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Ethnogenesis

by Intelligentsia

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Simon Howe
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Simon Howe What a fantastic album - its the new Zoolook for 2021! Favorite track: Ethnogenesis Part 2.
Polaris Glow
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Polaris Glow I was very impressed since the opening track of this EP album.
I think that the composer caught very well the spirit of Jarre's ZooLook and merged well many of those iconic sounds with orchestral ones inside his own sound.
A must to have for fans of that classic work! :)
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Created during the 2020/21 pandemic, ETHNOGENESIS sources and samples from over 30 languages, building an experimental and multilingual soundscape, lead by solo Violin, Opera, and the uplifting power of Symphony Orchestra.

The Ethnogenesis suite is part of the forthcoming album “SAVE THE EARTH”.

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released July 23, 2021

Composed and channeled by MIRAI.
Operatic vocals by BRONWEN STEPHENS.
Additional Vox: Federica Ronchi, Davi Stardust,
Bastiaan Winde, Naomi Nonaka, Yoshino Boland.

Influences include Jean-Michel Jarre, the Art of Noise, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Jeff Wayne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and the Pet shop Boys.

The languages sampled and processed for this music include: Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, Portugese, Catalan, Dutch, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Yiddish, Kurdish, Armenian, Afrikaan, Swahili, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, Hmong, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Maori, Hawaiian, Navajo, Icelandic, Finnish, Swedish, Esperanto and English.

Instruments: Yamaha DX7, Korg 01/W, Akai 3200XL, Roland JV1080, Simmons SDS-5 Drumkit, Bias Drum module, iPad, iPhone, Steinberg Cubase Pro.

"For the distant peoples we shall bless / and the hushed murmurs of a world’s distress / but let our fears be still / and turn us to the future."
Words taken from the poem “Ethnogenesis “
by Henry Timrod, 1861

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Composer Mirai & vocalist Bronwen Stephens splice layers of Synths & Opera, re-animating the machine world of electronic music. They have written soundtracks for Japanese video games & the national media, with music pressed to 250,000+ units while performing over 80 live events worldwide, including gigs with Susumu Hirasawa, Christopher Currell (ex-Michael Jackson Band) & Japan's Morley Robertson. ... more

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