Gaved: Electronic sound-world meets piano, cello and flute in a dubstep instrumental, deep sub bass Circles: Five acoustic guitars merge and morph into an oneiric soundscape which evolves into polyrhythmic shapes 15:15:15: Contemporary fuses with rock and electronic delivering a wide sonic mixture of live and programmed elements We Are Children (We Make Sound) is a composers collective from Kilburn, London. Rehearsing late at night, with strange noises emanating from Room 201 after everyone else had left, the only intention was to explore music, regardless of which instruments turned up, or whatever style was suggested. Guided by cellist and arranger Audrey Riley, led by bassist Dan Gaylard and guitarist Alastair Beveridge, the group has evolved into a collective of musicians and composers. The line-up is unusual: seven guitars, two basses, mandolin, drums and percussion, flute, clarinet, strings, piano, vocals and dubstep remixing. More new music ensemble than band, more rock than orchestra, they present minimal masterpieces and self-penned compositions. Defying categorization on a journey of exploration of modern composition. Their first release: 'Gaved'. Dubstep remixes of three tracks from the album 'June 12' Review from Spectrum: Engaging with an in-depth exploration of experimental sounds, We Are Children (We Make Sound) started out as a contemporary music orchestra based in the college of Kilburn. Students after hours would sit and 'jam' with a variety of instruments including guitars, bass, mandolin, drums and percussion, flute, clarinet, strings, piano, vocals or anything anyone came along with. Maintaining the outlook that there would be no fixed style during sessions, instead they would all collaborate in exploration of the realm between rock, experimental and contemporary music. It didn't necessarily matter whether the instruments fit together properly - this was the whole point, to dive deep to the core of the experimental and find some middle ground where harmony and bliss would be found. Under the guidance of Audrey Riley, cellist and arranger, they managed to begin stringing together some absolutely divine musical pieces, leading to them playing live gigs and eventually deciding to record their repertoire for release. These would be based on Audrey's label, AR Records, which would be the perfect way to release some of the contemporary music the group had managed to produce. Through his involvement in the orchestra (playing guitar), Mentha helped bring forth the idea that dubstep could harbour itself in such a place and that he had the knowledge and imagination implemented to do this. This would be an exception, featuring 3 remixes from Mentha (One including Murk) which would feature on vinyl, all holding that original and interesting feel yet ensuring the tempo was fixed at 140. 'Gaved - Electronic sound-world meets piano, cello and flute in a dubstep instrumental.' 'Gaved' captivates you straight from the first second, calmly soothing through a distant soundscape, slowly developing through piano notes and cello chords as the track draws you into a cacophony of cicada sounds. The drop belts you with a smooth surging bass line and a technical drum pattern, still maintaining the original sounds taken from the orchestra's instruments, placing them acutely throughout the structure of the song. I especially love the use of the orchestra during the mid-break, in which the cello and piano are left to resonate, birthing absolute atmosphere to the song until the track leads to it's penultimate point. 'Circles - Five acoustic guitars merge and morph into an oneiric soundscape with evolving polyrhythmic shapes.' 'Circles' begins with a heavy bass kick amidst dwindling atmosphere, until the track leads into the drop. At this point complex percussion is released, holding a swaying feel disrupted momentarily by polyrhythmic textures. More of the guitars begin to engage and feed into one another between the enhancing layers of sound, making this track perfect for anyone who likes escapist music, as you can really lose y
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