Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I just released a new album for your listening enjoyment. It's 100 minutes of music spanning funk, jazz, hiphop, minimal techno, disco, afro-beat and who knows what else. Quite an eclectic mix, 28 songs in all.
Here's the link: http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/94907
Inspired by Hundertwasser's excellent essay Window Dictatorship and Window Rights I decided to stop segregating my music by genre and include a diverse range of styles, as well as tempos, song length and harmonic content. I guess you could say I stopped being such a control freak and decided to release an album that represents a wider range of sounds than previous Revolution Void releases. Don't worry, I still included some classic R.V. style jazzy breakbeat bangers! :)
Saturday, January 27, 2007
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Attribution: Music from this episode of the Center for Citizen Media Podcast was sampled from a track by Revolution Void, titled “Accelerated Lifestyle”.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Hello All, I've got a new mix - City Recursion - up at google video. All video input is a series of still photographs I took of cityscapes here in Vancouver on a typically overcast day. The images are then run through a few different audio-responsive feedback chains I built in Pilgrim. Audio for the track is by Revolution Void and is CC licensed via Jamendo. I wasn't able to record and render the video internally on the computer (I think it's a glitch having to do with needing to render feedback loops (infinite regress) in finite timespans) so it's filmed off my studio wall with a handheld digicam. For all that, it turned out really well, I think. Comments and critique welcome. Questions about technique, Pilgrim or anything else, likewise welcome. More about me and what I do (along with strangeness and oddity) at eightprime.net. cheers, -w.Link
Sunday, November 26, 2006
MP3 downloads:View album information
Thursday, November 23, 2006
All tunes are available as WAV/FLAC (highest quality), Ogg/variable bit-rate MP3 (standard quality) and 64 kbps MP3 (lowest quality).
Click here to stream the entire thing as variable bit-rate MP3:
Or follow this link to download the entire thing in a zip file:
Alternately, you can click here to view all of the files associated with this release:
First up, here's a tune I made with the idea of using it for a film or video game soundtrack. This mix has an extended intro.
3-4mellowpianofullmix-mastered.flac 24-Nov-2006 02:15 18M 3-4mellowpianofullmix-mastered.ogg 24-Nov-2006 03:19 2.9M 3-4mellowpianofullmix-mastered_64kb.mp3 24-Nov-2006 03:17 2.0M 3-4mellowpianofullmix-mastered_vbr.mp3 24-Nov-2006 03:19 5.6M
This next tune is very much in-progress. The piano take will probably be replaced and overall the song will change quite a bit before its final release. Consider this a "demo" mix.
190bpmGminorRendered.ogg 24-Nov-2006 03:18 3.9M 190bpmGminorRendered_64kb.mp3 24-Nov-2006 03:20 2.5M 190bpmGminorRendered_vbr.mp3 24-Nov-2006 03:18 5.6M
Now on to the piano recordings. This is a recording of an improvised 12-bar blues on acoustic piano:
acousticpiano-12barblues.flac 24-Nov-2006 01:52 12M acousticpiano-12barblues.ogg 24-Nov-2006 03:19 2.3M acousticpiano-12barblues_64kb.mp3 24-Nov-2006 03:20 1.4M acousticpiano-12barblues_vbr.mp3 24-Nov-2006 03:20 4.5M
Here's a short improv track with minor tonality and a walking bassline:
acousticpiano-minorenergeticwithwalkingbass.flac 24-Nov-2006 01:36 7.5M acousticpiano-minorenergeticwithwalkingbass.ogg 24-Nov-2006 03:15 1.4M acousticpiano-minorenergeticwithwalkingbass_64kb.mp3 24-Nov-2006 03:17 871K acousticpiano-minorenergeticwithwalkingbass_vbr.mp3 24-Nov-2006 03:15 2.8M
This is a short segue I made that would be suitable for transitioning between segments in a TV show, radio, film or other broadcast media.
