June Release - Kwame Binea

On May 25, Soul Rocker Kwame Binea To Release Debut Album “Roots Rock n Universal Love” Featuring Living Colour's Vernon Reid!

Available as NOW.


“Mix Rock and Roll with Silky Soul, screaming blues with folk and you get Kwame Binea” -- The Apollo Theater

NYC - Soul rocker Kwame Binea was born in West London with native origins in Ghana. He has peppered his music with a unique brand of “Roots Rock” which embodies his fertile and culturally diverse personal saga. 

“Universal Love” by Jimmy Cliff, a featured track on his new debut album “Roots Rock n Universal Love,” was produced by Vernon Reid of the group Living Colour who also co-wrote the tune “Love Surreal.” Of the process, Vernon says, “Kwame connected to 'Universal Love' immediately. He brings a fresh perspective and a renewed sense of hope to this seldom heard classic.” 

Special CD release performance
Saturday May 13th @

American Beauty
251 w 30st
8.30 doors 9pm show
12adv 15dos

Get Tickets Here

May releases - DiN Records - Markus Reuter & Ian Boddy

7d Media will now be handling the distribution of all DiN Records releases in the USA/Canada.

Trey Gunn (King Crimson, KTU, Security Project, solo artist) started 7d Media 15 years ago. The label began mainly as a vehicle for his own releases/projects and those of his closest colleagues (Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, etc…) The label has steadily grown and now covers a variety of releases connecting both progressive rock (Stick Men, Markus Reuter, TU, etc…) to some of the more unusual world music (Phurpa, Inna Zhelannaya, Kimmo Pohjonen, etc…)

Based in the UK, the DiN Records label was set up by Ian Boddy in 1999 to release ambient electronica that bridges the gap between the analogue sound of the early 70's synth pioneers and the digital soundscapes of the more experimental modern exponents of electronic music.

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April releases - Markus Reuter / Zero Times Everything

Markus Reuter - Falling For Ascension

The latest album from Germany-based composer, touch guitarist Markus Reuter. Reuter, who works with Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto in the group Stick Men, collaborates with the progressive groove Swiss group SONAR and electro-exotic musician Tobias Reber.

Sonic Cinema by Zero Times Everything.

Avant-garde post-industrial pre-cambrian pan-ethnic serial noise proto-punk neocortex music. It lives at the intersection of “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts” and Autechre, mixing glitchcore, ambient, and progressive rock. Members Richard Sylvarnes, Pietro Russino and Tony Geballe began working together as “live soundtracks” for Sylvarnes’ films which have shown in Greece, Germany, England, Brazil, Russia and at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.

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Security Project FIVE -- out now

Five track digital EP from The Security Project. With new singer Happy Rhodes.

Four Peter Gabriel tunes and one from Kate Bush

 

Live at The Sellersville Theater

Security Project LIVE 2 CD

Follow up to the acclaimed Live 1 CD.

 ”The Security Project Live is a beautifully reverential and creative reinterpretation of these Peter Gabriel classics!”  – Kevin Killen, engineer of Gabriel’s “So” record 

 

from reviews of Live 1:

“The Security Project expertly reimagines Peter Gabriel’s groundbreaking early output, creating an immersive experience both in performance and on its debut release Live 1. The group goes far beyond conventional tribute band territory, infusing the songs with new arrangements and elements while staying true to the spirit of the material. Original Gabriel drummer Jerry Marotta, former King Crimson touch guitarist Trey Gunn, ex-Shriekback guitarist Michael Cozzi, and keyboardist David Jameson recreate the sonic vibe of Gabriel’s halcyon days, while bravely taking it forward. Vocalist Brian Cummins nails the classic Gabriel sound, right down to detailed inflections and cadences. Gabriel enthusiasts across the board will be taken by the band’s high-octane approach full of drive, determination and energy.”  – Anil Prasad, Innerviews

