Soft Rendition | Today = Tomorrow = Yesterday

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Today = Tomorrow = Yesterday

by Soft Rendition

Raw, freeform post-rock-jazz-IDM for contemplation and blissful uncertainty. Influenced by Pink Floyd, Boards of Canada, Mogwai, and many art rock/electronic groups.
Genre: Electronic: Experimental
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1. New & Old Salvation
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2. The Broken Sky Above Our Heads
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3. They're All Around You
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4. Death For a Killer
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5. Please Return Our Happy Machines
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6. Watch Our Hearts Slowly Burn Together
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7. We Lived Like Cigarettes
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8. Tomorrow: We Died Peacefully In The Earth Below
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Today = Tomorrow = Yesterday. Approx. 60 minutes. This is The Soft Rendition of the fluidity of time, memories, and emotions. A vast, immersive, and complex soundscape to get lost in. A glitchy machine attempting to convey its own deepest emotions and ideas. A dense, flowing mixture of organic and electron sounds comes together to create constantly-changing textures, colours, and rhythms. The sounds on this album stretch one's perception of reality, and place one in unseen environments filled with tiny lifeforms, each representing one thought, idea, or emotion.

Today = Tomorrow = Yesterday is the first full-length release by Soft Rendition, the project of a person named Zach, residing in the midwestern United States. The music is as much of a blend of the creator's own thoughts as it is a blend of artistic influences. Video game music ranging from Final Fantasy to Zelda to Metroid; well-known pioneers in sound such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Radiohead, and The Flaming Lips; Jazz ranging from Yoko Kanno to Stefon Harris; experimental electronica from Boards of Canada, Autechre, Mouse on Mars, The Future Sound of London; and recent pioneers in music Do Make Say Think, Sigur Ros, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Broken Social Scene, and Neutral Milk Hotel.

This work, as well as many others, are licensed under creative commons licenses, as a way of supporting free expression, building the art community, and bringing art back to what it should be. For more information on Creative Commons, visit http://www.creativecommons.org

The Soft Rendition is a transcription of the thoughts of one individual, direct from creator to listener. Though influenced by many other artists, it is completely unscathed by producers and "higher-ups" who would try to make music more accessible and sellable. Today many artists are ignoring the stranglehold of laws and conventional business to convey thier own artistic ideas, but art is still dominated by commercially-controlled productions. The movement for free expression is a growing one, but still needs many people to support indepentent, expressive art with open minds, ears, eyes, and arms. CD Baby is a great place to do so, which is why I, along with so many other artists, have chosen it. There is a lot of good art in the world, and it seems a lot of it is independent.

Question everything, and break free.

Please Enjoy,
Zach
The Soft Rendition


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john (blipp)

Excellent from start to finish
This album is just beautiful. The music takes you on many journeys and is as good as it gets as far as ambient/IDM goes. There may be only eight tracks, but quality over quantity are the buzz words here and they are long-ish tracks.. Anyone into BOC, Autechre and the like would do well to check this album out. They won't regret it.

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A direct and no-nonsense meeting of ambient and glitchy electronica, Soft Rendition specializes in "freeform post-rock-jazz-IDM for contemplation and blissful uncertainty". Demonstrating influences as varied and wide as Pink Floyd, Boards of Canada and Mogwai, their feel for setting an atmosphere and bringing it to life with creativity and innovation is rock solid. They strike the perfect balance between the glitch to keep your brain and mind engaged and the groove/chill to keep your head swimming with the right amount of watery ambiguity.

Raven

Soft Rendition indeed!
This CD is well worth buying just because of the second track. You certainly should check out this guy's stuff, he's talented in many forms of music. The percussion is jumpy and glitchy in many parts, but it plays to add to the theme of the overall album. Very intelligent music.