors Ensemble Program (AHEP).

Led by Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, AHEP connects the best young musicians with a team of eminent international and national conductors in pursuit of musical excellence.

He was selected after auditioning for tuba.

Drew, who has been playing tuba for nearly four years, said while he hoped to be selected, the successful offer to AHEP came as a surprise.

“I had been selected for the State Honors Ensemble Program (SHEP) Queensland for the past three years,” he said.

“This year was my third time auditioning for AHEP, so reaching this goal is a dream come true.”

Drew has also attended SHEP Rockhampton and SHEP Capricornia since he was in Grade 8 and came highly recommended at last year’s Central Highlands Eisteddfod Virtuoso.

He will travel to Brisbane during the September school holidays, where he will rehearse with the AHEP Wind Orchestra for four days, culminating in a performance at the Queensland Conservatorium Theatre.

Drew’s musical journey began with him playing tenor trombone in 6th grade.

Towards the end of the 8th grade, his music teacher asked him if he would consider playing the tuba.

It quickly became his main instrument. He also plays bass trombone.

He is a member of the Wind Symphony, Senior Stage Band, Concert Band, Chamber Ensemble and School Choir.

He also performs with the Emerald Town Band and the Emerald Town Jazz Band.

“I’m really excited to attend AHEP and look forward to learning all I can and playing with great musicians,” he said.

“I am extremely grateful to my music teachers, the musicians of the Emerald Town Band and the band members at my school who taught me so much and provided me with so many performance opportunities.”

Drew will be pursuing a music career and auditioning for colleges in the coming months.

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Hexagon Night to Celebrate Paul McCartney’s Musical Legacy – Reading Today Online https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/08/05/hexagon-night-to-celebrate-paul-mccartneys-musical-legacy-reading-today-online/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 05:03:10 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/08/05/hexagon-night-to-celebrate-paul-mccartneys-musical-legacy-reading-today-online/

Will you still need me when it’s 2023? A host of popular songs from one of the giants of the popular music scene will be performed in France, but you will have to wait until next year to hear it.

The McCartney Songbook is a new show that recreates masterpieces by the influential Beatle, spanning over six decades.

It comes from the producers of hit shows That’ll Be The Day and Walk Right Back, and aims to be the ultimate McCartney experience.

Starring Peter John Jackson (Let It Be, The Sessions At Abbey Road, That’ll Be The Day), the production will take audiences on a musical journey through Sir Paul’s career from his early days with the Fab Four, the days Wings and his prolific solo career with stories of life on the road and flashbacks to life in Liverpool.

Merseybeat to songs featured in his Glastonbury set, they will all hold together for just one night. It will be like a wonderful Christmas season, which will see some much-loved tracks come together. There may even be silly love songs in there.

Featuring authentic costume and instrumentation with a fantastic live band, The McCartney Songbook features over 40 monster hits, including Band On The Run, Can’t Buy Me Love, Yesterday, Live and Let Die, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Hey Jude.

The show will take place at The Hexagon in Reading on Wednesday, June 7. Tickets cost £27.50 and are already on sale.

For more details or to book, call the box office on 0118 960 6060 or log on to: https://whatsonreading.com/venues/hexagon/whats-on/mccartney-songbook

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Annie B. sings after dark https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/08/03/annie-b-sings-after-dark/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 17:45:09 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/08/03/annie-b-sings-after-dark/

ALL AUDIENCES: Singer-guitarist Annie Burg will perform at Mickey’s port of call in Tuckerton later this month. (Photo provided)

Annie Burg first became interested in music as a child in her Brooklyn neighborhood when folk artists such as Joni Mitchell and Harry Chapin played on the radio.

Burg has been performing in the private party business since he was 16 years old. Even before that, music had intertwined with every aspect of his life, but the trajectory changed when his daughter Teresa was born.

Now that Teresa has grown up, Burg’s musical life is changing again.

Burg’s father played jazz saxophone; thus, she was exposed to and developed a strong affection for a variety of musical forms. She noted that her mother always said she sang before she spoke, and that by the age of 10 she was learning to play the guitar.

When Burg was old enough to earn money, her father introduced her to live performance at parties and a future began to take shape. Working as a professional party performer helped her better understand various musical forms and helped her learn how to compose music.

“It was then and there that the true formation of my musical sensibility blossomed,” she said.