"What Security Project does is accomplish what's been too long in coming: positioning Peter Gabriel's music as repertoire. It's clear that while the band treats Gabriel's music with no shortage of reverence, it's also about a more open-ended approach to the music." – John Kelman, All About Jazz

"Strong marks go to this unique project that will appeal to Peter Gabriel fans and progressive rock aficionados. This is a live album, but the level of musicianship among the band members makes that easy to forget until hearing the audience applause following the tracks. Writing as a Gabriel fan myself, the telling fact is that I’ll probably play Live 1 more often than I play Gabriel’s own recent reinventions."  – Jeff Elbel, IE Magazine

Stick Men - Prog Noir release

With riveting performances by the modern prog-rock legends Stick Men – Tony Levin, Markus Reuter and Pat Mastelotto – , "Prog Noir" is ambitious, achieving and immediately essential. Cinematic themes, towering grooves and intricate arrangements are all on tap, and shower down in abundance. Proving conclusively that the whole is indeed greater than the sum of its parts, this herculean effort exceeds any perceived limitations of the trio format -- satisfying even the most devout and demanding of listeners. 

Long-time fans of Stick Men and King Crimson will revel in ecstasy, as the three sonic adventurers gleefully waltz to the outer fringes, while remaining sure-footed through every scene. The chemistry of Levin and Mastelotto has never been more evident, keeping a solid, propulsive undercurrent flowing beneath the soaring presence of the ingenious 'mad scientist' antics of Reuter. ... and a profound presence Markus Reuter does prove himself to be. One could be quickly forgiven for mistaking his avid, searching, convicted playing for that of Master Fripp, if administered under blindfold! 

Security Project CD

The timeless music of Peter Gabriel re-envisioned. 

Members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Gabriel's original band bring these genre-less masterpieces into the 21st Century. Seattleites Trey Gunn and Michael Cozzi join esteemed drummer Jerry Marotta and NY keyboardist David Jameson to harness the core of these songs. Added to the pedigree of these players is the voice of Brian Cummins. His interpretations add haunting authenticity to the immaculate arrangements. 

This live CD (part 2 out in October 2016) is a first – no one has dared take on Gabriel's material at this level before. 

N.y.X. - "The News" available now

7d Media and Bad Elephant Music are proud to announce "The News"-- the second album from Italian art-rock trio N.y.X. This release is now available for pre-order HERE.

Through a combination of traditional power-trio instrumentation and an experimental yet incisive electronic edge, this powerful concept piece draws us into a mind in crisis, straddling the fine line between lucidity and delirium. Distortion and chaos abound, yet The News never loses its strong conceptual backbone, a skillful blend of grounded, seemingly stable reality and a growing spiral of solipsism that threatens to engulf our protagonist. 

N.y.X.’s wholly unique, iconoclastic sound is further enhanced here by the matchless contributions of two of King Crimson’s finest: Adrian Belew and Trey Gunn both lend their guitar and sound-scaping talents to the album, and additional guest appearances by jazz pianist Ivan Bridon Napoles and cellist Marco Allocco further enhance the mix, combining their own fine musicianship with the band’s artistic vision to conjure a concept piece overflowing with creativity. 
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The Waters, They Are Rising - Trey Gunn >>> available now

This new, boutique release from famed King Crimson alumnus and touch guitar visionary Trey Gunn is a combination of live performances based on Peter Gabriel's piece “Here Comes The Flood” and music for a recent film score. The film (“Every Beautiful Thing”) sees Gunn producing a rare cover tune – a haunting version of Bob Dylan's “Not Dark Yet.” Aside from the sensuous voice of Dylan Nichole Bandy in the opening and closing tracks, the entire recording is made with Gunn's unique touch guitar. The variety of material blends throughout with the water theme of the disc – the first in a series of four recordings each based on different themes. “Flow” for this one. “Gravity” for the next. 
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Trey Gunn score book

Touch guitar freak and music coach Trey Gunn (King Crimson, TU, KTU, Quodia, Three Below) draws from his performing and recording catalog for this pioneering book. Notated down to the fine details, this collection will open doors for any tapping musician, or for those curious about how this music is constructed.

