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Nova's Lounge

by Ian Allen

Nova's Lounge is comprised of original house, electronic down tempo and easy listening tunes that can go with a dinner party, a dance club, driving, or just Plain Enjoyment. JAZZY, HOUSEY, LOUNGEY, SMOOTH,.....that's Nova's Lounge.
Genre: Easy Listening: Lounge
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1. intro
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2. change is inevitable
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3. in sync
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4. at night
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5. meet me halfway
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6. kabena
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7. in zone
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8. soho movement
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9. 360
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10. m.i.a.'s
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11. perky(bonus track)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Founder and President - Ian Allen
Beginning Star...
As far back as I can remember I have always had a love and passion for music. It started in 1983 when I was five years old and would pretend I was a disc jockey trying to entertain everyone around me. But it wasn't till the sixth grade that I decided to actually put this gift to use. That was when I started to play the saxophone. From that moment on I have never looked back. From middle school to high school I was in the marching band. Not only was I in it but I ruled it, making all state and honor band.

But first thing's first: my passion for music is matched only by my passion for football. I'm fortunate and honored to play on the O-Line for the Philadelphia Eagles and I'm a four year pro in the NFL, having amassed earlier experience with the Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants before moving to the Eagles in September 2004.

My career has also allowed me to indulge a passion for travel, including a three month stint with the Scottish Claymores in the NFL Europe League in 2002. Not only did I have the opportunity to live and work in a great city, Glasgow, it was also where I met my wife Joelle.

Slipping back a few years, my life came to a defining crossroad when I went to Purdue for college. Due to the demanding schedule necessary for football I could not join the marching band. But I didn't let this stop my commitment to music, instead I took it to the next level. I began to study theater sound design which opened up my eyes to another level of music: digitized music. So while I was still playing the instruments myself I was now able to engineer them into the smooth beats I was hearing in my head.

Just because I play football doesn't mean I am just a football player. At college I was laying down sizzling beats which lead me to become the dorm d.j. for Wiley Hall. After I left college I stayed with my original dream of creating hot music.

I use my football playing to fuel my music. Can you imagine anything more inspiring then the sounds on a football field or the emotions that go into a game....the highs, the lows, the hits, the grabs. Music for me is twofold its my battle cry and my escape from the battle.

Nova 53
The name of my company is a tribute to my mother. Not only was she a great mom but as a flute player she inspired my lifelong obsession for music. Nova Angel - was her alias and I wanted the name of my company to always remind me of that original unadulterated love for her and music that started me down this path.


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Steve Ekblad ~ audiogrid.com

I highly recommend a listen to Ian's groove.
Nova's Lounge

NFL star Ian Allen is not only a professional football player, he is the composer and performer of an album of contemporary instrumental music. At his 6' 4" stature at 310 pounds of football competitive performance, you might be tempted to only think of Ian as a football player... When you examine his obvious talent on this freshman release, you begin to realize the scope of this man mountain's musical talents. His is amazing at both of his passions. He attributes his early influences to his mother who performed on the flute using the alias, "Nova Angel". His record company, Nova 53 is named in honor of her impact on his music. Ian's music is created using digital instrumentation which allows him the flexibility of controlling the texture to the pace.
The CD open with "Welcome" a smooth rhythmic tune using percussion, drums and keyboards accented with voice-like fills and a very deep and satisfying bass drum. The effect is quite pleasing allowing you to drift within the feel as you listen. Ian, voice welcomes you to the Nova Lounge and 53 records.
Another favorite is "In Sync" which echoes keyboard influenced riffs back and forth as it weaves a rich deep bass line through its relaxing beat.
"At Night" reminds me of Yusef Lateefs "Psychicemotus". The loose but rock steady bass--slippery and sliding creates the backdrop for a series of sonic textures to reside on top.
"Kaberia" drives with a pusating but smooth feel. Multiple keyboards lay the texture on top with synthesizer fills.
The exotic feel of "Soho Movement" uses an oriental synthesizer sound similar to the ancient shamizen. A complex drum sequence and layers of sonic textures will excite your sonic and physical senses [lots of deep bass].
This recording is a terrific first effort and delivers unique combination of jazz, electronic and hip hop in a style that is obvously Ian's own. I highly recommend a listen to Ian's groove. You can sample some tracks here. Visit his record label online at www.nova53.com. Next time you see Ian at his other passion, develop a respect for the genius he exhibits in sports and in his music.
~ steve ekblad - audiogrid.com

Marie-france

simply love it
Really love your music , it perfect to relax when I comeback home after an extremly anoying day ! and perfect when you just whant to chiiiill ! ps : sorry that I couldn't help with the redcross help at the New Orleans cause africa is not in the options 4 buying cds , but still, i m with all my heart with u americans, and sorry 4 u !

Dj Sid-the Apocalypze

Funkee
These are really fresh / chill sounds to groove with. Very Funkee! I'm diggin' the tracks on this CD. Tight Work!



What a great compilation of true chill.....being from the south with all the devastation of late, it's so nice to get a CD that both soothes and comforts. What a great find!!

afropuffs

One of the best chill CD's i have now!
This CD is perfect if you're lookin for a chillin atmosphere. I makes good background music for.....eh hem, certain activities and it's really good for just plain 'ole listening too!

Nikki

Absolute
All I can say is AWESOME! I love it.

Jackie Phillips

Cool......
I thought the album was really good. You could almost zone out and put your own words to it. I personally like to get lost in the music. There are a few that are great for dancing as well.