IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday! Welcome Vortex Ascent! (Interview) (Maverick Promotions Virtual Tour)


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On Tour January 13th-17th

Welcome Everyone to the Maverick Promotions tour launch for Vortex Ascent!

Please check out the  deets about this group and also check out their Music Video featuring Dark Skies (Glow feat Sarah K. Panton)

Also Maverick Promotion chatted with Derek Schuurman one of the founders of Vortex Ascent read below!

 

Music Artists- Vortex Ascent

Artists Website

 ‘Shine A Light’, released on 1 November 2013. It can be heard on Vortex Ascent’ s website and is for Vortex Ascent on Band Camp.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Vortex Ascent

Vortex Ascent (formerly Soki2u) was founded in 2006 by Brendan Lynch and Derek Schuurman as a studio-based and fluid, experimental collective of independent, solo musicians based in various countries around the world. Each musician records his or her own material independently and for the most part, tracks are produced in London.

Our albums received excellent reviews, notably by the highly regarded Indie-Music.com.
Several of our tracks held the number 1 slot on a variety of unsigned charts in the UK and in Japan.
Our output, which spans many genres, has scooped awards such as Bands Unsigned UK’s only Platinum Award for our concept EP ‘Vortex’ (2007), and more recently, Sygnet’s excellent track ‘Did You See’ won the Sunset 2012 Critic’s Choice Award from Ditto TV.
We have worked with a variety of accomplished artists  in other disciplines, such as poet Inua Ellams and digital artist Chris Von Steiner, as well as French film-maker Stephane Floc’hlay.
Radio stations which have been particularly supportive include Suckfree Radio, Women of Substance and Radio North Angus, as well as Somojo Music Radio and Magazine.
Our 2013 album ‘Shine a Light’ is produced by Andy Rugg, who for many years was on the engineering team of Coldplay, with Brendan Lynch having co-produced some of the tracks.
On 28 October we were the featured artist on Indie Writers Review website (not to be confused with Indie-Music.com) – see the feature here
We always welcome feedback and look forward to hearing from you.
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Chat with Derek Schuurman
Quote: “DS: ‘It is thanks to massive advances in technology such as file-sharing, that a ‘virtual artistic cluster’ like Vortex Ascent’ is able to exist. Nowadays, different members of a collective or band need no longer be in the same building, city or even in the same country in order to record a song: each person can record his or her part/s wherever they are, and by means of drop-box, share the files with the engineer who mixes the song using the best takes.
The secret is to ensure all the songs are mixed and mastered by the same engineer. For this we had Andy Rugg, formerly an engineer for the renowned UK band Coldplay. My point is, 10 – 20 years ago, artists or bands had to book and spend extortionate amounts on studios in order to make records. And usually they had to be together, under the same roof. There was intense pressure because of the time factor. This is no longer the case; technology has changed everything’.
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Vortex Ascent Interview
How do you describe your music?
ECLECTIC. EXPERIMENTAL, OUR OUTPUT COVERS DIVERSE GENRES AS WE ARE 10 SOLO MUSICIANS FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES.I’m curious how do you feel the trend of selling music on line, streaming and such will affect the music industry? Any prediction concerning CD and Vinyl sales; will digital music replace these formats?
THE CD IS BECOMING EXTINCT. VINYL IS SEEING A NICHE RESURGENCE BUT ALMOST 100% OF MUSIC SALES ARE VIA DOWNLOADS.Do you have a favorite song from your album? If so, which one and why?
‘FATIQUE’ BY BRAZILIAN GUITARIST/SINGER/ SONGWRITER LOW MONOTONE. ITS POWER LIES IN ITS SIMPLICITY AND IT TOUCHES PEOPLE ON A VERY DEEP LEVEL.Do you keep notepads around for jotting lyrics ideas or do you like using a voice recorder?
I SCRIBBLE LYRICS ON THE BACK OF ENVELOPES & WRITE MUSIC ON THE PIANO & OFTEN RECORD THE INITIAL SONGS ON MY I-PHONE 🙂Are you currently planning any new recordings?
MOST OF THE MEMBERS HAVE OTHER PROJECTS ON THE GO. PRESENTLY MY SPARE TIME IS TAKEN UP PROMOTING THIS ALBUM. SOME OF US WILL RECONVENE SOON TO DO A 3-SONG EP WITH ANDY RUGG PRODUCING IT.
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MUSIC
Members of Vortex Ascent 

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Derek Schuurman: Keyboards, Vocals, Producing ( Founder of Vortex Ascent)

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Sarah K Panton: Vocals, Songwriting

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Gila Chaya: Piano, Vocals

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Mart Giebner: Guitars, Vocals

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and David Floc’hlay: Keyboards, Guitars, Producing

Music (Viewers 18 years and older)

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Promotion January 13th- 17th

Mon. 13th Spotlight promo at  IndieWritersReview and (Music Blog) A Music Blog, Yea?

Tues. 14th- Guest Post at Write Indie: Musings of a WriterGeek

Wed. 15th-Spotlight at Writing On The Sunny Side Of The Street!

Thurs.16th -Video Chat aired at IndieReview Behind The Scenes TV (Web Video Content Host) and Spotlight Promo at (Music&Book) Blog Culture Shock

Fri. 17th -Ten Minute Twitter View chat w/ Host Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

Fri. 17th- – Spotlight at Maverick Promotions and Saturday Jan. 18th at 11am central standard time.

 Maverick Promotion ” Artists Not Afraid To Think Outside The Box” ©Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

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