Thirteen compositions from Trey's catalog, plus a bonus transcriptions of his parts from the King Crimson piece "The ConstruKction of Light." Beautifully spiral bound in a 12"x9" text.

Transcriptions by Gabriel Riccio
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Todmorden 513 (concerto for orchestra) -- Markus Reuter

7d is pleased to annouce this upcoming release by Markus Reuter on June 17, 2014.

Digital files NOW here
including 2 hours of bonus material and full orchestral scores

Hard copies of the CD/DVD here

Markus Reuter, composer and touch guitarist with Tony Levin‘s Stick Men group, releases his first symphonic composition, Todmorden 513. This piece – a re-orchestration of an electronic work – was recorded by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra after extensive rehearsals and orchestration sessions at their base in Denver, Colorado. This live performances of this work have been described as “infinitelylayered” and “kaleidoscopic.” Now a recorded version is finally available in, both, stereo and surround sound formats.

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ToPaRaMa -- Pat Mastelotto and Tobias Ralph

ToPaRaMa  --  release date June 17, 2014

BUY Digital Copies HERE

BUY CD Hard Copies HERE  or  HERE (mailed internationally)

ToPaRaMa is a true meeting of the minds. It’s a one-of-a-kind release that captures the explosive energy of drummers Pat Mastelotto and Tobias Ralph. But ToPaRaMa isn’t a typical chops-driven "drummersʼ album." It’s a disc of artfully-composed pieces, full of melodic elements and infectious grooves. Recorded by Mastelotto and mastered by Unsung Productions, the album combines influences as diverse as Weather Report’s funk-fueled jazz-rock, King Crimson’s polyrhythmic- prog stylings, Peter Gabrielʼs Passion and shape-shifting post-rock.

 

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Matte Henderson CD/DVD available now

Debut disc from monster guitarist, Matte Henderson. Matte has worked with John Medeski, Screaming Headless Torsos, Henry Kaiser, Natalie Merchant and the late Mick Karn. One part electronica plus one part progressive post-rock, Matte mixes and stirs together an incredible team of players for “The Veneer of Logic”: uber-drummer Marco Minnemann, Tony Levin, David Torn, Pat Mastelotto, Trey Gunn, Mary Pastorius and Doctor Know of Bad Brains.

This is a double-disc set with a DVD of films created for every track.

for more info about Matte and this startling new disc go HERE

 

to order the digital release click HERE

 

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Stickmen "DEEP" - special edition with DVD

Stick Men (Tony Levin of King Crimson, Peter Gabriel; Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson, XTC, Mr. Mister; Markus Reuter of Tuner, Centrozoon) push the envelope even further with this Special Edition version of their latest recording: DEEP. This two-disc set includes the full album along with 5.1 surround sound mixes by Machine (producer for King Crimson, Clutch, Lamb of God) and hi-res 96 kHz stereo mixes. Also on the DVD is the 65-minute documentary and concert film “A Little Deeper.” Finally, rounding things out are two alternative versions of “Crack in the Sky” in, both, Italian and Spanish.

Additionally we are putting out Stickmen releases "Absalom" and "Open", while have previously only been available at their live shows.

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Stickmen "DEEP"

Woodstock, NY (February 2013)

Stick Men is a rock trio like no other. The group is created from musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson. Mastelotto is in demand all over the world as the premier drummer for progressive rock. Levin plays an unusual instrument -- the 12 string Chapman Stick -- in Crimson, with Peter Gabriel and others. Markus Reuter is a composer/guitarist who designs and plays his own unique touch style guitar. With all these unusual instruments, this does not sound like three guys!

Their newest and best work yet, DEEP features heavy rock pieces “Concussion”, “Horatio”, the 11 min. tone poem “Whale Watch” and the musically amusing “Nude Descending Staircase.” Mixed by Machine -- producer for King Crimson, Clutch, Lamb of God.

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