Soon after, she began working both on the New York orchestra scene and in her five-piece band, showcasing her original music. Additionally, she worked as a graphic designer in New York, where she met her husband, Eddie. But after the birth of her first daughter 24 years ago, she put her singing career on hold.

Her desire to sing again led her to perform for children, as she had shadowed performers at her daughter’s social events.

She founded Annie B. Sings 17 years ago, providing interactive music with songs and activities to entertain and inspire children.

“Playing for people and seeing the happiness and joy that music brings is one of my greatest joys and motivations,” Burg said.

She performs at special events, nurseries, preschools and birthday parties for children 10 and under. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she began hosting “Annie B. Virtual Shows” on Zoom and Google Meet.

Burg is now “ready to step back into the big girl music game,” she said. And his musical journey changes again. Catch her at Mickey’s port of call in Tuckerton on Saturday, August 27 from 6-9 p.m.

“I have a few surprises for the public up my sleeve. Let the new era of ‘Annie B. Prime Time’ begin! —SP

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Jeff Tweedy, Andrew Bird, Trampled By Turtles & More https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/07/31/jeff-tweedy-andrew-bird-trampled-by-turtles-more/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 17:53:05 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/07/31/jeff-tweedy-andrew-bird-trampled-by-turtles-more/

Sixthman, the creators of several acclaimed musical experiences at sea, have unveiled the line-up of artists for the 15th edition of Cayamo: A Journey Through Song. The seven-night musical vacation will depart from Miami, Florida on February 10, 2023. Then the adventure aboard Norwegian Pearl will end on February 17. Along the way, participants will stop at Tortola, the British Virgin Islands and St. Maarten.

Cayamo: A Journey Through Song promises unforgettable musical performances, diverse live collaborations, unparalleled activities, and community jams with an intimate group of music enthusiasts. The week-long event features a diverse lineup of artists who touch on a wide range of genres to produce an unforgettable late-winter experience for all attendees.

Artists who have signed up to take part in the festival include Jeff Tweedy, Andrew Bird, Trampled by Turtles, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Neko Case, Shovels & Ropes, Wilder Woods, JOSEPH, The Jerry Douglas Band, Allison Russell, David Bromberg Quintet, Shawn Mullins, Steve Poltz & The Rugburns, Jorma Kaukonen, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, The Fairfield Four, Amy Helm, Devon Gilfillian, Katie Pruitt, Adia Victoria, Dom Flemons, SG Goodman, Michaela Anne and many more. The festival also announced its partnership with The Black Opry Revue to celebrate and amplify the stories and sound of black artists.

The presale of the 15th edition of the much-loved musical excursion goes on sale Monday, August 8. General admission will follow on Tuesday, August 9 at www.cayamo.com. Please note that shore excursion tickets will not be available for purchase until four to six weeks before departure, at which time Cayamo cruise passengers will be able to book excursions after receiving their official Norwegian reservation number.

Scroll down to see the full list of artists joining this year’s festivities.

Programming of artists 2023:

Jeff Tweedy

Andre Bird

Trampled by turtles

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Neko Case

Shovels and ropes

wilder woods

JOSEPH

The Jerry Douglas Band

Allison Russell

Quintet by David Bromberg

Shawn Mullins

Steve Poltz and the Rugburns

Jorma Kaukonen

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

The four Fairfields

Amy Helm

Devon Gilfillian

Katie Pruitt

Adia Victoria

Dom Flemons

SG Goodman

Michaela Anne

Kelsey Waldon

Jeremy Albino

Caitlin Canty

Rainbow girls

Brown Chastity

The Black Opry Review

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Hook N Sling unveil eclectic house single ‘Cruel Summer’ feat. Darci: listen https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/07/29/hook-n-sling-unveil-eclectic-house-single-cruel-summer-feat-darci-listen/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 18:09:34 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/07/29/hook-n-sling-unveil-eclectic-house-single-cruel-summer-feat-darci-listen/

Premiere: Hook N Sling unveil eclectic house single ‘Cruel Summer’ feat. Darci: listen

In an exclusive We Rave You premiere, Hook N Sling teamed up with another Aussie DJ/producer, DARCIfor a unique eclectic home, in the form of ‘cruel summer.’ “It was important to pay homage to that iconic 80s house sound with this sample,” says Hook N Sling.

