Title - 'Transitory' [EP]
Artist - Dr. Chrispy
For those not in the know, Dr. Chrispy is an award-winning aeronautical engineer, and music producer who has spent the last 15 years tragically torn between two loves: Music and Space Exploration.
Having worked at NASA for almost five years inventing new kinds of spacecraft, Chris went on to co-found the company Planet Labs, which launched and monitors over 200 spacecraft that create a daily map of the global environment.
Transitory, his fifth release due out August 7th, 2020, and which follows the release of his 2018 debut album VHS, the 2019 singles 'Drive' and 'Voyager at the Heliopause', and the subsequent VHS Remixed album, the EP is a collection of short stories, each one a first person narrative from a different speaker.
With the stories woven over old school beats and instrumentation, every track features sampled monologues or dialogue with a mixture of live, sampled, and electronic instruments to create a nostalgic feeling that is simultaneously comforting yet unfamiliar.
Indeed, there’s a four-on-the-floor beat and some outside-the-box instrumentation for the dance genre, including saxophone.
With this new release, Dr. Chrispy explores the unconventional, but presents it in a familiar and digestible format with mid-tempo dance beats.
The three different tracks, each with distinct themes, cycle from morning, to afternoon, to evening, mirroring our own self-reflections as we move through our day.
We are different people late at night than we are early in the morning; who we really are is transitory.
1. 'Transitory Morning' (Emotional Dynamics)
2. 'Transitory Afternoon' (Pioneer Material)
3. 'Transitory Evening' (Afro Travel) feat. Haji Mike
4. 'Transitory Evening' feat. Haji Mike (Med Dred Afro Jungle Remix)
5. 'Transitory Evening' feat. Haji Mike (Synthapex Remix)
6. 'Transitory Afternoon' (Psybolord Remix)
7. 'Transitory Morning' (Aeronexus Remix)
Working throughout with contributing artists to bring their own unique perspectives to the EP, The Stunt Man (aka Greg Mindorff) is a music producer, DJ, fellow space enthusiast, and Grammy-nominated mastering engineer from Vancouver who mastered the entire Transitory experience.
The three 'Transitory Evening' tracks feature Haji Mike, an artist who takes whatever he puts his musical mind to and takes it to another level completely.
Indeed, he contributed dub poetry vocals to the track 'Transitory Evening (Afro Travel)' track, and it simply has to be heard to be believed, trust me.
Haji Mike started DJ'ing music in 1979 and as a musician is known for his hybrid of Jamaican dancehall and Cypriot melodies which he calls “Vraggamuffin,” and he is also a dub poet and DJ playing on various radio stations around the world.
The 'Afro Jungle remix is also the creation of producer, composer, and arranger Med Dred, a roots, reggae, and dub melodica soloist and reggae music specialist.
On the third iteration, contributing a remix of that same track, Hadfes Oblivion is the man behind Synthapex. With a background in metal, Hadfes Oblivion has played in a number of bands and now, with Synthapex, is exploring the electronic and synth wave genres.
'Transitory Afternoon' features Psybolord, a Moscow-based producer who has gone from deathcore to electronic music. He seamlessly merges techno with Russian folk motifs, and classical music organically gets along with synth wave and French-electro.
Closing the EP is a remix of the track 'Transitory Morning' from Aeronexus, a solo project by Harry Rowlands, who expertly produces '80s movie soundtrack-inspired tracks mixed in with synth wave.
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