Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Celebrating 10 Years Of Success And Community In The Midwest With Mindset Evolution

Locally grown national recording artists Mindset Evolution are celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary Party April 25th at The Limelight Eventplex in Peoria IL. Tickets are available now for $12.50. They will be $15 at the door, day of the show.

Mindset Evolution was formed in Peoria, IL in 2005, and earned their introduction to the music industry in 2011 when their fans helped them to beat 5300 artists from across the U.S. In the Rockstar Energy Drink Battle of the Bands. They released 3 independent albums before finally seeing radio success with the national release of the single "Burn it Down" from the album "Brave Bold and Broken" which rose to the top 25 on the Billboard Rock Charts. They've since toured with Godsmack, Shinedown, Staind, Papa Roach, and In This Moment. Singer Rob Ulrich says "Peoria has always been at the heart of everything we've ever accomplished. We're excited to do this at home with the people we love, and those who gave us the support and the faith we needed to get where we are. We're celebrating 10 years, and we're celebrating the strength of the Mighty Mighty Midwest!"

This show boasts an exciting line-up featuring 105.7 the X House Band, Motorbiscuit, Peoria's own, Prey 4 Us, and national recording artist from right here in the Midwest, Three Years Hollow. Mindset Evolution and Three Years Hollow both formed in the Midwest. They have been playing and touring together in the Midwest Region for every part of Mindset's career. Now 10 years later they have both achieved their dreams of becoming national recording and touring artists.

As a thank you to Peoria and 105.7 the X Rocks for all their support, Mindset will be giving away 105 copies of their first national release "Brave Bold and Broken" to the first 105 people through the door.



Blue Track Is Proud To Announce The Release Of Nelsen Adelard's Sixth Album "Voodou By You"

Blue Track is proud to announce the release of The Nelsen Adelard Band's sixth album "Voodou By You". The title is a lighthearted nod to the crazy things our better halves can seemingly make us do without our knowledge.

The album starts out in true Adelard form with the original "I Need Tonight With You" through five Delta Blues jams to the title track "Voodou By You."

What follows are four more originals reminiscent of the cut back trio approach Adelard took on his previous album, There's even an a cappella type harmonica and drum number that showcases Nelsen's affinity for the original.

Nelsen moved down to the Clearwater, Florida area and hooked up with his old friend and band mate, Jon Puhl. They played together in early incarnations of the NAB back in the 70s. Puhl brought with him a tight rhythm section of Mick Donner on bass and Phil Christman on drums. Nelsen's old friend and west coast band mate, Mark Norris even pops in for a couple tracks on the saxophone.

The new album "Voodou By You" is a smoking example of their combined talents. Excellent performances, great riffs and a no nonsense approach to modern Blues.

Mixed and mastered by Richard Robinson. "Voodou By You" was released March 15th 2015 and is available on iTunes and Amazon.com



Monday, April 6, 2015

Eventide Announces H9 Max Spring Giveaway

Eventide is pleased to celebrate spring in a way that all musicians can agree with -- free Gear! Simply sign up for our newsletter to be eligible to win an H9 Max ($799 MSRP). The contest starts today and ends on midnight May 7, 2015. The winner will be announced on eventide.com and on our Facebook page on May 8th. To enter, click here: http://bit.ly/H9MAX

The revolutionary H9 places Eventide's legendary studio-grade effects at your feet. Discover what artists like St. Vincent, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Robert Fripp, and producers like Richard Chycki, Tony Visconti, and Joe Chiccarelli have known about Eventide effects for years -- they are magical, inspirational and sometimes otherworldly.

The H9 MAX comes pre-loaded with all 45 effect algorithms and associated presets from the popular Eventide stompboxes: TimeFactor, ModFactor, PitchFactor, and Space, plus all future H9 exclusives at no additional cost.

All H9 MAX owners can share these effects with up to four additional H9s on a single Eventide.com account.

And what would all that power be without the ability to shape it to your will? Amazingly, you can control all aspects of the H9 using its simple, one-knob user interface. But Eventide went one giant step further and created H9 Control to allow you to use your computer (Mac or PC) or iOS device to manage settings, presets, lists, purchases wirelessly via Bluetooth. Set up a preset list for your gig at the hotel and just take your H9 to the show, or bring your iOS device with you and use H9 Control's unique X/Y pad features to interactively control effect parameters with your fingers or just by tilting the device.

The Eventide sound is a significant component of countless albums, movies, TV shows and live performances around the world for more than 40 years. Eventide’s longevity is due to its single-minded dedication to the art of sound. Just listen.


Kraftwerk Legend Wolfgang Flür Releases Limited Edition Single In Collaboration With Meat Beat Manifesto's Jack Dangers

Artist: Wolfgang Flür and Jack Dangers
Title: Staying In The Shadow
Format: Seven-inch single, clear vinyl, limited edition of 750 copies
Label: Electronic Sound Music Club
Release date: April 2015

Former Kraftwerk man Wolfgang Flür has collaborated with Jack Dangers from Meat Beat Manifesto for a special limited edition single. The record, released as a seven-inch on clear vinyl with a pressing of just 750 copies, features two mixes of a track called 'Staying In The Shadow', one mix by Wolfgang and the other by Jack. It will be available via the Electronic Sound Music Club, a subscription service recently launched by the Electronic Sound magazine app.

‘Staying In The Shadow’ marks the beginning of a new chapter for Wolfgang Flür. It's his first single for 11 years and he is in the process of putting together his first album since 1996. Wolfgang is best known for his years with Kraftwerk (1973 to 1987), when he made up one quarter of the classic line-up of "the Beatles of electronic music" (Rolling Stone magazine) and played on their most important albums, including ‘Autobahn’, ‘Radio-Activity’, ‘Trans Europe Express’, ‘The Man Machine’ and ‘Computer World’.

Jack Dangers’ ongoing musical project is Meat Beat Manifesto, whose first records in the late 1980s influenced a generation of electronic artists using samplers, including The Prodigy and Future Sound Of London. He moved from the UK to San Francisco in the 1990s. He has worked as a producer/remixer with David Bowie, Depeche Mode, David Byrne and Nine Inch Nails among many others and remains a highly regarded pioneer of electronic music.

Wolfgang and Jack started work on ‘Staying In The Shadow’ last December, shuttling audio files between Düsseldorf and San Francisco before finalising the two mixes in February. The record features heavy use of an EMS 3000 vocoder, a vintage 1970s machine that was also used by Kraftwerk for their signature "robot voice" effect.

The collaboration was initiated by the Electronic Sound magazine app, who brought the pair together with the specific plan of creating a one-off limited edition seven-inch single to mark the launch of the Electronic Sound Music Club. A Kickstarter campaign for the club is currently underway.

Soundcloud audio (snippet): https://soundcloud.com/electronicsoundmagazine/jack-dangers-wolfgang-flur-staying-in-the-shadow-clip
YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7eHCNVdR4Y
Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1475410571/electronic-sound
Website: http://www.electronicsound.co.uk

For interview requests for Wolfgang Flür and/or Jack Dangers and more information about Electronic Sound, contact yvette@electronicsound.co.uk


The Willie Basse Musicians Institute Audio And Music Degree Fund

Cultural Ambassador to The Sunset Strip, WILLIE BASSE launches his "Go Fund Me Campaign" to help fund Artists earning their degree in Audio Engineering & Music at Musicians Institute - Hollywood http://gofundme.com/williebasse

Artist seeks funding to pay for a 1-year Audio Degree Program. Includes Tuition, Rent & Expenses.

Musicians Institute is a Digidesign/Avid Certified Training Location preparing students for Pro Tools Operator Certification and an authorized Apple Training Center for Logic Audio software. Visit - http://mi.edu

To help Artists earn Certified Degrees in Audio Engineering, Music, Video, Film, Television Production, Live Sound Production, Music Business, Bass, Guitar, Drums and Vocals.

WILLIE BASSE says, "This is very significant to me. My vision is to provide one, or two scholarships per year, starting this year with myself. I'm looking for sponsors to manifest this vision into reality."

