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|David Vangel "Breadth Control"|
|eqx-029 / eqx-029cd / eqx-029dgtl | Format: LP / CD / Digital
|Release Date: May 20th, 2011|
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"Breadth Control", the debut full length from David Vangel (formerly Vangel), is a mind altering affair loaded with emotive melodies, explosive dynamics, and savage gauntlets of fierce drum programming. Raising the bar, the 13-track collection is a fusion of sampling and live instrumentation, including elements of hiphop, jazz, indie rock, electronic, gentle psychedelia, and even world music. The journey of "Breadth Control" is intense; moving listeners with orchestral string arrangements and an overall cinematic quality that creates abstract visions ranging from optimism to melancholy.
On a thematic level, "Breadth Control" is an exploration of the scope of human thinking while it is engaged in sound and music. A musical experience that is the intermingling of genres, the debut LP is the future of electronic music from the brain of one of Canada's most prominent sound pioneers.
About David Vangel
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Vangel’s first musical steps began with his formal music studies as a member of his school band, strings ensemble, and symphony orchestra. “I hated playing. I just wanted to put it together”. His fascination with ‚putting together‘ eventually led to an obsession with ‚taking apart‘; dissecting songs, time signatures, and melody. Needing a more contextual knowledge base, Vangel spent his days digging through flea markets and garage sales in search of diverse vinyl records with new sounds and ideas. Eventually, vinyl led to djing. Working with 2 records opened Vangel’s eyes to the possibilities of manipulating and creating new sound relationships. “I wanted to make beats so bad. I had so many ideas I wanted to try out. I bought a computer, quit my job, and started making music”.
In 2005, he began releasing music that drew comparisons across the musical spectrum, and caught the attention of 5&1/4 Records/Media, a local Canadian Indie Label. With their support he released his peterdeadpan side-project, his debut ep: "PostModern Eros", and select remixes. His work garnered international acclaim and he was later signed to Berlin‘s premier instrumental hip hop and electronic label: Equinox Records. Since 2007, he has been featured on a multitude of Equinox releases, and in 2009 released „Biblio“; a neo classic electronic jazz inspired ep, which was dubbed „a very accomplished affair, blurring the lines between disparate genres and sound sources“ (Cyclic Defrost Magazine). Having taken his live improvisational PA across Canada, the US, and Europe, David Vangel continues to make strong impressions on those he meets and take in his music.
All his talents are unleashed with his newest release and debut lp: „Breadth Control“. A mind altering affair loaded with emotive melodies, explosive dynamics, and savage gauntlets of fierce drum programming, „Breadth Control“ moves listeners with orchestral string arrangements and an overall cinematic quality that creates abstract visions ranging from optimism to melancholy. „Breadth Control“ demands attention, and is poised to leave its stamp on the future of electronic fusion music.
With a multitude of diverse theme-based musical projects on deck, Vangel is taking humble steps towards a unique synthesis of sound.
Born. Walked. Kept walking…
Amplifier Magazine (US) - (...re: Biblio) „a jazz-rock hybrid that would do Miles and Herbie proud - not to mention some of the hipper indie rockers“
Exclaim! Magazine (CAN) - „Vangel‘s sounds are so difficult
to classify because they seem to come from everywhere and mingle in the
ether to create a fantastic nu-jazz, progressive fusion, or broken beat
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