Brian Eno’s Great Hope for the Future of Classical Music Releases New Album

Receiving a commendation from one of the Godfathers of the experimental music scene would be enough for many artists, but Belle Chen, an Australian/Taiwanese pianist is continuing to push the boundaries of both electronic sound and classical music.

Where as many of us will go on holiday and take a few photos and buy a keyring that breaks with a week of getting back home, Belle has used her travelling experience to influence her experimental sound, picking up sounds and influences from the people and places she has visited. Her latest album has seen her soaking up the heart of Paris, marrying it with her own emotions and creating a deeply affecting collection of sound collages that is quite unlike anything you would expect from either traditional classical or futuristic electronic fields.

Her live work is just as cutting-edge, seeing Belle playing piano as well as manipulating and performing something akin to open-heart surgery on the instrument to create completely unique sounds, all the while using her Ableton Live set-up to add further textures to the experience. Belle will be playing live at London’s Bloomsbury Festival on 18th and 21st of October, alongside a live VJ and light-show

Website: www.bellechen.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bellechenmusic

Twitter: @bellepianist

Instagram: @bellepianist

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/chenonthetube

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bellechen

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Ihfoi68laeuxOhTJLCa4l

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‘Rain’ from M3staken

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Hip-hop lovers assemble! Electronic fans too! Especially those who like the two mixed together, as American producer and artist, M3staken has finished his conceptual trilogy of albums with ‘Rain’.

The new album sees M3staken pick up where he left off with ‘Apex’ and ‘Water Colors’, displaying his super experimental style that is dark, fragmented, beat-heavy and intriguing.

It’s by no means easy listening, but those who relish an aural challenge will be inspired by M3staken’s willingness to expand musical possibilities and not restrict himself to the four walls of a single genre.

Although M3staken takes inspiration from contemporary acts such as Joey Bada$$, Jamie XX and FKA Twigs, these influences are mere hints that the talented young producer draws upon when concocting his complex style of music. It would be easy to see many artists in the future being inspired by M3staken himself, due to hi incomparable style.

As the last piece of M3’s trilogy, he notes that this is the album that has meant the most to him due to its conclusive nature that seems to summarise his style. M3 commented that Rain is ‘loosely connected to my two previous works and it is primarily a collection of my personal favourite songs’.

You can listen to ‘Rain’ on bandcamp below:

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/m3staken

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJtRw31YnOdiDgsNhyhKyQ

https://m3ssi.bandcamp.com/releases

‘Cosmic Force’ by Vispa: Electro-synth is back

The long-lost genre of electro-synth is making a comeback with Iranian producer, Vispa, who has dropped his retro banger ‘Cosmic Force’ on ears for all the electronic community.

The first thing you’ll think when listening to ‘Cosmic Force’ is that it sounds like something from the 80s, and I’ll agree with you! It’s got that soundtrack/ TV theme sort of vibe that you can imagine accompanying some 80s visuals.

However, it would be unfair to say that Vispa’s music is outdated in this way, as it it clearly isn’t. The talented musician has plied his trade in keyboard skills which he has applied to his unique brand of electronic music, resurrecting an old sound for new audiences.

Inspired by the likes of Jean Michael Jarre, Vangelis and Kitaro, Vispa also takes on a synth-infused orchestral style that adds a whole new level of texture and complexity to ‘Cosmic Force’.

 

Check out more on Vispa here:

Links

https://www.facebook.com/Vispamusic/

https://twitter.com/Vispamusic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWmghhgeg1p6gBxIgyF3hFg

https://www.instagram.com/vispamusic/