EVEANNA MANLEY says, "I've known and built equipment for WILLIE BASSE. He is a very talented end-user and artist. When it comes to music, sound and gear, he has extremely high expectations. When building his studios, MANLEY is his choice."

"I believe by him giving back and helping others through this College Fund raises the bar of what greatness is."

BASSE continues, "I've made a lot of albums, mainly in analog environments and this is my rehab to the current digital marketplace."

The M. I. 2015 Spring Semester begins April 6th and ALL Donations are Tax Deductible.


http://gofundme.com/williebasse http://artistecard.com/williebasse

The Best is NOW! @wbasse


The Notionaries "Excited Eyes" VEVO Release Coming April 1st, 2015

The Notionaries Excited Eyes Music Video Is Exciting, exhilarating and Empowering. The Notionaries are a four piece Alternative Rock band from Kansas City, Oklahoma, with music for those long drives on a road to nowhere. They will be releasing their highly anticipated video exclusively on VEVO for their first single "Excited Eyes" on April 1st, 2015. The music video will take you on a journey with The Notionaries on a road to self discovery, freedom and unity. In "Excited Eyes," they address the joys of chasing your dreams and the clarity that can exist, even when there's a million ways that you could go in life, which display a sense of confidence and thoughtful empowerment. It's a video with a mission – reminding people that it's okay to live in the unsafe and the unknown. It merges peace and uncertainty, while triggering a meaningful craving in the soul. After watching this video you can't help but start a personal revolution by embracing the changes in your own self. It will have you watching over and over again and the music will have you rocking out to your new summer anthem.



On Easter Sunday 2015, The Light Will Shine In The Darkness

Introducing Composer/Pianist Chadwick Himsl and his debut contemporary classical piano solo album "The Light Shines in the Darkness" to be released April 5, 2015. Chadwick has come back to his first love after a long absence from music, putting together an album that has heart. Of special mention is the composition Newtown (in 3 movements). While the name brings to mind a terrible tragedy, far from being depressing or melancholy, and consistent to the theme of this album, we are lifted above it. Light shines out of the darkness and leaves the listener full of hope. In the artist's own words, "After the events of Newtown, I just felt like I needed to do something as a father. I thought of my own three boys with my oldest just a year younger than the kids at Sandy Hook. I thought I may not be able to change the world, but I can honor those kids through my music."

Also of note is the last piece on the album, "A Place Beyond," which was actually written when the composer was in college back in 1995. Chadwick Himsl: When I wrote this piece in college, I was quite happy with it, but I never thought anyone would hear it beyond the walls of the university. Technology has brought me to the place where my dreams of being a composer can become a reality. I am delighted to be able to share this piece with the world, especially because this is a piece I dedicated to my father.

The title track, "The Light Shines in the Darkness," is inspired by the biblical account of Genesis 2-3 and John 1:5: "The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. Then God said, 'Let there be light'; and there was light... "And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it." True to the description, the first part of the piece is arguably dark with foreboding, irritable notes. But the darkness is short-lived as light enters in. Strings penetrate the darkness with a single note. The composition ends with a beautiful melody that the artist attributes to his outdoor wind chimes on a windy day.

Chadwick Himsl: I love the imagery of this event and the message it conveys. Things can be completely dark both literally and figuratively, but the tiniest amount of light cannot be stopped. It is a message of hope in a dark world. "For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." 2 Corinthians 4:6.

The Light shines in the Darkness

Track listing:
1. The Light Shines in the Darkness
2. Newtown I: Faith Is the Substance of Things Hoped For
3. Newtown II: Remember the Children
4. Newtown III: Beauty for Ashes
5. Love Is Patient
6. Nostalgia
7. A Place Beyond

Soundcloud Audio Link (promotional use only):

YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/nO3GBV6ZR8I

Purchase and Licensing Info (Available April 5, 2015) :
Digital Download: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/chadwickhimsl
Licensing and biography: http://www.chadwickhimsl.weebly.com

Media Contact:
Chadwick Himsl
Tel: 323-841-4252
Email: chadwickhimslmusic@gmail.com