22 Jul 2019
Triumphant indie, rousing choral melodies, uplifting piano and dynamic shamisen rock
Jeff Dale has performed with a diverse range of groups including Mukti, a Hindustani classical ensemble. Recent credits include Sky Sports, BBC, Channel 4, CNN, Discovery Channel, Food Network, MTV, National Geographic, Sky News, The History Channel and M&Ms Australia. An avid collaborator, Jeff has partnered with multiple composers to create a diverse portfolio of work.
Tim Reilly works across a variety of media, from television and radio to ads and computer games. His music is just as varied, from lights and happy to dark and brooding, through electronic, to folk and indie pop to ambient.
On Inspirational Indie, Jeff and Tim have collaborated to combine 1980s synths with driving drums and uplifting guitars.
Canadian composer and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Gagne has written music for television shows including Star Trek: Discovery, HBO's The Night Of, and FX's Fargo. He has also scored multiple feature films and has three instrumental album releases to his credit. His music has been influenced by a wide array of artists including Ennio Morricone, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mastodon, Max Richter, Trent Reznor, and Arvo Pärt.
Gagne brings together string arpeggios and rousing choral melodies with soft woodwinds and solo violin for the Living Voices album.
Matt Nasir has spent nearly a decade performing in the Sleeping Souls, Frank Turner’s live and studio band, has toured the world, headlined the O2 arena and played the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. With Piano Dimensions 2, he unites uplifting piano with magical harps, beats and electronic beds. This album brings together some truly exceptional musicians who have performed with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Robert Smith, The Unthanks, Jonny Greenwood and Bonobo.
Writer, producer and musician Pete Masitti has written, produced, played or mixed and mastered for artists including Kelly Rowland, Toni Braxton, Snoop Dogg, Luis Miguel, Geri Halliwell, Shakira, Mana, and KC and the Sunshine Band. His songs have been placed with notable shows like Monday Night Football, The Shield and All My Children.
Pete has come together with writer, producer and mixing engineer Andy Barrow whose music has been featured on such major networks as HBO, Showtimes, Comedy Central, TLC and MTV (to name a few). Together, they’ve produced Shamisen Gamechangers, an album which showcases a wide range of moods with shamisen melodies, from thoughtful through to powerful, anthemic rock.
Thoughtful, emotional piano and lush, panoramic strings are joined by echoing harp melodies, distant vocals and subtle, hypnotic rhythms.
Tense, menacing textures are layered with deep drones, percussion rhythms and mysterious guitar riffs. Tribal war chants build over driving electronic percussion and distant choirs create eerie soundscapes with sparse electric guitar and ambient flute.
Fast risers, with monster FX join with metallic swooshes and massive impacts, while unsettling drones, guitar swells and growing drums build to massive impacts and a variety of decays and tails.
Dreamlike electronica with hypnotic, celestial synths, blissed-out pads, electronic percussion and rich, textural sound design.