Music I’m hooping too.
This album is part of Flowtoys’ vision to propagate beauty, optimism and inspiration through supporting the art and artists that we love, while creating a deeper context for the flowlights (LED lightsticks) and other props that we produce. Music plays an integral role in the Flowtoys experience – enabling its users to immerse and express themselves more fully in their movement – whether in practice, play or performance.
After several epic flow sessions to some of Matt’s other original music, we sought to work with him to create music that evoked beautiful, textured landscapes to move through and play in. Corresponding to each color theme in the Flowlight Elemental Series – water, fire, earth, air and spirit – the tracks in this album are full of opportunities for movement exploration and discovery. Enjoy!
- Sean and Prisna, Flowtoys Founders
released 29 February 2012
on False Profit Records
All songs written and produced by Matt Ganucheau
Engineered By Earl Scioneaux, III
Additional Engineering by Vince Santora
Mastered by Bruce Barielle
Artwork by Ganucheau
Matt Ganucheau – Electric Piano & Synths
Nathan Blaz – Cello
Laurel Smith Pardue – Violin & Viola
Elements was made with loving support from FlowToys
and the False Profit Community
I’m excited to see Bassnectar on the 17th with Big Gigantic and Vau De Vire Society at the Bill Graham. If you haven’t heard Big Gigantic, I highly recommend checking them out. They killed it in Tahoe after Phish about a month ago. That’s right… I saw Phish… 7 times this summer?!
I’m finding it interesting how Bassnectar is cultivating a jam band-esque tour following. I think he’s actively encouraging it. His last album was called “Basshead”. Remind you of “Dead Head” or “Phishhead”? Now there are people who literally follow Bassnectar on tour seeing show after show. Why not? He never plays the same show twice. It makes sense. There no better way than cultivate an incredibly strong community of fans.
Given the current movements in music distribution, the problems with protecting digital work, etc., we’re seeing an increasing movement toward live shows being the source of revenue rather than album sales. Artists are giving their music away all over the place. Live shows are where the cash is at now. Being a musician has become a harder job… rightfully so in my mind. Only mainstream pop stars are cashing in on album sales and my guess is that will fall eventually as well. The established music industry has been struggling to keep up since the early days of Napster. The internet and peer-to-peer file sharing turned the establishment on it’s head.
Further evidence of this shift: Pretty Lights. Pretty Lights is one of the largest (and most talented) emerging artists. They blew up on the scene releasing every album and every track for free. Given the amount of sampling done in the music, it’s a requisite, but the free music has largely influenced the crazy amount of shows Pretty Lights has performed.
Interesting stuff. I could rant more but should get to work.
Bassnectar – Color Storm
Bassnectar & Seth Drake – Above & Beyond
Bassnectar – Upside Down (Bassectar & Terravita Remix)
Top Cat & Rebel MC – Original Ses
Bassnectar & Datsik – YES
TC – Tap Ho (Bassnectar Remix)
Zion I – Juicy Juice (Acapella)
Nine Inch Nails – Closer (Instrumental)
Dick Dale & His Del-Tones – Misirlou [Pulp Fiction Theme] (Bassnectar Remix)
Bassnectar – Voodoo (Bassnectar & ill.Gates Remix)
Nirvana – In Bloom (Bassnectar Mashup)
MIA – Paper Planes (Instrumental)
Nas ft. Lauryn Hill – If I Ruled The World (Acapella)
ill.Gates & Captain Hook – Open your Eyes (Bassnectar Remix)
I received an email this morning announcing the new Glitch Mob EP. I’m a huge Glitch Mob fan and rushed to purchase it. It feels sacrilege to say it but the new EP, We Can Make The World Stop, disappointed across the board.
The title track sounds like it is off Drive It Like You Stole It. I actually went through the last album trying to figure out if it was a remix of an older track. It’s right up the alley of Fistful of Silence, and I’ve heard a remix of Drive It Like You Stole it that sounds almost identical to the new track. Overall the track is fine but unimpressive.
Warrior Concerto?… meh. Sounds like TGM’s ego has lead them to thinking they’re “Warrior” classical musicians. Fail. It’s better than the first track, barely. It’s formulaic and others have done it better. Even the TGM touch didn’t make it win.
Finally we get to “Palace of Innocence”. I like the direction this one is going but I’m still pretty blazé about it.
Overall the EP is laced with old riffs and tricks while lacking the danceability of previous albums. I bought the new only EP 30 minutes ago and now I’m gonna go put Certified Air Raid Material back on.
Heading back to SLO for the weekend to hang with the Vandersloots. I’m hoping if I bring a bottle of whiskey Ryan (male singer in the vid) will get drunk enough to play this by the campfire outside Grant’s house.