MIND MELD II
30 June, 2007
Saturday Evening, June 30, 2007
Fort Adams State Park, Newport, Rhode Island
Water Music Remix Schedule
9-10 Nalepa with Light Table Drawing VJ Set by David Lublin and David Last
10-11 Brian Kane (EBN) - Audiovisual Set
11-12 Aerostatic with VJ Synesthete
12-1 David Last with VJ Benton-C Bainbridge
Photos of the event are available on flickr:
And a coverage on the local ABC news affiliate is here:
In support of the newly released Water Music Remix EP.
Water Music Remix EP
Available exclusively on the iTunes Music Store
Release Date: Jun 12, 2007
Total Songs: 8
(C) 2007 Newport Classic
Newport Classic presents 'Water Music Remix', an EP featuring reinterpretations of Handel's most famous work by eight rising stars of the international electronic music scene. Released this week as an iTunes exclusive, it is available for download for $5.99 featuring over 45 minutes of music from RD, Marsen Jules, Nalepa, RaNDom, Aerostatic, David Last, Rena Jones and Kraddy. The project was developed in conjunction with a live audiovisual event in Newport, RI during Tall Ships weekend as part of the Newport Music Festival.
RD, whose star is fast on the rise thanks to his super tight live sets and quality releases on both Andrea Parker's Touchin' Bass label and his own Designed Disorder imprint, leads off the album with eight and a half minutes of blissed-out downtempo on 'Music for the Royal Pyrotechnics', a reinterpretation of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks which is often paired together with Water Music in recordings.
Dortmund, Germany-based artist Marsen Jules, a master of orchestral ambient whose recent full-length on City Centre Offices received massive critical acclaim, delivers the beautifully lush and mesmerizing 'Bourèe from Water Music'.
LA-based electronic musician and mad scientist collector Nalepa (Native State Records) runs Handel's masterpiece through his patented ambient glitch dub technology spitting out the dreamy, romantic 'Suite in F (Ambient Glitch Refix)'.
RaNDom, an Italian dub scientist based in Tokyo, drops devastating bass over tight, deep beats and mind-bending psychedelic effects in his epic take on Handel 'Water Music in Dub'.
Brooklyn-based Aerostatic's piece 'Diffraction: Light Through Water' illustrates the hybrid style of Terry Golob and Michele Darling (composer for Sesame Street), combining atmospheric landscapes with downtempo microbeats and subtle, sophisticated, hallucinatory effects.
David Last, who earned heaps of praise from pivotal cultural gatekeepers Pitchfork Media when they declared his debut album 'the best record yet' from the respected Agriculture label, demonstrates his impressive range with his cinematic re-orchestration 'Water Music (Electroacoustic Remap)'.
Cellist, violinist and electronic music producer extraordinaire Rena Jones unfurls the gorgeous 'Adagio e Staccato in Binary', a piece similar in style to her celebrated Native State Records release Driftwood which has kept her busy performing at festivals around the world.
Kraddy, usually known for slaying crowds with his cohorts in west coast supergroup The Glitch Mob, shows off his experimental side by closing out the album with 'Experiment 01', a piece reminiscent of the work of John Cage and the early electronic pioneers.