balladmellowsegue.flac 24-Nov-2006 01:26 3.0M balladmellowsegue.ogg 24-Nov-2006 03:15 639K balladmellowsegue_64kb.mp3 24-Nov-2006 03:15 394K balladmellowsegue_vbr.mp3 24-Nov-2006 03:15 1.1M
Finally, here's a take of some turntable scratching I did, using a Technics 1200 turntable, Rane TTM 450 mixer and an Ortofon DJ Pro needle.
vinyl-99BPM-squelchyexperimentalscratching.flac 24-Nov-2006 03:14 20M vinyl-99BPM-squelchyexperimentalscratching.ogg 24-Nov-2006 03:16 3.3M vinyl-99BPM-squelchyexperimentalscratching.wav 24-Nov-2006 03:14 42M vinyl-99BPM-squelchyexperimentalscratching_64kb.mp3 24-Nov-2006 03:17 1.9M vinyl-99BPM-squelchyexperimentalscratching_vbr.mp3 24-Nov-2006 03:16 5.5M
All of these tracks are released under a Creative Commons Attrib license, which means you can use them for pretty much anything you like (including using these songs in your own creations, be they commercial or otherwise) as long as you give credit.
So, go ahead and use these tracks in anything you like! Just give credit, and preferably a link (though not necessary).
Thanks for listening!
Saturday, November 04, 2006
|Revolution VoidLink #120907 submitted by AB on Oct 16, 2006 11:03pm. (+350XP) http://www.revolutionvoid.com Revolution Void is the music project of producer and jazz pianist Jonah Dempcy. Combining electronic music with live improvisation, the sound of Revolution Void is best described as electronic breakbeat jazz. * * * AB likes ♥s it!|
Hey,we didn’t get canceled yet! For the show archives, we’re still working out the legalities of putting them up as a podcast, so be patient. Here’s what we had in store for you this show. By the way, if any of you are out and about the Madison campus, be aware of drive by dartings. Really. Open Source Audio ================================== Thierry Blanchard - Quincaillier de style - quincailler de style… Album Torrent Almost Acoustic Band - Live at Alligator Alley on 2004-03-12 - Old Home Place The Robin Cutler tracks were recorded live at the Corner Pocket in Bellingham, Washington. If you dig her or just like a wide varity of live music, check out their compilation CD Dead Air, Um, Dead Air Robin Cutler - [copo020] Self-Titled (December 5, 2005) - Waiting Robin Cutler - [copo020] Self-Titled (December 5, 2005) - Double Striped Socks Kaazim Zareb - [wh062] Miraaya - Yatzakkar Brendan Themes - Black Ink - Broken The Belvederes - Big City Waltz - Cabin To Cockpit Brad Sucks - I Don’t Know What I’m Doing - Time to Take out the Trash Sisters Of The Revolution - S/T - Shields to the Sun Revolution Void - Increase the Dosage - Double the Daily Dosage Album Torrent Revolution Void - Thread Soul - Encoded Designs Album Torrent Eduardo Gatti / Patrimonio Nacional de Chile - Butterfly On The Wind - Momentos Falling You - Touch - Less Likely to Believe Manu Cornet - Distance Temps - Silk Road Non-Open Source Audio I got darted in the back of the knee.
From Indieish : Your Free Music Daily » Day 239: Revolution Void-Invisible Walls
The release is known as Increase the Dosage by Revolution Void. Jonah Dempcy is behind Revolution Void and has been making this release available at all levels of the Creative Commons pipeline. You can find it at Jamendo and archive.org, with links from locations like odeo and cchits and now you have the track Invisible Walls as Day 239 at CC:365.
The release is excellent and an interesting blend of two things I like a lot: studio wizardry and live studio talent. Dempcy is the brains behind the studio wizardry which he backs up with guest appearances by jazz notables such as Matthew Garrison (Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul) and Seamus Blake (Mingus Big Band, Kurt Rosenwinkel). Blake has a very nice solo on Invisible Walls (I’m a big Mingus Big Band fan and when they were playing thursday nights at Fez in NYC I made a point of seeing them if I was in the city). If you like your CC music to bend genres, then Increase the Dosage is for you.Electronic Breakbeat Jazz add to del.icio.us
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
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Monday, August 14, 2006
The latest Revolution Void album Thread Soul has been released under a Creative Commons license granting free distribution. The album Thread Soul features guest performances by Lucas Pickford (Brian Blade, Tiger Okoshi) and Cochemea Gastelum (Fred Wesley, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress).
