The new great campaign by Melodic Revolution Records!
Melodic Revolution Records is always looking for innovative new ways of getting the music of emerging artists to be heard by potential new fans and this collection of songs is no different. As you will hear it consists of various styles of music for your listening pleasure. Our goal is to get our music on your portable device to enjoy firsthand. We are confident that after enjoying the songs of your choice you will return to purchase the complete album by any given artist.
We have made each song available as a free download or name your own price. Please let your friends know about this new Collection of Music as we believe the best way for an artist to become more popular is word of mouth feel free to share the player widget not the song, please.
ifsounds are in with Aprile!
ranElettrike & ifsounds
a videoclip-art by Cristina Nist
Saturday the 21st of May, at 6.30 p.m. Cinema Detour, via Urbana 107, ROMA.
Free entrance with a free welcome buffet.
The video art by Cristina Nist from the collective ranElettrike meets the art-rock by ifsounds in a videoclip-art inspired by the ambitious suite from the band’s last record.
Apeirophobia is the fear of the infinite. It could be described as “4th dimensional agoraphobia”. It is something that runs even deeper than the fear of death itself. The human brain can’t really cope with the concept of endless time and when we try to define infinity our destiny often seems to be an endless, obscure, unknown and frightening cage. It is in these moments that we suffer from Apeirophobia. While the fear of death is a basic instinct, Apeirophobia is more of a mental “short-circuit”. Most forms of philosophy and religion have tried to address the problem of the infinite in an attempt to bring this fear under control and this album is about how some of them have “filled the void”, shaping human thought throughout the centuries.
Thanks to Cinema Detour, Melodic Revolution Records, Artelabonline.com e Synpress44 for their friendship and collaboration!
Cristina Nist loves to define herself as a “critical artist”. Since 1997 she stars many collective exibitions in Rome. Since 1998 she makes videos and artistic documentaries about meetings like Documenta, Manifesta, Biennale di Venezia. She founded the collective ranElettrike with Sergio Ponzio making video-documentaries about Jonas Mekas and Robert Cahen, and their last work “Beijing Double Happiness” has been selected to partecipate in the 40th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam. In 2000 she was in the making of 3 Wall Drawings by Sol Lewitt at Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma. From 2003 to 2010 she made performances in London and Tokyo with collective DonnaOnna, their video “Non disperdere nell’ambiente” has been presented at Cinema Detour in the Festa del Cinema di Roma in 2009.
ifsounds published their fifth album Apeirophobia in 2010, the first one for the American label Melodic Revolution Records, that offered them a contract after the success of the art rock band’s previous album Morpho Nestira in 2008. Apeirophobia got even a greater success among reviewers and listeners from all over the world, being nominated as Best Italian Album of the Year at the Prog Awards 2011. The band is very involved in charity too, working with the label There is Hope. ifsounds donated to charity the songs Oceans of Time (from Morpho Nestira) and Aprile (from Apeirophobia) to two compilation that the label published to help People from Haiti (the first) and Japan (the second) after the terrible earthquakes of 2010 and of 2011.
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Già conosciuti come If al popolo del rock progressive e dopo 17 onorati anni di carriera, tornano con il quinto album che vede cambi di line-up e di monicker che ora risulta essere Ifsounds. La band molisana riparte da questo concept che tratta della paura dell’infinito. L’album propone 5 brani, con la lunga suite finale che da il nome al lavoro stesso, il tutto creato dalla sapiente regia del chitarrista Dario Lastella, che vede in 2 pezzi la collaborazione del tastierista Claudio Lapenna. (altro…)
The label distributes digitally wonderful compilations featuring the finest Indie Musicians all around the world who donate some of their music for charity.
Nowadays you can find 3 compilations released by the label.
Musicians for Oil Relief. We all have heard and are deeply saddened by the Gulf Oil Disaster as it has affected many US coastal regions especially hard hit areas like Louisiana, who has experienced much hardship in the last few years. This is the most recent Charity Release to help those in need; human, flora and fauna alike, affected by this horrific man-made disaster.
The Christmas Gift. This album is being released to help raise money for those less fortunate then us, the families that have been misplaced and lost their homes due to the recession. All proceeds (profits) will go Habitat for Humanity via Music for Relief. The Christmas Gift features 16 tracks consisting of many genres of music form independent musicians like John Keller to internationally known artist like Kelly Keeling. The Christmas Gift is the second release to be released on Melodic Revolution Records imprint label “There Is Hope”.
Songs for Haiti – Relief Through Music. The music community has always pulled together in times of need from Bangladesh to Farm Aid So we are hoping this release will help in the same manner even if on a smaller level. Songs for Haiti is a Double CD featuring 30 tracks + a Bonus Disc featuring four additional tracks. We have chosen to donate all proceeds to Haiti Relief via Music for Relief for this project as there is much that needs to be done for the people of Haiti. From the basics like food water and medical, but there is a bigger picture to look at like the rebuilding of an infrastructure. Schools, Hospitals, Homes, Roads and so on. This will not happen overnight, rather years and possibly even decades. In this compilation there is ifsounds‘ song Oceans of Time too.
The new digital store from Melodic Revolution Records!!!
Even if the label already had a digital store for its own releases, Nick Katona launched a new platform with other several great albums that now are distributed by MRR, but that weren’t released for the label.
Digital+ is the door to discover a lot of great music, so please check it out!!!
Very soon The Stairway and Morpho Nestira by if (our two albums released in 2006 and 2008) will be available on Digital+ too.
First of all I would like to thank all the people who already bought Apeirophobia and all the ones who supported us with their feedback and their messages.
Our album is getting very popular on the web… maybe too popular, because we experimented an exaggerate interest by “pirates” :-(. Yes, the album is now available for free illegal download from several sites, especially from Russia…
Anyway, we’re glad about this interest, it shows us that our music is very popular worldwide, but it’s clear that both ifsounds and Melodic Revolution Records are losing a lot of money…
Of course we’re not here for the money, we don’t play music moved by greed, we don’t produce COMMERCIAL POP MUSIC and often we simply gave it away (see the FREE compilation and downloads…).
But unfortunately producing an album is not free: we had to pay the guys who printed the CDs, we had to pay to master it, we had to pay to promote and distribute it… And I’m not counting the time of work composing music, recording and mixing it, nor the time and the energies MRR guys spent for Apeirophobia too: pirates are hurting them too!
I know that many of these sites are actually spreading out our music incidentally helping us in promotion, just because they like it, but there are many others that are making money indirectly out of our music gathering clicks for their sponsors.
So we decided to spread our music ourselves: now you can stream the whole Apeirophobia album from our site FOR FREE, every time you want with no restrictions in this page.
If you really love it you can choose to download it illegally or to buy it (in CD or digitally) from one of these sites:
And soon from Amazon and i-Tunes too…
So you can buy our music RISK FREE (you already know what you’re buying) and to help us to keep on making music!
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