Aurelio Voltaire (formerly just "Voltaire") has been releasing albums since 1998. One of the key features of his music has always been the epic and expertly crafted instrumentals. A cadre of acoustic instruments ( including violins, cellos, drums, horns, banjo, etc... ) played by incredibly talented musicians populate every one of his songs. Now for the first time, Aurelio Voltaire offers this amazing instrumental version of his latest album "Riding a Black Unicorn...". He has remixed and released a collection of these songs, removing the vocals and rebalancing the instruments to create versions that allow the instrumentals to take center stage. Though Voltaire is often labeled "Goth" primarily due to the dark humor in his songs, most will find the instrumentals span the gamut from gypsy to cabaret to New Orleans hot jazz to acoustic rock, Americana, classical, baroque and even acoustic heavy metal!
Professional filmmakers and students alike will find these songs to be a great source of background music. As a filmmaker himself, Aurelio Voltaire has an extremely liberal policy regarding the usage of his music in student films and indie projects. In short, he generally approves most requests to use his music for no more than the 99 cents it costs to download the track! Aurelio Voltaire is also a writer and he says, "I like to have music playing when I write, but if there are lyrics it distracts me. I'm hoping that writers will find this instrumental music stimulating and inspiring to write to."
Also included on this album are Karaoke versions of the songs. "Basically, the Karaoke versions are the instrumental tracks with the backing vocals left in," says Voltaire. "I get daily requests for Karaoke versions of my songs from people who want to perform them at the school talent show or at an audition or at a party, so I'm really delighted to finally be able to provide that!"
Whether you are a filmmaker, writer, throwing a Voltaire Karaoke party at your house or just someone looking for well crafted, original music to enjoy, you will love this first release in a series of Voltaire's albums released as instrumentals!