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OUT NOW! Sensual approach Vol.2 -incl SING TOGETHER by the EGH project feat. Maggie Smile

 

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ENJOY “FOREVER RIDE” by the EGH project, dedicated to bikers and truckers everywhere, with a lot of respect!

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An album you can listen to, as well as dance along with… by Dan MacIntosh

This album is part dance music, part ‘song’ recording. With its expressive vocals, which are mixed in such a way that they’re not merely secondary elements, the way many dance music projects treat the singing, this is an album you can listen to, as well as dance along with.

With its distinctive jazz elements, it’s also more musically challenging than a lot of what passes for EDM. That style is so beat heavy, it’s as though melodies are just about as secondary as the vocals. EDM is more about the collective crowd experience, more so than any kind of musical creation.

The Forever Ride label has gotten off to a great start with this project. Nothing truly lasts forever, but this firm creative foundation bodes well for this new venture. Maybe it’ll sound good in Brazil, or just about any other place you put it on. Long may Forever Ride run!

Artist: the EGH project
Album: Life Song
Reviewer: Dan MacIntosh
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The EGH Project has produced a work that not only sets the mood but sets the mode…. by Charles Sweet

Life Song begins with “Walking to the Rhythm”, an introduction that sets the tone with a rich, progressive tone that literally fills your ears with movement: The pad and keyboard driven song is complex in construction but exceptionally inviting—I never felt out of place here and that, to me, creates the best atmosphere to start a project on. I loved the saxophone break and because of how strong this song was I looked forward to what was next. “One Life One Song” is the follow up to the previous song’s spacy backdrop allows for a well-spoken poem of sorts that builds to a funky, bass-laden groove. Eric van Aro’s voice shines clearly here as introspective meaning rolls off his performance in droves.

“Sing Together” features Maggie Smile-Vox who does a wonderful job of adding a compliment to Eric’s sound. They work in tandem to create an atmospheric groove that is basic yet explorative and ultimately a ying and yang completion. This is easily my favorite song on the album because there is so much to hear and in turn, experience, due to both singers ability to elevate both the song and their performances by playing off each other. The feel is decidedly 90s era, and one well-missed by R&B lovers.

If “Tattoo” works—it’s because the EGH project is able to take the raw materials and make room for an impressive expression; simply calling it a song doesn’t do it justice. The song is gentle, yet explosive; rich, yet reserved, and a very, very good showing. I know I said “Sing Together” was my favorite from Life Song, I know I did, and I’m sorry but these two songs battle for supremacy depending on time of day I listen to them. That, in itself, is something to marvel.

“E2E” is another bass-driven track that takes all the guesswork out of finding your groove and because of the four-on-the-floor drumming it is easy for both Eric and you the listener to fall into a nice pocket of rhythm. As well produced as this one is, my attention was dead center of the vocal stylings: Eric maneuvers adeptly throughout the elements and if any of the songs on this project deserve a music video, this by and large is it. This song breathes a vigorous life back into you and the aim is so accurate, so true, that you know exactly what he came to do with this song. Overall, Life Song is adventurous and ranges from dramatic to heartfelt to rejoicing to soothing without ever feeling phoned in. The EGH Project has produced a work that not only sets the mood but sets the mode.
Review by: Charles Sweet

 

 

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DEEP GENERATION out now! Incl. WALKING TO THE RHYTM by the EGH project

…deep house at its best now available everywhere

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The EGH Project is made up of three talented musicians…… by Heath Andrews

The EGH Project is made up of three talented musicians, whose individual abilities combine to form a unique musical style that can take elements of house music, chill-out, Brazilian and Afro-house and blend them together impeccably well.  Their 2014 album Life Song goes through these genres to great success, providing an engaging and entertaining listen nearly start to finish.  It does make a misstep or two, and also may have some problems finding an audience amongst the hardcore house fans, but it’s still undeniably strong.

Vocalist Eric van Aro, producer and writer Sebastiano Mambretti, and keyboardist/programmer DJ Marco Finotello make contributions here that result in creating something greater than what the individual parts suggest.  Life Song is a powerful creative statement more than anything else.  Though it uses a lot of house beats and arrangements, there’s a substantial amount of lyrical depth to some of the tracks along with consistently powerful vocals.  And for all the programmed beats and keys, there’s still room for some pieces to include breathtakingly smooth saxophone parts and in one particular instance, stellar guitar work.