Taking listeners on a musical journey like no other, Hook N Sling (real name Anthony Maniscalco) has just unveiled an in-house production for the ages, titled ‘cruel summer.’ Implementing his signature sound everywhere, the Australian DJ/producer is more than determined to attract audiences around the world, while the addition of DARCI, helps to elevate the track to another dimension. Having gained traction with his hit single ‘ask a friend‘ alongside the singer-songwriter Marlythis time around is no different, with the man of the moment looking to further cement his status as an artist to watch within our community.

Adding a modern twist to an 80s house classic, “Cruel Summer” was first premiered by an English pop duo bananarama, with Hook N Sling and DARCI now producing a rendition that is sure to remind audiences of that iconic house sound of the past. Incorporating tropical vibes, with the most natural drum elements in a driving rhythm, “Cruel Summer” offers a vast combination of musical entities that will make even the most difficult crowds sparkle. Building up to the most intense drops, listeners will be hooked from the very first second of the track, as the smooth vocals ensure that feeling of euphoria throughout this certified hit.

“The idea for ‘Cruel Summer’ first came about when DARCI and I were talking about doing a bootleg for our sets. Both from Australia, this song reminds us of hot summers at the beach and embodies that feeling of ‘being trapped in a sometimes cruel summer. It was important to pay homage to that iconic 80s house sound with this sample. – Hook N Sling

Steadily on the rise, this latest production only further indicates the undeniable musical prowess of this fast rising star, while his eye for detail helps him stand out from all the rest. Having worked alongside and remixed for some of the biggest names in our scene and beyond, Hook N Sling is most certainly creating a lasting legacy of its own, and we’re all for it. With that in mind, be sure to check out this one-track masterpiece in all its glory below, as well as stay up to date with all things Hook N Sling, by following it on Facebook, Instagram and Spotify. Enjoy!

Image Credit: Courtesy of Virgin Records

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GOATWHORE will release a new album, Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven, in October; “Born Of Satan’s Flesh” Music Video Released https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/07/27/goatwhore-will-release-a-new-album-angels-hung-from-the-arches-of-heaven-in-october-born-of-satans-flesh-music-video-released/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 18:02:07 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/07/27/goatwhore-will-release-a-new-album-angels-hung-from-the-arches-of-heaven-in-october-born-of-satans-flesh-music-video-released/

Entering their twenty-fifth year as purveyors of the most unforgiving extreme metal, Goatwhore return with their long-awaited new feature, Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven, due out October 7 via Metal Blade Records.

Arguably their strongest and most accomplished album to date in sound, concept and execution, Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven pumps out forty-seven distressing minutes of the band’s signature fusion of death, black, thrash and classic metal. Delivered with jaw-dropping intensity and unabashed bloodlust, the twelve-track offering ranks among the most exciting records of 2022.

“I would describe this record as being very raw, but clarity is shaped in chaos”, testifies the singer Louis Ben Falgoust II. “It’s a journey of everything we’ve done and new approaches as we go. When we write, we mostly focus on the music and what we love while playing it. We don’t just write to appease others. We also like to play it live, especially night after night on the road.”

Featuring ferocious beasts like “Born Of Satan’s Flesh,” the oldschool, crossover “Death From Above” with its guttural chorus, and a monolithic title track as haunting as it is heavy, the band – Falgoust, guitarist/vocalist Sammy Duet, drummer Zack Simmons and bassist Robert “TA” Coleman (his first recorded release with the band) – covers much of the sonic ground while retaining that nefarious signature, Goatwhore aura. With an overall tone described by Duet as “dark and devilish” with a perpetual sense of “imminent dread”, the record lets little light hang on.

Lyrically, Falgoust draws from a wide range of influences. “Death From Above” is loosely based on the “Nachthexen”, or Night Witches, a group of Soviet airwomen in a bomber division deployed in 1942, a time when women were effectively excluded from combat. Then there’s the multi-faceted title track, which Falgoust ventured into an idea of ​​emotional despondency in older lyrics and writings, feeling as if many of those writings lacked an element of nature/emotion human. The title of the disc – like all the band’s albums – is both profound and direct. “It is a basis of human despondency, the arc of life and its relationship to the personal abyss of overwhelming emotion and thought,” Falgoust explains. “It’s a mixture of esoteric ideas and biblical scripts and the journey to places some people don’t care to venture down mental paths… The rise and fall of self and how the abyss can to be a turning point for some and a passage to oblivion for others. It’s frank and direct, just like countless aspects of life.”

