Elektragaaz Announces 4th EP in The Synaesthetic Picture Show Series
The electronic multi fusion instrumental group, Elektragaaz, releases its fourth EP on February 8 in their ongoing and critically acclaimed Synaesthetic Picture Show series and it promises to be the most exciting offering from the New York based group yet.
Elektragaaz features a mix of live and electronic music with most of the members from the New York metropolitan area but headed by a mysterious and intensely private young Frisian composer using the pseudonym of Poppo Redband but usually referred to as simply Redband. The music draws on such far flung influences as classical music, hip hop, rock, club, techno, pop, dance, film noir, comic strips and video games. The new EP features among its six songs, by way of example, music ranging from the angry anthem, The Defiant Ones, to the cinematic spy-thriller CounterSpy to the disco influenced Her Body is a Dance.
The goal of the music is to create movies in the mind of its listeners. While the music cannot be easily pigeon-holed, it might be described as Gorillaz meets Snarky Puppy meets Kraftwerk. One commentator has described the music as a successful combination of a variety of genres “ranging from the sizzle of jazz, baroque aromas, the smooth elongated flows of prog-rock, the energy of dance, and the heft of alt-rock.” To put it more succinctly, Elektragaaz is the music of the future. Your future.
The Synaesthetic Picture Show, Now Playing Part 4, on the AIS label and distributed by The Orchard, is available on all major music platforms:
The Synaesthetic Picture Show Now Playing Part 1 can be streamed at these locations: