New album 'Magnificent Empty' coming out May 21, 2010!
'Untitled', the debut album from Vonmodik is an avant garde mix of electronic sub-genres and soundtrack experimentation.
"If you want stylish, sophisticated urban atmosphere, Vonmodik's music is in a word, compulsory. To me, his music sounds sleek, soulful and intelligent. The textures in this recording are deep and undulating like the ocean, the rhythms and sense of time cook steadily led by lush, wet female vocal samples occasionally placed in a somewhat odd late pattern (behind the beat) for angularity. Talented, cool artist." – quoted from last.fm
: : SMOTHER Review : :
Groovy basslines and euphoric soundscapes pepper "Untitled". Vonmodik, the alter ego of Chad J.W. Anderson, is an innovative electronic venture that centers around stellar vocal arrangements. He feels that vocals are and should be a separate instrument and he proves that theory with glossy vocals like on "I'm Not Here", which really showcases perhaps his greatest talent. But if you misinterpret any of his spacey rock songs as pretentious you'd miss the point of his serene and emotional underpinnings all tied truly around some classical pieces emoting the wonderful soundscapes he can weave. - J-Sin
: : Sea of Tranquility Review : :
Vonmodik is the alias name and alter ego of Chad J.W. Anderson. What you have here are 14 tracks of avant-garde, electronica, trance, ambient, and techno instrumentals, interspersed with some occasional vocal bits. It makes for a pretty intoxicating listen, at times the programmed synths and drums actually climb to such a pulsating crescendo that you can actually dance to the music. On some songs, Vonmodik creates an almost Tangerine Dream-like wave of ominous sound. There's even a little Latin electronic (!) style on the lovely "Fede Della Casa", a song featuring plenty of groove and repetitive rhythms. On "I'm Not Here", the one song that features vocals, thing slow down a bit and take on a more prog rock tone. All in all, this is a fun release, with plenty of juicy synths and danceable rhythms, a perfect CD to spice up your next party. http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=2581
Vonmodik is currently an unsigned, independent artist releasing music on his own label, Bionnic Music.