“Patrick Grant – A Sequence of Waves” is an exquisite piece of art. The album is structured in the same fashion as a movie soundtrack, it is a story in itself, a story that takes you on an invigorating journey. While it is hard to categorize, it delivers a refined blend of Indie Rock, Classical, Downtempo, Ambient and Electronica. The acoustic arrangements on the album are simply masterful, having worked with artists like Quincy Jones and Billy Joel, it is not surprising at all. Patrick Grant is a brilliant and accomplished composer and performer.
Our favorite song on the album is without a doubt the hypnotic and poetic “Lonely Ride Coney Island”. It is a mesmerizing piece of work, sometimes melancholic, sometimes uplifting, it delivers ethereal harmonies, bold guitar arrangements and a fluid emotional progression. After listening to it on repeat for over two hours, it is still as satisfying and epic as the first listen.
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Watch the music video for Lonely Ride Coney Island.
“It doesn’t matter whether this music is post-Minimalist, indie classical, or not classical at all… style and even genre are increasingly meaningless now, so abandon the categorizing impulse and just listen.” – The Wall Street Journal
“If Bach grew up playing the electric guitar and listening to Led Zeppelin and Mahavishnu Orchestra, he might have sounded like Patrick Grant.” – The Huffington Post
“Grant’s distinct sound has “…a driving and rather harsh energy redolent of rock, as well as a clean sense of melodicism … the music’s momentum and intricate cross-rhythms rarely let up, making the occasional infectious tunes that emerge all the more beautiful for surprise.” – The Village Voice
More about Patrick Grant:
Patrick Grant is a composer/performer living in New York City and creates music for a wide range of media. A native of Detroit, MI, he moved to NYC in the mid-80s where he studied at the Juilliard School, worked on the production team for composer John Cage, and produced his first recordings at the studios of Philip Glass. He spearheaded the compositional element of an international project for the Millennium which had him working with Billy Joel and Quincy Jones. Interest in world music brought him to Bali three times to study the gamelan which manifested itself in his work through the use of alternative tunings, ensembles with multiple keyboards, and in his work with Robert Fripp (King Crimson, Brian Eno, David Bowie) & The Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists. He was host of the internationally acclaimed podcast Strings and Things.
His works are a synthesis of classical, popular, and world musical styles that have found place in concert halls, film, theater, dance, and visual media over three continents. Over the last three decades, his music has moved from post-punk and classically bent post-minimal styles, through Balinese-inspired gamelan and microtonality, to ambient, electronic soundscapes involving many layers of acoustic and electronically amplified instruments.
Throughout its evolution, his music has consistently contained a “…a driving and rather harsh energy redolent of rock, as well as a clean sense of melodicism…intricate cross-rhythms rarely let up…” Known as a producer and co-producer of live musical events, he has presented many concerts of his own and other composers, including a 2013 Guinness World Record-breaking performance of 175 electronic keyboards in NYC. He is the creator of International Strange Music Day (August 24) and the pioneer of the electric guitar procession Tilted Axes. More biographical info here: http://peppergreenmedia.com/ma
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