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New Update - 6/08/21

Elektragaaz unveils “The Synaesthetic Picture Show Now Playing, Pt. 2"

Following the debut EP, “The Synaesthetic Picture Show Now Playing, Pt. 1”, the second highly anticipated Elektragaaz EP is out June 8 on AIS Records via The Orchard

The release of “Pt. 2" follows hard on the critical success of “Part 1”, the initial release in what is planned to be a series of ongoing gifts of fine musical madness from Elektragaaz. Reviewers for “Pt. 1.” have weighted in with such comments as “a whirlwind of sonic energy….joyous atmospheric harmony, “a towering lunge toward the heavens,” “spectacular….blows our mind,” “sharply written, gleaming….” and “fabulous….truly excellent.”

The group headed by the mysterious and reclusive young Frisian composer Poppo Redband, or Redband as he is generally known, features a raft of the finest up and coming and most musically literate young talents in the New York metropolitan area, plus a fair sprinkling of seasoned old hands. The music is a cinematic mix of electronic music and instrumental music referencing genres as diverse as indietronica, eletro-pop, funk, jazz, rock, dance, club, techno and classical music. Much of the cinematic color of the music apparently comes from the unique vision of Redband who is said to actually see music as shapes and colors as well as hearing the music as he composes.

In addition to musical references, the Elektragaaz sound references a broad swatch of popular cultural references including film noir, space operas, comic books and video games, a reflection of Redband’s intense interest in popular culture.

The latest Elektrgaaz EP will be available on Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and on every major music platform.

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Elektragaaz Releases New Single Little Dancer Makes Her Getaway

Advance Track from the Upcoming “The Synaesthetic Picture Show Now Playing Part 2”

Little Dancer Makes Her Getaway” is the hot new single release in advance of the new digital Elektragaaz EP “The Synaesthetic Picture Show Now Playing Part 2” dropping on June 8, 2021.

Elektragaaz features cinematic instrumental and electronic music drawing on such far flung cultural influences as classical music, rock, club, techno, hip hop, pop, dance, blues funk, film noir comic books and video games. Elektragaaz, featuring rising stars and seasoned veterans based in the New York metropolitan, is headed by a mysterious and intensely private 19 year old Dutch composer. Using the pseudonym of Poppo Redband but usually referred to as simply Redband, Redband is said to actually see music as well as hear it, to experience the “colors” and “pictures” of music as he composes. While Redband rarely comments on his compositions, he has suggested to that “Little Dancer Makes Her Getaway,” is in his mind, a mini-movie of an indomitable young woman faced by mysterious and oppressive forces who dances her way to freedom—a kind of funky feminine anthem as it were. Others, he expects (and hopes) will find their own personal “films” unwinding to the music.

Enjoy a free preview of “Little Dancer Makes Her Getaway” on:


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Introducing Elektragaaz--The Synaesthetic Picture Show Now Playing Part 1

In it's new digital EP release, Elektragaaz features cinematic instrumental and electronic music drawing on such far flung cultural influences as classical music, rock, club, techno, hip hop, pop, dance, funk, film noir, comic books and video games. The group features rising stars and seasoned veterans based in the New York metropolitan area--including, among other contributors, Tom Elektron, Mat Thunder, Kathy Kaos, Jas Windstorm, Kosmik Kate, Josh Firebow and Steel Mike--but is headed by a mysterious and intensely private 19 year old Dutch composer using the pseudonym of Poppo Redband but usually referred to as simply Redband. Elektragaaz is signed to AIS Records and is distributed by The Orchard.

The EP is available at top music platforms everywhere:

The Synaesthetic Picture Show Now Playing Part 1 can be streamed at these locations:

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“Part 1” of the series has gotten a generally terrific reception from reviewers:

  • Within this whirlwind of sonic energy appears a strange but completely joyous atmospheric harmony—Words in the Earth

  • Elektragaaz may not yet be packing larger stadiums across multiple continents but this a towering lunge towards the heavens and the band’s powers of communication help push their musical and performing talents into even bigger possibilities. The sky is indeed the limit with Elektragaaz and their debut effort—.The National Post (UK).

  • “The Synaesthetic Picture Show Now Playing Part 1” is a record that has staying power – the power to stay with you even long after it’s over, and will undoubtedly entice you to dive deeper into the Elektragaaz—Artist Reach

  • I mean…look…I don’t even know if I can fully explain just what we’ve found here in Elektragaaz – I just know what special IS when I hear it, and this is certainly that. As far as my ears can tell, this band has the potential and capability to wow us all over and over and over again with the level of imagination and pure heart you’ll hear in the music they’re making – there really is no telling just how far they could go. What’s absolutely certain is they are bound to make a strong connection with a great many of you out there listening…especially those of you looking for MORE in the music you put on your playlists – there’s an endless well of creativity being drawn from here that already sounds completely spectacular, and I would absolutely bet on Elektragaaz to go on from here to blow our minds even further in the future—SleepingBag Studios.
  • A truly eclectic, uncategorizable piece of pure joy, Elektragaaz defies any sort of genre pigeonholing on the stellar “The Synaesthetic Picture Show Now Playing, Pt. 1”. Everything here is referenced fully and completely, from world music to funk to rock to EDM and a whole slew of other styles. Without saying a word these tracks contain multitudes as the way the pieces progress feels so stunning to behold. The ear for melody helps to tie them together, as does the insistence on dizzying grooves that anchor the entire journey—Beach Sloth

  • A sharply written, gleaming shot of electronica further fleshed out by a perfectly deployed smattering sound—Camden Monthly.

  • With a fantastic electro arrangement, Elektragaaz fascinated us with the new single Cabin Fever. A sophisticated instrumental track that combines a lot of psychedelic elements and clearly stands out from the mainstream. A brisk beat forms the rhythmic foundation, while electric guitars fill the lows with plenty of distortion. A violin plays fabulous melodic accents in the highs. In short, a truly excellent track--CanTunesMusic (Germany).

Announcing the Release of Final Reflections

We are proud to announce the release of the Peter Ulrich Collaboration's Final Reflections, the final album in The Painted Caravan Trilogy.

The album can be purchased at these locations:

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Webster Hall

See live footage from The Peter Ulrich Collaboration's highly acclaimed 2015 show in Manhattan's legendary Webster Hall.

Announcing the North American Release of Tempus Fugitives

We are proud to announce the North American release of the Peter Ulrich Collaboration's Tempus Fugitives, the second album in The Painted Caravan Trilogy.

The album can be purchased at these locations:

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Announcing the North American Release of The Painted Caravan

We are proud to announce the North American release of the Peter Ulrich Collaboration's debut album, The Painted Caravan.

The album can be purchased at these locations:

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CONTACT US

Kevin Berg
AIS Records
berg_kevin@hotmail.com

Trebor Lloyd
City Canyons, LLC
citycanyons@gmail.com

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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"Easily a Contender for Album of the Year"

Top UK music magazine R2, has given the album a four star rating.

Online reviewer Simon Smith of Higher Plains Music says "Quite simply 'The Painted Caravan' is utterly phenomenal from start to finish. Peter Ulrich and his collaborators (mainly Trebor Lloyd, Sara Wendt, David Steele and Anne Husick) have pulled out all the stops, said goodbye to any conformity and became trailblazers and pioneers of musical art. Easily a contender for album of the year."

Rob Steen of UK's national newspaper, The Independent, has described The Painted Caravan in Music Week as "a smorgasbord of music past, present and future, and a bona fide contender. A collaboration to be cherished."