Thursday, October 22, 2009

Anthony Valadez - Audio/Visual available Nov. 10

Audio/Visual, available Nov. 10 via RecordBreakin, is the debut full length from artist, club and radio dj, playwright, Anthony Valadez. This album is a collection of beats that became modified with the addition of live instrumentation to add texture. The concept of the album is based on the merger between sight and sound...each song, sample and layer is inspired by a visual that inspired Valadez.

"I've always been inspired by the visual elements of everyday life" Valadez explains. "From my college days, taking public transportation, to driving home late at nights from gigs. my mind takes mental snapshots that stay with me while I play the keys, percussion and the mpc to create sounds. I got bored of beat music with simple loops that really go nowhere and I wanted to challenge myself in creating a palette that allows me to change the texture or moor within a song."

Valadez enlist the vocal talents of Stockholm's Kissey Asplund and Los Angeles' Wendisue on a few tracks. Nevertheless the majority of the project is an instrumental sound-scape accompanied with the musicianship of Dexter Story (Life Force Trio, Build an Ark), Shante Palmer (Raphael Saadiq, Talib Kweli) and Evan Lasrey.

Anthony Valadez - Azucar

Check out Anthony Valadez speaking about what inspired the album


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