After two years tearing it up at rock venues all around NYC with their exciting live show, The Bliss Jockeys are finally setting their songs down in the recording studio for their highly-anticipated debut album, The Birth of Bliss. And they didn't have to look far to find the perfect production team!
Bliss Jockeys guitarist, Josh Friedman, and electric bassist, Merter Yildirim, both rising star musicians, still have the much-dreaded 'dayjob'... except in their cases, the dayjobs in question happen to be-- engineering staff at one of New York City's premiere recording studios,
Josh Friedman (guitar) and Merter Yildirim (bass) at The Cutting Room,
during The Bliss Jockeys' set at the 20th Annual Jammy Awards (photo by Brian Lin)
Bliss Jockeys head honcho, Phil Robinson, who had originally started sessions with a different producer, immediately switched gears and started over with Josh and Merter at the helm, deciding to trust his bandmates with the project after their first experiment yielded superior results.
Bliss Jockeys bassist Merter Yildirim manning the controls during recording at Dubway Studios (photo by Phil Robinson)
"This is really an ideal setup for the band," says Robinson. "You always hope that the production and engineering team understands the band's vision and that everyone's aims are in alignment. Well, in this case, that's obviously not a worry-- and Josh and Merter have each more than proven their worth on BOTH sides of the console. I can't wait to get our record out into the hands of our fans. It'll be well worth the wait!"
The album is targeted for release in mid-2014.
Jason Vitelli - New Album 'Confluence' -- on Soundkeeper Recordings!!
A tour de force from Jason Vitelli, Confluence is a double album on one CD, and showcases Jasonís talents as a songwriter, vocalist, musician and arranger. The album features solo performances, duets and a trio as well as full ensemble pieces.
Tribe Song - Jason Vitelli
Recorded 'Live' In The Performance Hall
Confluence was produced, recorded LIVE in the performance hall (no overdubs!) and mastered by industry legend Barry Diament, who has created "the world's first 'purist' recording of pop/rock music (with real performances and unhampered dynamics)."
Barry Diament describes the recording process: "The dynamic range of the performances were left fully intact, so for the first time, that 'in your chest' feeling one gets in the presence of a real band is preserved... all the way to the record. All the tracks were performed live for the microphones and recorded direct to stereo with no overdubs or mixing."
The album's 17 songs range from ballads to all out electric rockers, all recorded "live" (for the microphones) and in stereo.
Roomful of Sky Records and the Joseph Campbell Foundation (JCF) are excited to announce the digital release of three new titles in The Collected Lectures of Joseph Campbell!
In these three talks, Campbell illuminates such alluring topics as: Kundalini Yoga, the Seven Chakras, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Karma and Hindu cosmology, as well as foundational texts the Vedas and the Upanishads.
Download now-- the journey awaits!!
Joseph Campbell Imagery of Rebirth Yoga (Lecture I.2.4)
An acclaimed author, teacher and mythologist, Campbell's thoughts on comparative mythology, first brought to public attention by such works as The Hero with a Thousand Faces and The Masks of God, were thrust into prominence by The Power of Myth, his television interviews with Bill Moyers, which aired just after Campbell's death in 1987.
Campbell's work is carried on by the Joseph Campbell Foundation (www.jcf.org).
The Mythic Symbology of Release - Joseph Campbell
Provocative and exhilarating, The Collected Lectures of Joseph Campbell draws together the acclaimed mythologist's most wide-ranging and insightful talks. The 90 titles that will ultimately comprise this collection provide an inspiring glimpse into one of the great minds of our time. .