Thread Soul was released to the public on 7-25-2006. Since its release, the album has rapidly spread through P2P networks such as BitTorrent. It is released under a Creative Commons Attrib-NonCommercial license which allows users to freely modify and distribute the album, as long as they do not use it in a commercial endeavor.Links:
Sunday, August 13, 2006
I'm a fan of Reloda because they have a nice, simple site layout, and concise, short reviews. (Or, quite commonly, no reviews at all-- just direct links). Although sometimes I prefer to read descriptions and reviews, other times I am happy to just randomly click through links and when I do, I'm usually pleasantly surprised by what I find.
Reloda - Free & Legal MP3 Album Downloads:
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Lots of free albums and EP’s from the euro-chic netlabel Alpinechic
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Intro episode of a series of animated shorts
Monday, July 31, 2006
Time to Chill Down again. Going crazy from the heat. Got some nice music and words that evoke images of relaxing on nice beaches with cool breezes. Some songs that sound like some well-known surfer turned singer-songwriter. Good summer mix over all.
Young Once 4:10 Alex McEwan
Understood By Your Dad 2:29 Brad Sucks
Conceal Me 3:54 Xavier Rudd
With Eyes CLosed 4:20 Kalai
Ninguem Faz Ideia 3:56 Lenine
Little Sparrow 4:41 Bettye LaVette
Back to the Mother 5:43 Jay Collins Band
Y (Be Like That) (Jaydee Remix) 4:58 The Pharcyde
Mas Que Nada 4:01 Leo Gandelman
Badass bed: Weekend Amnesia 3:55 Revolution Void
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Thursday, July 20, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Online Jazz Radio Station: TomorrowJazz
Over nine hours of future jazz: nu-jazz, remixed jazz, acid jazz, chill, fusion, and more!
Rating: Rated by: 61 people Audio: CD 64 kbps Website:
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Thursday, May 25, 2006
For immediate release.
File under: Electronic Jazz
The latest single from Revolution Void, Effects of Elevation, has been released under a Creative Commons license granting free online distribution.
The 3-song single features an original track by Revolution Void along with remixes by Citizen Prime and Sevenless.
Citizen Prime's remix combines a house groove with piano and bass solos on top. The airtight 4-to-the-floor rhythm propels the song as it progresses through solos, breakdowns and builds.
The Sevenless remix incorporates IDM, glitch and industrial genres, while retaining a distinctive sound. The remix begins slowly, eventually building into epic proportions with a guitar-laden breakbeat chorus.
Combining electronic breaks with jazz improvisation, Effects of Elevation is a unique example of the interesection where modern jazz and modern electronic music meet.
The release features guest musician Matthew Garrison on bass. Matt is known for his work with Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul and others. Additionally, track 3 features vocal samples by Ill-esha, known for her work as both a DJ and vocalist.
It is available for full download as variable-bitrate MP3 from the Revolution Void homepage, as well as OurMedia and the Internet Archive.
Printable cover art accompanies the release, illustrated and designed by Yuriko Miyamoto.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Sunday, February 26, 2006
One track, “Weekend Amnesia”, may have the first jazz turntable solo I have ever heard. I am usually not impressed by most electronic / jazz hybrids but Revolution Void catches my attention. There is a really nice groove going on here that shouldn’t be miss by anyone liking jazz, acid jazz, or jazz-based electronica.I emailed the author to recommend Kid Koala, who is a pioneer of jazz turntable improvisation. Kid Koala actually scratches in pitch, believe it or not!
Friday, December 23, 2005
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Saturday, December 10, 2005
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Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Here's an updated press release for Increase the Dosage. If anyone would like to submit this to music reviewers, magazines or even friends, I would highly appreciate it. Thanks!