Because of all the layers and dimensions to the music, it’s hard for there to be a specific audience that this album will cater to.  The deep house arrangements might be made for dancing, but the lyrics are made to be listened to and absorbed.  The chill-out tones are effective, but there are also enough exciting and engaging performances to stop the tracks from being truly relaxing.  Instead, the EGH Project has come up with a fantastically unique experience that draws upon the creative heights of groups like Massive Attack and The Orb, but with some pop sensibilities that something like Everything But The Girl could really capture.

“Walkin’ to the Rhythm” starts the album off by diving straight into the deep house sound and surfacing with an exotic beat that’s simultaneously soft and catchy.  Van Aro’s vocals are fairly restrained and fitting with the atmosphere of the piece and his delivery has a cadence to it that perfectly matches the groove.  The late addition of a brief saxophone solo punctuates things nicely, allowing the song to end on a high note without breaking stride.

When it comes to implementing non-programmed instrumentation, “E2E: is the strongest example of that.  The song is dedicated to Eric Clapton and besides name dropping his nickname of Slowhand, it also features some fairly intense guitar playing from Luca Verde.  At first he throws in a couple of bluesy chords but ultimately ends up laying down a solo and doing an admirable interpretation of Clapton’s signature tone and style.

The saxophone from Alberto Pompignoli meanwhile is a frequent addition to the tracks and on numbers like “Tattoo” or “Forever Ride,” give them enough of a boost to where they avoid falling into being too repetitive for their own good.  The difference its inclusion makes is notable too when you listen to songs that lack it such as “Water and Life” or the cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.”  The latter of these is an interesting choice for a cover but doesn’t quite work because of how heavily emotional the vocal and lyric is on Chapman’s original, something that doesn’t ring as true here.  “Water and Life” on the other hand puts van Aro into too much of a spoken word role when it would’ve been far more beneficial to let his beautiful singing voice carry the song.

On a cut such as “Brazil N Bossa” van Aro sings his heart out and that alone is enough to make it memorable.  The arrangement here is also amazingly strong and that just compounds the enjoyment of things.  The “Brazil” part of the title is taken to heart and leads to a mix of percussive, string, and brass effects that are drastically different than any other sounds on the record.  Not only is it a strong indicator of the talent within The EGH Project, but it’s also a great example of how varied the house genre can be when different cultural elements are put into play.

Special note should be given too for other memorable tracks like “Live My Love” with its wonderful sense of sensuality, “One Life One Song” that features the group at its most lyrically deep and intense and “Sing Together” which has the distinction of featuring a duet between van Aro and guest vocalist, Maggie Smile.  If anyone were under the impression that electronic house music all sounds similar, this would go a long way towards shattering that premise.

The EGH Project and their stunning album Life Song is an almost perfectly constructed adventure through sounds, textures, moods, and ideas that listeners aren’t going to forget.  It’s melding and straddling of genres may leave hardcore house and chill out fans wanting something a bit more focused and in-depth, but general music fans and newcomers to the genres are going to be in for a more than special treat.
Artist: The EGH Project

Album: Life Song

Rating: 4.5 Stars (out of 5)

Review by: Heath Andrews 

 

 

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5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright the Media Should Stop Repeating

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by John Degen

Every year around Shakespeare’s birthday, which has also been declaredWorld Book and Copyright Day, I see articles popping up here and there repeating some howling inaccuracies about the legal and economic concept of copyright. I get it — copyright is complex and, frankly, not all that gripping. Also, there’s that free culture movement that says all sorts of truthy-sounding things about how copyright might just be a bad thing. And we’re pro-freedom, right? On the other hand… Shakespeare!… plus all those still-alive authors I love to read, and who need to make a living.

How is anyone supposed to do the work of truly understanding copyright?

I offer this short list of seriously dumb copyright myths to help you through the clutter of free culture bunkum. Hope it helps:


Myth #5. Artists Feel Restricted by Copyright

Right… and cyclists feel restricted by bike paths. Drivers feel restricted by the network of roads and highways. Pilots feel restricted by lift and drag.

Truth: Professional, working artists who respect their own work also respect the work of others. Ask one — you’ll see.

Anti-copyright crusaders love to shout about remix culture and how copyright aims to stop it. Real artists understand:

a) Remix culture was not invented by the Internet. Original works of art have been referencing and remixing other original works of art since the dawn of… well, art.

b) There’s a difference between creative remixing and uncreative copying. That’s a line all professional, working artists recognize by instinct, and it’s a line professional artists are happy to have defined by law.

