The latest from composer/producer genius and virtuoso guitarist KALI is an amazing groundbreaking masterpiece of beautiful compositions for traditional instruments playing dance-floor styled jams. From beginning to end each carefully crafted journey builds and flows with florid guitars, thick basses, crystal clear drums and lots of rich sampling and analog synthesizers. What is remarkable is how the cinematic drama and pathos of harmony and counterpoint can fit so naturally within BPM conscious house and trance structures. The bright clarity and unabashed joyousness of "Gelatin Coated" and "Dose 1 or 2 pills" express a wonderful feel good vibe while "No. 284" and "100" get downright tribal with wild percussion and buzzing Moog basses. The first single "Pills" features a delicious sexual interplay between an aggressive and decidedly male electric guitar, and a languid female voice, getting quite erotic as the two dance together. The whole album creates a dramatic journey through ethereal wonderlands of delicious sounds and textures.
Kali’s latest offering is the product of his live electronica ensemble. Originally known as “Drink & Food” and now flaying under his own banner as KALI, this group of amazing musicians have made a passionate dedication to playing modern dance-floor styles as an ensemble. Their rare live sets of House, Trance, and Drum & Bass, mixed live, with plenty of old school real time DUB, leave audiences amazed and bewildered. Kali, “One day it occurred to me that there were things a DJ could do that were so much better than what a band does and yet the opposite was also true. I wanted to build an ensemble of players and machines which together could provide the hypnotic, powerful, and seamless transcendence of a really good DJ experience while also having the excitement and personality you get from a group of dynamic performers. Thus I embarked on my journey to create a really dramatically compelling dance ensemble which embraces modern styles.
As a classically trained musician Kali learned to read music at the age of 8. He was playing in jazz combos doing be-bop and standards by the age of 13, professionally at 17. Kali studied jazz extensively with Rick Messina. Kali attended the Royal College of Music in London where he studied with Jakob Lindberg, and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel Switzerland, where he studied with Hopkinson Smith and Eugen Dombois. Kali is an expert in Baroque music and has recorded the suites for lute in C minor and E major by J. S. Bach, and major pieces by Francisco Tarrega and Matteo Carcassi. Kali has given solo recitals in London, France, and Switzerland and has played live on the radio in California and France. Kali has recorded original music in many styles from dub to hip hop to electronica to progressive as well as his own unique creation "Swamp Sound System" a blend of blues dub and electronics with a cinematic americana flavor. Kali has recorded & played all over the United States with many groups including: Swamp Sound System, Drink & Food, Sharkbait, Mr. Lucky, Supertroll, Alter Ego, Funk Dub Division, and President’s Breakfast.
BasStar Records formed in summer of 2007 and is focused primarily on breaks, dub step, electro house and down tekno grooves. Expect lots of wild unpredictable new cuts coming from this phatty side project from Geomagnetic Records Label Group.
Geomagnetic.tvwww.geomagnetic.tv was established in the summer of 2001. Their first major international release is the legendary DVD project “MAGNUS” geodvd001. Since then they have added 30 label artists and have multitudes of projects in the works for 2006 and beyond. Based in San Francisco and focusing mostly on visual and music related projects, you can expect to see lots more cutting edge releases on the way from this award winning crew! Geomagnetic.tv was started by Spook one of the founders of the prominent San Francisco 3D FX and Multimedia boutique known as Minds Eye Media (est.1995). www.mindseyemedia.com