Teaming up with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349) for the second time and tracking mostly at Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana under pandemic restrictions, Goatwhore knew they were in safe hands. Praising Pritchard as a great person to work with both in the studio and live, Falgoust notes, “He has a good view of what we do and try to present. It tests you and forces you to achieve the best performance. in a bad way, just that he knows what each person might be doing before we walk into the studio, so he has a level of expectation to push each of us to our own individual performance levels.”

Additionally, the band enlisted famed producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Gatecreeper, Code Orange) to mix the record, a move that really bolsters Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven’s aural superiority. “Kurt actually brought a lot to the table,” says guitarist Sammy Duet. “He had opinions on a few of the song structures, which was a first for us because we had never had an outside ear to give ideas. The sound of the record speaks for itself.” Final mastering duties were handled by Grammy-winning engineer Ted Jensen (Ghost, Gojira, Cult Of Luna).

The band also invested greater meaning in the album’s visual components through the use of sigils created by longtime collaborator Jordan Barlow. “We give him an idea, and then he follows it,” Falgoust says. “We’ve used seals in the past with our name and other little details, but we wanted to make this album more grounded. It adds a deeper aspect to our visual presentation. It creates interest and inspires questions. We want the listener to immerse themselves in this musical journey with us through both sound and vision.”

Ahead of the official unveiling of Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven this fall, Goatwhore today unveiled a video for the lead single, “Born Of Satan’s Flesh”, directed by David Brodsky. Duet declares, “Prepare for a fierce and shameless attack from the evil satanic spirit! All hail his Luciferian strength and might!”

Adds Falgoust, “Welcome to the manifested curse of our latest offering. Over the past five years since our release of Vengeful Ascension, intertwined with a state of isolation during this time, we have communed with our inner abyss for the inspiration. Downtime is truly the Devil’s workshop. Feast your eyes (and ears) on this latest display of mayhem, which is just a snippet of our upcoming full-length release in October!”

Watch the “Born Of Satan’s Flesh” video below.

Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven will be released on CD, digitally and LP in the following color variants:

– Smoked vinyl (US exclusive – clear with black smoke)
– Bloodshot vinyl (US exclusive – clear with red swirl)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– Silver/Black Marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– Blood Red/Black Marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– Marbled white/black vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

Pre-order here.

Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven Tracklist:

“Summon 3”
“Born of Satan’s Flesh”
“The Gift of Abomination”
“Angels hanging from the arches of heaven”
“Death from Above”
“Ruinous Liturgy”
“Victory is the lightning bolt of destruction”
“Raveous Blood Fixation”
“The Devil’s Warlords”
“The Weight of a Soulless Heart”
“Nihil”
“And I was delivered from the wound of perdition”

Video “Born of the flesh of Satan”:

Goatwhore will begin co-headlining with Incantation next week. The Vile Ascension tour begins August 1 in Orlando, Florida and ends August 27 in the band’s hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. Support will be provided by Bewitcher and Caveman Cult on certain dates. Tickets are on sale now.

Goatwhore Range:

Louis B. Falgoust II – vocals
Sammy Duo – guitars, vocals
Zack Simmons – drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – bass

(Photo – Stephanie Cabral)

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What is the Steel Pan? Google Doodle celebrates the musical instrument born out of resistance and rebellion https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/07/26/what-is-the-steel-pan-google-doodle-celebrates-the-musical-instrument-born-out-of-resistance-and-rebellion/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 02:18:00 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/07/26/what-is-the-steel-pan-google-doodle-celebrates-the-musical-instrument-born-out-of-resistance-and-rebellion/

It’s time to crank up your speakers and listen to the July 26 Google Doodle as it embarks on a musical journey. The search engine celebrates the “steelpan”, an acoustic instrument made from 55-gallon steel drums, illustrated by Trinidad and Tobago-based artist Nicholas Huggins.

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According to Doodles Archive, the steelpan, developed in the 20th century, originated in the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago in the 1930s. However, its origins date back to the 1700s. It was a staple of carnivals and Canboulay, the annual harvest festivals celebrated in Trinidad, and it is still used in contemporary music. On July 26, 1951, the Trinidad All-Steel Pan Percussion Orchestra (TASPO) performed at the Festival of Britain, introducing steelpan and a new musical genre to the world.

