Acoustic Dance Music: Experimentation and the Indigenous in Olive Tree Dance’s Airport Tunnel

Olive Tree Dance is a Portuguese band who fuse Australian aboriginal music, Afro-Brazilian music and contemporary dance music to create something quite unique. Their style has been dubbed bio-natural for its use of acoustic, particularly indigenous, instruments to imitate the sounds of the electronic machines used to to produce most contemporary dance/club music. The group … Continue reading Acoustic Dance Music: Experimentation and the Indigenous in Olive Tree Dance’s Airport Tunnel

Tree Music: Works of Diego Stocco

Diego Stocco is a Italian composer, music sound designer and performer who combines the electronic with the natural. In other words, he is right up our alley here at Synkroniciti. You may have heard his work in the films Chernobyl Diaries, Takers, Sherlock Holmes, Crank and Into The Blue; the television shows The Tudors, Moonlight and Sleeper Cell; or the video games Assassin's Creed, Far Cry Instincts and The Conduit. His … Continue reading Tree Music: Works of Diego Stocco

Cool Noise: Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories and Giorgio Moroder

Daft Punk became popular in the 1990s and is credited with some of the biggest hits of the French house music scene, including Phoenix and Rollin' and Scratchin'. Audiences in the United States probably know them best for One More Time. The electronic music duo of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter is known for its theatrical … Continue reading Cool Noise: Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories and Giorgio Moroder