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by Nick Alt

Nick Alt creates a soulful hybrid of electronic beats, funk synths, and vocal layering. This is a new take on synthesizing soul, funk and electronica as "neofunk."
Genre: Electronic: Funk
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1. Rewind NICK ALT
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2. I Like to Please NICK ALT
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3. Subconscious Mind NICK ALT
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4. Blue Machine NICK ALT
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5. Bathe NICK ALT
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6. Insane NICK ALT
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7. Confession NICK ALT
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8. One Regret NICK ALT
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9. The Voice NICK ALT
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Album Notes
On his self-produced, self-performed album, Transit, Nick Alt uses an actual LinnDrum, layered organic synths, and sly vocal hooks. The album's consistent quirkiness draws the connection between 80's synth-funk remnants and sparks of futuristic lyrical backdrops. Inspiration for the album's unconventional thematic elements stems from Alt's own interest in classic novels Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World; Transit's cuts serve as candidates for the hypothetical soundtracks. Nick Alt's vocals remain smoothly layered in contrast to the rawer elements of the arrangements.

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A soulful hybrid of eclectic sound mixed with electronic beats, rhythmic ballads and a flair for stop-and-go melody, Nick Alt's new album Transit breaks ground on neo-funk.

Where form meets function - "Transit" fuses new age funk and r&b. Embodying an air of spiritual discovery, the musical journey takes you on a phantasmagoric ride; each track molds a mysterious and energetic frenzy into a systematic soulful sound that makes love to your eardrums.

The album's opener "Rewind" mixes a jazzy 80's drum machine with 70's pop sensibilities, and a sly vocal hook. "Blue Machine" grooves a multitude of funk with an off-meter kick-drum, punchy acoustic guitar, quirky synthetic lead lines and cocky layered vocals. Alt's lyrics touch upon a variety of boy-girl relationship issues but with interesting sparks of futurism and spirituality. Stylistically peculiar, Alt's vocals maintain smooth comfort and a soothing quality. Other standout tracks include "Insane," "Confession" and "The Voice."

As artist and producer, Nick Alt fuses together addictive melodies with blazing originality, drawing upon the influences of unconventional artists who have built careers on their naturally unnatural sounds: Miles' 70's jazz-fusion, Prince's 80's pop melodies, and today's Timbaland- meets-Neptunes production - it's all here.

If funk is undefined, this is a new stab at its definition. If music is the universal language, "Transit" is a stern inflection of its voice. Nick Alt's movement has begun. If you're not a fan now, take the journey and you soon could be. - Robert Mayhem - Former Vibe Music Critic


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Kyle from British Columbia

You mean you don't own this CD?
If you do not already own this CD to your collection, then you should really consider owning a copy. Nick Alt's TRANSIT cd has a lot to offer to his fans and new potential new fans. His voice draws you into his music. Don't take my word for it, listen to his music!

Steven Batters

A Tour de Force of Musical Ingenuity
At first, Nick Alt's Transit will not be overly pleasant and soothing to the ear. The CD contains off-the-wall mixing and often has indistinguishable melodies, but the charm of this genre-altering album does not make this an issue. The most pleasing track to the standard pop audience will be "I Like to Please"- a mid-tempo neofunk groove that sets up an interesting future for Nick Alt. Be forewarned- the record is far from mainstream. It loses steam as the novelty wears off towards the end of the disc and the sounds become increasingly incongruous. Transit is, however, a promising start for things to come. Nick Alt has a voice similar to JC Chasez- at times smooth and others Prince-like in its wailing. If you're not one for conformity and have an open ear towards genre-bending musicality- Nick Alt's Transit is a welcome addition.