Myth #4. Copyright Harms the Public Domain

First of all, there is no “public domain” without copyright. By definition, the cultural public domain consists of those works of art and expression that have for one reason or another fallen out of copyright protection. You can’t really have one without the other.

Secondly, can we please stop conflating copyright with a lack of access? Anti-copyright activists are weirdly proud of how they “liberate” books into the public domain when copyright terms end. The Little Prince fell out of copyright protection almost everywhere but France at the beginning of this year. Was it more difficult to find, obtain or read a copy of The Little Princebefore January 1st, 2015 than it is now? Are the French suffering culturally because the book — one of the most popular books in the world — is still protected where it was written, and income is still flowing to the estate of the brilliant man who wrote it?

Truth: Just because a work has its economic and moral interests protected by law, this does not mean it’s unavailable to those who wish to access or use it. Works outside the public domain are simply still economically alive, which means folks still believe they’re worth being economically alive. In other words, there’s a functioning economy for cultural works. That’s a good thing, right?

Myth #3. Copyright is an Attack on Artistic Freedom

I have been a working, professional writer for close to thirty years. I’ve felt my artistic freedom threatened by a great many things — state censorship, all manner of fundamentalisms, Internet bullying and shaming… to name but a few.

Copyright law is not on that list, and it will NEVER be on that list. The very foundation of copyright is the insistence that if I create an artistic expression, I own that artistic expression. And if I own something, you best believe I will protect it from those who want to impose their restrictions on it.

Truth: My right to own and profit from my free expression is part of theUniversal Declaration of Human Rights. Enough with the Orwellian doublespeak about copyright attacking my rights. Copyright IS my right, dammit.

Myth #2. Copyright Costs Consumers

In a recent, weakly researched piece on copyright, Canada’s National Postpublished without challenge the claim that copyright term extensions for music in Canada will cost “the public billions of dollars in the long term.”

Well, duh. We call that “the economy.”

You know what else will cost the public billions of dollars in the long term?

a) all jobs

b) the continuation of human existence

c) time

Truth: Paying artists for works we want to consume is how we have a cultural economy. As long as we live in market-based economic systems, the exchange of money for works, goods and services is going to be an essential mechanism. Oh well.

Myth #1. Copyright only helps Corporations

This is the whopper of anti-copyright mythology.

Anti-copyright activists love to invoke the specter of “big content” in their relentless drive to weaken artists’ rights. They claim protections under copyright really only help the bottom lines of huge corporations who grab rights from working artists. As a working artist, I am concerned about my contract terms with large corporations, absolutely — but at least there is a contract. The existence of a contractual offer for my rights means my right of ownership is being acknowledged and respected. I sure don’t remember being offered a contract for the use of my work when it was pirated online.

Guess who profits the most from this ridiculously inaccurate and misleading line of anti-copyright reasoning — giant corporations who have built a business model on free content.

Truth: Say what you want about large media corps, publishers, music and film companies, etc. — they’ve made way, way more of a tangible contribution to the livelihoods of the working artists I know than Google ever intends to.


There you have it. I hope this quick list has helped my friends and colleagues in the media who may be hurrying to file a story on World Book and Copyright Day. Here’s a final, simple, rule of thumb for writing about copyright.

If you want to understand how a working artist feels about copyright, talk to an actual working artist.

The last time I checked, ivory-tower legal-theory departments and digital-utopian advocacy groups were not the best places to look for actual working artists.


John Degen is a novelist and poet. He is Executive Director of The Writers’ Union of Canada, an organization representing more than 2000 professional authors. He is also Chair of the International Authors Forum, which currently represents close to half a million professional authors worldwide.

LIFE SONG is an album to be savored…….. by Andrea Guy

Life Song is an album to be savored. The songs can be appreciated by fans of jazz, electronic music and world music, but you don’t have to be a fan of these types of music to love this album.  If you are looking for something different, Life Song is really a feast for the ears.  Eric Van Aro has a voice that you will quickly fall in love with; it is smooth and mellow and full of romance. Fall in love with Eric’s voice and fall in love with Life Song at the same time.


Artist: The EGH Project

Album: Life Song

Reviewer: Andrea Guy

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

 

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Release date – Apirl 8th 2015

Now availabe at www.beatport.com incl.
TATTO by “the EGH project”

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