Melbourne, Australia, August 13, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Who would’ve thought that an electronic music CD would feature songs by Neil Young, George Harrison and a song about George W Bush? Sounding like the groovier half of Amon Tobin sampling George Clinton with a jazzy electric bass, the Album Reconstituted from the Australian independent artist Apell features a drum n bass version of Neil Young’s "Don’t Let it Bring You Down" and a downtempo reworking of George Harrison’s overlooked gem "Long, Long, Long" from The Beatles White Album. Another highlight is the track "Dubya" featuring lyrics inspired by inane quotes from President George W Bush’s speeches and his life story.
Released in June 2008 Reconstituted is Apell’s 3rd Album and features a range of electronic music styles including Drum n Bass, Dub, Downtempo and Funk. Apell is Anthony Pell who has been described as a “crazy eccentric genius” (Stillborn, Italy) and his music as “one of the best experiences one can have listening to music” (neufutr.com).
Apell’s diverse music is influenced by a range of artists and styles including electronic artists Squarepusher and Massive Attack, jazz artists Miles Davis and Weather Report and rock artists such as Jimi Hendrix and King Crimson. Each track on the CD has its own distinctive style and groove as Anthony explains “I like to keep music fresh and interesting by varying the sound and feel of each track. I get bored too easily with other Albums where every track sounds the same”.
Apart from Anthony Pell’s multi-instrumental talents the album features guest performances by singers Rachael Hawkins (also featured on the previous Apell album – Beaver Street & Beyond) and Australian Idol 2007 top 100 finalist and ex NZ-TV presenter, Jason Demillo. Rachael’s vocals can be heard on the Neil Young’s "Don’t Let it Bring You Down" giving the song an airy feel over the double-timed drum n bass beats. Jason sings on the dub influenced "Dubya" with lyrics based on George W Bush’s life and his absurd quotes such as “It is better to succeed with success than to fail”. Jason also produces a pop vocal performance on So You Know which is the catchiest funk / pop tune ever written by the eclectic Apell.
Reconstituted is available through online music distributor CD Baby - www.cdbaby.com/apell2 and directly through the Apell website – www.apellmusic.com Plus individual tracks from the album are available through digital music retailers such as iTunes, Emusic and Rhapsody.