Although, officially this is considered only an EP, featuring two originals and 13 plus one bonus remixes of “No Reson”, a total of 16 tracks is still a considerable quantity of music to go through. But this is a FREE RELEASE, so, this is one more reason to get “No Reason”! – the official debut of Byzant At Sunset.
“No Reason” have a strong The Clash kind of vibe, but the sound it’s smoothly adjusted to the nowadays expectations, wobbling basses, ska fueled guitars and the tasty saxophone gives a genuine Byzant At Sunset taste to the song. This is a manifest, a statement against modern days consumerism: “No reason is a reason good enough” express both anger and disappointment.
“Wildfire” is more like an improvisation, an eruption, a race through the fire of inspiration and creation. Although Byzant At Sunset it’s exclusively an on-line, world wide collaboration creative collective, some of their members not sharing not the same room, but not even the same continent in their lives, “Wildfire” have the nerve, vibe and wilderness of a genuine rehearsal recording. It’s like someone light up a cigarette but that unleash an unstoppable… wildfire.
And then we have 14 remixes from 13 outstanding producers from the Indaba community: ALBM, @ssic@, Bluetrax, Brushvox, Carda, DaveDaG, JohnnySix, Manu, mSelv, Richard Walker, Richinmusic, The ?uestion Mark, and, last but not least, Ultraglow featuring with two tracks.
Each remix took the song in a quite different direction, listening the same song for 14 times might seems a madness – or a waste of time – but somehow this is not the case. “No Reason” under the work of each of these producers got a different shape and colour and the journey remains exciting throughout.
Each track have it’s own artwork, the download contains all the graphics and print ready CD booklet.
Grab it for free, share, tweet, like “No Reason To Remix This” – it’s an absolutely tasteful and promising debut from a quite bold and ambitious project.
Founded on the Sarayburnu promontory around 660 BC as Byzantium, Istanbul, with a population of 13.5 million, is the the largest urban agglomerations in Europe and is among the largest cities in the world. Istanbul is also a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosphorus – one of the world’s busiest waterways – in northwestern Turkey, between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia.
Istanbul connecting Europe and Asia, connecting the Western and Eastern culture.
Üsküdar is a large and densely populated municipality of Istanbul, Turkey, on the Anatolian shore of the Bosphorus.
Üsküdar (ancient Greek Chrysopolis (Χρυσόπολις), medieval Scutari(on) (Σκουτάριον)) was a city in Bithynia founded in the 7th century BC, in a valley leading down to the Bosphorus shore, by the inhabitants of the Greek colony of Khalkedon and was first known as Chrysopolis (city of gold), perhaps because it was a wealthy port, or because of the way it shone when viewed from Byzantium at sunset.
Byzant At Sunset is a global project conceived to raise new horizon, offer space and free expression to its members and encourage boldness, creativity and individuality among its members and contributors.
With hundreds of different roots back to classic music, Rock, Punk, Hardcore, Blues, Jazz, and drawing inspiration from thousands of different bands and the flavors of world music, Byzant At Sunset break down walls and boundaries.
This is a great blend of class and crass, fragrant aromas and putrid stench, rainbows and razor-blades.
Reflective of the diversity and contrast of the world in which we’re living, Byzant At Sunset it’s a burning bridge between worlds, but building a new empire from the ashes of the old world.
Byzant At Sunset are:
FL Byzant – saxophone.
RP Byzant – guitars and mastering.
AB Byzant – vox, samplers, pianos and keys, synthesisers, programming, editing, mixing, art work, producer.
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Now I understand your band’s name (a little history never hurts), and why you chose this altered Coca-Cola can for the artwork.
I’m listening to the album right now and it’s great! I could finally listen to Ultraglow’s RMX 2, it’s quite crazy, one of my favorites. My own track sounds awesome, Rich did a great mastering job. I’ll say it again: this is my first mastered work. I didn’t realize how much difference it would make! I can’t tell you how happy I am and I’d like to thank you for this opportunity.
PS: You don’t say “at least but not at last”: the correct phrasing is “last but not least”
Thanks for the notice, my brains are fried more then any Kentucky Chicken!! 😆 😆 😆
Well, the band’s name symbolize – just like Istanbul – the bridge between two (or even more) quite different worlds, different cultures. But the “sunset” refers also to the end of “this world” as we know it.
Every detail is on the band’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/byzantatsunset/info