Instrumental electronic music duo Cinematic Music Duo has been working its way back into the spotlight lately, releasing a number of projects that have been widely anticipated by fans. The duo has always been known for its impeccable sense of timing and classical elegance, but the release of their most recent album, “Fade” has truly cemented their reputation as the premier duo in their genre.
Tracks like “I Am Yours” showcase the band’s ability to take elements from all genres within the instrumentals genre and combine them to create something entirely new and fresh sounding. The song starts out with a simple drum beat, but then slowly builds upon that beat as more and more instruments come in until a full orchestra is playing at once. This song was clearly meant to be played live, as it becomes obvious that Cinematic Music Duo know how to evoke emotion in a live setting.
Classical music lends a soundtrack to the most memorable moments in life. From weddings to new babies, it’s there. And now, electronic music has found its way into Hollywood movies as well, like with the score from Gravity, composed by Steven Price. But what about the marriage of classical and electronic music?
Sibling duo Tennyson is taking on this challenge and creating a soundscape that’s truly inspiring. With the release of their self-titled album in early October, Luke and Tess Pretty have created a refreshingly new sound that combines their classical training with electronic beats. The result is an ethereal dreamscape that is unlike anything I’ve heard before.
The duo got its start in 2013, when Luke was 15 and Tess 12 years old. They recorded “Forgettable” using samples from their violin and piano lessons, which they posted on SoundCloud. They received some attention for this track and were invited to perform at Sled Island Festival in Calgary in June 2013. They ended up playing all over Canada and in LA in the years following their debut performance.
In March of 2015 they released “With You,” which quickly became a viral sensation on YouTube (over 1 million views). This track set the stage for their upcoming album release and further secured their
I’m continually impressed with the soundscapes that M83 creates, a cinematic music duo composed of Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau. Their music is beautiful, lush, and dreamy and I can’t get enough of it.
I first discovered M83 via the song “Kim & Jessie” by Air France, which samples M83’s song “Kim & Jessie” from their album Saturdays=Youth. The song was memorable for its evocative lyrics about young love.
“Kim & Jessie,” however, is not my favorite M83 song by any stretch of the imagination. The true gems are “Run Into Flowers,” “Graveyard Girl,” and especially “We Own The Sky.”
In the electronic music scene, there is no greater contribution to instrumental electronica than that of Cinematic Orchestra. The duo has been making music for over 15 years and their latest album, Ma Fleur, is a testament to the amazing soundscapes that they create.
The first single from the album “To Build A Home” features Patrick Watson on lead vocals and was released in 2007. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s). The song builds beautifully to a crescendo that is one of the most powerful moments on the record.
Another track from Ma Fleur that is featured on this album is “Time And Space”. This instrumental piece features some of the best electronic beats and production that you will hear this year. It has a very cinematic feel to it and really takes you on a journey through space and time.
The third track on Ma Fleur, “Burn Out”, features some more amazing electronic beats and production but with more of an atmospheric feel than the previous two tracks. This track really takes you on a ride through space as it slowly builds up to an epic climax at the end of the song.
Instrumental electronic music encompasses a wide range of genres, from ambient to down tempo to new age. It is actually a form of art music that focuses less on vocal melodies and more on the timbres and textures of instruments. This type of music is known by many different names, including chill out, lounge, or ambient techno.
Instrumental electronic music has been around for many years but has only recently gained popularity in the mainstream. Unlike traditional classical music, instrumental electronic music does not require you to be extremely talented in order to produce great art. There are many different ways to create this type of sound.
The first thing you need when creating instrumental electronic music is a MIDI controller or synthesizer. A MIDI controller allows you to manipulate different parameters on your computer while still being able to control the sounds with your hands. A synthesizer will allow you to produce any sound imaginable, including drum loops and bass lines.
You can use either hardware or software as a MIDI controller, although it’s usually best if you have both so that your options are not limited by one or the other. If you’re interested in creating more than just simple melodies and beats, it may be worthwhile investing in an actual keyboard synth like the Yamaha Motif XS6 or Roland
When composer Michael Price and musician Erased Tapes founder Robert Raths first met in 2009, they were both making music for film. Instrumental electronic music has since progressed at a rapid pace, but there is still a lack of cinematic music that does more than just enhance visuals on screen. In their new album Entanglement, Price and Raths push past the limitations of ambient soundtracks with an epic and cinematic sound that stands on its own as an innovative statement.
Price and Raths have been nominated for several awards including the BAFTA TV Craft award, European Film Academy Award, Ivor Novello Award and the British Composer Awards. Erased Tapes is a London-based independent record label founded in 2007 by Raths that focuses on modern classical and electronic music.
With over 20 years of experience composing for film and television, Price has worked on projects such as Sherlock (BBC One), The Innocents (Netflix), A Very English Scandal (BBC One), Detectorists (BBC Four), The Sense Of An Ending (BBC Films), War & Peace (BBC One) and Lady Macbeth (British Independent Film Awards). He has also composed concert works for performers such as the London Contemporary Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
The history of electronic music has long been a story of musicians who use technology as an alternative to traditional instruments. From the mid-century experiments of Karlheinz Stockhausen to the house and techno beats of the late 80s and 90s, a new generation of artists sought to create music that was in many ways at odds with how music had been made for centuries.
But over the past decade or so, there has emerged a new breed of artist: the instrumental electronic musician. Instrumental electronic musicians use a combination of acoustic instruments and electronics to create music that is at once more complex than its predecessors and yet more accessible.
The result is a style that is both familiar and fresh. In fact, one could argue that it represents an entirely new way of looking at what it means to make music.
Instrumental electronic music is defined by its use of technology as a medium for musical expression. This means that instead of using traditional instruments such as guitars or pianos, electronic musicians use synthesizers to create sounds.
Synthesizers are devices that generate sound waves by manipulating electrical signals with oscillators, filters, amplifiers, and other components. They have been used since the early 20th century to produce everything from simple beeps and sine