The new CD Big Rain is finished and on it's way to this website. Should be available in a couple of weeks. The gig at Higher Ground went really well with a good turnout and a few sales of both the CD and the DVD. Will put some footage up on You Tube and MusicSA websites. Since you're looking at this, have a look at www.youtube.com and search "neumeria" - there's about fifteen clips with Neumeria music.
Many changes from Coriolis: The band now comprises Billy Thackray on drums, Julian Barnett on guitar, Samantha White on keyboards, Tony Grant on base and Cindy MacDonald lead singer, with Ben Trott and Jason providing computer expertise and the occasional dance/hiphop theme (we're versatile if nothing else!) Stay tuned. Anyway, back to what you came here to read....
Welcome to Neumeria, an independent record label established in Torrensville, Adelaide, South Australia, and our first CD, Coriolis. Keyboard artist is Samantha White, a graduate of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music and a piano teacher with fifteen years experience running her own teaching school. Percussion and expertise with Cakewalk software is supplied by Neil Bensted, who has twenty years experience playing and teaching percussion and is currently also studying full time for a Music Technology degree. Too many people to name have assisted largely free of charge helping this project over the line and Neumeria is very grateful for their assistance.
Coriolis has been unfairly labelled eighties ambient, as it is eighties by default, relying heavily on low cost equipment and at times dated technology to still produce a uniquely appealing feel-good CD. We've paid for everything ourselves, with no big label budget, lottery wins or rich relatives indulging us. It's our first effort and it is by necessity shoestring but still the best quality we could achieve, especially in recording, production and packaging. You can work ad infinitum to achieve perfection but eventually you have to compromise and just get it out there and listen to the feedback. The music grows on you the more you hear it, and is great when listened to soaking in a hot tub or when you're stuck in the traffic. Some tracks (Spirit, From Far Away) are meditative, while Voyager and Goodbye are more lively and are ideal for dances such as Tai Chi. We've called it Fluid Mood music to stop it being labelled "ambient electronica" even though we usually have to list it under that genre.
The eight tracks of Coriolis run for just over 50 minutes. Support the worldwide independent music industry and buy a CD or three. And the money is not going to the anonymous shareholders of a monopolising multinational but to people who really need it and need the encouragement to keep producing creative music. Buy it and tell your friends to buy it - no illegal copying please. It doesn't cost much and is good value for your dollar. The CD has been selling steadily with a handfull through this website - stocks are getting low and we are unlikely to re-run it, so this may be your last chance to get a copy of this unique Aussie music.
For further information, please contact Stephen White at White Studios on 61 8 8354 0006 or 61 411 043 228. The Coriolis CD may be previewed on the Neumeria website at www.neumeria.com.au.