Friday, May 29, 2009

Film Scores

John Jamali - Melancholic Hills



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John Jamali - Melancholic Hills

I have been reading up on Vangelis a lot after writing my film scores and would have to say he is one of the most interesting artists of modern times. According to his wiki page he is a self taught musician with no formal training who in fact rejected training as a child. He refuses to be interviewed yet he has sold millions of records (without even showing his face in public). He draws many parallels to another favourite artist of mine Kenny Dixon Jnr and I guess that is why their music is so good.

The V man has motivated me to write some film scores. I have finished about 8 now and will try to get them all online as soon as possible. In the meantime, I have uploaded one on this page for preview. I do not really like clicking a mouse or quantizing beats so I write the whole body of the track live with keys, mainly using “thor” within Reason.

Its good to see Carl Craig is also heading in this direction and I hope to hear more ambient work from him. I believe in the 90’s Danny Howelss was also doing the same and there are some really good compilations with his name floating around discogs I think.

Groove Therapy

One of my mixes will be featured on Groove Therapy this week. For those of you that do not know much about Groove Therapy the details are listed below. I follow this show regularly and love the records played (this cats collection is something dreams are made of - both new and old). I hope you all tune in.

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GROOVE THERAPY
RADIO SHOW & PODCAST
AWARDED 2SER FM BEST MUSIC SHOW 2008
funk - soul - disco - hip hop - beats - house
and anything else that feels right at the time
PRESENTED & MIXED BY FRENZIE SINCE 2002
Friday lunchtime 12 - 1.30pm 107.3 2SER FM
www.groovetherapy.com.au

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

John Jamali Kiss Fm this thursday at 2am

Just a heads up! I will be doing a live show on Melbourne's Kiss FM this thursday night/friday morning at 2am. Tune in at 87.6 - 87.9 on the fm dial or stream it live at www.kissfm.com.au

John Jamali ;)