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Lincolnsync

by JoKr presents...

A combination of 70s style funky rock, arty film soundtrack music, loops upon loops and soulful singing, from the DVD/CD dual package, "Lincolnsync."
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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1. 1101 3-Piece Puzzle
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2. 1102 Dark Seance Polka
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3. 1103 The Abolitionist March (Abraham Africanus)
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4. 1104 Smoking Grant Minuet
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5. 1105 Anne R. Waltz
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6. 1106 414
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7. 1107 Freed Bird Reel
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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LINCOLN GOES POP ON THE MOVIE SCREEN

Chicago, Illinois, February 12, 2009 - Lincolnsync, a splendid mash-up of the life of “Abraham Lincoln,” the 1930 film (public domain) by D.W. Griffith, and a just-finished experimental pop soundtrack by JoKr, brings the presidential icon into the 21st century.

Jokr (jokrcode.com) has culled visuals from the historic black and white film and mixed them over both traditional and modern original digital audio recordings that pay tribute to the beloved 16th president with a twist of 70’s funk and primitive blues. Surreal and sometimes psychedelic, the stream-of-unconscious 30-minute movie features 7 songs while telling the story of the fallen president as he lay dying the night of April 14, 1865. The effect of film characters moving and speaking within the soundtrack is moving and capitivating.

In celebration of what would have been Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, JoKr will release their first video single from the “valbum” – The Abolitionist March (Abraham Africanus) – on YouTube as well as on their own website (jokrcode.com). The release will quickly be followed with the release of “Anne R. Waltz” an ode to Lincoln’s tragic first (and only?) true love on February 14 to commerate Valentine’s day. The third and final public release of video will be Dark Séance Polka, which tells the story of Civil War solder John Thornton, who was sentenced to hang for desertion, but then pardoned by President Lincoln.

A series of live theatrical presentations are planned and will be announced via the jokrcode.com website as they are scheduled.

The Lincolnsync DVD/CD dual package is available from CDBaby.com, Amazon.com and from www.jokrcode.com. Soundtrack songs also available on iTunes.


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Denny

Magnificently Entertaining
JoKr is certainly ambitious in attempting to explore epic concepts as well as the relationship between music and visuals, and this is a very worthy follow up to the incredibly excellent "Psychosync." Using a old public domain film biography of Abraham Lincoln, "Lincolnsync" is creatively edited and presented as if the dying President's life is flashing in front of his eyes. The soulful and sincere music is richly textured and multi-layered funk, with a touch of blues and country/western, with mesmerizing, hypnotic grooves. It's a sound so unique to JoKr it almost becomes a genre unto itself. I like to think of them as if Steve Earle joined Pink Floyd. Who couldn't like that combination? The selected film audio enriches the sonic landscape as well, making the CD stand very well on its own. But, the DVD is tremendously entertaining as well. It plays in a seamless loop, which is appropriate because the opening lyrics mention going "round and round." So, while some may think it's a bit short at just over a half hour, you could also look at it as being infinite in length. I doubt I'm the only one that will let it play a few times in a row at a late night gathering. Every track is strong and rewarding, I love their lyrics and songwriting, especially the unabashedly romantic "Anne R. Waltz" which builds in intensity very well (like so many of the best songs do).