"Music is something that is meant to be experienced with the mind, body, and soul, no matter what type of music it is." That statement pretty much sums up Jason Gilmore's attitude and approach to his music. Playing 98% from the heart and 2% from the head enables him to create the highly emotional sonic masterpieces listeners can experience through all three of the aforementioned attributes. He wants to make sure his music is memorable, engaging, and above all, entertaining to the masses - something that seems to be missing from the music industry today.
"I think that's one of the things that makes a lot of independent artists like myself stand out from many popular label artists on the music scene today." Jason says. "In the sense that a lot of us are doing all aspects of the music (writing, playing, recording, engineering, etc.) ourselves and it just sounds so radically different, raw, and refreshing compared to what you hear on the radio. I think very few songs on the radio today have the originality, emotion and power behind them that they need to have."
The reasoning, Jason says, is quite simple, "The record companies have a “formula” that they follow, and they don't deviate from it; artists just don't have creative control like they used to anymore, so everything sounds like everything else, which is pretty much why I (and many people) don't listen to radio anymore, and why I'm putting my music out there. Now is the time. People are ready for a musical change. I'm on the scene to hopefully help bring about that change – to challenge those conventions.”
Sonic Contrast is the first foray into that self-proclaimed challenge, and certainly won't be the last.