Monday, February 25, 2013

Album release: Music for a 1950s Video Game

Today, the debut album by Schnauzer Radio Orchestra has been released worldwide. 
Schnauzer Radio Orchestra is a young Dutch ensemble influenced by 1950s music, instruments and arrangements, filtered thru video games, digital recording techniques and abundant humor. SRO's music is wide-eyed and energetic, dominated by quirky sounds from vintage Philicordas, Omnichords, Wurlitzers and Moog Synthesizers. The results are festive soundscapes providing a Fellini-esque soundtrack for modern activities. The Schnauzers evoke Klaus Wunderlich updated with modern techniques. This is music you would have heard in a video game if they had existed in the 1950s.  

On a less formal note: Very catchy and well produced music that will make you smile. 

Here are 2 songs from the album to enjoy:

The artist also made a short video, showing what to do after receiving the album:

We had the honor to use artwork by Jim Flora:

Album cover for "Music for a 1950s Video Game

Monday, February 11, 2013

Another Edison award?

After winning an Edison - the most prestigious price in the Dutch music scene - in the jazz section november 2012, Basta Music is up for a possible second one. This time, the album "'t Begin van het Einde' by Theo Nijland is one of the three nominees.

The show, taking place at the Heineken Music Hall, can be viewed via the Edison's Live YouTube channel here.

Here's one of the songs from the album.