Rudymann | Once Upon a Century Ago

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Once Upon a Century Ago

by Rudymann

Acoustic and electronic instruments are blended with an organic pulse in this vibrantly colorful musical story.
Genre: Electronic: Nujazz
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1. Once Upon a Century Ago
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2. Two Begin
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3. Train to Knowwhere
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4. Blue Truth
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5. Interlude
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6. Snap, No. 1
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7. Barcelona Promenade
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8. LA Times
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9. World Resolution
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10. Thus We Petition Our Gods
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11. Snap, No. 2
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12. A Gathering of Friends
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13. White Mountain Tango
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14. The Three Faces of Steve
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15. Dance of the Harlequins
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16. Three to End
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Rudymann is the musical identity of composer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Rudy. “Once Upon a Century Ago” spans impressionistic piano, free jazz combos, progressive rock orchestras, and beat driven soundscapes while capturing the excitement of real-time performances interacting with arpeggiators and loops. Supported by beat machines and synthesizers, the instruments performed here include fretless bass, piano, electric guitar, nylon string midi guitar, tenor saxophone, and drums.

These musical vignettes tell a story of adventure, challenges, and celebration. All of the songs are groove or beat powered. The music plays well as ambient when the volume is turned down, but when you turn it up the texture and color blossum. If you are inclined to "watch" this music with a visualizer, you will find it a superbly good generator. As a bonus, the CD artwork is vibrantly colorful like the music and good to have around.

Michael studied music at Ohio State University and performed for several years with experimental jazz groups in Columbus before moving to Seattle where his musical focus has been on studio work. His biggest influences continue to be classical music architecture, jazz improvisation, hip hop beats, electronic music arrangements, and world music drumming. Current influencers include Zoe Keating, Sufjan Stevens, Four Tet, Tipper, Bluetech, DJ Shadow, Radiohead, Karsh Kale, Terry Riley, John Adams, Julia Kent, Max Richter, and always Charles Ives.

Rudymann music has been described as "Raw, yet oddly refined".



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