jeffrhodessynth
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SEEKING

Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

have you ever thought it would be cool to be the modern, hypnotic, echo-laden, sultry, dreamy, “less is more” group playing after hours while folks chill with their last drinks of the evening? If so, This is your dispatch from elsewhere, courtesy of the jejune institute. ;)

I am hoping to find some local folks who want to try this in a focused, fun-but-also goal oriented, part time way. The goal would be to write 3-5 originals for an EP over a 3 month period, and in parallel work up 6-8 covers of things like: massive attack(teardrop, what your soul sings, dissolved girl)), zero 7(in the waiting line, destiny), Gus Gus, FC Kahuna(hayling), phaeleh(the cold in you), liminal(ghost) etc etc. tight little 45 minute “after hours set with the originals mixed in. I have a lot of experience from 15 years as a pro/semi pro(depending on the gig) in Nashville, so working backwards from the above goal is well known territory for me.

“late night electronic/trip hop/lounge” is what I will call the vibe. and it’s just that, a vibe vs an exact style.

It’s 2021 folks, and Eastern PA needs this a lot more than it needs another 70s/80/90s cover band.

Think about it: the kind of music that starts up after 11pm and creates a modern lounge/trance like mood with maybe a few up-tempo but still vibey songs to balance it out. The kind of music that underscores Amy Adams roller skating through her old town at night while on oxy in the show “sharp objects”. The kind of music that wakes up NEO in “the matrix” just before he follows the white rabbit. the kind of music that was maybe playing the time you found that “hidden” subterranean bar with no sign in NYC.

This music is everywhere in our lives, movies and modern culture. However, in our local chesco/lanco music spots, it seems completely absent in favor of top 40 cover bands, jam bands, 80s hard rock, and singer songwriter stuff. Nothing wrong with all that...but this would be an opportunity to do something regionally quite unique.

I am seeking mainly an alto vocalist, and also would be interested in drums/bass or an existing jazz/rnb oriented three piece rhythm section that wanted to branch into artful electronic/organic layering.

Screen name:
jeffrhodessynth
Member since:
Nov 07 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week

Influences

Massive Attack, blackmill, Gus Gus, lcd sound system, Radiohead, Zero 7, Air, Bjork, Sigur Ros, Billie Holiday, Etta james, FC Kahuna, NIN, sub motion orchestra, liminal, imogen heap/frou frou, Air

Instrument experience:

Electronic Music:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Other:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Fender Rhodes 73, MPCX, Moog Minimoog, ARP odyssey, Juno 106, Prophet 6, Ensoniq ESQ-1, moog mfz 104 delay, MKS 70, many other synths and effects

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