The release of Kamasi Washington's The Epic last year marked a seismic shift in the jazz landscape and the game-changing arrival of the genre-blurring Los Angeles collective West Coast Get Down. That evolution continues with the release of Planetary Prince, the debut album by visionary pianist, keyboardist, composer and WCGD founding member Cameron Graves.
2015 release, the third album from the prog/rock band. Yuka & Chronoship was formed in 2009 by Yuka Funakoshi (one of the most distinguished female prog-rock artists in the world) and three experienced session musicians (Shun Taguchi, Takashi Miyazawa, and Ikko Tanaka). The band have released two albums in 31 countries. The setting of the band's third album is the Earth or the third planet from the Sun. The Third Planetary Chronicles is a grandiose concept album themed with scientific/technological revolutions in the human history: stone-age, Copernican theory, industrial revolution, and theory of relativity.
Imagine the Earth as a being of sound. The sounds are of all times, its past life mixed with sounds yet to be heard. Now imagine the cosmos as a vibrating living orchestration, with a resonance so complex and deep that we are engulfed by a vast and tender silence. Considered a classic in its genre, Planetary Unfolding was performed entirely on the mighty Serge Synthesizer. From the opening movement "In the Beginning…" we are transported to the far reaches of deep space.
Thousands of digital and analogue signals are being transmitted by wire and on the air all over the planet. Thousands of connections are being established and then closed or even lost, disappearing without a trace. Data streams embrace the whole globe, and they are radiated into open space, like the hands of mankind, which are drawn to knowledge, or even rays of hope to find another mind in universe. Let's imagine a little peace of the world of connections and transmissions, the world of digits and waves, this unseen world, whose value can not be overstated.
Jonn Serrie is a composer of space music, a genre of ambient electronic music, and New Age music. He has recorded at least 18 albums and worked on projects for Lucasfilm, IMAX Corporation, NASA, the United States Navy, Hayden Planetarium, Expo Seville, and CNN. Born and raised in Connecticut, Serrie began his musical direction in the 70’s, demonstrating synthesizer technology for Electronic Music Laboratories, a Connecticut based manufacturing and research facility…