Drummer and composer makes sessions from his latest CD available for remix on the Blend platform
(New York, NY – June 4, 2014) Wilco drummer and composer Glenn Kotche invites musicians, producers and audacious fans to Blend (http://blend.io), the premier music collaboration platform, to reimagine his seven-movement piece Anomaly, composed by Kotche for the renowned Kronos Quartet and featured on his latest album Adventureland, out now on Cantaloupe Music.
The Blend campaign launches in tandem with the June 24 release of Kotche’s exclusive iTunes digital EP Fantasyland (http://bit.ly/fantasyland_ep). Conceived as a companion piece to the critically lauded Adventureland — released in March and featuring Kronos Quartet, Chicago’s eighth blackbirdensemble and Gamelan Galak Tika — the four-song EP offers a rare look at Kotche’s tireless work ethic in the studio.
“I’m very proud of the extra material and performances that were directly related to Adventureland,” Kotche says, “so I wanted people to be able to hear them. In a way, the listener is getting a glimpse into the creative process of making a record by hearing these pieces in their original forms.”
Anomaly will be available for listening, remixing and reimagining via Blend — a music collaboration platform that amplifies existing music making workflows and integrates seamlessly with Dropbox.
Blend is currently an invite-only community, but this VIP link will grant instant access to the Glenn Kotche project: https://blend.io/vip/cantaloupe
Glenn Kotche plays Celebrate Brooklyn! on July 5 at the Prospect Park Bandshell, along with the Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Talib Kweli. Details at http://bricartsmedia.org.
Press kudos for Adventureland:
“[On Anomaly]…Kotche embraces the noise, grit and incidental sounds which amplify his best work, from his free improvisational recordings to ‘Ashes of American Flags.’” – Pitchfork
“Adventureland is a dynamic record front to back, one carefully orchestrated but then deconstructed and re-ordered in compelling ways.” – PopMatters
“[Glenn Kotche] is prone to very inventive solutions to creative predicaments.” – SPIN
“Glenn Kotche’s Adventureland is a dazzling jumble of sound, textural curiosity and thrilling movement…” – MAGNET
“Kotche creates compelling canvases on Adventureland, with a knack for sonically complementing any instrument he communes with.” – DownBeat
Blend was created for musicians to connect and share in-progress tracks and collaborate, or “blend” each other’s works. While other networks focus on publishing completed music, Blend provides a platform for musicians to collaborate directly with each other in their native (source) format, such as Ableton Live, Maschine, Pro Tools, Logic, GarageBand and FL Studio. For more information and to enter, please visit http://blend.io.