The Antoni Tashev Project Is Released!

The Antoni Tashev Project Is Released!

Overlook Hotel Records released The Antoni Tashev Project today! When I first started working on the project, Antoni was sixteen and played way beyond his years. He began playing guitar at a very young age. Studying classical guitar, folkloric/traditional music, and 70s rock truly inspired this incredibly talented guitarist to create his very own brand of music. I am honored to be a part of this album and hope you will enjoy the music as much as I have.

Antoni Tashev

You will hear some unique guitar work accented by wild bends, vibrato, and a strong ear for melody and harmony. Don’t let the fact that it is a collection of instrumental songs convince you that it’s a guitar solo-riddled wankfest. In fact, quite the contrary. Antoni focuses on melody and the interplay of the instrumentation. When I was his age, I was playing in a cover band and completely clueless without having written anything worth listening to, so hearing what he has accomplished already shows me just how much time I have wasted. It also inspires me to work harder and to keep hammering away at creating music because I love it. Antoni told me how he was inspired by legendary guitarists like Peter Green and Jimmy Page. While you may hear hints of these artists in his work, he is a complete original.

Please give The Antoni Tashev Project a listen. You can stream or download it for free at Bandcamp. Enjoy!

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Trinity & Triage - Travel By Whale

Trinity & Triage Release New Track

Trinity & Triage Release New Track – “Travel By Whale”

“Travel By Whale” is the first new track to be released by Trinity & Triage since the debut self-titled album in 2014. The band has widely been labeled as a “progressive folk” trio. Trinity & Triage has also been embraced by the Prog Rock community and continues to pop up around the web on various blogs, forums, and music sites. The Overlook Hotel Records studio remains to be rebuilt, so progress on the new album has been slow. The good news is that things should pick up quickly this summer. Another positive note is that quite a bit of new material was already recorded and is in various stages of development.

In the interim, Deanna continues painting and working on various art projects, Ralph has recorded a large number of tracks as potential candidates for future Trinity & Triage songs, and I have been taking care of a baby boy who is now eight months old. I also have a studio to build this summer.

Having said all that, please have a listen to the new song and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you.

Cheers!
Kevin Hartnell
Overlook Hotel Records
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Trinity & Triage is:
Deanna Quijada · Vocals
Ralph Feetham · Guitars, Bass, Synths
Kevin Hartnell · Drums, Bass, Synths


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Audio Drama Production Podcast Ep. #49-Composing Music For Audio Drama

Audio Drama Production Podcast Interview: Ep. #49-Composing Music For Audio Drama

It was in the 70s when I first heard audio drama. I remember sitting in the car with my dad, parked in the driveway, sitting on the edge of the seat, while listening to the remaining moments of an episode of CBS Radio Mystery Theater. For those already familiar with the show, you will already know it is hard to forget the sound of the creaking door, the creepy music, and the unforgettable voice of E.G. Marshall.  Fortunately for me, my father didn’t mind me enjoying scary stories at such a young age. One of my fondest memories with him is going to see “The Shining” together. While the film may have scarred me for life, it became my favorite film of all-time and instilled in me a love for horror films, and more significantly, fostered my love for film music (particularly anything scary and/or retro electronic). These two things merged together over time into composing music for audio drama. Speaking of…

I was recently interviewed by the Audio Drama Production Podcast, an informative and entertaining podcast created by Matthew McLean and Robert Cudmore, that discusses subjects related to all things related with the production of audio drama. Both gentlemen have a great sense of humor and it was a pleasure to be on the show. We discuss composing for audio drama, how I got started, gear, influences, tips for new composers, and more. The episode also includes an interview with the ubiquitous, highly prolific, and talented Kevin MacLeod from Incompetech.com. You can hear both interviews at the link below.

http://audiodramaproduction.com/2015/06/composing-music-for-audio-drama/

For those interested in hearing my latest work in audio drama composition, check out the entertaining and horrific Campfire Radio Theater series.





Kevin Hartnell, composing music for audio drama
Photo courtesy of MJ Hartnell

 

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