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The history of steel pan

When enslaved Africans were brought to Trinidad in the West Indies by colonialists in the 1700s, they also brought their heritage and drumming traditions with them. After the abolition of slavery in 1834, Trinidadians participated in Trinidadian carnival celebrations with their drums. However, percussive performances of African descent have been targeted by restrictive government bills, sparking protests and demonstrations, according to Google Arts & Culture. The site also states that these protests facilitated the development of the instrument. It was improvised using scrap metal, metal containers, trash cans and bamboo stamping tubes. The first instrument developed in the evolution of the steel pan was Tamboo Bamboo. These Tamboo bamboo strips consisted of pieces of bamboo cut to different lengths so that different heights could be achieved, and are now widely accepted as the precursor to modern steel strips. For your information, it also included percussion using cookie tins, oil cans, a bottle and a spoon.

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The instrument, according to Culture Mix, was first seen on BBC television in June 1950, when Trinidadian Boscoe Holder and his Caribbean dancers performed with a steel band on his own television show, “Creole Ball”. And with this exhibition, in 1951 the Trinidad All Steel Percussion Orchestra (TASPO) was invited to play on the Southbank in London as part of the “Festival of Britain”. It was the first time that the British public came into direct contact with the instrument.

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The Trinidad All Steel Percussion Orchestra (TASPO)

TASPO, which formed for the “Festival of Britain” in 1951, was the first steel band to use recycled instruments like oil drums. According to Culture Mix, TASPO was a group of the top 12 pan musicians. They were selected from 70 Trinidad steel bands including Ellie Mannette of ‘Invaders’, Sterling Betancourt of ‘Crossfire’, Philmore ‘Boots’ Davidson of ‘Syncopators’, Belgrave Bonaparte of ‘Southern Symphony’, Andrew ‘Pan’ De Labastide of ‘Hill 60’, Theo Stephens of ‘Free French’, Anthony Williams of ‘North Stars’, Dudley Smith of ‘Rising Sun’, Orman ‘Patsy’ Haynes of ‘Casablanca’, Winston ‘Spree’ Simon of ‘Tokyo ‘ and Sonny Roach of ‘Sun Valley.

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Does the steelpan still exist?

The steelpan is now the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago and is a true source of resilience for its citizens, according to Doodle Archive. The instruments are now seen in concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, among others. Whether in the UK or Japan, the steelpan is now an internationally recognized instrument around the world.

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]]> The musical journey of the late singer Bhupinder Singh https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/07/23/the-musical-journey-of-the-late-singer-bhupinder-singh/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 23:49:06 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/07/23/the-musical-journey-of-the-late-singer-bhupinder-singh/

Bhupinder Singh was born in Amritsar, Punjab to Natha Singhji, a musician and her music introducer. Bhupinder’s father was a stern teacher, and at one time he hated music and its instruments.

Singh’s career started as a casual entertainer for All India Radio. He also worked at Doordarshan Center in New Delhi and also played guitar. It was in 1962 that music manager Madan Mohan heard Singh at a dinner party hosted by Satish Bhatia and called him to Bombay. Singh had the opportunity to sing the song “Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bulaya Hoga” alongside Mohammed Rafi, Talat Mahmood and Manna Dey in Chetan Anand’s “Haqeeqat”. He received a solo from Khayyam in the film Aakhri Khat. He sang some popular duets with Kishore Kumar and Mohammed Rafi

Remembering him, music director and composer Lalit Pandit told mid-day.com: “He had sung with my sister Sulakshana didi (Sulakshana Pandit) in movies and also sang for me in my very first movie Yaara Dildara . The song was ‘Hamare papa aur Hum, milakar rakkhen jo kadam’ with Amit kumar. He was a wonderful singer and one of the great guitarists who did many solo acoustic guitar pieces in Panchamda songs”

Recalling his first encounter with Singh, actor Amol Palekar said, “I first met Bhupinder while recording ‘Do Deewane Shahar Mein’ (Gharaonda, 1977) It was at Famous, Tardeo. There was a lot of excitement in the studio because Runa Laila was from Bangladesh. It was her first song in India. They were rehearsing and I made some suggestions. Jaidevji liked those suggestions and Bhupinder was the first to respond by saying “bahut achcha”. This is how our journey began. “Ek Akela is Shaher Mein” is an iconic song not only in my career, but also in the history of Indian cinema.

Bhupinder Singh passed away on July 18. “He had been suffering from several health complications including urinary problems for some time,” his bereaved wife Mitali had told IANS.

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