The latest Revolution Void album Increase the Dosage has been released for free under a Creative Commons license.
Revolution Void combines electronic beats with jazz improvisation to create a unique style of music termed Electronic Breakbeat Jazz. The album Increase the Dosage features guest performances by musicians such as Seamus Blake (the Mingus Big Band), Michael Shrieve (Santana) and Matthew Garrison (Herbie Hancock). The album was released initially on 4/4/2004 but the short-run self-released pressing quickly sold out. It was released again on 9/25/05 in a web package with full album art. The web package is a self-contained website with hyperlinks directly from the tracklist to MP3 sound files. It features 4 pages of full-color artwork by Seattle artist Shawn Wolfe. (view web package)
Additionally, it is being hosted by the Internet Archive as variable-bitrate MP3, .Ogg and lossless .FLAC format.
Excerpt from All Music Guide review by Matt Borghi:
The album is available for download via the Internet Archive or as a web package via www.revolutionvoid.com. Additionally, it is being hosted as a BitTorrent file by Legal Torrents.
The Revolution Void recording is excellent and shows quite a gifted blend of sounds that defy genre specification, coming together and becoming quite cohesive. This is a very eclectic recording and one that certainly rewards the listener with a palette for new and intriguing sound. This is a great disc, and one that listeners should definitely look into.
Contact: Jonah Dempcy / email@example.com
Friday, November 11, 2005
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Sunday, October 30, 2005
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Revolution Void is a music project that blends electronic styles with live improvisation. The project is masterminded by the talented young producer, jazz pianist and DJ Jonah Dempcy who describes the combination of improvised jazz, funk and hip-hop as 'electronic breakbeat jazz'.
'Increase The Dosage' is an 11 track album currently distributed under a Creative Commons license. Originally released on CD in the spring of 2004, 'Increase The Dosage' is now widely available online for free legal download including album artwork.
The line-up of accomplished musicians weave an intricate framework of danceable instrumental arrangements. Journey through soundscapes of down-to mid-tempo tracks with funky syncopated breakbeats, dub and funk bass lines, DJ cuts and scratches, improvised sax and trumpet solos, moody jazz keyboards and occasional vocal parts. This is quality music with attitude and direction that is sure to get plenty of attention from podcasters and the P2P community. Check the website out for more Revolution Void music and collaborations.
Album Distribution Sites
Internet Archive - streaming audio and download file formats: Flac, Ogg Vorbis, 64Kbps MP3, VBR MP3.
LegalTorrents.com - Bittorrent download of MP3 audio and artwork 97 MB.
minova - Bittorrent 192kbps mp3 w/album art by Shawn, 96.87 megabyte.
1. Invisible Walls 6:59 2. Factum par Fictio 8:37 3. Habitual Ritual 6:05 4. Effects of Elevation 5:12 5. The Modern Divide 5:05 6. Weekend Amnesia 5:58 7. Double the Daily Dose 3:55 8. Obscure Terrain 3:42 9. Accelerated Lifestyle 8:10 10. Headphonetic 6:36 11. Nebulous Notions 6:57
All songs written and produced by Jonah Dempcy.
Jonah Dempcy - Hammond B-3, Rhodes, keyboards, scratching
Matthew Garrison - Bass on tracks 2 and 4
Seamus Blake - Sax on tracks 1 and 2
Darryl Estes - Sax on tracks 3, 7 and 10
Nicolas Manel - Guitar on track 9
Michael Shrieve - Drumloop source material on track 5
Dave Hill, jr. - Drumloop source material on tracks 2, 5, 9, 10
Steven Burke - Drumloop source material on track 1
James Rotondi - Bassloop source material on tracks 1, 4, 5, 7-11
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
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Monday, October 10, 2005
Thursday, October 06, 2005
The latest Revolution Void album Increase the Dosage has been released to the public under a Creative Commons license.
The web-release comes with artwork by Shawn Wolfe.
It's available for download at www.revolutionvoid.com.### Technorati tags: revolution void breaks electronic breakbeat jazz mp3