Video Bells

Video Bells is a project I’ve been working on since January of 2016. It will be a 20 song CD that I plan on releasing by the Fall of 2019. But for now I’m releasing a 6 song Winter EP! With more to come in the coming weeks!

 

Video Bells blends elements of jazz and classical into modern day electronic music.

I wanted to fuse jazz voicings, instrumentation, and technique with the technology we have available at our fingertips. I also wanted to add a vintage feel of older video game styles that you would hear in popular games such as Mario, Zelda, the Final Fantasy Series, Spyro the Dragon,and also some progressive rock, fusion, and even K-Pop, influences!

 

When starting this endeavor I also wanted to record some compositions that had my old touch of simplicity and beauty, I used to just sit down at the piano and improv a piece of a classical and jazz mixture and I still hold true to that notion.

Video Bells is something I’m very proud of because 100% of it is original, unique, and encompasses everything I wanted it to. Plus I recorded, mastered, and did it all myself.

 

You will be jamming out to songs you might hear at a club when a jazz solo can hit, or the song can take a turn with some retro 8-bit sounds or a beautiful Steinway piano can come in and sweep you away into another world.

I’ve put up the work in progress album art created by artist

https://www.instagram.com/the_simuleyecrum/ 

 

 As well as the 6 tracks as an EP of sorts for you to hear some of the variety on the CD.

I also included the title track “Video Bells”

 

Listen to it here.

 

If you want to support me and the creation of the entire Video Bells 15 song CD release in the fall, If you buy on BandCamp you can get the 6 digital EP with special song ONLY ON BANDCAMP for $3. Donating $1 to me as the musician, $1 to the artist, and $1 to the Parkinson’s Foundation. If you purchase one of the five 8×8 prints of the Album Art for $15 you will get the 6 song digital purchase for free and will be donating $5 to me as the musician, $5 to the artist, and $5 to the Parkinson’s Foundation which can be found here: https://parkinson.org/ 

 

https://paulfredericks.bandcamp.com/


Paul Fredericks